Monday, May 29, 2006

Assassin's Creed First Look

1up's Best of E3, Gamespy's ps3 game of the show, IGN.com Best action game of E3, Gamespot's editor's choice winner, Gametrailers best of E3.

Impressive I think you'll agree, and while at present only tagged as a ps3 release, there is increasing speculation (given that the game is set for a 2007 release), that Ubisoft will announce a xbox360 version in due course.

Chief executive officer at Ubisoft’s Montreal studio said about the franchise “Assassin’s Creed’s ..... will captivate audiences and affect them on the same level as an epic novel or film.” Course he would say that, but given the accolade's above it appears he may not be too far off the mark.

The first game in the Assassin's Creed franchise is set in 1191 AD (ah! I feel right at home), when the Third Crusade is tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, the Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict.

Eurogamer have compared the game to "the best bits of Oblivion, Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, Thief, Hitman and even GTA" rolled into one. Time to start another piggybank then.

Eurogamer impressions

IGN impressions
Gamespot's impressions
Official Website with screenshots, trailer and wallpaper
Dailygame impressions
The 360 speculation from teamxbox

Update latest screens August15th from playfrance.com

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5 comments:

DEITRIX said...

I watched a couple videos on this and one video interview and it looks and sounds amazing!!

I would really like to get my hands on a ps3 by the time this is out if at all possible..?
Unless they do realease it for the 360? Which would be nice because I want to hold out on dropping the $800 for a ps3 and games for as long as possible.

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Juuso - Game Producer said...

All these games sure look great, and it's nice to hear something different than simple FPS game "epic novel or film" sounds great - and the "the best bits of Oblivion, Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, Thief, Hitman and even GTA" even better.

The Elderly said...

Greetings Deitrix, Jusso, toes crossed for a 360 release, medieval setting is refreshing, If it's anything like thief with oblivion interaction, I'll be a happy chicken. I do beleive i'm salivating, must be the medication.

now going into elderly progamming mode, expect a deitrix link shortly

DEITRIX said...

Looks great! Thanks.

The Elderly said...

the original art is noteworthy, well done