The “I can’t believe it’s not Classical Greece!” Assassin’s Creed Odyssey trailer.

It seems to be in the same vein as Assassin’s Creed: Origins.

The Assassin’s Creed franchise is odd for me, because I’ve played a lot of them, but only ever finished Black Flag.  It’s not that I don’t like the games; I just get bored with them eventually.  AC Origins, I got bored with early.  I’m getting the feeling that I’m going to get bored with Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey fairly quickly, too.

I’ll probably still buy it, though.

Assassin’s Creed franchise in the middle of a Midweek Madness Steam sale.

66% off for their titles. I can tell you, truly: Assassins Creed Syndicate is worth the sixteen bucks, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag would also be worth the sixteen bucks, let alone the less than seven that they’re asking for*. Black Flag will let you do pretty much everything that you want to do with a pirate ship, sometimes in a howling rainstorm with waterspouts and riptides. I had a lot of fun playing that game. Continue reading Assassin’s Creed franchise in the middle of a Midweek Madness Steam sale.

Ubisoft to announce new Assassin’s Creed at E3.

It’s going to be coming in during this fiscal year: that probably means October or November of 2017, based on how they typically release Assassin’s Creed titles.  No formal confirmation yet that it’s going to be called “Empire” or that it features Ancient Egypt, but that’s the way to bet. I also assume that the two-year gap in games is due to the lack of success in the Assassin’s Creed movie, which I meant to go see, really. Yeah, I know: that makes me part of the problem.

New ‘Assassin’s Creed’ trailer.

Why do I have the sneaking suspicion that we’re going to be seeing a lot more of the 21st Century than the 15th in this movie?

Right: because there’s clearly all sorts of conflict going on in the ‘present-day’ scenes, and that means that there’s going to have to be a lot of screen time devoted to that conflict.  Which would not be so bad if this was Assassin’s Creed the Netflix series.  But in Assassin’s Creed the movie it suggests that we’re going to have a limited amount of time in which to see dudes jump into haybales.

The Assassin’s Creed movie will be bilingual.

I’m mildly surprised. I expected the Assassin’s Creed movie to be all in English, too – but the historical bits will be subtitled: “Speaking with Total Film, which also revealed a new cover for the movie, director Justin Kurzel revealed the scenes will be in Spanish.”  …Well, I’m assuming that the historical bits will be subtitled. You can’t expect an audience to follow 15th century Spanish, relative lack of linguistic drift since then or no*. Heck, I wonder if the Spanish translation of this movie would have subtitles.

At any rate, I remember Assassin’s Creed 2 doing this with Italian, so it’s not unprecedented.  …Man, I really should pick up Syndicate.  I keep meaning to; maybe it’ll hit Steam sale soon.

Moe Lane

*As I understand it, Spanish hasn’t shifted as much as English has in the last half-thousand years or so.

There’s going to be an Assassin’s Creed movie?

There’s going to be an Assassin’s Creed movie. I somehow missed this.  Trailer supposed to drop today or tomorrow officially: but since I’m about to publish this and take the kids to school, people will then leak the trailer to the Internet within the next five minutes.

Like they do.

(Via @TheSenator)

Moe Lane

PS: Seriously, did I miss this entirely? Or did I see it, and have just forgotten because I need more coffee? It’s a puzzler.

Has Assassin’s Creed already peaked?

I mean, don’t get me wrong: I played the heck out of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. But I didn’t pick up Assassin’s Creed Unity, once I heard that the game wasn’t really all that great. And now Assassin’s Creed Syndicate seems to be going in a decidedly different direction here:

Is that good news, or bad?