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Assassin’s Creed Mega Bloks will let you build the perfect killing machine

Mega Brands and Ubisoft will release Assassin’s Creed branded Mega Bloks building sets later this year, the companies have revealed. The announcement offers no details about the sets though Ubisoft SVP of marketing and sales, Tony Key notes, “This…
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Ubisoft unveils Assassin’s Creed: Arena board game

Ubisoft recently announced a tabletop board game based on its Assassin’s Creed series. Titled Assassin’s Creed: Arena, the game is intended for up to four players and has a relatively complex set of rules, which explains the age 15+ recommendation by…
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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag ‘Guild Of Rogues’ DLC Now Available

Assassin's Creed IV: Black flag debuted new DLC today.

If you enjoy playing Black Flag's multiplayer, you're in luck as new DLC entitled, Guild of Rogues is now available. 

Guild of Rogues adds three new characters: the siren, stowaway, and shaman. The siren wields a navy saber and uses her appearance to distract foes. The stowaway is a bit more lax, but has plenty of practice with fist fights. He's extremely agile and can wield a gun, being an asset not only on land, but even more so at sea. The shaman, who carries a hatchet, is a composed fighter who uses supernatural aid to take down his enemies. 

Two new maps are also available for player to download starting February 17. Kingston is a young town with treetops overlooking it for assassin's to traverse. The covered alleyways of the residential districts also help for sneaking around. Charlestown was a fan-favorite map from Assassin's Creed III and is making a comeback. The map has lots of open space, a town church, and plenty of streets.

Check out the trailer below to get a glimpse:

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You can purchase the DLC for $ 2.99, or if it's free if you have a season pass.

For more information, visit assassinscreed.com/guild-of-rogues

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Assassin’s Creed 4 Guild of Rogues multiplayer DLC now available

Ubisoft has released its second batch of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag multiplayer DLC for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC platforms, expanding the game’s online competitive component with a collection of three new characters.

The “Guild of Rogues”…
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Assassin’s Creed 4 ships 10 million, Rocksmith 2014 hits a low note

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag has shipped 10 million units to the high seas, Ubisoft announced in its third quarter 2013 – 2014 report. The Just Dance franchise shipped 6 million units during the third quarter, “positioning it once again as the…
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Assassin’s Creed 4, Puppeteer among nominees for music awards

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announced the nominees for composers demonstrating “excellence in musical scoring” in 2013. The annual awards ceremony includes a gaming category, Best Original Score for a Video Game or…
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Ubisoft To Release Standalone Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry

Ubisoft is taking an interesting approach to its Assassin’s Creed IV expansion, Freedom Cry. As you might recall, the expansion puts Edward Kenway’s first mate, Adewale, in the spotlight.

During the adventure, Adewale is shipwrecked in Haiti, where vicious slave-trade plagues the local population. The package will be available for $ 14.99 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on February 18 and PC on February 25. If you'd rather pick up Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and play it as DLC, it will run you $ 10.

Curious about whether Freedom Cry is worth your time if you’ve not yet played Assassin’s Creed? Check out our impressions

 

Our Take
Ubisoft has been making some smart plays with its games. Packaging DLC as a standalone game follows the mini-AAA movement started by Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. Creative bundling like this offers a low-price entry (or return) to the Assassin's Creed series for those that haven't started or have strayed.

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This Week in Video Game Criticism: The morality of Assassin’s Creed

This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Joe Koeller on topics including morality in Assassin’s Creed and the origins of the JRPG. …


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Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry stands alone

Adewale, former slave and first mate of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag protagonist Edward Kenway, is gaining his freedom a second time with the announcement that Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry has broken free from its DLC shackles.

Now a stand-alone game, Freedom Cry follows Adewale, shipwrecked in 18th-century Haiti, as he struggles to raise a crew and ship to set sail away from the seething cauldron of slavery. Obviously, the game is set before the Haitian Revolution, the first successful slave revolt in the Americas that in turn gave birth to the the first black republic in the world.

Adewale finds himself drawn into the Maroon community, formed by runaway slaves, and in turn drawn into their struggle. Basically, it’s Roots meets Hitman. And, now that its not just add-on content for Black Flag, it’s a must buy for fans of powerful, emotional storytelling with a bit of the old ultraviolence.

Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry will be available as a stand-alone download on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on February 18 and for PC on February 25 for $ 14.99 USD.


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Ubisoft releasing Assassin’s Creed IV DLC as standalone game

Ubisoft plans to start selling Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry, the downloadable content pack for Assassin’s Creed IV, as a stand-alone downloadable title later this month. …


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