Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Ubisoft

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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Flashback returns in high defintion for PC and PS3

Flashback HD (360, PC) XBLA Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

The HD version of Flashback that was released last August for 360 is now available for PC and PS3. The updated re-release of the 1992 side-scrolling action-adventure title was developed by VectorCell, a studio which happens to also include several members of the original development team. As a bonus, the original Flashback is included as an extra, allowing players to experience Conrad’s battle against the deadly Morphs then and now. The bundle is available for $9.99.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News

South Park: The Stick of Truth gets gussied up for December release

South Park The Stick of Truth (360, PC, PS3) Release Date Announcement - Set

It’s been a rocky road for the boys of South Park, with The Stick of Truth publisher THQ shutting down earlier this year, but new owner Ubisoft has sent word that all’s well in Colorado and that Obsidian’s upcoming RPG will be available on December 10. In addition to the release date, Ubisoft also revealed details about a pre-order bonus and a special premium version, the Grand Wizard Edition. Details are available below.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

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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Rayman Legends bounds his way onto console, PC, and PS Vita

Rayman Legends (360, PC, PS3, Wii U) PC Announcement - Screenshot 2

The armless, legless platforming wonder returns today with the launch of Rayman Legends for 360, PC, PS3, PS Vita, and Wii U. The follow-up to Origins takes place 100 years later, with Rayman and his friends waking up from their slumber to find that the Glade of Dreams has been invaded by nightmares. His latest adventure features not only traditional platforming but also new rhythm-based stages. Another new feature, exclusive to the Wii U version, is support for a fifth player, who can use the GamePad controller to take control of Murfy.

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Flashback launches for 360, includes new and original versions

Flashback HD (360, PC) XBLA Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Flashback, an updated HD version of the 1992 side-scrolling action-adventure title, is now available for 360. PC and PS3 gamers will be able to play it later this fall, but as of today, 360 owners can download the revamped release for 800 MS Points as part of XBLA’s Summer of Arcade. Many members of the original team, now with VectorCell, the studio behind the update, had a hand in updating the cinematic sci-fi adventure. As a bonus, the original game is being bundled with the re-imagined version. Be prepared for some brutal times as Conrad battles alien Morphs to save humanity.

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Xbox 360 News

Might & Magic X Legacy now on Steam as Early Access title

Might and Magic X (PC) Steam Early Access Announcement - Screenshot 1

Might & Magic X Legacy has become the latest addition to Steam Early Access. Ubisoft has announced that gamers who pre-order the Deluxe Edition, available online through Steam and uPlay, can now play the entire first act of Legacy. By being an Early Access title, players can try the game out and give developer Limbic feedback as they continue to work on the remaining acts. Gamers who try the game and want to offer their thoughts can keep in contact at the Open Dev Blog.

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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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Rayman Legends announced for PC, screenshots release

Rayman Legends (360, PC, PS3, Wii U) PC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has announced that Rayman Legends will be available for PC. The Windows version will launch alongside the 360, PS3, PS Vita, and Wii U versions, and is being developed by Ubisoft Chengdu in cooperation with Ubisoft Montpellier. Legends is the follow-up to 2011’s Rayman Origins, and Ubisoft has announced that gamers who pre-order the digital version of Legends from UbiShop will receive the PC version of Rayman Origins for free.

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