Posts Tagged ‘Ubisoft’

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Announced

By Alice O'Connor on June 15th, 2015.

South Park: The Stick of Truth was pretty good (though not without its problems), and South Park is big bucks, so Ubisoft announcing a sequel is no surprise. But who cares about fantasy any more? No, all the kids are into superheroes now. It’s not Stick or Truth 2, then, but South Park: The Fractured but Whole [official site].

Trey Parker and Matt Stone say it should be better this time.

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When To Watch The Big E3 Press Event Streams

By Jem Alexander on June 15th, 2015.

Sleep is for the weak and the uninformed and the sensible. Which is why I’ll be up until the stupid hours of the morning watching the E3 festivities play out like a parade of dreams (or a collection of marketing hoo-hah and 30sec reveal trailers, depending on your outlook). It all kicks off today, and you can see all of the big press conferences streaming over on Twitch or YouTube at the following times:

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He-Man & G.I. Joe Enrol In Toy Soldiers: War Chest DLC

By Alice O'Connor on June 10th, 2015.

Who’d win in a fight between G.I. Joe and He-Man? Bizarrely, Toy Soldiers: War Chest [official site] may help you answer that question. Publishers Ubisoft have announced that the latest in Signal Studios’ fun action-tower defence series will offer armies based on toys from when you were young, y’know: before everything went so wrong. Master of the Universes and G.I. Joe toys are the first two licensed armies announced, with another two still under wraps.

And now that you’re interested, here’s the kicker: if you want the licensed toys, you’ll need to pay extra. I don’t know what else you’d expect from a partnership between Ubisoft and Mattel.

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Rainbow Six Siege Breaching PC On October 13th

By Alice O'Connor on May 14th, 2015.

ANOTHER raid from the Federal Boobie Inspectors? Agents, we assure you, everything is in order here.

Here’s a thing not to do: don’t write “SIEGE TIME!” in your calendar on October 13th. Given the degree of governmental snooping going on, who knows what sort of list your excitement for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege [official site] might get you onto? Concealed in that unfunny joke was a fact: Ubisoft have announced plans to launch their hostage-holding FPS on October 13th.

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Divided: Tom Clancy’s The Division Delayed Into 2016

By Alice O'Connor on May 14th, 2015.

Oh, for goodness’ sake! Only the other day I was wondering what had been going on with Tom Clancy’s The Division [official site], and whether the co-op- action-RPG shooter had been delayed or what. Ubisoft could’ve slipped in mention of a delay alongside the news that a fourth studio had joined development but no, no, they have to have their nice, clean, tidy ‘message’. And this way, old muggins here writes two stories about the game instead of one.

So here, look, The Division has been delayed from its unlikely-looking release window of 2015 into early 2016. You really are a rotter, Yann Ubisoft.

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Those Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Pre-Order Packs In Full

By John Walker on May 13th, 2015.

Yesterday Ubisoft live-streamed its announcement of a new bounty of pre-order bonus opportunities, offering collections containing exclusive figurines, hip flasks, art books and a game called Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. With so much variety on offer, we’ve compiled a list of all those packs to help you choose which one to buy a full six months before the first review!

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Announced, Set In London

By Jem Alexander on May 12th, 2015.

This year’s instalment of Assassin’s Creed will visit Merrye Olde Victoriane Londone, Ubisoft announced today (and as we knew ages ago), in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate [official site]. It’s due on PC this autumn with carriages to ride, urchins to milk for information, working class gangs to recruit, and a smattering of comedy cockneyisms.

Come have a look in the nine-minute gameplay trailer, showing off one mission.

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London Calling: Next Assassin’s Creed Reveal Next Week

By Emily Gera on May 9th, 2015.

You can pencil this one into your calendars: Ubisoft is revealing the newest addition to its historical neck-snapping game series Assassin’s Creed on May 12, 5 p.m. U.K. time. This, according to a 26-second teaser trailer appropriately named “New Assassin’s Creed Reveal,” which sadly doesn’t offer much in the way of information just yet.

Watch for yourself below (and you can take a look at the newly-launched teaser site here): From what I can glean, this will likely be the rumoured Assassin’s Creed Victory, said to take place in Victorian London. Read the rest of this entry »

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Watch This Space: Watch Dogs 2 May Be In The Works

By Emily Gera on May 2nd, 2015.

In news that surprises exactly no one, a sequel to Watch Dogs [official website] appears to be in the works. This comes according to some poor guy’s LinkedIn page that’s been sniffed out by VideoGamer.com.

Julien Risse is a senior gameplay designer at Ubisoft, whose past credits include the original Watch Dogs and its DLC Bad Blood, but the stand out oddity is his mention of an unannounced sequel for the series. He’s since deleted it from his credits but it lives on forever in screencap form. Somewhere, with knuckles between teeth, Julien Risse silently screams.

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Lore And Order: Might & Magic Heroes 7

By Philippa Warr on April 24th, 2015.

It's basically medieval WWE

Ubisoft have a fifty page PDF dedicated to TALES OF THE TEN YEAR WAR as background reading for Might & Magic Heroes 7. It’s fine and all, featuring words like “succubus” and “exile” and “decided” and “the”, but I’m far more interested in their stained glass window design.

I’ve always liked stained glass windows as storytelling devices so I’m enjoying looking at this one, unpicking the stories as I see them without reference to the PDF at all to see how well it functions as a lore-based press release. It’s also just a lovely thing to look at so you should look at it.

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The Child Of Light-iverse Expands

By Philippa Warr on April 15th, 2015.

I wish I'd been this cool as a child

Do you remember Child of Light [official site]? It was a painterly platformer/JRPG which Ubisoft billed as a playable poem. Well, it’s clearly done well enough that Ubisoft have a number of “very cool projects” in the works which will be set in the same universe.

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Impressions: Rainbow Six: Siege Closed Alpha

By RPS on April 13th, 2015.

Pip and Graham have breached the barricades of Rainbow Six: Siege‘s [official site] closed beta and gathered in the rubble discuss whether the dust they’re breathing is asbestos or the-best-os.

Graham: I might have shared this before, but I think Peter Gabriel wrote a song about my favourite thing in Rainbow Six: Siege.

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Rainbow Six Siege Video Shows Plane Level, Carpentry

By Graham Smith on March 23rd, 2015.

Rainbow Six Siege [official site] isn’t the first time the Rainbow Six series has tried to take cues from Counter-Strike, but it’s maybe the first time it has combined it with a compelling set of its own ideas. A new, ten-minute video boils those ideas down to: i) you can destroy walls and ii) your trousers are full of portable walls.

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