Assassin’s Creed: Unity

As the smoke clears on the events that unfolded on Monday at the Notre-Dame de Paris, we stand in solidarité with our fellow Parisians and everyone around the world moved by the devastation the fire caused. Notre-Dame is an integral part of Paris, a city to which we are deeply connected. Seeing the monument in peril like this affected us all.

In light of Monday’s events, we will be donating €500,000 to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the Cathedral. We encourage all of you who are interested to donate as well. In addition, we want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame the best way we know how. For one week (April 17th to April 25th), we will be giving Assassin’s Creed: Unity away free on PC, for anyone who wants to enjoy it. You can download it now for Uplay PC HERE.

When we created Assassin’s Creed: Unity, we developed an even closer connection with this incredible city and its landmarks – one of the most notable elements of the game was the extraordinary recreation of Notre-Dame.

Video games can enable us to explore places in ways we never could have otherwise imagined. We hope, with this small gesture, we can provide everyone an opportunity to appreciate our virtual homage to this monumental piece of architecture.

Source: Blue’s News

The cancellation of season passes for Assassin’s Creed: Unity resulted in free DLC for the action/adventure sequel, but the release of new Secrets of the Revolution DLC on Steam provides the chance to buy additional content for the game, including missions, weapons, and gear. Here’s word:

The Revolution is not over, the people of Paris still need your help.

Discover the last secrets of the French Revolution with this pack including:

  • 3 missions: “The Chemical Revolution”, “The American Prisoner”, and “Killed by Science”
  • 8 weapons ranging from powerful rifles and pistols, to razor-sharp axes and swords
  • 6 pieces of gear to equip Arno with the finest and most resistant armor

Unlock the Secrets of Past French Kings

Today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Dead Kings is now available, free of charge, for all Assassin’s Creed: Unity players on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC, and will be released tomorrow January 14th on PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system in the UK.

After the events of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Arno’s quest for redemption leads him to the town of Saint-Denis, then known as Franciade. There he is sent on a mission that will take him to the depths of the city, an intricate network of catacombs and deep caves that hold the remains and best-kept secrets of past French kings. To uncover the dark mysteries that lie beneath the Basilica, Arno is equipped with a lantern to guide his way and will gain access to the Guillotine Gun, a powerful weapon made for both long-range destruction and deadly close-quarter combat.

In Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Dead Kings, players will encounter familiar faces including Napoleon and the Marquis de Sade, as well as a new enemy faction, the Raiders, merciless foes desecrating the catacombs. Players will also be able to embark on additional side quests including new Murder Mysteries, enigmas, and co-operative missions, where players can join forces for a heist mission and a special Brotherhood mission.

Both single-player and cooperative modes enable players to unlock new weapons, gear, and outfits that carry over between Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Dead Kings.

Check out the Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Dead Kings launch trailer here.

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Join Arno On A Journey To The Underground Tombs Of Former French Kings

Today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Dead Kings, the downloadable campaign that continues Arno’s story after the events of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, will be available for free to all purchasers of Assassin’s Creed: Unity for the Xbox One games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC on January 13, and on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on January 14 2015.

After the events of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Arno leaves Paris for Saint Denis, a mysterious city that holds the crypts of deceased French kings. Sent on a mission to the extensive underground of the Basilica, Arno will face a faction of new foes, the Raiders, populating its catacombs. Equipped with a lantern and a new powerful weapon, the Guillotine gun, Arno will have to navigate the dangerous passageways to uncover the darkest secrets of the city.

In addition to a fully-fledged main single-player campaign, Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Dead Kings also offers new open world activities and side missions, including new Murder Mysteries, enigmas and cooperative missions. Both single-player and cooperative modes enable players to unlock new weapons, gear and outfits that carry over between Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Dead Kings.

For more information and to view the Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Dead Kings trailer, please visit the official Assassin’s Creed website.

Source: Blue’s News

An Update on Assassin’s Creed: Unity from Yannis Mallat details a dramatic gesture from Ubisoft to compensate customers for launch problems with Assassin’s Creed: Unity along with word of the release of the promised third patch for the stealth/action game (thanks Guile). Word is they will now give the Dead Kings DLC to everyone who owns the game. They will also give season pass holders a free game, and while they say: “Season Pass holders will continue to have access to a variety of additional content, including Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China,” they also say: “We are discontinuing sales of the Season Pass.” All the details are in an Assassins Creed: Unity Offer FAQ, and here’s the overview:

We’ve been working hard to fix the problems players are reporting, and the patches we have released so far have resolved many of them. Today, we’re releasing our third patch, which fixes a variety of specific issues related to the game’s stability and performance, matchmaking and connectivity, gameplay and menus. You can find the release notes on that patch here: Patch 3 Notes

To show our appreciation for your continued support, we’re making the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity Dead Kings DLC free for everyone. For Season Pass holders, we will also offer the choice of one additional game from a selection of Ubisoft titles for free. More details on the offer for Season Pass holders can be found here: AC Unity FAQ

In addition to the latest patch and this offer, we are committed to delivering further fixes for other issues you’ve raised. In the meantime, please keep your feedback coming – it has been both humbling and incredibly helpful as we continue working hard to improve the overall quality of the game. We are hopeful that with these forthcoming updates, everyone will be able to truly enjoy their Assassin’s Creed Unity experience.

We will continue striving to make Assassin’s Creed one of the most ambitious and innovative franchises on the market, and we thank you for your continued loyalty and support.

By Marty Sliva, IGN

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is a game of impossible peaks and disappointing valleys. Its highs of movement, customization options, and just the city of Paris itself pierce the sky like the spire of Notre Dame. On a purely technical level, Unity is a marvel to walk through and admire. But at the same time, a lot of my journey through the French Revolution felt as cold and heartless as the darkest depths of the catacombs. I was never given a real reason to care about new Assassin Arno, or the events that transpired. Instead, I had to find my own fun throughout my 30 hours in Unity, which was generally easy to do in its large sandbox assassination scenarios. However, it’s a bit disappointing to see how few of the long-standing problems with the series have been solved by the upgrade to the new generation of gaming hardware.

Read on…

Ubisoft has announced the launch of  Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the latest installment of the award-winning franchise set against the backdrop of the chaos and brutality of the French Revolution, for the Xbox One games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

Set in a once-magnificent Paris, Assassin’s Creed: Unity plunges players into the terror of the 1789 French Revolution and features the most dense and immersive Assassin’s Creed city ever created. In this time of chaos and brutality, a young man named Arno, wounded by the loss of those he loved, sets out on a deadly path of redemption. Arno’s pursuit throws him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transforms him into a true Master Assassin.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity reinvents the franchise, starting with the core gameplay pillars that have defined the series from the beginning: navigation, stealth and combat. Players will carve their way through a stunning, full-scale open-world Paris, thanks to the power of the new Anvil engine, rebuilt from the ground up for new generation consoles. Players can channel their inner Assassin, customising weapons, equipment, outfits and specialised skills to match their play style.

In addition to the sprawling single-player campaign, players can join with up to three friends and take part in story-driven online co-op missions designed specifically for Assassins to play together. Skills and unique gear acquired in the single-player missions will be accessible in co-op and will define a player’s personalised Assassin’s style, whether emphasizing brute force, agility or stealth. Players will also select a unique co-op skill that will help the team survive, evade or fight more effectively to the benefit of the team.

More game information is available at the official Assassin’s Creed: Unity website.

Source: CVG

Ubisoft has released the Assassin’s Creed: Unity launch trailer. Primarily set during the French Revolution, the series’ first new-gen outing sees players embark on a quest for redemption in the violent and anarchic 18th century Paris. For a more detailed overview of the game’s key features, check out this seven minute Assassin’s Creed: Unity 101 trailer.

The Assassin’s Creed: Unity release date is November 11 in North America, November 13 in Europe and November 14 in the UK. The game will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Source: The UbiBlog

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is nearly here. In advance of the launch of the franchise’s first true steps into the new generation, we’ve got an info-packed new 101 trailer, detailing everything from customization to co-op to the city of Paris. It even has new details on the mysterious time anomaly feature in the game.

  • With 7 diverse districts, a near 1:1 scale, fully detailed interiors and the possibility of up to 5,000 NPCs on screen at a time, Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Paris promises to be the most immersive and systemic setting to date.
  • For the first time, you will be able to craft the perfect Assassin to suit your playstyle. From your clothing and weapons to your skills, this Assassin will be unique to you. The Arno you create will then be carried over into co-op for all your friends to admire.
  • Make use of the group skills when you’re trying out the co-op. Become a team healer or ammo supplier and help out your comrades. Everyone benefits from these perks. Create a balanced team to successfully take on the narrative-driven Brotherhood missions, the endlessly replayable Heist missions, or even just the free-roaming exploration of Paris.
  • Historical figures like Napoleon, the Marquis de Sade, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and Robespierre all play roles in Assassin’s Creed Unity. Some will be friends, some will be foes, but all will be more realistic than any characters seen before in Assassin’s Creed, thanks to the power of the Anvil engine’s character design and motion capture.
  • We recently revealed the new time anomaly feature in Assassin’s Creed Unity, though we provided very little information as to what exactly it is. Take a leap of faith into an unstable time anomaly and face Paris in a different time period – like the German occupation of Paris during World War II.

Source: The UbiBlog

All of Paris is your playground in Assassin’s Creed: Unity. All of it. We can’t tell you exactly what you’re seeing in the trailer (we want to leave you with some big surprises), but we can tell you it’s going to blow your mind. Get your first look at Unity’s time anomaly, a brand new feature in the Assassin’s Creed universe.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be available on November 11 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. You still have a chance to pre-order the game and receive the Chemical Revolution single-player mission. You can also pick up the Season Pass for access to the Dead Kings campaign and the standalone game Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, starring Shao Jun from Assassin’s Creed Embers.