For "Ottoman," read "Complete." Ubisoft has confirmed that the inevitable ultimate compilation for Assassin's Creed Revelations will release on March 30th. It will contain the original game, multiplayer DLC and Lost Revelations singleplayer expansion... but more excitingly, MCV reports that the Ottoman Edition will ship at a discounted retail price of between £30-£40 (that's before retailers start discounting). Interesting if true, and a reward for those too canny or apathetic to buy at launch.
Microsoft PR warlock Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has announced that Assassin's Creed: Revelation's latest DLC pack - the innovatively titled Revelations Lost Archive - is headed to Xbox Live on February 28th. We assume that PC and PS3 release dates will be very similar since no exclusivity deal exists.
Lost Archive will expand Revelations with new campaign content for Desmond, leaked via Achievement descriptions, which we hope will set up the premise for Assassin's Creed 3. Or tease us mercilessly at the very least.
Having already released the 'Ancestor Character Pack' last month in December, Ubisoft has now turned their attention towards delivering a new multiplayer map pack for Ezio Auditore Di Firenze's last adventure, with the 'Mediterranean Traveler Map Pack' set for release on January 24th on Xbox LIVE, the Playstation Network and Windows PC. We've a bunch of screenshots to throw at your face.Check it
So, Assassin's Creed: Revelations wasn't quite as spectacular as Brotherhood. While Ubisoft's annualized model for AC might be in their best interests financially, the series is beginning to groan under the weight of our expectations, and I feel it's about time we leaped forward a generation or two and dived in to a true sequel.
However, Revelations is by no means a bad game. The multiplayer, for starters, is yet another bold and ambitious step forward. It's not without its flaws, but there's nothing quite like it out there. And we've the first batch of DLC to enjoy now, with the Ancestors Character Pack hitting PC, PSN and Xbox LIVE today. It'll cost you £3.19 on PC and PS3, and 320 MS Points on 360. The first map pack, dubbed Mediterranean Traveler, will follow on January 24th. Until then, get an eye-full of the Ancestors pack launch trailer.
Nolan North recently expressed huge admiration for the way Naughty Dog have conducted their motion capture and approach to voice acting, having actors record their lines on a sound stage whilst acting out scenes for full mo-cap. It's an approach which North suggests Ubisoft might be wise to adopt for Assassin's Creed.Click here to read more...
There are too many fundamentally necessary games out this month dammit! Think of the wallets, games publishers. Think of the children!! Anyway, another one lands on shelves next Tuesday, one that will hopefully tie up a few loose ends - certainly for Ezio - and answer a few questions. Assassin's Creed: Revelations sends the master assassin to war-torn Constantinople and we're itching to get our hands on it.
Remember, we're running a big fat competition tomorrow, where we'll be giving away 18 copies of the game. So you'd best start getting excited too.Check out the launch trailer after the jump...
Want some background on the setting for the latest Assassin's Creed? Well, Ubisoft are here to oblige, and oblige they have, delivering a trailer packed with historical exposition and setting the scene for the conclusion to Ezio's trilogy which leaps onto shelves next week.Click here to read more...
Earlier this month, Ubisoft unveiled the new Assassin's Creed Revelations episodic bite-sized series, Secrets of the Ottoman Assassins, detailing all the key features ahead of the fourth AC game's release. We've been filled in on the all new Hook Blade, which grants Ezio increased traversal abilities and combat options; the new bomb crafting features, where the death-dealing Italian can fashion elaborate explosive devices. And now the latest episode, Den Defence, shows off the all new tower defense-style activities Ezio can enjoy.Hit the jump for the video
To say that we're looking forward to Assassin's Creed: Revelations would be an understatement. But, if you're still not sold on Ezio's last hurrah, then this new announcement from Ubisoft might just sway you. Yesterday, a US press release revealed that Ubisoft would bundling day one PS3 copies of Revelations with the original Assassin's Creed.Click here to read more...
The multiplayer PSN beta for Assassin's Creed: Revelations was initially scheduled to terminate yesterday, but Ubisoft has decided to prolong the proceedings until Saturday 17th September. There's plenty of time for PSN subscribers to hop on the beta and add their kills - and more importantly, their impressions - to the party.
The multiplayer beta features nine playable characters, four game modes and three maps to stealthily murder, hide and desperately scamper around. The Artifact Assault mode and the Galata Map have also been added recently.