Assassin's Creed, Fight Night R3 earn effects honors

Ubisoft's stealth actioner, EA's punch party nominated for Visual Effects Society Awards; Hellgate: London, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos also nominated.

Though it won't be out until later this year, Assassin's Creed is already being honored. The game has been nominated for an award by the Visual Effects Society, the nation's preeminent organizations of effects artists.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin's Creed--or, more appropriately, its trailer--is in the running for two awards: Outstanding Real Time Visuals in a Video Game and Outstanding Pre-Rendered Visuals (such as cinematics) in a Video Game. Ubi Montreal staffers Jade Raymond, Nicolas Cantin, Raphael Lacoste, Christophe Martin, Thomas Giroux, and Anne Mai Le Bouyonnec were mentioned by name as potential honorees.

Assassin's Creed's sole competition for the Outstanding Real Time Visuals Award is the PlayStation 3 version of Fight Night Round 3, developed by Electronic Arts' cryptically named Chicago studio, EA Chicago. Sjoholm Christopher, Kat Kelly Hayduk, Hilson Rob, and Jepson Celia were credited with the effects for the punchfest.

In the Pre-Rendered Visuals category, Assassin's Creed is up against the 2006 E3 trailers for Hellgate: London and Warhammer: Mark of Chaos (referred to by the working title "Warhammer Fantasy"). Both games are being published by Namco Bandai Games, and the trailers for both were crafted by Tim Miller and Jerome Denjean.

The VES Awards will be handed out at the Kodak Grand Ballroom in Hollywood, California, site of the Academy Awards and Nintendo's E3 2006 press conference. It is the fifth year the awards, the majority of which are for television and film work, have been handed out.

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133 comments
meaty24
meaty24

damn i agree with EVERY word Akex4 says...she does really look good...and i mean how often do u see hott girls..who like vedio games. but i cant wait for the game its gonna be freaking sweeeeet!!!!

Alex4
Alex4

Assassin's Creed should easily achieve a 9.2 on GameSpot... and man!!! Jade Raymond is so fine. I'm quite sure the guys working at Ubisoft Montreal studios have hit on her at least once. I know I would, but of course with respect for her craft. There's something special about an attractive female video game producer.

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

This may be one cool game, only time will tell!

jami11
jami11

i can't wait for Assassin's Creed the trailers look Ace and also i heard that the trailers are actual game play i hope so

Nacho_5378
Nacho_5378

why do they change the release time so many times?!

chenmastercm
chenmastercm

yes, splinter cell and shadow of the colossus combined. except no giants. awesomeness to come

powerbutton
powerbutton

i think he's expressing his love for microsoft. oh yah GO ASSASSINS CREED

WaylandC
WaylandC

Does anyone understand what DADA_007 typed? Smart monkeys should not be allowed near keyboards when semi-intellectual conversations may be present.

Evanrocknuma
Evanrocknuma

ACESandEIGHTS you took the words right outta my mouth!! Im sort of mad assassins creed got delayed though :( Oh well thres plenty of oblivion I have yet to play through and with that new expansion YESS!! Anyway before I start ranting about the Ps3 Ill stop myself because the idiots who play Runescape have flagged my comments that were making fun of them twice and ive lost Gamespot points because of those Dumb A**** that think they can get past any thing by snitching just goes to show what runescape teaches....RETARDS!

al
al

regardless of which console it is coming out for. i am eagerly anticipating this game. it reminds me of splinter cell, but it has evolved.

ACESandElGHTS
ACESandElGHTS

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Mistacoon
Mistacoon

Assassins creed would be a great add on to all the great xbox games like itself ex. Splinter cell and Rainbow six series.

JRGPayne
JRGPayne

Interesting enough is that out of all the divisions for Ubisoft Montreal is the most successful. Splinter Cell: PT which in my opinion is the worst in the series was made by Shanghai as was Double Agent for the 360. Playing the original Xbox version of Double Agent is a completely different game. I have not been this hyped about a game for along time and as much as I want to play it I hope they take that little bit extra to make it the best it can be. Jade has to be one of my favourite producers as well :P

pinkfloyd47
pinkfloyd47

Yeah! Ubisoft Montreal: splinter cell, rainbow six vegas, prince of Persia, assassin creed.

DADA_007
DADA_007

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theKSMM
theKSMM

Why only the PlayStation 3 version of Fight Night, I wonder.

soldier1993
soldier1993

PS3 version of Assassin's Creed will be the Best for sure!

Jebril
Jebril

It's coming out of Ubisoft Montreal everything this Devolper touches is great they were the ones who made GRAW and Rainbow Six Vegas.

GrimBee
GrimBee

oh.. wait... Playstation 3 version of fight night? If I remember correctly all they added to that was inferior lighting, slightly less quality backgrounds, a few new bruising and a first person view... Hardly a winner, especially as the game has been out for AGES now. Resistance and Motorstorm should be up for the realism awards, if you ask me. Even though its highly implausable that vehicles explode at literally every bump, or aliens ruining the fun for the germans in resistance.. alot of effects are based on real-life physics, like the actual RACING IN MUD of Motorstorm looks quite realistic. But please, an award for a game already extremely similar on another platform? Someones been handing out some wads of cash, if you ask me..

GrimBee
GrimBee

Im on my last belt in fight night round 3! Its a great game. However, the way the fighters fall down looks quite terrible. When they hit the ground, they can comedically land sideways, but then tilt so they are landing right on their forehead, with their butt sticking in the air, and their toes pointed on the ground, making them look like the letter A. Its like freakin sesame street or something, heh heh. If they sorted out the way the fighters fell, I think it would be a perfect candidate for the whole "effects" thing, but with this flaw its certainly not a winner. I would say gears of war was more of a winner than fight night with the whole chainsaw death thing, slicing people in half, literally in half. But you know, awards are all clean... :(

razqoonz
razqoonz

Last year, Ubi launched many games but many of them were disappointing the gamer, I wish the " Assasin's Creed" will not be like that.

hikari33
hikari33

watching and reading Assassin's creed previews was like having a wet dream

GIJesse77
GIJesse77

man that was tight, i am starting to feel anxiety for this game.

majestikk
majestikk

I can't wait for Assassin's Creed to hit. Game looks simply amazing, and I love the concept.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

not really suprised aobut that. assasins creed looks great

Kai_88
Kai_88

Assasin's Creed, Halo 3, Halo Wars, GTA. These are the games i'm waiting for before i buy my 360.

okassar
okassar

Assassin Creed is so good and I want to buy it,but why does it have to come around the same time as Halo 3,that's a bummer.I like to go from one game to another,not 2 at the same time,but I like to own the games when the first come out.....

mike_baks
mike_baks

Visual Effects Society Awards should give an award to Relic for their absolute fantastic particle effects in "Company of Heroes"...IMO some of the best explosions and bullet impacts ever in a game!

danwhittle123
danwhittle123

CaptainLunchbox, how can u say AC will win on gamplay, have you ever played the game? AC might be overly hyped, o and what are 'graph's'? ret@rd

Strike_Zer0
Strike_Zer0

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TryDaBeardON
TryDaBeardON

Come on now, these guys don't even mention Crysis. Laughable. Some "society." Also, I don't see how you can even compare Assassin's Creed 30-second trailer to something like Hellgate, which is like 5 minutes long.

CaptainLunchbox
CaptainLunchbox

The graph's are great, but AC will won awards because of its gameplay for sure.

Cerberussian
Cerberussian

Way to go for Assassin's Creed!... 's trailer :P

Artemis_D
Artemis_D

Assassins Creed was nominated for a trailer... not for the game, itself.

Euanp
Euanp

Yar, assasins creed looks yummy. PS3 fanboys, the reason le 360 version is not up there is 'cause it came out last year... I think correct me if i'm wrong

goddessakasha
goddessakasha

lol.... awards for games that aren't out yet? Are consoles next? Can we give an award for innovation to the apple/macintosh console while it's still in concept???

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

Hell yeah! Lets just start giving out awards to every game thats not released yet. I say game of the year should go to FF 43 the way that it interacts with our cyber-neuron implants is incredible.

makemeweak
makemeweak

How could fight night possibly stand a chance against AC?

JimmyChalice
JimmyChalice

Well, as far as i know "Assasin's Creed" looks to me like a new "Prince of Persia" game only that instead of the prince its another character, and it is set in the crusades era.. Since "Prince of Persia" series came to an end with the "Two Thrones" (or so it looks like), they couldn't make a new "Prince of Persia"game for next-gen (which would sweet as hell) so they changed the character and called it "Assasin's Creed". Thats how i feel. !!! Dont you think so ?

BrianC6234
BrianC6234

After Assassin's Creed got this award they better not blow it. So far it's not a game. I don't understand awarding a game that doesn't exist. Killzone had a great demo. It should get the award too. Who cares if it ever looks like that. Give it an award. Come on people who give these awards. At least wait until a game is finished before you do this. Assassin's Creed should be great but we've all seen games have features cut at the end because of time constraints or it just wasn't possible.

Warlypwnage
Warlypwnage

the visual effects society is a joke. how can they award a game that hasnt even released yet. what if the game is canceled or something?