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  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed Fashion Watch

    With two new Assassin's Creed titles ( Unity and Rogue ) out this week, the shadowy brotherhood's ranks continue to grow. But do these lethal freedom fighters still have what it takes to protect humanity from the mind-controlling Templars? Join us as we rate every main assassin from the series... More
  • Blog Post: Composer Sarah Schachner On Assassin's Creed Unity's Soundtrack

    Sarah Schachner is a rapidly rising star in the soundtrack world thanks to her work on the Ubisoft franchises Assassin's Creed and Far Cry. We recently spoke with her about the soundtrack to the upcoming Assassin's Creed Unity. What's your background in music? Were you musical as a child... More
  • Blog Post: Five Open-World Game Essentials

    Open-world games are here to stay. This new generation has already embraced this genre with titles Watch Dogs, Infamous: Second Son, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Even more of these games are coming; Sunset Overdrive launches today, while Assassin's Creed Unity, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Of The Most Iconic Outfits In Video Games

    As the old adage absolutely does not go, clothes maketh the game character. The way a character is garbed can make or break their personality as well as their appearance. Deciding how a character is uniquely clad is like a PR move in itself, presenting the character as the sum of their parts. Inspired... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion - Is It Worth Getting Excited About The Next Wave Of Video Game Movies?

    I always get a little more excitable when San Diego Comic-Con rolls around. While I love reading about the intricate booths and seeing pictures of fans’ meticulously constructed cosplay outfits, my favorite thing to do is read panel recaps. Since the four-day event has evolved into a celebration... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring The Concept Art In Assassin's Creed Rogue

    A few days ago, we shared a guided tour of the concept art for Ubisoft Montreal's Assassin's Creed Unity. Today, we're doing the same with an eye toward the other upcoming game in the franchise, Assassin's Creed Rogue. Unlike Unity, which is set in Paris during the French Revolution,... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring The Concept Art Of Assassin's Creed Unity

    Establishing the themes and mood for games in concept art is essential. These ideas often give birth to even more creative implementations. Assassin's Creed Unity is no different. The French Revolution drove much of its initial art and introduced some of the important conflicts the writers wanted... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Largest Crowd Assembled In Assassin's Creed Unity

    During E3 2014, Ubisoft showed off its new gameplay footage of Assassin's Creed Unity that had a crowd of 5,000 NPCs gathered around a guillotine. We were all very impressed, but had no idea that was just a fraction of what the game's engine was capable of. While visiting Ubisoft Montreal for... More
  • 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
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