Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series has always contained a wealth of history, with real-world people like Edward “Blackbeard” Thatch taking part in the action and real-world events like the Boston Massacre unfolding in front of your eyes. But the n…
Do you like pirates? If the answer is yes, chances are you’ll like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (AC4), which promises a Captain Blood (1935)-style adventure on the high seas. If you don’t like pirates, you’ll likely be disappointed. And if you like the AC saga, you’ll be disappointed even further: In this two-minute trailer, which has been leaked before its official release on Monday, there’s very little here that resembles the series we know and love.
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag (AC4) is the upcoming addition to the popular video game series, which started in 2007. And as we know, the previous one, Assassin’s Creed III (AC3), was better loved by critics than fans. We know very little about AC4, but fans are already grinding the rumor mill based on the cover art…and on AC3. With the help of some commenters from a previous article, I’ve drawn my own conclusions about Ubisoft’s next installment in the saga of the Assassin’s versus the Templars.
If you enjoyed the Assassin’s Creed videogames, there’s good news: Ubisoft has announced the next installment in the AC saga, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. But if you liked Connor, a.k.a. Ratonhnhake:ton, the half native American assassin, I guess there’s some bad news too. Connor doesn’t get to fly the black flag.
Who’s the better captain, Kirk or Picard? Ya see, this is a question meant to be settled among friends verbally, over drinks and snacks, and not, say, in an arena with a bat’leth. So when two gamer buddies play Assassin’s Creed III and think out loud, “I don’t get how he doesn’t at least get hurt” you’re supposed to say, “Game physics.” You’re not supposed to actually perform experiments on yourselves.
With Assassin’s Creed III launching into American Revolutionary stabbiness at the end of this month, it’s only natural to speculate exactly how it will evolve its predecessor’s DNA. While I’ve enjoyed the series so far, though, I still prefer Assassin’s Creed (AC1) to its successors.
Yesterday we saw two new trailers for Assassin’s Creed 3, the latest game in the popular stab-’em-up series, one for the US markets and one for the UK. Guess which one is more historically accurate?
One of the reasons I love the Assassin’s Creed games is because it lets me sneak up on history and stab it in the back. It looks like ACIII, set in the time of the American Revolution, looks like it follows the AC equation of history + weaponry = awesome.
Across the country, musicians are luring unsuspecting young Americans into their tour bus…to register them to vote. It’s all a part of Rock the Vote (RtV)’s mission to get young people in the habit of flexing their political muscle while listening to great tunes. Only this election cycle, RvT is bringing the fun to Millennials in a different way. This time, RtV is partnering with Ubisoft and its upcoming game, Assassin’s Creed III (ACIII).
Assassin’s Creed is one of the best, most entertaining video game series I’ve played, and I’m always happy to learn more about the branches in Desmond Miles’ family tree.
But while the new trailer has given me reasons to eagerly anticipate the release of AC3 on October 30, 2012, it’s also given me as many reasons to keep my enthusiasm on a low simmer rather than a full boil.