30w ago - Ubisoft Community Developer Gabriel Graziani posted up a new video trailer today spotlighting Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag and the golden age of piracy below.
To quote: Every Assassin's Creed game is based in an actual historical setting, with a sense of place and time that provides the backdrop to amazing adventure fraught with peril and political intrigue.
The setting for Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag is no different! Contrary to popular belief, pirates didn't suddenly decide to become a scourge of the seas out of the clear blue sky.
The emergence of piracy was the result of decades of violent and brutal privateering that was not only sanctioned, but also bankrolled by warring naval powers of a size and scope never known before. All of this will have already happened in AC4, so we thought it would be a good idea to bring you up to speed.
The wild, nearly lawless and verdant islands of the West Indies and the towering ships that ruled them present some of the most unique and exciting stories we'd ever encountered, so we couldn't wait to show them to you in AC4.
Behind the tales you've heard, lurking in the shadows of history, the Assassins are always working to ensure that people...
32w ago - Sony European Product Manager Elliott Linger shared some new video trailers today spotlighting The Last of Us Special Editions below.
To quote: In only a few weeks you will be able to get your hands on Naughty Dog's hotly anticipated new title The Last of Us!
Set 20 years after a pandemic has radically changed civilization as we know it, The Last of Us follows Joel, a hardened survivor who is hired to smuggle a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal journey across what remains of the United States.
Across PAL regions, we have two very special editions that you can pre-order now and enjoy as soon as the game hits the shelves on 14th June - the mirror Joel and Ellie editions, based on the game's protagonists.
Check out trailers detailing the contents of each special edition below:
Retailing at €79.99, these limited editions can be pre-ordered now by clicking on the relevant locale link below:
32w ago - Today RockStar made available some fresh Grand Theft Auto V video trailers spotlighting Michael, Franklin and Trevor.
Grand Theft Auto V Overview
Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV.
Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a former street gangster, now looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score.
Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.
Grand Theft Auto V is coming September 17th, 2013. Pre-order...
33w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment America Associate Product Marketing Manager Derek Osgood has posted up a new Beyond: Two Souls: PS3 trailer video from Tribeca today!
Below are the details, to quote: Ladies and gentlemen of the PlayStation family, today at 6:45pm EST we're overwhelmingly pleased to bring you BEYOND, live from our screening at Tribeca Film Festival.
"Presenting Beyond at TFF is a groundbreaking example of the potential in the marriage of gaming and cinema." - Tribeca Film Festival
At the two-hour screening, we will be debuting the official trailer for BEYOND and a 35-minute scene from the game (we're taking care to avoid many of the major, major spoilers for you), followed by a live panel Q&A with game writer/director David Cage, star Ellen Page, and supporting cast members Kadeem Hardison and Eric Winter - moderated by video game journalist Harold Goldberg.
The Official Selection by Tribeca Film Festival really is an exciting accomplishment for BEYOND and the industry as a whole.
Geoff Gilmore, one of the founding fathers of film festivals like Sundance and Tribeca, has described it as "a watershed moment in storytelling and media", and it's an honor that BEYOND is getting recognized for its powerful story...
33w ago - Community Developer Zack Cooper shared a video trailer today unveiling Splinter Cell Blacklist emerges from the shadows on the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: I'm stoked to speak with you guys about our latest trailer for Blacklist, which we're calling "Stalk. Strike. Silence." If you're a Splinter Cell fan, you know that there's a rich history to the franchise.
The idea behind Blacklist is to embrace those roots by bringing back most of the core elements and merging them with the advanced gameplay and graphical evolution of the more recent Splinter Cell games.
We're also bringing back that sweet, dark, geopolitical drama that Tom Clancy fans are familiar with. In Splinter Cell Blacklist, the high-level storyline centers on a group of rogue nations coming together to create an ultimatum; they've had enough of the American occupancy on their land. This collective institutes a countdown, warning the United States to back off... or else.
That 'or else' involves specific threats to American interests. That's where Sam Fisher, now the leader of his newly formed Fourth Echelon unit, their mobile command center, the Paladin, and the classic Splinter Cell globetrotting come into play.
Looking at this trailer in particular, we wanted to re-establish Sam for both...