Next-Gen Assassin’s Creed: Unity Announced

The first completely next-gen or current-gen Assassin’s Creed is finally announced, say hello to Unity. If this ingame trailer is to be believed then whoa, we’re in for some stunning visuals in France. 

Assassin’s Creed IV Freedom Call available this week on PSN and XBL

Play as Adewale, an Assassin fighting to liberate slaves throughout the Caribbean, in this 4+ hour downloadable single player story.

Freedom Cry extends the award-winning Black Flag experience with a new self-contained nine mission story featuring Edward Kenway’s first mate, Adewale, who is forced to face his past and sets out to free slaves.

Once a pirate, now a trained Assassin and illustrious member of the brotherhood, Freedom Cry tells the story of Adewale 15 years after the end of Black Flag. Taking place in 18th century Haiti, Adewale will take his new crew and new set of weapons, including a machete and a blunderbuss, to assassinate enemies and free slaves, delivering merciless justice in plantations. When the fight goes to the seas, Adewale will command the Experto Crede, a fearsome brig that can take down the slavers in the Caribbean.

In Memoriam: Your Favourite Last Gen Moments

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With the Xbox One and the PS4 out in almost all markets, we can now officially - and with some sadness amidst the joy - usher in a new ‘current gen’ of gaming consoles. For some of you it may have been a long time coming (and gosh doesn’t 2005 seem like an age ago) and for others it may be too soon, but one thing is for sure: our 360s and PS3s sure got a lot of mileage. So as we embrace these new machines, with many of us perhaps still holding off for for the time being, our trusty old beloved machines clinging on for their dear lives, it’s time to reflect on our favourite moments of the generation now either entering its twilight or, for you lucky ones out there, already passed. Here are some of mine:

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GameDaze with Mike: Next-Gen Assassin’s

The PS4 is finally here and yes, it’s the first next-gen console I’ve decided to purchase. It was a tough call at times but the strange messaging that Microsoft has had on the Xbox One; it made my call a little bit easier. I will get an Xbox One at a later time, but for now I’m slowly coming to grips with the PS4 and the first next-gen version of the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise. Off the bat I have to give huge kudos to Ubisoft for making what is easily in my opinion one of the prettiest damn next-gen games. For a title that started its life as a current gen game, it’s making quite a debut on next-gen hardware. 1080p, high-res textures, DX11 effects and more all makes Black Flag a sight to behold.

You can still tell it’s current gen roots but damn if it does a fine job of hiding it fairly well. I’m still incredibly early in the game but so far it’s managed to bring together everything I love about the Assassin’s series (action/adventure/historic settings) and blend it with my love for all things pirates. It’s also nice to see that Edward Kenway doesn’t have the personality of a wet turnip, which let’s face it - many people had a problem with Connor. To be fair to Connor, he didn’t exactly have a lovely life so you can’t blame him for not being fun loving. One very small thing I just wanted to share was an email I received after registering my copy of Black Flag into Uplay. Seeing as I’ve played just about every Ass Creed game there is - there was a nice little video from the guys at UbiSoft saying thanks for supporting the series. It’s a small thing but made me smile. Here’s the video below. If you’re a fan of the AC franchise and are even mildly interested in another go through the Animus, I highly suggest giving it a go. Black Flag so far takes some risks with the franchise but also keeps a lot of the things that AC fans love. Sadly, one of them is not Ezio.  

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