A site called DarkZero has discovered that by navigating to the AC4 web page and placing the letter “v” at the end of the url, the above image is displayed. This shows us not only the release date for Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag but also that it will be coming to next gen consoles. That means that not only can you expect it on the PC, PS3, Xbox, and Wii U, but now you can expect to have the option to get it on the PS4 and the NextBox(not an official name, mind you). With the franchise’s arguable decline in quality over the yearly iterations, one has to wonder if it’ll be worth adding to your next gen library, or any library for that matter.
Ubisoft has just announced the next addition to the Assassins Creed franchise, and there be no side games this time for the scurvy ridden franchise. Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag will be introducing a new protagonist this time around, possibly taking place not too long after the events of the third game, still in colonial times but with a little more piracy running rampant. Not much information is known about the game yet, but it can be inferred that the game will (hopefully) feature more of the naval combat from Assassins Creed 3, one of the redeeming features about that game in this guy’s opinion. The game will be released for PC, PS3, Xbox360 and Wii U, but no release date is known yet.
Nintendo and Ubisoft wants YOU to considering getting ZombiU, which is now featured in the new WiiU Deluxe Set. What YOU get with the ZombiU Deluxe Set is a Deluxe Wii U, ZombiU, a booklet featuring game artwork and developer commentary, a black Wii U Pro Controller, a download of Nintendo Land and enrollment in the Deluxe Digital Promotion. MSRP $389.99.
Comparing this to the standard Deluxe Wii U, what YOU get in this bundle for $40 more is ZombiU + Artbook + Commentary (Which is normally $60 sans the latter two), a Wii U Pro Controller ($50), and Nintendo Land ($50 separately, but free with the bundle). Just a note, so YOU know: the normal deluxe set has Nintendo Land packed in, but in this set, YOU get a download code. From my experience, downloading it will take anyway from 30 minutes to around an hour. Also, it will take up a chuck of your hard drive space (although YOU can always hook up an external hard drive.)
YOU are now informed. (Seriously, every day, I’m sure Nintendo regrets the name more and more).
The ZombiU Deluxe Set will be released on February 17, 2013.
I get to get my hands on a WiiU and ZombiU for the first time! How does it turn out? Why you asking me? Just watch the video. Geez.
“Ubisoft’s developers walk us through the story of ZombiU. How do people survive in a zombie-filled world? Find out.”
We learned that the story will have a focus on the work of John Dee, famous for his studies of alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy. Also, we learned someone with a really good Professor Farnsworth impression has a not too bad iteration of “God Save the Queen”.
Ubisoft today began their release of a video series, giving us an in depth look into their zombie FPS for the WiiU, ZombiU. We learn a bit more about the gameplay of the game, such the real time lock picking mechanic, which means that while you’re trying to break in a locked door, zombies will be able to attack you, which adds tension to the game. Another interesting aspect of the game is that when your character is killed in the game, he/she is killed off for good. When you ‘respawn’ you will take control of another character. When that happens, you have to track down your previous character’s zombie, who is carrying your survivor kit.
ZombiU will be released sometime in the WiiU’s launch window.