TGS '07: Assassin's Creed Impressions

We take a look at Assassin's Creed at TGS, which is the first place where gamers will get their hands on the game.

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Although we recently got a lengthy hands-on with Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft was showing a slightly different section of the game here at TGS, which will wind up being the first time the public gets a chance to get their hands on the game. The demo took place in the same city of Acre, but we managed to wrest out a few more storyline details from Jade Raymond, and also got a look at a new assassination mission.

One of the new features of the game that we saw, or rather heard, was the Japanese voice track. Given that the game is almost set to go gold, it's no surprise that the voice tracks are all recorded, but the Japanese voice work does seem pretty impressive. However, it's not going to be coming to a console near you, in all likelihood; the U.S. and European versions of the game will have English, Spanish, German, French, and Italian languages on it, while the Japanese-language version will only appear in Japan.

Anyway, in the demo version on the show floor, Altair the assassin is attempting to track down William Demontfre, a lieutenant of Richard the Lionheart. If you've been following the coverage of the game, you'll know that it's set in the year 1191, during the Third Crusade. William is apparently a corrupt member of the army who uses his position for personal financial gain. Altair is able to infiltrate his castle by walking in through the front door while posing as a monk. After finding a place to climb, Altair uses his throwing daggers to one-shot kill the archers on the rooftops before they manage to alert the guards on the ground. These daggers are easy to kill with, but you only have so many of them. Furthermore, your assassination targets are immune to the daggers' effects, so you'll have to get up close and personal.

Speaking of which, Altair eventually managed to get above a training area so he could look down upon William, who was sparring below with six or seven of his soldiers. If you can perform the move correctly, you can kill William with an air-to-assassinate move, wherein you leap down onto your target and stab him for an instant kill. Of course, that move forces you to fight your way out from the guards and climb up to the top of the fort to shake them off your trail.

Some other miscellaneous details snuck out from the producers as we watched them play the demo. There are apparently going to be three large cities of roughly same size in the game, each of which will have three assassination targets and around 30 investigation missions. In-between the cities, you'll be able to travel on horseback, but traveling is somewhat dangerous because there are plenty of soldiers around who won't think twice about fighting suspicious figures. The countryside will also have hidden flags that you can collect to obtain achievements on the Xbox 360. We were also told a bit about what occurs at the end of the game, but you'll just have to wait until November 15th to find out more.

As you may have heard, the developers of Assassin's Creed are currently submitting revisions of the game in hopes of making a gold master, so it would appear that the game is well on track for its release date. Stay tuned to GameSpot for much more coverage as the game nears its release date.

Discussion

194 comments
ng2006
ng2006

Better wait and see what will come up for PC. Hmmm

dollomite704
dollomite704

I agree with landfill. I hate this dead period of 'there-ain't-crap' for months after the holiday season....Looking forward to this and FarCry2.

sIoppymess
sIoppymess

i cant wait for the pc version and then it will be in my clutches..

landfill_dump
landfill_dump

i hate the ''after-christmas-period''...no new game releases,,no nothing.. one more month for this one

memi69
memi69

I want it. Who must be dead to get one?

WINTER_elite
WINTER_elite

IIIIII wwwwwaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnntttttttttt it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

grim_fandango
grim_fandango

Woow can't wait for this to come out!! Eagerly awaiting it on PC ^^

shika_bind3
shika_bind3

Can't wait for it to come out for PC man im excited :)

Ratchet_Gamer
Ratchet_Gamer

This game will be the best of any game Rullezz

mrmako777
mrmako777

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thenephariouson
thenephariouson

LOL at the PC whiners, this game was born for consoles not PC.

ACES_of_CRIME
ACES_of_CRIME

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LowlyKnight
LowlyKnight

Assassin's Creed is hot, Jade Raymond is hot, and you are not... but that's ok, because no one is looking at you Emmanuel

ACES_of_CRIME
ACES_of_CRIME

Ey emmanuells message was nasty but I think it goes over the line to tell him to get help. Thats not nice. I mean it makes him sound like some idiot and I bet he isnt. STOP this Raymond bullsh:t now!

franchise811
franchise811

Jade is alright... but feel free to have your own opinion. emmanuall man, relax brotha dont get so upset. its an opinion Anyways, game looks sick

-Mist-
-Mist-

Guys are we sure that it is gonna be released for PC cause Ubi and the admins hasn't tell anything about PC :P

Justshoveit91
Justshoveit91

This will be the next game i buy it looks wonderful and the gameplay looks apealing so it will definetly be added to my collection

Justshoveit91
Justshoveit91

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Justshoveit91
Justshoveit91

This will be the next game i buy it looks wonderful and the gameplay looks apealing so it will definetly be added to my collection

Justshoveit91
Justshoveit91

This will be the next game i buy it looks wonderful and the gameplay looks apealing so it will definetly be added to my collection

Justshoveit91
Justshoveit91

This will be the next game i buy it looks wonderful and the gameplay looks apealing so it will definetly be added to my collection

modemmack
modemmack

Why the heck are the consoles getting this first? I guess I'll just buy Crysis to tide me over.

motownboy
motownboy

Who the hell cares Emmanuell? Let me say I find her very attractive, but I'm not going to whine about people who don't. Seriously, get help, as other people have suggested.

ACES_of_CRIME
ACES_of_CRIME

I´ve been following this game from the start and its gonna be ace. Prince of persia was a good game when it came out and this will be sticky. Assassins creed is a blend of thief, hitman, prince of persia and elderscrolls, three of my favourite games in next-gen juiceboxes. Boom!

Champhockey30
Champhockey30

I'm definently looking forward to this. I don't know if it's the one on top of my game wishlist, but it's definetly something to look into. Can't wait.

krisalid
krisalid

The game looks awesome let's hope the final product it will worth buying

longhair72
longhair72

Emmanuell let me say everybody has his own taste so i will not argue with you thinking the woman is not good looking but the tone of your message makes me think you need help...seriously

hillam
hillam

Emmanuell do u smoke crack..i wasent eeven listening to her talk about this amazing game becose she is so cute and adorable....i woldent mind her being my boss ;) anyway cant wait 4 this game this and kane and lynch best games this year....just to clarify she is hot as @$%^

Emmanuell
Emmanuell

u guys are disgusting if u think Jade Raymond is hot. or u had bad luck with girls befor so that makes u begin to have bad taste for girls. once again Jade Raymond is not hot her game is.

mryupcarlseen
mryupcarlseen

This game AND its producer just got added to my spank bank.

roblox84
roblox84

It kinda sucks though, cuz they're not making a demo for this game

roblox84
roblox84

I just have to say that Jade Raymond is sexy as hell

zakkum
zakkum

i think ubisoft should make it mmorpg. story, places ang gameplay is unique

axearmor426
axearmor426

I'm really looking forward to this! Anyone got a proper release date?

Kubilius
Kubilius

Never liked any action games, but the demo video i found on youtube looks awesome! Is it going to be on PC as well or only Xbox ?

m4dn3ss
m4dn3ss

OMFG the best SH*T ever THIS will be the best SH*T until now BY the way brother ACES_of_CRIME mentioned " If your a gamer who likes nice visual graphics, get this" well a GAMER must play PERFECT WORLD by the side TO BE COMPLETE You dont know the power of the dark side!!

ACES_of_CRIME
ACES_of_CRIME

If you play real sh:t get this If your a gamer who likes nice visual graphics, get this Look, any type of MFuc**ng gamer you are just get this!

Syliss
Syliss

the integrity of the time period is astounding, pre-ordered and waiting, patiently

AJ-2K7
AJ-2K7

omg i cant wait 4 this. it is a truly next-gen game. i hope theres a demo coming out soon so i can reely test it out. i wish i could of played it at TGS!

21121
21121

lookin good. means i can wait and buy UT3 at xmas and enjoy this till then ^^ 30-40 hours of gameplay?!?! thats awesome. definatly gonna rival halo3 for game of the year.

DeanCorleone
DeanCorleone

This game looks very pleasing, its your run of the mill assassin game, but set back in old times (1100's I believe) but with new functions such as crowd control, free running, and addition cool in battle moves it adds to the game. This game is going to be known for the simple fact that its going to make the main player feel like a true predator... I can't wait to throw someone off a building... a very high one. It seems as though you are going to be "sent back in time" or something with the hud interface the way it looks atleast. This might add a unenjoyable twist to the storyline, other then that thats the only thing I'm worried about... OH and also in the video when the assassin jump'd onto a crain like platform which was held up by a rope, it didn't sway one bit - that was abit... annoying to look at - but thats just me nit-picking, that won't make it a horrible game... :)