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  • Assassin's Creed 3: New combat and Game Features

    Assassin's Creed 3 Info

    We all know the basis of Assassins Creed, and as the franchise grows, the same features we've seen in every game will come back again and again, but what will make the 5th game in the series any different, and what will give us enough excitement to follow the story even further?

    The combat mechanics in the new game aren't going to change much from its predecessors, which makes sense since the controls have been smooth enough since the beginning, but as Assassins Creed 3 is set a little closer to home in regards to history, we'll often come across many weapons in the game that require a little change of tactics, and the controls have been adjusted to allow them to fit comfortably with other game mechanics. As the game is set in the American Revolution, we're going to be dealing with a lot more guns and a lot less sharp poles and swords. Some of the abilities added in-game to help deal with the new environment include varied counter-attacks to prevent enemies driving their weapon's bayonets through your body, or grabbing another human to use as a meat shield against oncoming projectiles.

    It'd still be very foolish for a highly skilled assassin to go into the thick of combat without a weapon to give extra protection from long ranged projectiles, and that is why in AC3, you'll be given the use of a weapon known in-game as Sheng Biao, a rope dart weapon capable of reeling in enemies from a distance. If you can't think of any examples where the new rope-dart weapon could be put to good use, imagine grappling enemies off the edge of tall buildings as you sneak in the alleyways below, or pulling unaware revolutionary guards into a thick patch of grass, hiding yourself and the body from the rest of the world.

    That's just the start of many new features to be included in the game, and upon release in October you'll be able to indulge yourself in many of the game's offerings such as hunting wildlife, commandeering your own ship, and other features that will feel right at home in Ubisoft's vast world of action and adventure.

    While we don't have any mods available for Assassin's Creed at the moment, stay tuned as we may release an unexpected mod to add to our modded controller arsenal.

    Written by Ollie Green

  • New Trailer for Assassin's Creed 3 Shows off Anvil Next Engine

    Assassin's Creed 3 is going to be epic and there are several reasons for that. Since the first Assassin's Creed game no other game in the franchise had so many years in development; a total of 3 years according to Ubisoft. That was a smart move since the players were already getting a bit tired of the annual releases (just like with COD).

    However the biggest reason why it is going to be great, aside from the epic proportions of the game, is Connor, our brand new Assassin. And according to Ubisoft's new trailer their new engine, Anvil Next, is what gels the whole experience together.

    The trailer tells us a bit more about the Anvil Next and explains how it has allowed Ubisoft to radically improve the overall Assassin's Creed experience. As the trailer describes, Anvil Next is able to "render seamless worlds of infinite possibility". I guess by that they are referring to the dynamic weather system (affecting the Frontiers, cities and high seas) and also the randomly wild animals that are a first for the franchise.

    This proprietary technology has also allowed them to create single sequences within which players will encounter up to 2000 non-player characters! This would indicate the bustling cities of Boston and New York and also the massive battles expected to take place in the Frontiers.

    But at the center of it all lies Connor, Ubisoft's "most complex and technically advanced assassin to date". Ubisoft has designed 1000 new animations for Connor and thanks to this fact they have labeled him "the most detailed third-person action character ever created".

    New assassin with killer dual wielding combat technique, and amazing accuracy and fluidity in his movements; massive natural landscapes inclusive of wild life; epic battles and massive cities containing 2000 NPCs; naval battles; and powering it all a brand new engine - the Anvil Next. What is there not be psyched about AC3?

    Check out the Anvil Next trailer here:

    Blog by Shahriar Azad

  • New Digital Bundles and Collector Editions for Assassin's Creed 3

    New downloadable bundles have been made available for the upcoming Assassin's Creed 3. The Gold Edition is currently available at the EU Playstation store and is priced at £109.99. This edition includes Assassin's Creed 3, Assassin's Creed: Liberation for the PS Vita and a Season Pass that gives one full access to all additional DLC upon release, including an exclusive discount on all upcoming digital content, additional single-player missions and multiplayer packages.


    There are two more version of the Gold Edition available as well, one without Liberation (supposedly for players without a PS Vita) and the other without the Season Pass (for those who don't want all the DLC). Both of these editions are priced at £84.99. All the versions include the extra mission "A Dangerous Secret" also available with the GAME - exclusive Special Edition.


    To make matters more confusing there are more expensive collector's editions available. The top tier version, called the Freedom Edition, comes with a 9-inch Connor figurine, steel book case, George Washington's Notebook, two additional single player missions (Ghost of War and Lost Mayan Ruins) and the multiplayer package - Sharpshooter.


    The other version (a bit cheaper) is called the Join or Die Edition and that comes with basically the same things except for a few changes. It will fashion a different packaging and Connor's figurine is replaced by Connor's Medallion, and you will only get the Ghost of War single player missions. Finally there is the Special Edition which just comes along with exclusive single player mission - A Dangerous Secret. So as you can see, you have to get two of these editions to get all additional single player missions although, they should become available for download later on.


    Currently these bundles have only been announced for Europe but, soon enough should be announced for the US as well. I mean come on, the game is based around the American Revolution, some sort of bundle will definitely be announced soon enough. Well I never really bother with these fancy editions and just stick to the game itself. But what do you guys think? Are you willing to cough up the dough to get your hands on one of these bad boys or would you rather grab the game and save your money for a nicely modded controller?


    Check out our newest controller design here:

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