Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Stealth

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag goes goooooooooooold for PC

Xbox (System) E3 2013 Announcements - Assassins Creed IV Screenshot 2

The PC version of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag has gone gold, according to Ubisoft. Gamers will have the chance to buy it in one of three versions: Standard, Deluxe Edition (bonus locations, items, and adventure featuring Liberation’s Aveline), or Uplay Deluxe Edition (all of the Deluxe Edition’s content as well as the Pride of the West Indies pack). The standard and deluxe editions will be available in stores and online, while the Uplay release is online only as it is exclusive to Ubisoft’s digital outlet. It was also noted that Nvidia card users will also have access to special features, such as God Rays, percentage-closer soft shadows, and temporal anti-aliasing. Several GeForce cards (list) have been bundled with digital copies of both Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Black Flag.


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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes dated for 2014, screens released

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

Konami has revealed more about their Voltron-esque plans for Metal Gear Solid V. The full release will actually be comprised of two separate titles, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Ground Zeroes, announced for a spring 2014 release, will function as a prologue to The Phantom Pain. In addition to setting the narrative tone and pace, Ground Zeroes is also being used as an introductory tool to prepare gamers for the new mechanics introduced in the V line, with missions “designed to ease players into the new control and gameplay advances that will be an integral part” of The Phantom Pain.


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Yarr! Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag sets sail for 360, PS3, and Wii U

Assassions Creed IV Black Flag (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Privateer turned pirate Edward Kenway is hitting the high seas today with the release of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. Set in the early years of the 18th century, Kenway must battle the Templars throughout the West Indies as he takes ports, commandeers ships, and encounters other famous pirates of the age, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane. As with its predecessors, combat will once again be a mixture of stealth and brute force, both of the armed and unarmed variety. And when he’s not fighting, Kenway will be exploring the more than 50 navigable locations. Oh, and whaling. He’ll also definitely be doing some whaling.


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Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD heading to consoles, PC this January

Assassins Creed Liberation HD (360, PC, PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

It looks as if Aveline will have a busy new year. Ubisoft has announced that the console and PC version of Assassin’s Creed Liberation will be released on January 14 for PS3 and on January 15 for 360 and PC. The download-only release will feature assassin Aveline’s original adventure, set prior to the American Revolution, which found her using machetes, whips, and poison darts to take down her prey throughout New Orleans and even Mayan ruins. This new version will feature upgraded visuals—a comparison below shows a scene from it next to the same from the PS Vita original—and be released at $19.99. A discount of $5 was also announced for owners of Black Flag’s Season Pass.


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Garrett gets back to business in new Thief gameplay trailer

The first gameplay trailer for Eidos Montreal’s upcoming Thief reboot has been released by Square Enix. The three-minute video shows Garrett breaking into and stealing a precious jewel from Baron Northcrest’s guarded manor by pickpocketing, picking locks, uncovering hidden rooms, and eluding patrols before escaping the night watch.


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Splinter Cell Backlist – Homeland DLC goes live for console, PC

Splinter Cell Blacklist (360, PC, PS3) Homeland DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new mission and gear pack has been released for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Backlist. Homeland, available today for 360, PC, PS3, and Wii U, adds two new co-op missions and a host of gear. The missions, one story related and the other standalone, will have players infiltrating a billionaire’s yacht and battling a terrorist cell in the Middle East alone or with a friend. The new gear includes new weapons, accessories, skins, and outfits: a crossbow with sleeping gas bolts, an Upper Echelon Suit offering better protection and stealth capabilities, a 4E Eclipse Suit that also adds more protection but also has more slots to equip additional items, three new lights (amber, gold, and white) for Sam’s goggles, and exclusive skins for Mercs and Spies.


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Thief trailer and box art released, dated for February 25

Eidos Montreal’s upcoming Thief reboot will be launching on February 25 for PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, according to publisher Square Enix. A new trailer has been released as well, focusing on the game’s new theme of class warfare, with Baron Northcrest and his aristocratic allies set to face off against Orion, a populist leader. Garrett must now make his way through an alert, divided city that’s on the verge of war.


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Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches launches today for consoles, PC

Dishonored (360, PC, PS3) The Brigmore Witches Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The final act in the Daud saga, and the final add-on for Dishonored, is available today with the release of The Brigmore Witches. The pack, now on Live Marketplace and Steam, and later today on PSN, sees Daud on the hunt for the leader of the Brigmore Witch coven, Delilah. He must work with feuding gangs the Dead Eels and the Hatters in order to get closer to the coven before eventually facing off against Dishonored’s protagonist, Corvo Attano. All spells and abilities unlocked in The Knife of Dunwall will carry over as well.


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The tech, personnel of Splinter Cell Blacklist detailed in new video

Ubisoft has released a new video from Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist. The latest footage features tech ops specialist Charlie Cole detailing some of the gadgets and personnel that will aid Fisher in his mission to hunt down and stop the Engineers. It’s over seven minutes of profile debriefs, espionage, broken bones, and gun fights.


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QuakeCon 2013 sales launch on Bethesda Store, id Mobile, and Steam

Dishonored (360, PC, PS3) The Study of Stealth Trailer - Screenshot 3

Bethesda has launched a number of sales in honor of QuakeCon 2013. The sales, detailed below, are available at Bethesda Store, id Mobile, and Steam, and include both package and daily deals. Commander Keen, Dishonored, Doom II RPG, Fallout 3, Skyrim, and Wolfenstein 3D Platinum are all on offer, as well as many more.


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