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Assassin's Creed Unity co-op trailer makes murder stylish

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Assassin's Creed Unity co-op trailer makes murder stylish

I’m not certain if I want to go back to regular Assassin’s Creed after the swashbuckling adventures of Black Flag, but the opportunity to jump across the Parisian rooftops with three buddies is certainly a tantalising one. 

Ubisoft’s got another stylish trailer for Assassin’s Creed Unity that’s probably not actually representative of the game but looks and sounds good anyway. Slap your eyes on it below. 

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The Watch_Dogs DLC Bad Blood plays better than the base game

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The Watch_Dogs DLC Bad Blood plays better than the base game

Watch_Dogs was divisive. Controversial. In all honesty, despite the stick it received, I really liked and admired its ambition. I liked its open world - I liked the paranoia it generated by having other hackers invade and track you. I loved its sense of prurient power: listening in on phone conversation, picking and choosing who to hack based on their background. 

But it had problems. The lead character, Aiden, was a fence-post in a trench-coat. The mid-game Enforcer bosses ruined the stealth combat. And it just didn’t feel like it was taking advantage of the tools it had created.

I’ve played about half of the game’s forthcoming DLC, Bad Blood. It feels better. Aiden is barely mentioned - you play as the far more interesting artist-demolition’s expert T-Bone. He is gruff and interesting, wears a bit too much denim, and looks like he needs a good wash. He has a new toy: a remote controlled car that can flit through small tunnels and ducts. 

But most importantly, in Bad Blood Ubi’s game designers have started to figure out how to expand on Watch_Dog’s core conceit: hacking.

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Assassin's Creed Unity's Heist missions make you a thief as well as an assassin

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Assassin's Creed Unity's Heist missions make you a thief as well as an assassin

With a name like Unity, it’s not surprise that Ubisoft is pushing the co-op aspect of the latest Assassin’s Creed. The Brotherhood mode has already been shown off, so now it’s time to delve into the Heist mode. 

Creative director Alex Amancio and an assassin chum slink through underground catacombs in order to steal some lovely Templar treasure in a new developer walkthrough. And it’s not at all clear why the entire mission can’t be completed solo. 

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Steak out: Watch Dogs' Bad Blood campaign makes a protagonist of T-Bone, does co-op

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Steak out: Watch Dogs' Bad Blood campaign makes a protagonist of T-Bone, does co-op

Bad Blood is a new excuse to career around future Chicago and fiddle with the bollards. It turns out Blume Corp whistleblower T-Bone boasts a skillset similar enough to Aiden’s that he can stand in for the great grumpykins in a whole new campaign.

At the end of the month, we’ll follow the anti-hippy hacker through 10 missions in new locations, and take on co-op contracts - a Watch Dogs first.

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Ubisoft will release three open-world games in the space of eight days

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Ubisoft will release three open-world games in the space of eight days

Ubisoft are good with numbers. That’s why their investors like them. But we suspect that, if the French publisher were to take a calculator and tot up the average hour-count of an Assassin’s Creed game on Steam, they’d find they’ve made a whoopsie.

The average PC gamer has time to potter about three open-world games in a year, if they’re lucky. But come November, Ubisoft are going to unleash three in just over a week.

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Put away your hidden blade: Assassin's Creed Unity delayed by two weeks

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Put away your hidden blade: Assassin's Creed Unity delayed by two weeks

I don’t think it’s wise to put much stock in Ubisoft’s release dates. Assassin’s Creed Unity now joins the vast majority of the publisher’s games to be hit with delays. It’s only a very short one, though. Instead of launching in October, it’s been pushed back a fortnight. In the US, folk will be able to get their hands on it come November 11th, while European, African and Middle Eastern customers will have to wait until November 13th. 

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Watch a man and his elephant go clay human shooting in Far Cry 4

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Watch a man and his elephant go clay human shooting in Far Cry 4

There’s a feverishness to Far Cry that seems to seep from the games into the Ubisoft staff making them. Executive producer Dan Hay has been working on the series for three and a half years, and has finally reached the Heart of Darkness. Or should that be Far Cry 4’s Shangri-La?

“You get to this point in the game where you leave the dev behind and become the player," he intones.

“You can pick up a grapple, you can grab a piece of meat and you can basically become a hunter, and you can climb on top of an elephant, you can get on top of a mortar and you can nuke guys from above."

There’s a little of that madness in the footage below.

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Ever imagined an Assassin's Creed MMO? Unity's producer has

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Ever imagined an Assassin's Creed MMO? Unity's producer has

In some ways, Assassin’s Creed is prime MMO material that wouldn’t be tarnished in translation: it’s already about bunny-hopping through a world filled with visible artifacts, that flicks on and offline without warning.

Vincent Pontbriand made the same point last week without any mean jokes at the MMO genre’s expense. The Assassin’s Creed Unity producer said he’d “love" to build a massively-multiplayer entry in the stealth-parkour series.

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The killing fields of Far Cry 4: from civil wars in forests to magical tigers in spirit realms

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The killing fields of Far Cry 4: from civil wars in forests to magical tigers in spirit realms

Far Cry 3’s islands were lovely, but most of the world was tropical forests and pristine beaches. In Far Cry 4, there are three distinct areas with their own challenges beyond chaps with guns. 

Ubisoft’s been showing off the diverse locations at Gamescom, but you can get a glimpse of the killing grounds without going to Cologne. 

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This Assassin's Creed Unity GamesCom trailer is bloodless and beautiful

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This Assassin's Creed Unity GamesCom trailer is bloodless and beautiful

Did you know? Assassin’s Creed Unity protagonist Arno is named after the noise you make when you trigger the wrong contextual action and send your robed killer hurtling off a church spire and into a courtyard full of imperialists.

There’s none of that going on in Ubisoft’s GamesCom demo. Instead, a series of vignettes revealing the texture of Parisian life that we’ll be pushing, shoving and shanking our way through.

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Hacker holiday: Watch Dogs leaves Chicago and visits Camden, New Jersey in new DLC

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Hacker holiday: Watch Dogs leaves Chicago and visits Camden, New Jersey in new DLC

Watch Dogs brand of shooting and hacking is leaving the city of Chicago and heading to Camden, New Jersey. The shift to a new city will arrive in the form of some new DLC, due out this autumn, according to the Watch Dogs Twitter account. 

The teaser image attached to the tweet notes that Camden had the highest crime rate in the US in 2012. “A 24/7 surveillance program is now in effect," it boasts, ominously. 

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Arno races the guillotine in a new Assassin's Creed Unity CG trailer

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Arno races the guillotine in a new Assassin's Creed Unity CG trailer

It’s always a little strange when new CG trailers get churned out for a game that we’ve already seen proper in-game footage of. Mind you, the latest CG trailer for Assassin’s Creed Unity is a smart one, with lots of flash and acrobatic shenanigans. 

It also introduces a woman, in case you were wondering is Unity would have any of them. Yep, there’s one. She needs to be rescued first, though. Ah. 

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Now you Siege me: here's 36 minutes of Rainbow Six footage

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Now you Siege me: here's 36 minutes of Rainbow Six footage

Rainbow Six Siege was the toast of E3 - and the single family home map on show has become so familiar in subsequent streams that some of us could probably find our way downstairs to the fridge for a snack in the middle of the night.

But that’s okay. Ubisoft Montreal’s maps will have to offer enough variety in approach to withstand not several playthroughs, but several hundred. And this one’s doing just fine so far.

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Ubisoft reveal the "worlds apart" districts of Assassin's Creed Unity's Paris

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Ubisoft reveal the "worlds apart" districts of Assassin's Creed Unity's Paris

Paris! It’s the city of love - so long as you stick to the neat gardens of Le Marais, plant your fingers in your ears and sing Clair de lune at the top of your voice. On the other side of the river, the mob tip carriages back and forth until their passengers spill out onto the cobbles. An assassin, as ever, lives in the space between.

Here’s everything Ubisoft have told us about the diverse districts of Assassin’s Creed Unity’s open world thus far.

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Assassin's Creed Unity's redesigned engine sounds promising

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Assassin's Creed Unity's redesigned engine sounds promising

Ubisoft’s pretty chuffed with the tech behind Assassin’s Creed Unity. And well they might, because at a glance, it does seem fairly impressive - at least in terms of creating a lively, detailed city. 

Creative director Alex Amancio lends his voice to a video breaking down the improvements brought about by Ubisoft Montreal and the redesigned game engine, including buildings that are no longer just facades and more fluid movement when travelling and in a fight. Take a gander below. 

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Assassin's Creed Unity to be overseen by Ubisoft's new Chief Parkour Officer

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Assassin's Creed Unity to be overseen by Ubisoft's new Chief Parkour Officer

Ubisoft have appointed a new Chief Parkour Officer. Rather than promote a fleet-footed executive from within, they’ve hired on noted freerunner Michael ‘Frosti’ Zernow. He’ll advise on the imminent Assassin’s Creed Unity.

“I’ve been a long-time fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and it’s one of the few highly visible examples of parkour that attracts younger athletes to the sport every year," said Zernow of his role.

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Assassin's Creed Unity celebrates Bastille Day with murder

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Assassin's Creed Unity celebrates Bastille Day with murder

While the French celebrate Bastille Day, remembering the storming of the Bastille and the subsequent uprising, the rest of us can just watch a new Assassin’s Creed Unity trailer, showing off new single-player footage and lots of jumping and murdering interspersed with hyperbolic accolades from E3. 

Take a gander at the video below. 

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