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UBISOFT® UNVEILS ASSASSIN’S CREED® IV BLACK FLAG COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS FOR EMEA TERRITORIES

LONDON, UK — March 25, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft® announced details for the Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag Collector’s Editions, available exclusively in EMEA territories for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Nintendo Wii U™ system and Windows PC versions of the game, along with a new online VIP program called THE WATCH. The editions are as follows (full details below):

·         The Black Chest Edition (Uplay exclusive)

·         The Buccaneer Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & GameStop in Ireland)

·         The Skull Edition (available UK market-wide)

·         The Special Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Xtravision in Ireland)

THE WATCH: A new VIP program accessible as a pre-order bonus

In addition to exclusive bonus in-game content for customers who pre-order, a unique activation code will also be provided via select UK retail (Game, Amazon and GameStop in Ireland) or Uplay, granting access to the Assassin’s Creed VIP program: THE WATCH. THE WATCH offers unique content that goes deeper into the Assassin’s Creed universe, granting exclusive access to additional information, bonus content, rewards and the opportunity to take part in an exclusive quest designed specifically for VIP members. Customers who register for THE WATCH will become a member of a select community of Assassin’s Creed fans who can participate in online discussions, upload their own content and compare their skills and achievements! More information can be found here:http://www.assassinscreed.com/thewatch

A new high quality figurine, Edward Kenway: The Assassin Pirate, is also available for pre-orders starting today on Uplay, displaying Edward in a Mayan ruin, ready to fire his guns at his opponents. This premium collectible item will also include bonus in-game weapons and skins and will be on sale in October 2013.

Collector’s Edition Details

The Black Chest Edition (Uplay exclusive)

This prestigious edition includes everything a true Assassin’s Creed fan could desire and a very limited quantity is available for pre-order exclusively via Uplay by visiting:http://shop.ubi.com/AC4BF

-       Premium Quality 55 cm Diorama of Captain Edward on the Jackdaw’s Bow

-       Exclusive SteelBook™

-       High-quality artbook

-       The official soundtrack

-       2 Lithographs in their protective envelope

-       2 canvas prints

-       All existing additional Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Unlockable In-Game Content, including single player missions, skins and weapons

-       Collector’s box

-       Physical pirate booty:

o    Parchment world map

o    An original Black Flag replica

The Buccaneer Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Gamestop in Ireland)

This premium edition offers a selection of essential physical and digital items for fans:

-       Premium Quality Edward Kenway Figurine on the Jackdaw’s Crow’s Nest

-       High-quality artbook

-       The official soundtrack

-       2 Lithographs in their protective envelope

-       Collector’s box

-       Additional Unlockable In-game Content

The Skull Edition (UK market-wide)

This edition includes physical and digital content for the Assassin’s Creed enthusiast:

-       Collector Jumbo Steel Case

-       High-quality artbook

-       The official soundtrack

-       2 Lithographs in their protective envelope

-       Unlockable In-game Content

The Special Edition (exclusive to Game in the UK & Xtravision in Ireland)

This special edition will be available at the standard price and includes unlockable in-game content only available at game launch.

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit: assassinscreed.com andfacebook.com/assassinscreed.

ASSASSIN’S CREED® III - THE TYRANNY OF KING WASHINGTON EPISODE 2 “THE BETRAYAL” AVAILABLE TODAY

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHF5yE92iwM

         

London, UK — March 19, 2013 —Today, Ubisoft® announces the launch of The Betrayal, the second episode in the three-part Assassin’s Creed III – The Tyranny of King Washington downloadable content series, on Microsoft’s Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and Windows PCs. This episode will be available for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system starting tomorrow, March 20.

The Betrayal continues the next chapter in hero Ratonhnhaké:ton’s war against the mad King George Washington, taking gamers to Boston to find an unlikely ally. Ratonhnhaké:ton will discover a new ability- the power of the eagle, which empowers him to quickly fly across short distances and hone in on enemies for precise and brutal assassinations.

The final episode of Assassin’s Creed III – The Tyranny of King Washington: The Redemption will release on April 23 for the Microsoft’s Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and Windows PCs, and April 24 on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

All episodes of the Tyranny of King Washington are available through the Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass, which is available for purchase for 2400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or £23.99 on the PlayStation Network and Windows PC. Season Pass provides access to all Assassin’s Creed III downloadable content packs.  Each episode of The Tyranny of King Washington will be available for purchase separately as a single DLC pack for 800 Microsoft points or £7.99.

All Assassin’s Creed III downloadable content packs will also be available on the Wii UTM through the Nintendo eShop.

Assassin’s Creed III is now available on PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and the Nintendo Wii UTM. For Windows PC gamers, the Assassin’s Creed III Deluxe Edition is available as a digital download and includes all future downloadable content.

Assassin's Creed 3 - Tyranny Of King Washington - Official Eagle Power Trailer         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl6MemKYswo

The Tyranny of King Washington Draws Near

The First Episode of Assassin’s Creed® III – The Tyranny of King Washington: 

Assassin’s Creed® III - The Tyranny of King Washington: The Infamy Now Available 

London, UK — February 19, 2013 —Today, Ubisoft® announces the launch of The Infamy, the first episode in the three-part Assassin’s Creed III – The Tyranny of King Washington downloadable content series, on Microsoft’s Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and Windows PCs. This episode will be available for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system starting February 20.

In the first episode of the Tyranny of King Washington series, our hero, Ratonhnhaké:ton, awakens from an unsettling dream to find that, despite his efforts to deliver justice in the newly-founded United States of America, a new king has been crowned – George Washington. The Infamy will take gamers through the beginning of the journey to dethrone King Washington.

Assassin’s Creed III – The Tyranny of King Washington will resume in two more episodes:

·         The Betrayal releasing on March 19 for the Microsoft’s Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and Windows PCs, and March 20 on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system

·         The Redemption releasing on April 23 for the Microsoft’s Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and Windows PCs, and April 24 on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

The three upcoming episodes of the Tyranny of King Washington are available through the Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass, which is available for purchase for 2400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or £23.99 on the PlayStation Network and Windows PC. Each episode of The Tyranny of King Washington will be available for purchase separately as a single DLC pack for 800 Microsoft points or £7.99.

All Assassin’s Creed III downloadable content packs will also be available on the Wii UTM through the Nintendo eShop.

Assassin’s Creed III is now available on PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and the Nintendo Wii UTM. For Windows PC gamers, the Assassin’s Creed III Deluxe Edition is available as a digital download and includes all future downloadable content.

                                                                                                About Assassin’s Creed III:

Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratonhnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Gamers become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experience in the franchise to date.

Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier and bustling colonial towns to the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army and the tumultuous high seas. Assassin’s Creed III features unprecedented scope and scale.

For more information on Assassin’s Creed III, please visit the Assassin’s Creed Official Website: http://www.assassinscreed.com

Ubisoft® Announces Assassin’s Creed® III’s The Battle Hardened Downloadable Content

Second downloadable content for Assassin’s Creed III available today

London, UK — January 8, 2012 — Today, Ubisoft announced that the second Assassin’s Creed III downloadable content pack, The Battle Hardened, is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and will be available on January 9 on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and January 15 on Windows PC. The pack is available for £7.99 on PC and PlayStation®3, or 800MSP on Xbox 360®.

The Battle Hardened pack extends the Assassin's Creed III multiplayer experience with new playable characters and maps:

·         Three multiplayer characters including the influential Governor, the resilient Highlander and the fearsome Coyote Man

·         Three multiplayer maps including Charlestown, Fort St-Mathieu and Saint Pierre

The Battle Hardened pack is included in the Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass, which includes all five downloadable content packs to gamers owning the original game. The Season Pass provides more than 25% savings versus purchasing the DLC separately. Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass is available for purchase for 2400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or £23.99 on the PlayStation®Network. It can also be purchased at GAME in the UK.

Future Assassin’s Creed III downloadable content will feature “The Tyranny of King Washington,” an all-new single-player campaign told through three episodic content packs that lets gamers experience an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution.

It’s 1783 and the American Revolution is over, but the true battle is just beginning. Blinded by a thirst for unlimited power, George Washington has declared himself King. Now, our new hero Ratohnhaké:ton must dethrone the tyrant and return freedom to the land.

All Assassin’s Creed III downloadable content packs will also be available on the Wii UTM.

Assassin’s Creed III is now available on PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and the Nintendo Wii UTM. For Windows PC gamers, the Assassin’s Creed III Deluxe Edition is available as a digital download and includes all future downloadable content.

This is a first look at this new game from UBISOFT. A more detailed review
will follow soon, but until then I am happily indulging myself in the game and
taking notes (when I remember) to add.
For now, the best thing you can do is go get yourself a copy and involve yourself
in the American revolution; you'll be sorry if you wait to read the next part of
this review when you could have been playing it already.

ASSASSIN'S CREED III is a superbly engineered look at the beginning of
America as we know it. You play anm assassin called Connor (pity the author
couldn't come up with a more original name - Connor being famous for Highlander
of course) and you have all the skills associated with assassins past. However you
still have to go through about an hour or so of "practice" game play, learning how
to move, run, jump, fight again, or at least refreshing these actions in your mind.

So after about 70 minutes the boat sails into harbour (or harbor if you are an American
reading this) and the titles begin to roll - the game is about to start.

You are Connor, the warrior son of a Native American mother and
British father. As a bloody revolution draws ever nearer, your clan
is threatened by a powerful group seeking to crush the American
revolution and control the thirteen colonies.

This may be the beginning of the America we know today, but the history we have
learned is about to be stood on its head as Connor interacts in various and nefarious
ways with some of the most amazing and influential characters from the late 1700s.

The chilling thing is that although I know little of this History I am actually recognising
who these characters are before they give their names on-screen.

In Assassin’s Creed III Connor will battle his enemies not only on land,
but also on the high seas aboard his stalwart vessel, The Aquila.

There is so much scope for exploration as well asw action that anyone who plays this in a linear
fashion is really missing out on a lot of wonderful possibilities. This is a game to watch as well as
play. In fact at times I was left wondering if the producers had actually forgotten that this was a game
for players to interact with, such was the intensity and excellence of the video. The opening hour is
more movie than game and normally I would complain about this, but even as I waited, itching to get
into the actiuon, I was also fully focussed on the story unfolding before me with a little help from me
on occasion. Of course as the game gets going so there is more to do than just watch animated scenes,
although they are still a good part of the production.

America is an awfully big place (sometimes it can be just awful and big) and Connor gets to traverse a
whole lot of it, seeing different towns, different styles and different weather conditions, all of which have
a major part to play.
 

I'm going back to playing now, watch this space (or better still go play the game)......


 

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