Posts Tagged ‘Assassin’s Creed: Revelations’

AssRev Contains Stabbing, Falling & Duality


These Assassin’s Creed games are pretty popular huh? I’ve never got on with them particularly well to be honest, and as (to my knowledge) the only games journo out there who actually was an assassin in a past life, I think my opinion counts double. Still, who knows, perhaps Assassin’s Creed 4 (if they want me to stop coming up with silly abbreviations they should revert to numbers) could be the one that wins my affections. Certainly this latest trailer has got oodles of nicely choreographed man-stabbing, and what look like a few new ways to get from A to B. Here’s Ezio & Altair doing what they do: Read the rest of this entry »

A Killing: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

A beautiful fiction about to be ruined by bad sci-fi, yesterday.
It bothers me that I am so uptight about the Assassin’s Creed games. They look utterly fabulous, they’re all lovely and open and alive, and then that ridiculous memory-world techno-gibberish claptrap drags me right back out of them. Why did they do it? Why not use that amazing tech to make a perfectly good historical action game? I should grit my teeth and get past it, but I just can’t. Every time I encounter that nonsense I just want to slap someone.

See if you can spot the point at which I did a big sigh in this (otherwise spectacular) Assassin’s Creed: Revelations footage.
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Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Trailer Is Cool

Maybe the revelation will be that Ezio has to murder... himself!

There were so many RPS news posts yesterday! What was going on in my absence? This is like coming into work as a mechanic and finding repaired cars not just in the car park, but on the roof, in the basement, balanced on top of lamp posts.

To business. I have lots of great headlines that might benefit this ICE-cool new trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (“Some More Mr. Knife Guy”, “Cool Runnings”), but I can’t use any of them because the game’s title is too long. That’s going to be a theme today, isn’t it? Ah well.
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Assassin’s Creed Revelations Teaser & Pics

I wish more games were about standing still and staring.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations has information to spill. As we rejoin Ezio Auditore, running around Constantinople, this November it’ll be time to kick some Templar arse. And so far, Ubisoft are saying that includes the PC, although history suggests there’s the possibility that could change. What we know so far, some brand new screenshots, and a the first teaser trailer, are below.

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What Is Ubisoft’s ‘Ambitious PC Project’?

I love this picture. I wish I could think of a better justification for using it than that.
Poor old Ubisoft has taken a few money-knocks, admit its latest financial results, which involved a $74.1m / £45.5m loss for the last fiscal year. This has, sadly, led to the cancellation of several unnamed games. Everyone’s praying it’s not Beyond Good & Evil 2, of course, but it’ll probably be a while until we find out what definitely faced the axe. However, a piece of good news for RPS-types is that the reorganisation (which is a word that sounds like it’s positive but actually means lay-offs, closures and cancellations) resulting from these bad times has lead to Ubi looking more confidently at the PC as a gaming platform…
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Even More Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

This is the position climbers call - about to fall and die.

Assassin’s Creed‘s trilogy comes to an end this November. The fourth (huh?) installment in the series is to be called Revelations, and completes the three games about Ezio (ah), seeing Ezio heading to Constantinople “at the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilise the region.” And that’s about it, for now. There’s promises of improved multiplayer, and “revolutionary gameplay” (a meaningless phrase for which I’d like to see a £10,000 fine issued each time it appears). It’s due in November, and as usual Ubi are implying it’ll be on all formats. So we can look forward to the PC version some time in June 2012 then. More information will apparently be appearing at E3. (You can click on that screenshot for a big version.)