Assassin's Creed: Syndicate News

Final Fantasy 15 is getting free Assassin's Creed crossover DLC

Dawn the AC cowl as Lestallum partakes in its Assassin's Festival.

Apparently cosplaying as an Assassin's Creed character is such a phenomenon that it's infiltrated the world of Final Fantasy 15. Indeed, Square Enix's popular RPG is getting a free Assassin's Creed-related timed expansion due 29th August and lasting through 31st Jan, 2018.

Everything the Assassin's Creed movie trailer tells us

The Assassin's Creed movie now has its first trailer, which shows off Michael Fassbender's main character, the film's present day and historical storylines plus a brooding Jeremy Irons.

The movie will tell a new story set within the main Assassin's Creed universe.

That said, it looks like the first Assassin's Creed game will serve as a major inspiration.

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Assassin's Creed movie already getting a sequel - report

Assassin's Creed movie already getting a sequel - report

Michael Fassbender is on board for more.

The Assassin's Creed movie won't be out until 21st December, but it's reportedly already greenlit a sequel.

According to The Tracking Board, New Regency has already signed with producers Jean-Julien Baronnet from Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Frank Marshall through his Kennedy-Marshall Company, along with Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan through DMC Films.

It's not clear if Assassin's Creed co-stars Marion Cotillard or Jeremy Irons will return. The same goes for director Justin Kurzel. For that matter, it's not 100 per cent confirmed that Fassbender will star in the sequel, but the fact that he's co-producing it suggests he'll reprise the role.

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No new Assassin's Creed this year, Ubisoft confirms

No new Assassin's Creed this year, Ubisoft confirms

Taking time off to "evolve the game mechanics".

Ubisoft has officially confirmed that there will not be a new mainline Assassin's Creed game this year.

"This year, we also are stepping back and re-examining the Assassin's Creed franchise. As a result, we've decided that there will not be a new Assassin's Creed game in 2016," the publisher stated in a new blog post.

"Since the release of Assassin's Creed Unity, we've learned a lot based on your feedback. We've also updated our development processes and recommitted to making Assassin's Creed a premier open-world franchise. We're taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we're delivering on the promise of Assassin's Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone's playground."

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Assassin's Creed Syndicate sales "clearly" impacted by Unity

Assassin's Creed Syndicate sales "clearly" impacted by Unity

But rebounding due to positive word of mouth.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate's launch week sales were "clearly" affected by the underwhelming Assassin's Creed Unity, Ubisoft has admitted.

Speaking last night during an investor call, Ubisoft exec Alain Martinez explained that the negative reaction to last year's Assassin's Creed had sparked a noticeable dip in franchise sales year-on-year.

Unity arrived with an array of bugs and low performance across all platforms, although images taken from the game's PC version - which seemed to fare worst - ended up being most widely shared. Ubisoft issued a number of patches over subsequent months but by then the damage had been done.

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I'm sat in Wapping Power Station at half nine in the morning listening to Ubisoft talk about Assassin's Creed Syndicate. The surroundings are fittingly Victorian, dotted with industrial machinery that likely once ran on adorable orphan labour. Creative director Marc-Alexis Côté is telling us how the game introduces its two main characters, Jacob and Evie Frye, and why his team are excited about Syndicate's London setting. But everyone sat listening really has just one question they want answering - can Syndicate revitalise the franchise following Assassin's Creed Unity?

Assassin's Creed Syndicate will not have companion app, Ubisoft confirms

Assassin's Creed Syndicate will not have a companion app, the publisher has confirmed.

This year's Victorian London-set adventure will be the first in several years not to have an extended mobile experience.

Fans of the series will likely welcome the news. Among the criticisms of last year's Unity was its tactic of locking access to treasure chests and costumes behind hours of app progression.

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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate launches 23rd October on PS4, Xbox One

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate launches 23rd October on PS4, Xbox One

But later on PC. UPDATE: First gameplay footage inside, and everything we know so far.

UPDATE 5.20pm: Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will launch on 23rd October for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and then later in the autumn for PC.

In today's reveal Ubisoft confirmed much of what we already knew - Syndicate is set in London, in 1868, and star twin brother and sister Jacob and Evie Frye.

The story once again has those pesky Templars causing trouble and persecuting the poorer folk - which you can corral into organised gangs of criminals - syndicates - to do your bidding.

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