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  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed’s Tech Master Leads Us Through The Series’ History

    Ubisoft has been developing Assassin’s Creed games for nearly a decade now, with the series spanning across two console generations. A lot has changed since those early days – those crowds of several dozen NPCs have certainly grown – but some aspects are the same. Ubisoft’s technical... More
  • Blog Post: Understanding The Story And Gameplay Of Assassin's Creed Rogue

    Last year's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was an odd entry in the series. Some players praised the game for its emphasis on freedom and exploration, while others longed for the more narrative-focused, city-based gameplay of previous entries. This year, Ubisoft is hoping to appease both ends... More
  • Blog Post: Can Assassin's Creed Unity Pull Off A Love Story?

    We've already focused on the new gameplay that can be found in Assassin's Creed Unity , but for last week we wanted to highlight the game's story. You can learn much more about the characters of Arno and Elise in our dedicated profiles that we posted. While visiting Ubisoft Montreal for our... More
  • Blog Post: Get To Know Elise From Assassin’s Creed Unity

    So far, we’ve only seen a small slice of Elise De LaSerre in her reveal trailer , but it was enough to get people speculating, especially the revelation that she’s a Templar. When we visited Ubisoft Montreal for our cover story , Ubisoft opened up about the enigmatic red-head and her role... More
  • Blog Post: The Man Behind Assassin's Creed Unity's Arno Dorian On Comedy And Motion-Capture Make-Outs

    Dan Jeannotte has a history of doing radio voice-over work, improvisational comedy, and even some small parts for other Ubisoft video games. But taking on the role of Arno Victor Dorian for Assassin's Creed Unity, of whom he provides the motion-capture and voice performance, is a big step up for... More
  • Blog Post: Get To Know Arno From Assassin’s Creed Unity

    Assassin’s Creed Unity takes place during the French Revolution, but that’s not the only battle new protagonist Arno Dorian has to face. The ideals and extremism of the time merely provide a compelling backdrop for Arno’s personal struggles. France is full of shades of gray, forcing... More
  • Blog Post: Get To Know Shay From Assassin’s Creed Rogue

    Assassin’s Creed Rogue has one of the most promising setups we’ve seen from the series so far: What would happen if a member of the Assassins had a change of heart and left the order? The game delves into what that act of betrayal means to the game’s protagonist, a man named Shay Patrick... More
  • Blog Post: Top 5 Remastered Collections We Want To Play

    Like the HD remakes of the last generation, it’s clear that remastered versions of popular games are going to be a part of this new generation. Gamers are eager to revisit more polished and refined experiences that they already know they love. Single-game releases – like Tomb Raider and The... More
  • Blog Post: Experience Assassin's Creed In First Person From Comic Con

    As part of Ubisoft's Comic Con presence, it set up a huge parkour training course outside of the convention for attendees to run and jump their way through. I decided to strap a camera to my face and give the entire thing a spin – including the 25 foot leap of faith finale at the end of the... More
  • Blog Post: Walking Dead's Tony Moore On Creating Rob Zombie’s Assassin’s Creed Unity Animated Short

    Tony Moore is best known for co co-creating The Walking Dead . He drew the comic's first six issues and its first 24 covers, but he has also worked on properties ranging across Battle Pope, Ghost Rider, Punisher, Venom, Deadpool, and many more. His latest project is a collaboration with Rob Zombie... More
  • Blog Post: Total Recall: Assassin’s Creed Announcement Trailers

    Earlier today, Ubisoft delivered a new trailer for the seventh major Assassin’s Creed game. The franchise has grown and matured quite a bit since it was first announced, so we thought we’d look back at how Ubisoft has evolved its unveilings of new series entries. Assassin’s Creed Announced... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In Assassin’s Creed

    In honor of the 4th of July, we’re examining another angle on the concept of freedom – the video games that gave us a sense of freedom through story, gameplay, and controls. For me, few games have offered such a revelatory experience of free movement and exploration as the first time I played... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming Disguises That Shouldn’t Work But Did

    Getting around without your enemies recognizing you is a key component in many games. Often times, our heroes don a disguise in order to hide their identities and sneak around. In some cases, however, the disguises are so weird or outlandish that they just shouldn’t work. We take a look at a few... More
  • Blog Post: What's The Future For The Last Generation's Big Franchises?

    As this past generation of home consoles prepares to ride off into the sunset, we thought it was an appropriate time to look back at new franchises that defined the past nine years in console gaming – and predict how likely it is they will continue in the future. [Note: this list is in alphabetical... 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: Opinion – Knowing When To End A Story

    We’ve all played games that we didn’t want to end. Saying goodbye to a beloved world or cast of characters is difficult, but it can be even harder to watch your favorite franchises degrade over time. Rather than close the book on a popular game, some publishers send extra installments shambling... More
  • Blog Post: Our Favorite Video Game Fan Art Of 2013

    From time to time, we like to highlight the work of artists on Game Informer who create impressive or innovative art based on the video games we love. Here's a collection of some of our favorites from 2013. Pokémon There are a lot Pokémon fans in the world, and as it turns out, a lot... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – How To Fix Yearly Sequel Fatigue

    A new series debuts. It's awesome! Sequel twelve months later. The developer took the criticism to heart; it's better than the first. Sequel twelve months later. The formula is starting to grow a little tired, but I still love this series. Sequel twelve months later...sequel twelve months later... More
  • Blog Post: The Good And Bad Of Black Flag's Freedom Cry DLC

    This year’s installment of Assassin’s Creed is still inspiring some gamers to sail the seas and terrorize merchant vessels, but many have already completed the story. Freedom Cry is Ubisoft’s invitation for players to return to the world of Black Flag. This single-player DLC puts you... 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
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