Game News: Next Assassin’s Creed Could Go To Unexpected Place, Says Creative Director

For years now fans of the Assassin’s Creed series have speculated on which time periods and historic events could play host to future installments. But now Assassin Creed III’s creative director Alex Hutchinson has hinted that developer Ubisoft might be keen to take on a less popular choice of destination for their next adventure. Speaking in an interview with International Business Times, he said: “I think our goal would be to... Read More

Game News: Assassin’s Creed Series To End After Just One Or Two More Games?

The sheer volume of Assassin’s Creed titles in recent times has divided gamers – with some fans of the hugely-popular series hungry for more, and others claiming that it’s simply too much of a good thing. But now – with Assassin’s Creed 3 just around the corner – it has been claimed that there may not be many installments left. In an Ask Me Anything session over at Reddit, an individual claiming to be a Lead Developer... Read More

Game News: Assassin’s Creed 3 Features Personalised Base – And Mentor Called ‘Achilles’

Fresh details about Assassin’s Creed 3′s campaign have emerged, with the revelation that the Revolutionary War-set epic will feature a personalised base known as the ‘Homestead’ and a veteran assassin mentor named Achilles. In a new preview now online at Eurogamer, associate producer Julien Laferrière explains that the Homestead is “our take on the American Dream”, and that it allows you to “build your own... Read More

Opinion: Five New Games That Look Absolutely Mind-Blowing

Having enjoyed sneak previews and hands-on sessions with some of 2012’s biggest releases at PAX East, Jonathan Szafran picks out his five ‘ones to watch’… Over three days at the Boston Convention And Events Centre last weekend I took in all that PAX East had to offer, from the impressive cosplayers (including the now infamous Jessica Nigri) to the many previews and demos of high-profile new games. Although there were some real disappointments... Read More

Red Ring Brigade Radio – PAX East 2012 Edition

The RRBR team may have been gone awhile, but now we’re back – and having been in Boston for PAX East this past weekend, there’s much to discuss.  After three whole days of gaming, all-out nerdom inevitably followed: Day One: Assassins Creed 3, Max Payne 3, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Day Two: Wreckateer (XBLA), Borderlands 2, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance and other Square Enix titles Day Three: Nintendo 3DS games, Lollipop... Read More

Gaming News: Assassin’s Creed 3 Officially Unveiled

Following days of rumour, speculation and high-profile leaks, Ubisoft have finally unleashed the official details of Assassin’s Creed III – shedding light on the title’s new hero, game engine and release date, as well as hinting at important story elements and gameplay mechanics. Set for release on October 31st this year, Assassin’s Creed III takes place against the backdrop of the American Revolution and will star a half Native-American/half... Read More

Opinion: Five Things An Assassin’s Creed 3 American Revolution Should Have

With leaked artwork suggesting that an American Revolution setting for Assassin’s Creed 3 is indeed on the cards, Mark Butler takes a look at the things he’d most like to see this backdrop embrace. Is the artwork shown here conclusive evidence that Assassin’s Creed 3 will indeed be set during the American Revolution? Until Ubisoft’s official announcement is made we can’t be completely sure. But such a historical backdrop... Read More

Opinion: Assassin’s Creed 3 – Five Potentially Great Settings

With Assassin’s Creed 3 announced and speculation mounting about the game’s protagonist, plot and – perhaps most importantly – its setting, Mark Butler looks at five historical backdrops he’d be happy to see in the next installment. I don’t know about you, but I’m delighted Ubisoft have revealed that the third ‘full’ installment in their popular free-running, stealth-killing series will feature... Read More