Assassin's Creed golden

Ubisoft's anticipated stealth action adventure emerges for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 13 in North America.

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In June, Ubisoft was one of the first to stake a claim on the packed holiday-release season with news that Assassin's Creed would be striking the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in November. However, though Ubisoft has showed the game off on a number of occasions since then, the exact date that Altair will take the stage has remained a mystery.

That changed today, though, when Ubisoft announced that Assassin's Creed has gone gold and will work its dirty deeds for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 on November 13 in North America. European gamers can slip on Altair's shoes three days later on November 16.

Rated M for Mature, the game will be available in both a $59.99 regular edition and a $69.99 limited edition, which includes a three-inch action figure of the game's protagonist, Penny Arcade comics inspired by Assassin's Creed, and a strategy guide. The limited-edition package also contains a bonus disc featuring the winners of the Assassin's Creed short film contest and various "making of" videos.

Assassin's Creed was developed at Ubisoft's Montreal studio, which is best known for its work on the Prince of Persia and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell franchises. As detailed in GameSpot's extensive coverage, the game plays heavily to those acrobatic, stealth-action roots. Though the action primarily takes place in three different cities during the Third Crusade, the game's story also incorporates a twinge of sci-fi, which Ubisoft has shrouded in secrecy.

Assassin's Creed is also due out on the PC, though its release remains unclear. According to Nintendo's most recent release calendar, the game is additionally coming to the Nintendo DS next February, though no handheld versions have been officially announced by Ubisoft.

Discussion

278 comments
Truk0425
Truk0425

I was all exited to see this tomorrow but then I realized that it was a shipping date so it won't be here till the 14th! GAY

mhellwege
mhellwege

"due out on the PC" .... Thats all I wanted to hear.... the rest is blah blah blah Assassin's Creed blah blah.

smith447
smith447

pullin an all nighter tomorrow! ASSASSINS CREED!

Flamer2451
Flamer2451

"That changed today, though, when Ubisoft announced that Assassin's Creed has gone gold and will work its dirty deeds for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 on November 13 in North America." then how come futureshop is selling it on the 16th and ebgames is selling it on the 21st. im in canada by the way so this makes no sense for me

boboj17
boboj17

13th?? I thought it was the 14th

UpsilonMerc
UpsilonMerc

*checks today's date*......*gasp*..........*thud*......................*sirens*

En121
En121

"(unless you are one of those people with a self-built $8000 models)" Woah. $8000 to beat out the PS3? If you payed 8000 to beat out the PS3, you got jipped. You only need a bout 2k to get your self a PC with an 8800 GTX. And that will beat out the P$3 for ya. :)

En121
En121

I'm psyched for this game, really. I love stealth action games. I'm going to wait it out for the PC version. Because that will be the best version. :P

ryeinkazamoto
ryeinkazamoto

thats pretty awesome...i have to admit though, i wonder if the xbox version and the ps3 version will defer. Its been a known fact that 3rd party games are usually slightly better on the 360. we shall see...

ahotdonkey4u
ahotdonkey4u

I want this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! only i wish i could acctualy cut some one in half with a sword instead of hitting them a million times until they die

dblbrybry
dblbrybry

i noticed the little scifi touches, i didn't know if it was just part of the hud or something though... hope its good and adds even more to the game.

igabiga
igabiga

I really hope the sci-fi aspect of Assassin's Creed isnt too rediculous. I'm afraid that it may make the game stupid. I can take a little sci-fi, but if they throw in spirits and magical fairies.....i may have a problem.

SamGriebs
SamGriebs

COD 4, Assassins Creed, Mass Effect = $179.99 + tax...Before Christmas is even here. DAMNIT

DeanCorleone
DeanCorleone

Yes Jade Raymond does. Shes a very productive person when it comes to marketing a video game. She gets most of us little joy-stick holding fellas all ready to roll.. :)

creepster32000
creepster32000

i preordered mine wish i was famous so i could get it sooner an jade does have a preety mouth

dutch777
dutch777

i'm just wetting my pants to get my hands on Creed. After so many knock backs this year with PS3 games being put back to 2008, this WILL be the biggest game of 2007.

TheHague67
TheHague67

lol i like what nirnaeth says about Jade Raymond. LOL that is so true, i mean her being good looking doesn't make up for her inability to conference. JADE RAYMOND = VG Hooker :)

haza1995
haza1995

this game looks amazing and i realy hope it is

NosmoKing1984
NosmoKing1984

Hybrid3713, I really don't get what you're saying. The PS3's power has no baring on the difficulty to develop a game for it. The difficulty in development is it's completely new hardware and developers aren't used to working with it yet. That coupled with the fact that some developers have said that the development kits from Sony aren't that easy to follow. As for "allowing for more polygons", do you seriously think a developer is going to remodel the entire game to fit another system? They use the exact same art in multiple systems, sometimes PC will get higher texture resolutions but they are usually made at this resolution and then down scaled for the consoles. This is because the average top end video card has more video RAM than the consoles and can accomodate for it. So if anything, the PC version of Assassins Creed would have better graphics, though Ubisoft have never said it will so my guess is, it will have exactly the same art. The extra time they are taking with PC will be for testing with the vast array of hardware that can be in a PC and optomising for the lower end systems. PS3 is harder to work with than PC but it's not because of the power, it's because the hardware is so different. With PC they can usually just code in DirectX 9 and it will work on anything, it's the optomisation that is hard part with working on PC. They would probably have done this on time if they hadn't spent so much time running between conferences showing off the game and actually sat down and put all their effort into finishing the game though.

Hybrid3713
Hybrid3713

Well first of all to Kanoko, that makes absolutely no sense. Of course it would be harder to make for a PS3, there is more power in a PS3 (unless you are one of those people with a self-built $8000 models), so they must allow for more polygons, and more polygons moving at the same time means more bugs and more dev time. Anyways, the PS3 version was the original, so it makes more sense for that version to come out first. Psyched for the game anyway, I've been following it since it was announced.

Kanoko
Kanoko

How in the world is it harder to make for the PS3 then the PC, its way harder to make a game for a PC because PC's are different most of the time and PS3's are all the same, and no i'm not a PS3 fan boy.

sousuke223
sousuke223

althogh im so pumped for mass effect and assasins i think im onyl gonna be able to grab assasins and then wait for christmas sadly enough at least ill have assasinations to keep me busy until then

Cirus2
Cirus2

this is obviously gonna be harder to make for PS3 than PC hmm why not release it sooner?

CaptainRaa
CaptainRaa

It's going to be an expensive month with COD4, Mass Effect and Assassins Creed.

MilkyJoe1
MilkyJoe1

NOOOOOOO ITS OUT THE SAME DAY AS CRYSIS DAMN IT!

bionic4723985
bionic4723985

Golden. Yes! No getting pushed back. This is awesome.

nirnaeth
nirnaeth

i want this game to come out solely based on i never ever want to hear jade raymond's voice again. she over-enunciates every word and says "oh good stab" like its the coolest thing she's ever seen in EVERY video

exezelot
exezelot

Man i really dont like how PC gamers are going to have to wait... It had better be dam well optimized

shuttupboy6789
shuttupboy6789

this game looks awesome i cant wait but i think cod4 will be first

Acronomic
Acronomic

Looks very entertaining. COD4 will have to wait!

Natdaddy
Natdaddy

She's pretty from head to toe.

zimaking
zimaking

Jade Raymond, you've got a purty mouth ;}

Betaslayer
Betaslayer

I can't wait, I pre-ordered the limited edition today when I picked up guitar hero 3

Pizzaman103
Pizzaman103

Slap me in the face if you must... but who the hell is this Jade Raymond? Hmm, Google, here I come again!

sancezz
sancezz

Cod4...ProStreet...or this? :|. Hmm....CoD4 wins becuase of the beta. But...ProStreet's demo is really good..and....well...this just looks amazing. Guess I'll have to make a decision sooner or later...

solidusdeus1
solidusdeus1

Oh my god! how many comments below..... better stop before I get banned again..

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

Going to be a close call as COD4 is out a little before .

jacob-goodlich
jacob-goodlich

this game i think about and look up everyday for updates, i am looking foward to it soo much, nov 16 in europe, does that mean nov 16 for australia too?

Syliss
Syliss

bloody fantastic

sacatash
sacatash

Sigh..So many games coming next month...I hope you guys still have money for Christmas shopping...

MasterChief725
MasterChief725

ALRIGHT! This game looks sooo awesome, and the limited edition is a definate buy, with all its extra features