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  • Blog Post: Designing The Future Of Assassin's Creed

    We hope you've enjoyed our month of coverage on Assassin's Creed Rogue and Unity , and we're closing things out with a look to the future. While visiting Ubisoft Montreal for our cover story, we spoke with the creative director and brand content manager for the series, Jean Guesdon, about... More
  • Blog Post: The Five Biggest Narrative Missteps In Assassin's Creed

    I was obsessed with Assassin’s Creed’s fiction, going as far to create a blog that dissected the mysteries and conspiracies embedded in this fascinating lore. Game Informer’s readers put it under the microscope as well, opening my eyes to an array of different potential futures for... More
  • Blog Post: The Unexpected Joy Of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    Much of my time in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag unfolds as such: I return to my ship, and a smile creeps across my face when my crew uproariously celebrates my return. I open my map and pinpoint an area of the seas I haven’t charted yet. I point my ship in that direction and set sail.... More
  • Blog Post: Quitting Assassin's Creed (For The Moment)

    I only played the beginning of the first Assassin's Creed title before losing interest. I don't remember turning away from it in disgust; I probably just got absorbed in something else more interesting at the time. I was slightly surprised, then, when I became excited for Assassin's Creed... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things We Want To See In Assassin’s Creed

    I haven’t yet played Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, other than some brief time with multiplayer at E3 earlier this year. Nonetheless, I’m a big fan of the franchise, and I’m always excited to hear about what Ubisoft is going to do next. With that in mind, here are five things... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Why I’m Happy About Watch Dogs’ Delay

    Confession: I silently celebrate when some games are delayed. I sighed with relief when I heard Ubisoft’s ambitious open-world hacking game, Watch Dogs, was delayed earlier this week . I’m not some Grinch who finds joy imagining the game missing from a hopeful gamer’s Christmas stocking... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference

    To spare you an hour of executives reading scripts and Aisha Tyler trying her hardest to be entertaining, we wanted to share our gut-reaction impressions of Ubisoft's E3 2013 press conference. Game Informer's Kim Wallace and Kyle Hilliard were slightly underwhelmed, but some interesting game... More
  • Blog Post: The True History Of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

    We speak with Colin Woodard, the historian who literally wrote the book on the golden age of piracy. His insight offers plenty of hints about what to expect in the upcoming game. Colin Woodard is no stranger to the world of pirates. His 2008 book, The Republic of Pirates , is a thorough and fascinating... More
  • Blog Post: How Wind Waker and Red Dead Redemption Informed Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    While the gut reaction when seeing an Assassin's Creed game set during the golden age of piracy is to assume the team looked to the Pirates of the Caribbean for inspiration, but the team at Ubisoft Montreal is going for a much more grounded approach for Black Flag. With inspirations ranging from... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring The Open World Of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    Last year at E3, Ubisoft surprised the world with the reveal of full-fledged naval combat in Assassin's Creed III. While beautiful and entertaining, commanding a boat was limited to relatively brief and isolated missions. With Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the team at Ubisoft Montreal is blowing... More
  • Blog Post: Why Pirates? Assassin's Creed IV's Developers Explain The New Setting

    By now you've probably heard that the next installment of the Assassin's Creed series will put you in the role of Connor's grandfather as he builds up a pirate crew and sails the Caribbean sea, but why? With a universe that can take you to any point in history, what was so attractive about... More
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