Assassin's Creed Xbox 360-bound

Ubisoft comes clean, reveals its medieval stealth game is heading to Microsoft's next-gen console same day as PS3.

Lance Bass had one. Milli Vanilli had one. Ubisoft had one. It took some time, but eventually all their poorly kept secrets came out, and in the gaming world, it means Xbox 360 owners will be very happy.

Ubisoft today finally revealed that its anticipated game Assassin's Creed will be coming to the Xbox 360, as many had suspected. The announcement comes a day after the publisher admitted the game would be headed for the PC.

The news settles one of the hottest topics in the gaming world this year, as debate over whether or not the game was sneaking onto the Xbox 360 in addition to the PlayStation 3 raged. Though initially announced at Microsoft's X05 event as Project Assassins in 2005, the game was first shown off as Assassin's Creed and revealed as a PlayStation 3 game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2006--an Xbox 360 and PC version was not mentioned.

Eyebrows were raised at other systems' exclusion, especially since it was originally revealed as an Xbox 360 title. Rumors ran amok all year, as a few believed the E3 demo was being shown on Xbox 360 dev kits, some sites said a loose-lipped Ubi rep confirmed a 360 version at France's Interactive Digital Entertainment Festival, and another Web site posted a preview of the Xbox 360 version.

For more on the game, peruse GameSpot's previous coverage or read GameSpot's new Q&A with producer Jade Raymond.

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halopwner117
halopwner117

Assasins Creed is one of the best games i've played. Right next to Halo 3 and Gears of War

MegaBob
MegaBob

looks like i'll have to wait till february :(. oh well. at least it's not 360 exclusive like everything else. *damn microsoft*

gowgunner24
gowgunner24

this game is gunna be sweet cant wait for it on 360 anyone know when the demo is gunna be released?

graavigala
graavigala

i thought that this was coming to pc also... atleast ive had it on pre-order for pcp over month already :D

ImHungry06
ImHungry06

so the voice acting for the lead character is gonna be Kristen Bell. she is so hot!!!

catu16alx
catu16alx

altough i really wanted the game it's **** to not make a version of it for pc. i really wanted this game but i guess i gotta give it up

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

This game will kick @ss no matter what platform you play it on! after all its Ubisoft, and they dont exactly make sh$te! its a fresh idea in the swamp of current linear, monotonous F & TPS's, looks like a potential GOTY and its a new franchise meaning that there will be follow ups. Fantastic! Bring it on!! cant wait!

hugo4400
hugo4400

this game ins gonna be crazy!!!!

korie06
korie06

im getting this game the day it comes out !!!!!

cocomacoco
cocomacoco

Hope i'm wrong because otherwise, i'm sooooo getting this game.

cocomacoco
cocomacoco

I'm starting to be skeptic about this game, why the reason it should come out together with PS3, the game did'nt turned out to be that good??, and they don't want players talking about it,? it will get a 7.0 around, because after you climb a few roofs and kill a bunch of people you will find out it is all the Same???!

ATLknight09
ATLknight09

Do they have a demo out, I can't freakin find it if they do!!!

Mabumania
Mabumania

I'm so buying it the day it comes out!

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

simply cant wait for this! will make a refreshing change to all the sub-standard FPS's currently out (EXcluding Orange Box), together with Kane & Lynch, together will complete my year! Bring on UT2008 : )

themc_7
themc_7

looks sweet from what I've seen, I'm not sure how it'll play tho. This is totally 3rd person, action stealth?

ACES_of_CRIME
ACES_of_CRIME

Ey JB2B, your rigth about the whole Hashashin thing, I´ve read about it. It´s pis*ing me off to see that Jericho didnt turn out the way pepole hoped it too. I was really looking forward to it but Im not so sure anymore. WHEN GS full rewiew comes out I´ll make my decision but if its not good i´ll probably wait and replace it with assassins creed.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

They should incorporate online play, whereby you are pitched against an opposing assasin, the objective being the first to eliminate a target wins! or something along those lines, maybe even a 1 on 1 deathmatch. That would be cool

JB2B
JB2B

Looking forward to Assasin's Creed. This seems like one of those games where you get sucked into the story. Hopefully they put in some things to extend the playability. Funny detail is that you play as a Hashshashin. This is where the word assassin comes from. Some experts believe that Hashshashin means something like hashish user. The story goes that before each mission they would use hashish to calm themselves or to get extra strength. But I doubt this will be in the game since it's to political sensitive in some country's. I'm from the Netherlands (Amsterdam). We know that this soft drug is less dangerous than for example alocohol

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

This should be GOTY!! as Halo has been done to death and is nothing special. Hopefully this should raise the bar for all up & coming developers, and it uses all 3 CPU's of the 360, nice to see developers starting to use the power available.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Yet again Ubisoft prove why they are the Premier game house / publisher (i would say Valve, however Ubisoft have a much more diverse catalogue), everything they do is amazing (even if it is a genre i dislike e.g. Rayman), and Assasins Creed is no exception, i have waited all year for this, as i love this kind of game, a good mixture of thinking / fighting / running and jumping, complete with the ability to take out your objective in a crouded marketplace and simply slip away into the croud. Fantastic, cant wait!!!!

21121
21121

i agree with "123456_1267" who cares if its on PS3 and 360...both are awesome. I know ill be buying for for my 360 and not the ps3...though my brother may be getting it for the ps3; which would be cool, so i can do a comparison ^^ and yeah, as awesome and amazing as halo 3 is, i reckon this will come out on top as game of the year.

Godofbattles
Godofbattles

Does it matter they all coo NOT THE WII lol

devil_king590
devil_king590

lol i find that funny as coz in early video previews of the game it says "xbox 360 footage shown" long before they said it was heading to xbox, still easily gona b a game of the year for sure.

123456_1267
123456_1267

Jair_Mejia -yet another pointless, off topic post, well done for deteriorating this thread. on a topical note im really looking forward to assasin's creed. i own a 360 and don't care if the graphics are different from one console to another cos the experience and gameplay will still be the same, and if everything turns out the way its expected, that should be pretty spectacular.

Jair_Mejia
Jair_Mejia

" liddybib bassjean, The graphics on the Xbox 360 are much better than the PS3.The PS3 got messed up.Sony admitted to it and said. "Our Playstation 3 data including our graphics has had a bug in it.Meaning the graphics WON'T be as good as that on the Xbox 360.We are sorry to say this bad news" If you don't beleive me go ask some Sony person " you can't be serious......LOL... bye!

liddybib
liddybib

bassjean, The graphics on the Xbox 360 are much better than the PS3.The PS3 got messed up.Sony admitted to it and said. "Our Playstation 3 data including our graphics has had a bug in it.Meaning the graphics WON'T be as good as that on the Xbox 360.We are sorry to say this bad news" If you don't beleive me go ask some Sony person

AKA-Metsuki
AKA-Metsuki

this game has too be good. its from ubisoft who created PoP1,2, and 3 cant wait

lightelvepower
lightelvepower

hehe i cant wait till it gets out, this game looks amazing.. guessed it wud come to xbox360, and thats why im so HAPPY!

T-bone123
T-bone123

you would have guessed that it was coming to the 360, no offense to PS3

bassjean
bassjean

the graphic are to bad on 360

I_pWnzz_YoU
I_pWnzz_YoU

this game looks AWESOME, same concept as POP but it has more jumping around and climbing up stuff and its also mixed w/Hitman cause you have to assassinate people:)

Xgouse
Xgouse

o yeah about the last comment other than mine.... I truely have almost forgotten about Crysis... I wanted it and still do but if they dont bring it to the systems then I'm probably not going to buy it... I mean why spend 1k$'s to make your pc run a game when you can play many great games for less on a system that is less... for the total to play one game you can play at least 15 games.... Yeah get my point .... not saying it's not great it's just not worth that much of and investment... LAterz... Robbie

Xgouse
Xgouse

Ok wait if we have to wait for the PS3 version .. .crap that means next year.... lol.... nah nah im just playing .... who cares about PS3... o yeah for the people hating on Microsoft... They are fix'n them for free... the reason your boxes.. mine including keep overheating is because of the poor ventilation the box has... we complained about it being so big when the first one came out because we are never happy no matter what people do so they tried to slim it down and when they did it caused alot of crampage... so in away i blame the fans for xboxs demise... even though its not going anywhere... The new ones coming out are suppose to have the new heatsinks an airflow ducts in them not to mention hdmi... So Microsoft is actually doing something it's never done before and actually fix one of its mistakes... So smaller design killed the 360... Xbox was a beast and ran cool... that's all i got to say... I love my 360 and I will buy them over and over again if i have too.. o wiat that's right FREE fix and extended warranties and refunds ... wow .... how about being thankful once in your lives and actually take the time to see that a company is actually caring about your experiences for once.. YEAH WHAT ABOUT THE PS3 IT's FREAKING HUGE BUT DO YOU HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT IT ... NOPE DIDNT THINK SO.... People just love to hate MICROSOFT.... When they made the Tech world the way it is today... Not to mention actually made the Next gen leap done right,,, ok i know im way off subject but i had to get that out.... As for this game... It's the A1 on my list... Laterz...

lolamukhi
lolamukhi

this game is lookin far better than the upcomin ones ...crysis is really good...with all the shadow and the blur,but a story line like this one and the amazing gameplay ...this is most awaited if ud ask me!

wrestlemaniaw
wrestlemaniaw

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uk_beny
uk_beny

looks amazing even better now it coming out on 360 as well

PW1NGU
PW1NGU

Ha! Great news! I know that there have been numerous multi platform games released to date but this will be the game that I will be making some hardcore comparisons between each consoles abilities.

Shadow4d4
Shadow4d4

your a bunch of freaking retards...I mean seriously. You want the PS3 to fail, considering the RRoD? With competition from Sony, Microsoft has already screwed consumers and themselves. Picture that scenario WITHOUT competition.

playerlino
playerlino

very nice baby this game is going to be great .now that is a BIG FAT SLAP in sony's face

camiel
camiel

mega vet leipe chizzl

kenerhai
kenerhai

Do hear that Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of your demise. That is the sound of inevitability. Mr. Anderson? err, uh i mean ps3.

eyet00th
eyet00th

Nice! I'm a happy camper.

QUnit218
QUnit218

im proud of you ubisoft. good job...very good job. on the top of my wish list!!