122w ago - Today Ubisoft Community Developer Gabriel Graziani has confirmed that the Assassin's Creed Revelation PS3 Beta opens on September 3rd for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
To quote: We have just announced that PlayStation Plus members get access to the Assassin's Creed Revelations BETA on September 3rd! No, seriously, this is happening!
Here is a quick glimpse of some of the things you can expect to experience in the ACR Beta (a much, much more detailed list that will be available on a special website we're creating just for the Beta, but in the meantime, you can learn more in our forums.
Nine characters are available in the Beta which are all unlocked for your use at the outset. Though they share the same overall behavior, their animations differ and their ability sets are customizable. Available Characters include: The Sentinel, The Vanguard, The Guardian, The Vizier, The Thespian, The Deacon, The Bombardier, The Trickster and The Champion.
Three maps are available in the Beta and are all unlocked from the outset. Be sure to pay attention to their layouts in-game as these maps have been tuned to allow more strategy than those in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood...
162w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has unveiled details today on the free Assassin's Creed Brotherhood PS3-exclusive DLC coming from Ubisoft.
To quote: Today, our friends at Ubisoft shared with us details of Copernicus Conspiracy, a free, PS3-exclusive download for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.
This additional content revolves around Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (see what I did there?), who will have extra assignments for Ezio, including courier, assassination and protection missions.
The missions are part of a storyline involving a conspiracy against Copernicus and his heliocentric philosophy, which was revolutionary at the time.
The Copernicus Conspiracy content will be available for free download on November 16, 2010, which happens to be the day Assassin's Creed Brotherhood launches for PlayStation 3.
167w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared several Ubisoft video game title updates that are destined for PSN today, including Beyond Good & Evil HD, Scott Pilgrim DLC, From Dust and Outland!
To quote: In addition to the games - From Dust, Outland, Beyond Good & Evil HD and Scott Pilgrim DLC - Ubisoft also revealed future Facebook integration for titles like the upcoming Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.
In the Assassin's Creed Brotherhood example shown, you'll be able to train and interact with your guild of assassins on Facebook (while at work, for example), and then have that experience translate back into the PS3 version of the game, and vice versa.
"You will continue to see brands like Assassin's Creed across all content types," Ubisoft VP of Digital Publishing Chris Early told us. "We want the player to experience the brands whenever and however they want."
We also went hands on with the titles listed above. Here are some quick recaps:
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Perhaps the biggest news of the evening was final confirmation that the PS2 fan favorite and cult classic Beyond Good & Evil will be re-released as a downloadable PSN title. Beyond Good &...
173w ago - Ubisoft Senior Brand Manager Nate Mordo has announced today that Ghost Recon Predator is coming to Sony's PSP and PSPgo handheld consoles.
To quote: We'd like to introduce you to Ghost Recon Predator. In the game, you'll lead your elite squad on the hunt for terrorists in the jungles of Sri Lanka. Deep behind enemy lines, your mission is to take out the insurgents before the situation gets out of hand.
You'll encounter the enemy on his own ground; he knows the terrain better, has more allies, knows where to hide and where to attack.
Surprise is on his side - he can be anywhere, he can be anyone. In a crowded street, you'll first have to make the distinction between friend and foe, and the only way to fulfill your mission is with the help of your technology and training.
For Ghost Recon Predator, our goal was to create a game that would deliver some of the classic Ghost Recon action moments from this fantastic franchise. We really wanted to make the player feel like an elite soldier surrounded by highly-trained teammates and include as many cool features as we could.
Some of the features we're most excited about include character...
187w ago - Today Ubisoft has officially announced details on their upcoming title Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood for PS3, XBox 360 and the PC.
The critically acclaimed single player experience of Assassin's Creed is back and better than ever as Ezio returns in a powerful struggle against the powerful Templar Order.
Now a legendary Master Assassin, he must journey to Rome, center of power, greed and corruption to strike at the heart of the enemy. Defeating the corrupt tyrants entrenched there will require not only strength, but leadership, as Ezio commands an entire Brotherhood that will rally to his side. Only by working together can the Assassins defeat their mortal enemies.
Press Release: The Next Iteration of Assassin's Creed Will Continue The Legend of Ezio as He Takes on Rome While Adding a Multiplayer Component to the Series For the First Time Ever
LONDON, UK - MAY 11, 2010 - Today Ubisoft┬® announces new product details for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, the next iteration of the critically acclaimed, multi-million unit selling franchise. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood will ship late 2010 for the Xbox 360┬® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION┬®3 computer entertainment system and the PC. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is a worldwide production effort...