Assassin's Creed Revelations

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The Assassin's Creed series, ranked

As Ezio one, two, three.

Assassin's Creed is a series all about history - well, that and stabbing people in the neck. So, for the release of Origins, we thought we'd celebrate by delving into the history of the series. It's a lot less messy than doing the stabbing in the neck thing ourselves.

Assassin's Creed: the story so far

Everything is permitted.

There will likely never be a better entry point to Assassin's Creed than Origins, released today. A prequel set a thousand years before the events of Assassin's Creed 1, Origins can be enjoyed as your first experience of the series.

Sainsbury's increases new game stock, launches sale

Sainsbury's increases new game stock, launches sale

"Customers can be assured they can get the most popular games from us."

Hot on the heels of news that GAME has entered administration, closed 277 stores and laid-off 2000 staff, supermarket chain Sainsbury's has announced increased stock of new games and significant price cuts.

Shoppers can pick up the following discounts, among others, from tomorrow:

PlayStation 3 console: £164.99 (was £199.99)

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Assassin's Creed Double Edition on EU PlayStation Store

Plus AC: Revelations, Rayman 3 HD, Amalur DLC.

Three Assassin's Creed games launch on the EU PlayStation Store this week, including last November's Revelations, available to download for the first time. Get it quickly - after the weekend it costs £49.99.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations The Lost Archive DLC details

Assassin's Creed: Revelations The Lost Archive DLC details

Subject 16 adventure set to reveal series backstory.

Upcoming Assassin's Creed: Revelations DLC pack The Lost Archive will detail the life of mysterious assassin Subject 16, otherwise known as Clay Kaczmarek.

Gameplay will take the form of narrative puzzle-platforming seen in Revelations' Desmond missions, which occur within the depths of the Animus - the series' virtual history-delving device.

A trailer posted by retailer Zavvi promises answers on Subject 16's identity and his relationship with other assassins in the series. Characters and settings past and present will cameo.

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Assassin's Creed: Revelations Lost Archive DLC release date

Assassin's Creed: Revelations Lost Archive DLC release date

Boot up the Animus again this month.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations' Lost Archive DLC will be released on 28th February for Xbox 360, Microsoft has just revealed.

The new expansion pack is named in the latest schedule of Xbox Marketplace content, posted on Microsoft mouthpiece Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's blog. PlayStation 3 and PC release dates will presumably be similar.

Assassin's Creed developer Ubisoft has yet to announce the content, but it is likely the same single-player DLC whose existence was leaked last week.

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Assassin's Creed 3 release date announced

Assassin's Creed 3 release date announced

Out in October. Has been in development for 3 years.

Assassin's Creed 3 launches on Tuesday, 30th October 2012, Ubisoft has announced.

Confirmation comes from an on-going investor call. No other details were announced, but Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot said the development team had been working on the game for three years.

"We will push the title a lot because it's a fantastic product that the team has been working on for three years," he said. "What we have seen is just fabulous."

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UK 2011 Modern Warfare 3 sales lower than 2010 Black Ops sales

UK 2011 Modern Warfare 3 sales lower than 2010 Black Ops sales

Adele heads list of last year's most popular entertainment.

Call of Duty game Modern Warfare 3 sold fewer copies than Black Ops in the UK in a comparable time frame.

In 2011, Modern Warfare 3 shifted 2,814,609 copies, the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has revealed (using data provided by weekly counter GfK Chart-Track).

In 2010, Black Ops shifted 3,266,298 copies.

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AC: Revelations Mediterranean Traveller Map Pack release date

The Mediterranean Traveller Map Pack for Assassin's Creed: Revelations will be available to download on January 24th, Ubisoft has announced.

It costs £7.99 on PlayStation 3 and PC, or 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360.

The Mediterranean Traveller Map Pack gives access to six additional maps for the game's Abstergo-based multiplayer modes - three new, and three recycled from Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

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Japan chart: Mario Kart 7 soars, Zelda plummets

Plus, top 5 finish for Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

Good news/bad news for Nintendo in this week's Japanese sales charts. Mario Kart 7 got off to a storming start but Zelda: Skyward Sword dropped like a stone in its second week.

PC Assassin's Creed: Revelations day one patch

PC Assassin's Creed: Revelations day one patch

Belated desktop release arrives Friday.

The belated PC release of Assassin's Creed: Revelations will be patched for launch this Friday, 2nd December.

Ubisoft offered the below patch notes to Eurogamer this morning.

Fixed issue when in some situations smoke bombs didn't trigger properly

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First Assassin's Creed: Revelations DLC announced

First Assassin's Creed: Revelations DLC announced

New character pack due next month.

The first set of DLC for Assassin's Creed: Revelations will be a multiplayer character pack, publisher Ubisoft has announced.

Due out on 13th December and priced at 320 Microsoft Points/$3.99, the Ancestors Character Pack includes four new multiplayer characters - the Privateer, Corsair, Brigand and the Gladiator, each with unique taunts, weapons and assassination moves.

The latest entry in Ubisoft's action franchise arrived in UK shelves today.

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Assassin's Creed: Revelations online pass details

Assassin's Creed: Revelations online pass details

Online multiplayer and exclusive character.

The Assassins' Creed: Revelations online pass grants access to online multiplayer and an exclusive character.

Activate your Uplay Passport code, which comes with new copies of the game, and you gain access to multiplayer mode and The Sentinel.

The multiplayer modes Uplay Passport unlocks include Wanted Mode, Artifact Assault Mode, Manhunt, Deathmatch, Corruption, Steal The Artifact, Assassinate, Chest Capture and Training Ground.

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Assassin's Creed: Revelations Review

Assassin's Creed: Revelations Review

Arrivederci, Auditore.

Ezio Auditore is old, and Assassin's Creed: Revelations doesn't try to hide this. In the third game of the Assassin's Creed 2 trilogy, Ezio is rendered with a pasty face and drooping eyelids. He has a stringy beard that makes his lips appear to pucker out like an overfed goldfish. It's the decay you'd expect for a beloved superstar on his last hurrah. This is Ezio's final appearance as a hero in the series, and appropriately, this game has the feeling of a farewell tour. Like a rock band past its prime, Assassin's Creed: Revelations is everything Assassin's Creed has ever been, and less.

Upon arriving in Constantinople, where the bulk of the main quest takes place, Ezio buddies up with a local member of the Assassins. This young Turk equips Ezio with an enhancement to the familiar hidden blade that has slid its way through so many Templars' necks over the course of the series. Now Ezio's left-handed blade is a hook, too, which he can use to slide along ropes throughout the city, like a little kid on a zipline.

The hook is also used to extend your climbing reach. Once the new tool is in place, though, climbing is no longer the quiet, stealthy exercise it has always been. One of the essential recurring moments in the Assassin's Creed series has been quietly scaling the side of building, like a spider, and enjoying the bliss of creeping where most mortals cannot.

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"Major" Assassin's Creed title confirmed for 2012

"Full-fledged" new title to be revealed soon.

There will be a "major" new entry in the Assassin's Creed franchise in 2012, Ubisoft has confirmed.

CEO Yves Guillemot made the announcement during an investor call earlier today, but didn't offer any more precise details as to what to expect.

"There will be another great, full-fledged Assassin's Creed title next year," he said. "It will be another major release and we will be communicating more about it in the coming months."

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AC: Revelations Achievements leak

200G for multiplayer modes.

The Achievement list for Assassin's Creed: Revelations has been leaked and posted online a month ahead of the game's 18th November release date.

First details on 2012's Assassin's Creed

First details on 2012's Assassin's Creed

Desmond's story to conclude next year.

The story kick-started by 2007's Assassin's Creed will be tied up before December 2012, with developer Ubisoft Montreal strongly suggesting that Desmond Miles' tale will conclude next year.

"In Assassin's Creed we set up a timeline with this whole end of the world plot of December 2012," Assassin's Creed: Revelation creative lead Alexandre Amacio told Eurogamer. "That's fast approaching, and the story we have to tell, we obviously need to do it before we arrive at that point."

Ubisoft Montreal has created four main games since the Assassin's Creed series debuted in 2007, and 2009's Assassin's Creed 2 has enjoyed two follow-ups in quick succession with last year's Brotherhood and the forthcoming Revelations.

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Ubi opens up AC: Revelations beta

Ubi opens up AC: Revelations beta

All PSN users can join in from tomorrow.

Ubisoft opens up the Assassin's Creed: Revelations multiplayer beta to all PlayStation Network users from tomorrow morning.

According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, you can start downloading from 10.00am UK time. There are a limited number of spots available, so Ubi recommends you don't hang around if want in.

The test, which kicked off last week for a select few, runs until 11th September.

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BioWare Doctors headline Expo sessions

Battlefield! Assassin's! id! Career Fair!

BioWare Doctors Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk will headline Eurogamer Expo 2011's developer sessions with a keynote panel discussing upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.

How to get the AC: Revelations MP beta

How to get the AC: Revelations MP beta

Step one: have a PlayStation 3.

Ubisoft is about to open its doors to Assassin's Creed: Revelations' multiplayer beta, allowing PlayStation 3 gamers a sneaky play of this November's new maps and modes.

Want in? Have a PlayStation 3? Then read on.

Ubisoft is only granting access to PlayStation Plus subscribers and gamers with a Uplay account linked to their PSN ID.

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Ubisoft announces Vita line-up

Ubisoft announces Vita line-up

Rayman, Lumines, Assassin's Creed, more.

Rayman Origins, Assassin's Creed and Lumines are among the titles Ubisoft is bringing to the PlayStation Vita, the publisher has announced.

Asphalt, Dungeon Hunter Alliance and Michael Jackson: The Experience are also "currently in development" for Sony's new handheld, according to its Gamescom announcement.

No word yet on exactly what form that Assassin's Creed game will take, but we'll update as soon as we find out more.

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Assassin's Creed: Revelations PSN beta

Assassin's Creed: Revelations PSN beta

Timed PlayStation Network exclusive.

The Assassin's creed: Revelations multiplayer beta launches as a timed PlayStation Network exclusive, Ubisoft has announced.

It goes live on 3rd September and runs to 11th September.

There's a snag though – you have to be either a PlayStation Plus or Uplay subscriber to play get in on the stabby action.

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"It was a struggle". That's Damien Kieken, the multiplayer game director for Assassin's Creed, on the prospect of incorporating competitive game modes into a series designed around single player stealth, freedom of movement and one hit kills.

Ubisoft announces huge EG Expo line-up

Ubisoft announces huge EG Expo line-up

Assassin's! Driver! Ghost Recon! Rayman!

This year's Eurogamer Expo will host a huge showing from developer Ubisoft, with some of the year's biggest titles such as Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Driver: San Francisco available to play on the show floor.

High-tech shooter Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and beautiful platformer Rayman Origins will also be on show.

For racing fans Ubisoft is bringing World Rally, while those who prefer a boogie can try Just Dance Kinect.

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GameStop launches UK online shop

GameStop launches UK online shop

"We'll definitely give the best value."

American mega-shop GameStop launched its UK online store last night.

Some GameStop UK game prices are lower than on competing sites. Batman: Arkham City can be pre-ordered for £29.97 on GameStop - £10 cheaper than on the Game or HMV website.

PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi) can be pre-ordered for £209.97 from GameStop - £20 cheaper than Game and HMV.

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Ex-Assassin's Creed dev starts at THQ

Désilets to reveal new game on phone.

Ex-Assassin's Creed main man Patrice Désilets begins work for new employer THQ today – and will reveal his new game to core games boss Danny Bilson over the phone.

Today's Top Trailers - Day 3

Today's Top Trailers - Day 3

Our pick of E3's videos, good and bad.

In which, as you'll know if you read yesterday's roundup, Eurogamer's UK team picks their favourite E3 trailers of the last 24 hours. So who are today's winners and losers?

(NB: Anyone sitting at home watching Starhawk videos instead of standing in an L.A. bar having cocktails three feet away from Reggie Fils-Aime already knows the answer to this question.)

Top of the Pops

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Today's Top Trailers - Day 2

Today's Top Trailers - Day 2

The best and worst of E3's videos so far.

It's only day two of E3 and already the internet is awash with trailers. In fact, you'd have a job to watch the whole lot of them before Gamescom kicks off.

So to save you a bit of time, Eurogamer's top analysts (i.e. anyone too pregnant or knowledgeable about how the website actually works to go to E3) have picked the best trailers released in the last 24 hours. And the worst, just for good measure. So what do you reckon to our choices?

Top of the Pops

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Aren't we bored with Ezio by now? Assassin's Creed may be a game about exploring the past but it's high time Ubisoft turned its attention to the future – not least because we're unsure Desmond Miles can handle another cliffhanger ending. He's already in a coma.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations announced

Assassin's Creed: Revelations announced

Ezio Constantinople-bound this November.

Ubisoft has just formally lifted the lid on Assassin's Creed: Revelations, after a week of Facebook teasing.

Due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November, it's billed as the final chapter in the Ezio trilogy.

The new titles sees the AC2/Brotherhood hero following in the footsteps of his mentor, Altaïr, and heading to Constantinople in the heart of the Ottoman Empire.

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