The decade-long reigning Queen of young adult literature, J.K Rowling’s name is as synonymous with globally loved media as Michael Pachter’s is with fundamentally wrong analysis. Of course, you may not think that the insanely talented mind behind the Harry Potter series (and the reason why millions have spent billions on books and movie tickets) would have some sage advice for the video game industry but that’s where you’re wrong. Read on to find out why.
The day is finally upon us! Laugh in the face of PS Vita early adopters and marvel in the popularity of HD upgrades as Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD has finally made its way to the PlayStation Store and the Xbox Live Marketplace. Fronted by the series’ first female protagonist, Aveline de Grandpré, the game makes the jump to the big screen, after an exclusive stint on PS Vita, bringing with it all of the charm of a tale about a woman fighting for both her heritage and her people. Ubisoft have just released the Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD launch trailer which you can see after the break.
Have you yet to take interest in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’s pirate antics and shanty singing? If incredible sea-based battles and the most rich, diverse landscape the series has ever seen aren’t enough, Ubisoft have released the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag ‘Accolades’ Trailer, to give you at least three good reasons to buy the critically acclaimed title. You can watch the video after the break.
Featuring female protagonist, Aveline de Grandpré, in a series first, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD makes it way to PS3 and Xbox 360 in January, 2014, after a smallscreen outing on the PS Vita. Previously being a one-platform game and featuring a diverse character who challenges social norms in both her world and ours, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is obviously a big deal. You can find out more about the game and its release date after the break.
Think that last week’s glimpse at Edward Kenway’s tattoos in the game’s TV spot was all that we’d get to see of the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag story? Think again as Ubisoft’s pirate themed sandbox epic is back to explain the historically accurate tale that will make up the game’s plot.
In a brand new trailer from the game’s publisher, we’re learning about the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag story from a trailer that can only be described as ‘incredibly intriguing’ and ‘graphically delicious’. Main character Edward Kenway (grandfather of Assassin’s Creed 3 protagonist Connor Kenway) is the pirate turned assassin at the helm of this fine and sturdy open world ship and the game fully intends on showing you just how he became the stealthy killer that we’ll soon know him to be. It’s likely as insightful as we’re going to get before the game’s release so it’s definitely worth a watch after the break.
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Have you ever wanted to fight for your freedom? Have you ever wanted to be respected so much that even aristocracy take their hats off to you when you pass? Well then the plight of Edward Kenway, the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag might be just up your street as these are the very same principles that him and his ragtag bunch of pirate friends are sailing the seven seas for.
In a brand new television spot for the game, Ubisoft are revealing Kenway’s morals from the peculiar medium…of his tattoos. Thought cheesy hearts with ‘MOM’ written across them were just for the 21st century? Think again. Kenway’s tats actually tell a far more interesting tale than maternal love and as you’d expect from a TV ad, all of the main Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag features are shown off.
Unlike in its predecessor, Assassin’s Creed 3, the main character can now dive, substantially, rather than the last game’s ‘diving’ which was the equivalent of holding your breath in a paddling pool. Also depicted is the ship to ship warfare, which, after being one of the only parts of AC3 that people didn’t criticise, has now been doubled down on and you can now direct your crew to attack opposing ship crews, whilst taking on other salty seadogs yourself to take the cargo from their vessels.
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Another day, another glimpse at Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag gameplay, as people can’t seem to get enough of Edward Kenway’s Caribbean based assassin/pirate romp, even in the midst of summer.
This time around there are 13 minutes of footage on offer in an Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag gameplay trailer that takes you around the Caribbean, showing off these sweltering, tropical digs. Game Director Ashraf Ismail is on hand to give you a guided tour so while the game’s setting is set to be bigger than than any we’ve ever seen before in the series, you’re unlikely to get lost.
Footage on offer in the trailer includes an example of what the Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag protagonist does best (assassinations), a search for treasure and a firefight between the Jackdaw (the main character’s ship) and the ship of your target.
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The first thing you should know about Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag is that it includes more sea sections than you can shake a wetsuit at and if you’re looking to get your sea legs then you’ll likely end up with sea arms and a sea torso too.
Given that so much of the game takes place at sea, the new Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag screenshots are water-focused. In the new images from Ubisoft, we see lead man and feared pirate Edward Kenway (grandfather of AC3 protagonist Connor) take on the danger of sharks, of which those toothy blighters aren’t messing around. Expect to face them whenever you go out at sea, along with the already revealed whales, who will try and put your ship, the Jackdaw, out of action.
Also in these new Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag screenshots is a ship battle in progress, a faceoff with a soldier, as well as a mysterious, blue orb that will no doubt be part of the overall story arc that goes on throughout the game.
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“Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate’s life for me” – the words of Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag protagonist Edward Kenway, presumably, as he stormed into Ubisoft’s offices demanding to know when he gets his own Assassin’s Creed game as his grandson, Connor Kenway, did.
Ubisoft apparently caved and told Mr. Kenway to take to the seas right away as a good portion of Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag will take place on the water. So pack up your lemons to stave off scurvy and don your eyepatch or any other pirate stereotype you want to embody as Ubi have just released a brand new Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag video. The trailer takes us all on a sea tour around the Caribbean, which is of course, where the upcoming assasssin-em-up takes place.
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Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag is nigh. We have five Assassin’s Creed games’ worth of gameplay and timelines and three individual protagonists each with their own backstories to take into consideration. We’ve visited nearly every continent and taken a look at 5 different eras in time, so for Ubisoft to announce yet another AC game, that has to be just as unique and fresh-faced as the first day we were introduced to Ezio Auditore da Firenze’s brilliant adventures (his games are critically the best in the series), it’s a move that is just as bold as the font of their logo.
But have they succeeded? It’s a good question, and with the Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag release date over 7 months away, we won’t know how the full game reviews for a while, but does that stop us from speculating? Of course not, and we can make up our minds on the plot points and promised gameplay now as Ubisoft have released Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag info in the shedloads, all collected here for you to peruse.
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