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Assassin's Creed III

1 week ago

Free and paid episodic adventures will expand Assassin’s Creed Odyssey after launch

Pseudo-historical stabventure Assassin's Creed Odyssey is shaping up to be an enormous game right off the bat, but Ubisoft have plans to keep players coming back well into next year. Today, they unveiled their post-launch roadmap for the game. Now confirmed, the season pass includes two episodic story arcs - one featuring an encounter with the original Hidden Blade-wielder, the other taking players to Atlantis,…

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5 years ago

Feature: Rock'n'Rollins

Wot I Thimpressions – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

(The ugly portmanteau in the title is because damnable Uplay's damnable cloud saves system destroyed and rewound over three hours of my progress, which has kept me from getting quite as far into Black Flag as I'd hoped. It also meant I lost a bunch of sea shanties, which was what upset me the most. Is this is Wot I Think? Is it mere Impressions?…

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Then There Were Pyramids: AC III’s Washington DLC Ends

I'm actually afraid to play Assassin's Creed III's Tyranny of King Washington DLC. It's been on my List Of Vaguely Tantalizing Curiosities for quite some time, but I'm sick with worry that it can't possibly live up to the madness its trailers boast. I mean, so far we've seen ghost eagles, mind-controlled Benjamin Franklin, and Washington sauntering - dual pistols cocked, nostrils flared and lips…

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6 years ago

AC III: The Continuing Tyranny Of King Washington

George Washington? More like Jerk Washingtonsofbutts. I'm sorry. I haven't slept much lately, and any time that's the case, my ability to cleverly insult implausibly mad re-envisionings of cherished historical figures is always the first thing to go. But I'm pressing on regardless, just like our tree-toothed, grumpyfaced bizarro pal Georgie Scourgie in Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny Of King Washington Episode II: Betrayal (And Counting!).…

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Assassin’s Creed 4 Gets Pirated

Because - haha - there are pirates in it. Hahah. But you thought - haha - that I was saying the next Assassin's Creed game had leaked to Bittorrent. Haha. Hah. Heh. Huh. I am neither funny or clever. You know it, I know it, the tiny baby Jesus knows it. Let's just talk about the leaked reveal of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag instead.…

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AC III: Tyranny Of King Washing Machine Out Now

I think that was my country's first President's name. Something like that. Honestly, I'm fuzzy on the details, because history was never my strong suit, and I secretly pledge my allegiance to the vengeful, cursed spirit of Mummy King Ramses II. But yes, Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washingface episode one has officially ridden a star-spangled, single-tear-propelled eagle onto Steam, Uplay, and the…

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Feature: The lessons of Russell Crowe

How Hollywood Should Adapt Videogames

Insatiable film fiend David Valjalo stops by to offer his musings on adapting the unadaptables - how Hollywood has its work cut out for it, what we can read into the studios and production houses attached to silver screen versions of Deus Ex, Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed, formalist vs realist styles, the need to make 20-hour, splintered narratives conform to the three-act structure, why…

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Feature: The biggest loser

Assassin’s Creed III PC review

Assassin's Creed III is the fifth in Ubisoft's open-world action series. Like its predecessors, it has you playing a historical 'assassin' who divides his time between free-running across rooftops, hunting down and killing members of a sinister conspiracy and collecting feathers, with sci-fi diversions into a modern-day tale of one of his descendants trying to prevent an apocalypse. This time, though, we're in the New…

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Feature: So you say want a revolution

Impressions: Assassin’s Creed III

SHOCKING AND UNFORGIVABLE REVELATION: I've been looking at a videogame on the PlayingStation. Don't judge me, I just like to sit in a different chair sometimes. And the benefit of the 10-odd hours I've spent with Assassin's Creed III so far does enable me to share some thoughts on what we're essentially in for when the PC version (maybe - let's not count our oft-delayed…

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Blood Money: Assassin’s Creed III’s Microtransactions

Hm. Here's something that's leaped out of nowhere, descended upon us in a flash of bloodlust, and knocked us flat in much the same fashion as an enraged koala or, more pertinently, an assassin. Assassin's Creed III is not by any means a F2P game, but it'll still have a (seemingly entirely optional) pay structure just like one. Granted, that in itself isn't really a…

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Hide And Go ‘Aaaarghwhy’ – AC III’s Multiplayer

On paper, Assassin's Creed multiplayer always sounded like something that absolutely, categorically would not work. I mean, we're talking about a series known for its sprawling tales of historical conspiracy and climactically timed eagle noises. How could that possibly translate into a teeming arena of hooded hoodlums? As it turns out, the answer to that question is "quite well." In previous entries, Ubisoft crafted a pretty…

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So, What’s The Deal With AC III’s Connor?

I feel like it's something of a credit to Assassin's Creed III that Ubisoft can overload our finely honed assassin senses with barrage after barrage of media, yet I still feel a tingle of excitement watching some of it. I mean, there's a fine line between whetting our appetites and shoving a fully cooked turkey down our throats, and Assassin's Creed III crossed it ages…

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Historically Accurate: AC III’s ‘King Washington’ DLC

Ubisoft's officially taken the star-spangled wraps off Assassin's Creed III's first batch of DLC, and it's probably not what you were expecting. Well, OK, it's partially exactly what you were expecting - for instance, one of those ever-popular pay-it-all-upfront Season Passes and a couple helpings of extra multiplayer content. But then there's also the part where you're trying to kill George Washington. Evil United States Post-Revolutionary…

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Feature: "His squeak still haunts me"

Hands-on: Assassin’s Creed 3

Craig was sent into the heart of Ubisoft to bring back this Assassin’s Creed 3 report, dead or alive. I love Assassin's Creed, but it's a series begging for some tight editing. Scratch that, it's series that needs someone sat at the developer's offices wearing a giant listening device that points in every direction. This person will have a buzzer to press anytime a developer…

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Everyone On Earth Talks About AC III’s Connor

I counted. The latest Assassin's Creed III "Inside" special features seven billion different human beings. And also George Washington, who counts as one man, one myth, and one legend. It's a fairly intimidating roster, to be sure, but the whole production is quite ably done. The topic at hand today is none other than exotically named half-Native-American main character Connor, and there's actually some pretty…

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RPS FIRST: Inside A Post Of Inside Assassin’s Creed III

It's one of the most anticipated blog posts in internet history. Now, in a one-part series, get an inside look at the creation of a blog post about a making of trailer for Assassin's Creed III. Inside the process that's behind one of the most exciting articles ever written. Inside the technical breakthroughs that made it all possible. And inside the mind of John Walker,…

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Blades To A Cannon Fight: Assassin’s Creed’s Ship Battles

I sort of love it when game trailers have zero context. For instance, I'm sure there's a story-based reason full of love, loss, and QTE-based hugs for Connor's sudden ability to captain a warship, but this quick glimpse makes it look like he simply stole someone's clothes, strolled aboard, and started barking orders. I wish I could do that. I need more clothes. Also, a…

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Swords With Friends: Assassin’s Creed 3 MP Trailer

I'm excited about the upcoming anim-awesomety(tm) of Assassin's Creed 3's multiplayer. I've had loads of fun with the previous games in the series, as they're essentially spy-vs-spy-spy-vs-spy-spy-vs-spy. The third game adds Domination, a conquest-style team mode, and Wolfpack, a co-op mode where you sprint across rooftops with up to three other friends to chase down AI targets. The tiniest slice of the new stuff is…

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Confirmed: Assassin’s Creed III On November 23rd

As we previously reported, the PC version of Assassin's Creed III will not arrive until November 23rd, three weeks after the console versions. Ubisoft confirmed the date in a release this afternoon. I've reposted the "Frontier Demo" video below, as I think that's the most interesting and impressive glimpse of the game that we've had so far.

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