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Ubisoft aims to launch a mobile Assassin’s Creed MMORPG in China

Ubisoft and Chinese mobile game publisher OurPalm have come to an agreement that will see the pair collaborating on a mobile MMORPG for China based on Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise. …


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Get A First Look At McFarlane’s New Assassin’s Creed III Connor Figure

It may have been a few years since Assassin's Creed III hit PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC, but artists and toy manufacturers are far from finished paying tribute to the game's protagonist Connor. Iconic company McFarlane Toys is readying its latest crack at Connor with a new 7-inch figure that features the 18th century assassin with his iconic assassin robe and beloved bow and arrow.

The figure was sculpted using 3D models straight from Assassin's Creed III to ensure the most accurate portrayal of Connor possible. The figure also includes a base for easy display.

Connor is figure number 5 in the McFarlane Color Tops Red Wave line. Other figures featured in this line include various characters from AMC's The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. If you're looking forward to getting your own miniature Connor, you can look forward to picking this figure up this summer for $ 19.99. For more information on McFarlane Toys, you can head to their Facebook page.

Check out the full figure shots below. 

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Assassin’s Creed Busts Revealed, Available For Pre-Order

Ubisoft unveiled the newest creations from its line of "Ubicollectibles" today. These include busts of Altair and Ezio, as well as a new Leap of Faith figurine.

The Altair bust has been sculpted with the master assassin's original colors as well as a limited "Bronze Edition." Ezio's bust has been reproduced as he appears in Assassin's Creed Revelations, and the Leap of Faith figurine features him diving from the top of a collapsed church. Take a look at all four in the gallery below.

The busts have been listed for pre-order and will be available on July 5, while the Leap of Faith figurine is available now. The Leap of Faith figurine is currently out of stock, but it retails for $ 59.99. The busts range in price from $ 39.99 to $ 49.99. All of these items can be purchased through the UbiWorkshop Store.

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Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell Movies Already In Line For Sequels

The film adaptations of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell properties might become franchises before their first movies are even released. Variety reports that the films' production company is hoping to give both IPs the "sequel treatment."

New Regency is producing both movies while the Taiwanese corporation Catchplay is co-financing them. The CEO of Catchplay recently said that the films are "both adaptations of successful Ubisoft games and would make for ideal sequels."

The upcoming Assassin's Creed movie is in post-production, and will be released in theaters across the world on December 21. Splinter Cell is set to star Tom Hardy in the lead role, and is predicted to see release in 2017.

[Source: Variety]

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Win Three Signed McFarlane Toys Assassin’s Creed Figures Before You Can Buy Them

McFarlane Toys is getting ready to release a new batch of Assassin’s Creed figures next month. And we have a few you can win before you can buy them in stores.

The trio of new figures appearing in McFarlane's Series 5 feature three different heroes. Assassin’s Creed II, Brotherhood, and Revelations star Ezio Auditore appears in his Il Tricolore outfit.

Assassin’s Creed III’s Connor will be available in his unhooded Revolutionary costume. Finally, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s Jacob Frye rounds out the series in his patriotic Union outfit.

These won’t be available to purchase until mid-April, but you can win them this week. The best part? Each of the prizes will be signed by Todd McFarlane.

In order to win, leave a comment below and tell us what your favorite Assassin’s Creed game is and why. One entry per person, please. 

You’ve got until Friday, March 25 at 12 p.m. Central. We’ll contact winners via direct message to collect your info once selected.

Good luck!

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Win Three Signed McFarlane Toys Assassin’s Creed Figures Before You Can Buy Them

McFarlane Toys is getting ready to release a new batch of Assassin’s Creed figures next month. And we have a few you can win before you can buy them in stores.

The trio of new figures appearing in McFarlane's Series 5 feature three different heroes. Assassin’s Creed II, Brotherhood, and Revelations star Ezio Auditore appears in his Il Tricolore outfit.

Assassin’s Creed III’s Connor will be available in his unhooded Revolutionary costume. Finally, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s Jacob Frye rounds out the series in his patriotic Union outfit.

These won’t be available to purchase until mid-April, but you can win them this week. The best part? Each of the prizes will be signed by Todd McFarlane.

In order to win, leave a comment below and tell us what your favorite Assassin’s Creed game is and why. One entry per person, please. 

You’ve got until Friday, March 25 at 12 p.m. Central. We’ll contact winners via direct message to collect your info once selected.

Good luck!

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Take A First Look At The Upcoming Comic Series Assassin’s Creed: Templars

A new ongoing Assassin’s Creed series from Titan Comics will be released later this month. Templars will be the second monthly series from the publisher set in the Assassin’s Creed universe.

Assassin’s Creed: Templars is set in Shanghai in 1927. The conflict between the Chinese Communist Party and the Nationalist government will set the backdrop for the series. Fred Van Lente, the writer of Marvel Zombies 3 and 4, is handling the script. Dennis Calero, the illustrator behind Marvel’s 2006 X-Factor series, will pencil the book.

Assassin’s Creed: Templars hits shelves on March 23. For a first look at the book’s interior, check out the gallery below.

Assassin's Creed is also receiving a movie adaptation, which is currently in post-production. For $ 600, you can also get a statue of the film’s lead character with your ticket.

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Analyzing the HUD-less design of Assassin’s Creed

“The first Assassin’s Creed was designed to be playable fully without any HUD elements. I’m talking no map, markers, icons, controls. The addition of HUD in the game was clearly a late one.” …


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How Did Assassin’s Creed IV Art Get Into The Uncharted 4 Trailer?

This morning, Naughty Dog dropped an impressive-looking trailer for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Hidden inside though, was a surprising piece of artwork possibly created by another publisher.

Assassin’s Creed head of content Azaïza Aymar took to Twitter, posting the clip from the trailer and what appears to be another piece of art allegedly created by another publisher (timestamp 1:36 in the trailer). The concept piece in question may come from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

The difference appears to be only the removed character standing by the boat on the beach. We’ve reached out to Sony for comment or clarification. We've also approached Ubisoft for more information. We’ll update should we receive a response from either.

[Source: Azaïza Aymar on Twitter]

 

Our Take
While there has been an accusation levied, it is important to note that Sony has not had an opportunity to respond. It is possible that this was done with permission and is intended as an homage or collegial nod. This may seem nefarious on the surface, but until we have the entire story, which we continue to investigate, it is prudent not to jump to conclusions.

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Ubisoft promises big revenues, despite Assassin’s Creed taking a break

The big French publisher is expecting major things from its next fiscal year, despite a downtrend for the publisher and its star franchise’s vacation. …


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