Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Stealth

Meet London’s ruling Templars in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate trailer

Assassins Creed Syndicate (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Story Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new story trailer has been released for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Set in London during the Industrial Revolution, players will take on the role of twin Master Assassins Jacob and Evie Frye to liberate the city from a group of strongmen. The footage highlights each of the seven Templars under Crawford Starrick’s sway that hold power in different sectors of society. Ten new screenshots were also released alongside the trailer.

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Jack the Ripper, planned DLC detailed

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A Jack the Ripper add-on has been announced for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The story takes place 20 years after the events in Syndicate and teams players up with Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard to track down the infamous killer. Jack the Ripper will also be part of the Season Pass, which includes four other downloads that add new missions, gear, and weapons. The full list of included packs is available below.

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Konami releases Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launch trailer

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new Hideo Kojima-created launch trailer has gone live for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The video runs a little over five minutes and features cutescene clips as well as gameplay footage, along with sections from earlier titles, going back to the first Metal Gear Solid. A few additional details were also released about the Companion App. The PS4 and Xbox One download will connect with the game to act as a second screen to display a separate map as well as allow access to any map at any time, and it will play all collected records and music. The app will be available on September 1.

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Watch Warren Spector and other devs play, discuss original Deus Ex

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Deus Ex creators Chris Norden, Sheldon Pacotti, and Warren Spector play through their groundbreaking title in a new video from Square Enix. The trio offer insight into the game’s development as well as dig into their memory banks for some anecdotes and secrets. The one-hour Let’s Play is a part of the buildup to the franchise’s 15th anniversary, and the first of several planned events. To find out more about upcoming activities, head over to the Deus Ex Twitter account and Facebook page.

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy to go to China, India, and Russia

Assassins Creed Chronicles (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has announced the next three titles in the Assassin’s Creed line, and all will be released as part of the Chronicles trilogy. Each release will follow a different assassin in a 2.5D adventure, with the first entry set to take players to China on April 21. The characters are from other properties within the franchise, from the animated short Assassin’s Creed Embers (Shao Jun) and graphic novels (Arbaaz Mir, Nikolaï Orelov). The trilogy will be tied together, but each game will not only adopt its own art style but also be set in different periods, including the Ming dynasty, Sikh Empire, and shortly after the Red October revolution.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date, editions detailed

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After some recent speculation, Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be available on September 1 for console and September 15 for PC. It was also announced that the game will be available as a $59.99 Day 1 Edition or, for PS4 and Xbox One, a $99.99 Collector’s Edition. The Day 1 Edition will come with downloadable items, including a special cardboard box and a silver personal ballistic shield, while the Collector’s Edition will come packed with access to more DLC as well as a collectible steelbook, a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray, and half-scale replica of Snake’s bionic arm. Extras for digital Day 1 Editions will be announced later. The full list of what’s included for both version is available below.

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Free Assassin’s Creed Unity DLC pack Dead Kings now available

Assassins Creed Unity (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Dead Kings DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has released a free downloadable pack for Assassin’s Creed Unity, Dead Kings. Set after Unity, players control Arno as he explores the catacombs and caves of modern-day Saint Denis. Using a lantern to light his path, he will have to navigate subterranean traps and puzzles as he battles new enemies, the Raiders, while unlocking the new Guillotine Gun and meeting historical notables along the way, such as Napoleon and the Marquis de Sade. Side quests also offer the chance for players to take part in enigmas, co-op missions (a heist and a Brotherhood mission), and investigate new Murder Mysteries. Unlocks gained in single and co-op modes can be brought over to Unity.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes launches on Steam for PC

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the prequel to the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has launched on Steam for PC. The $19.99 release features 4K compatibility, which is said to increase “the number of simultaneous light sources, the number of models that can be displayed on-screen and increased shadow resolution.”

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Metal Gear Online gameplay trailer, screenshots released

Konami has debuted gameplay from Metal Gear Online, the multiplayer component from the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The four-minute-long trailer was revealed at The Game Awards 2014. According to the announcement accompanying the video, Online will be available for free and transition into elements of the single-player mode. The game will feature graphical and mechanical updates in line with The Phantom Pain’s additions, a class-based system, and appearances by prominent characters, including Ocelot and Venom Snake.

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Sneaky Sneaky sneakily sneaks onto that suspiciously sneaky Steam

Sneaky Sneaky (Mac, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Naiad sees Ubisoft’s stylish blade- and pistol-wielding assassins and raises them a suspiciously cute thief in Sneaky Sneaky. The new 2D stealth-based adventure title has launched on Steam, and at 10% off. As the thief, players must regain his glorious loot after he stumbled into an ambushed and was robbed shortly after pulling off a job. Fifteen different enemies are scattered around the lands, which can be bypassed by stealth. If combat is called for, the game switches from a real-time movement system to a turn-based combat system. The thief can also enhance his skills be leveling up. For those whose fingers are perpetually sticky, a batch of screenshots has been posted.

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