Unity, the code-name of the next title of the Assassin’s Creed series, has just received a sneak peek video. It’s supposedly alpha footage (which it very well may be), but it seems too good to be true given the graphics of Assassin’s Creed IV. Then again, this title will not be hindered by the XBox 360 or PS3. Ubisoft has so far been planning to release two titles holiday 2015; one for last-gen consoles and this one for next-gen.
The series itself is getting a bit stagnant. The weakest part of Assassin’s Creed IV is the actual assassin bits; I really just wanted to play a pirate game with decent graphics, and, if the meta-commentary of the game is to be believed, the developers just wanted to develop a pirate game too. The French Revolution setting should be interesting, but the gameplay needs to advance a bit. A difference in the parkour, better swordfighting, or at least more assassination options (poisoning food?) would help.
We’ll know by this Christmas how the game fairs. In the meantime, I can only hope Ubisoft doesn’t screw up Watch Dogs.
A video has sprung up on Dailymotion that claims to be our first glimpse into the still unknown multiplayer aspect of Watch_Dogs. It’s been hinted at in multiple trailers that some form of invasive multiplayer will take place, and when we got our last look at gameplay at E3 we saw that using some kind of app (possibly only available on Smartglass enabled devices), a user can help the player by hacking street lights and other objects. What is strange though is that there are none of your usual denotations of a multiplayer aspect, no gamer tags or other identifiable marks on either player, and the movement of the other “player” could very well be just another type of AI. In the first segment we see that the player is getting hacked, and they must find and profile the hacker before it’s too late. Upon profiling the hacker, they are to give chase and kill them, however if they escape it still counts as a “Mission Success”. In the second half our player is doing the hacking, and it’s rather simple, hack your target, find a place to start downloading, and don’t get caught. The download process is slow, and the “player” being hacked can use camera’s to profile you, so you must be mindful of your surroundings while attempting this. No official word from Ubisoft yet on whether this is the actual multiplayer, or if this is just some random occurrence/mission that pops up in the world of Watch_Dogs. Watch_Dogs comes out on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U later this year.
EDIT: saw that the daily motion video was being wonky, switched to youtube.
New Watch_Dogs E3 trailer released, watch as the game’s hero tracks down and busts a bad guy. Also asian men eating sushi off naked ladies.
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.