Publisher promises original game from the studio behind Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia will be the first in a new franchise.
Ubisoft gave visitors to last year's Tokyo Game Show a glimpse at a next-gen action title it referred to as Project Assassins. Today, new details were announced for the project, and the publisher said that it is bringing Assassin's Creed to the PlayStation 3. No mention was made of an early, presumed Xbox 360 version of the game which was on display at Microsoft's X05 event.
Set in 1191 AD at the height of the Third Crusade for the Holy Land, Assassin's Creed puts players in the silent shoes of Altair and gives them the opportunity "to shape events during this pivotal moment in history." Altair is presumably a member of a group of ruthless assassins whose plan is to bring an end to the bitter struggle by striking out at both warring parties.
The game is being developed by Ubisoft's Montreal studio (creators of hits like Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), and Ubisoft is making some big promises for the project.
"Assassin's Creed is going to push the video game experience as we know it today into an entirely new direction," said the Montreal studio's CEO Yannis Mallat. "Assassin's Creed's compelling theme and storyline experienced through the next-generation console will captivate audiences and affect them on the same level as an epic novel or film."
And just like the Crusades, Assassin's Creed is all set to spawn sequels. The company refers to Assassin's Creed as "the first game" of a new franchise that will make its debut at next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Ubisoft is focusing on creating more new franchises heading forward. The company has said it plans to introduce three new brands to the marketplace every two years, and Assassin's Creed is its latest example of developing new intellectual properties.
Assassin's Creed is expected to arrive in stores in 2007.
Cant wait till this game comes out, be funny where you can just blend into the crowd and sneak up on your prey!
the only thing i would have to worry about is the ps3 but assassins,i'm not worried cause i have two brothers that work in ubisoft.MUAHAHAHAHHAHAAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you guys want to learn more about assassins go to www.gametrailers.com woooooooooooo
this game will rock, it will rock our socks off! btw: who cares about the wii? pretty good idea, but nintendo allways falls short after a few months
Does it actually say it is exclusive or not because i saw this is the X 360 video trailers as well. could be a mistake i suppose
(sarges24 I cant wait for Assassin's Creed. Hope it makes launch!! Heavenly Sword was the big name last year, Assassin's Creed is the big name this year... I cant wait to get both these games in my PS3... This is going to be the coolest Action/Adventure since Sands of Time and God of War!!!!! ) Assassin's Creed+Heavenly Sword=best games In my list PS3 ROCKS
I cant wait for Assassin's Creed. Hope it makes launch!! Heavenly Sword was the big name last year, Assassin's Creed is the big name this year... I cant wait to get both these games in my PS3... This is going to be the coolest Action/Adventure since Sands of Time and God of War!!!!!
incase you didnt notice The Two Thrones was the finale of the PoP trilogy, for the next couple of years anyway. And i think theres a bit more differnce between being an assassin in a city than a platforming prince with no other people around (brilliant though it is) Looks brilliant though, disappointed abt no mention of a PC version
THIS IS SUCH A PRINCE OF PERSIA RIPOFF. even the dude looks like the prince. they should just bag this and make a next gen prince of persia.
This is a multi platform title. Remember last years E3 where a lot of games were being advertised for the PS as if they were exclusives? This is going to be a multi-platformer. But whatever the case, it looks promising.
for the PS3...NICE!!!. Keep makin us canadians look good UBISOFT!!!.No matter whut console ur rootin for, UBISOFT's got u. Spread love....thats whut its all about. GO NINTENDO & SONY!!!!.peace.
I hope it's nothing like Oblivion, not that Oblivion isn't a great game, but it seems a lot of people are leering towards Oblivion style games and too many isn't good. I have a feeling this wont be like Oblivion and it looks pretty damn sweet from just that trailer alone. I gotta admit I didn't like Ubisoft in the past but now I can't wait for SC4, I'm playing GRAW for the 360 which is amazing, and I'll be buying Red Steel and this game for sure; Ubi is doing some good work.
really wish this could go to PC... i mean all previouse efforts were going to PC too, why does this one have to be different?
Hitman, set during The Crusades, made by the guys who did PoP? Where is the negative in ANY of this?
looks kind of prince of persiaish with last few seconds but im still trying to get an xbox 360.............
This is gonna be one amazing game, another exclusive for the ps3, and sorry xbox 360 owners, this is only for ps3. Heres proof. Link: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/704/704317p1.html
Their isn't any exclusive titles from Ubisoft... this game will come out for the 360 as well as the PS3... that's a given especially if it gets allot of fan support
those saying that its a PS3 exclusive are wrong cuz this game has been already announced for Xbox 360 at X05 back in november
http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/ubisoft/ubisoft-denies-leaked-schedule-160283.php?mail2=true It's a leaked Ubisoft schedule from last March...given new cred today by the notion that, two months ago, this list mentioned that Ubisoft was publishing Enchanted Arm. Only made official today. Anyway, it lists "Assassin" for a March 2007 release on X360, PS3 & Rev. Or Wii, now.
Um...you guys, this is a multiplat. For both the Xbox 360 and the PS3, just like the studio's other games, PoP and SC.
danmp18: "I'd like to see this on the X360 as well UbiSoft. Not everyone wants to drop their life savings on Sony's new machine." Dude, if you only have $400 in your life savings your in trouble. . . . or 12 years old. Anyway, I hope they release some more footage at E3. Alot of the trailer looked pre-rendered but there were few shots that looked like gameplay footage.
I like the aproach that Ubisoft has in the gaming industry. They are always one step ahead of many other gaming companies.
PS3 sweet. This game sound intriguing and original. Original is good. Cant wait to get my dirty mits on my PS3! GGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRR........waiting sux.....
Hmmm I'd be more interested in the game if they created a 360 version, not up for buying a PS3 for a while yet.
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