Archive for March 4th, 2013

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 2nd Logo, Press Release w/Game Details, and Preview Links

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Ubisoft put out a press release revealing some details about their upcoming game Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Here’s the full release courtesy of AllGamesBeta:

“Ubisoft Journeys Into The Savage Golden Age of Pirates With Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Today, Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, the next installment in the company’s best-selling franchise. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag introduces an all new hero and setting, and will feature the most diverse and seamless Assassin’s Creed world ever created.

In development for nearly two years, the game is being spearheaded by one of the veteran Assassin’s Creed teams in Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC and other next generation consoles. The game will be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U on October 29, 2013.

“With the new hero and new setting we are creating the boldest and most unique Assassin’s Creed game yet, while still respecting the pillars of the franchise that have made it such a fan favorite,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is based on a true, harsh and exciting part of a legendary era and will thrill longtime fans and newcomers alike.”

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

Gameplay in Assassin’s Creed: IV Black Flag is based upon the franchise’s proven tenets. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag features a vast open world with more than 50 navigable locations. Combat combines the weaponry of the Assassin’s Order with armaments of the era, and rewards both daring and stealth. And the series’ acclaimed multiplayer experience is more varied and ruthless than ever in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.

Customers who purchase Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 can download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network after the game’s launch.”

Tons of outlets have put out Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag previews. Here’s links to those:

Source: AllGamesBeta

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Screenshots

Here’s some screenshots from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag which is scheduled for release on October 29th in North America and November 1st in Europe.

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Click the link below to view more Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Screenshots.

Source: AllGamesBeta

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Concept Art

Here’s some concept art shots from the latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which will apparently be pirate themed.

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Head over to AllGamesBeta for more Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag -Concept Art.

Source: AllGamesBeta

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Logo, Trailer, and Concept Art

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Direct Link

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Source: AllGamesBeta

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies – Screenshots

Here’s a few Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies Screenshots as seen on 4Gamer. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies is the latest entry in Level-5′s Professor Layton series for the Nintendo 3DS and was just released this past Thursday in Japan. No release date has been announced for other regions thus far.

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Head over to the link below to see more Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies Screenshots.

Source: 4Gamer

WoW – Blizzard Confirms Patch 5.2 Goes Live Tomorrow, March 5th!

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Blizzard has just confirmed that their latest content patch for World of Warcraft, Patch 5.2 – The Thunder King will go live on servers tomorrow March 5th. Here’s the trailer Blizzard released recently for the patch:

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You can view patch notes and get a general preview of the patch by clicking here.

Source: Blizzard

Dragon Quest X (Wii U) – Screenshots

Here’s some screenshots from the Japanese version of the Dragon Quest X port/re-release for Wii U:

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You can check out more Dragon Quest X (Wii U) – Screenshots over at 4Gamer, linked below (site is in Japanese).

Source: 4Gamer

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Fact Sheet

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“Product Description

The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic where corruption, greediness
and cruelty are commonplace.

Among these outlaws is a brash young captain named Edward Kenway. His fight for glory has earned him the respect of
legends like Blackbeard, but also drawn him into the ancient war between Assassins and Templars, a war that may destroy
everything the pirates have built.

Welcome to the Golden Age of Piracy.

Key Features

• A BRASH REBEL ASSASSIN – Become Edward Kenway, a charismatic yet brutal pirate captain, trained by Assassins. Edward can effortlessly switch between the Hidden Blade of the Assassin’s Order and all new weaponry including four flintlock pistols and dual cutlass swords.

• EXPLORE AN OPEN WORLD FILLED WITH OPPORTUNITIES – Discover the largest and most diverse Assassin’s Creed world ever created. From Kingston to Nassau, explore 50 unique locations where you can live the life of a pirate including:

− Loot underwater shipwrecks
− Assassinate Templars in blossoming cities
− Hunt for rare animals in untamed jungles
− Search for treasure in lost ruins
− Escape to hidden coves

• BECOME THE MOST FEARED PIRATE IN THE CARIBBEAN – Command your ship, the Jackdaw, and strike fear in all who see her. Plunder and pillage to upgrade the Jackdaw with ammunition and equipment needed to fight off enemy ships. The ship`s improvements are critical to Edward` s progression through the game. Attack and seamlessly board massive galleons, recruit sailors to join your crew and embark on an epic and infamous adventure.

• EXPERIENCE THE GRITTY REALITY BEHIND THE PIRATE FANTASY – Stand amongst legendary names such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Benjamin Hornigold, as you establish a lawless Republic in the Bahamas and relive the truly explosive events that defined the Golden Age of Piracy.

• MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE – Fight against or cooperate with your friends in the ruthless and acclaimed multiplayer experience. Choose from an eclectic cast of characters and fight to the death in exotic themed maps.

Product Specifications:

Publisher:
Ubisoft
Developer:
Ubisoft Montreal (lead), Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Sofia,

Ship Date:
Category:
Rating:
Website:

Ubisoft Singapore.

October 31, 2013
Action-Adventure
PEGI 18 Expected
www.assassinscreed.com”

Source: GoNintendo

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – $10 Off Deal

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Our friends at Newegg are offering a pretty good deal on the upcoming Nintendo 3DS title, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. Using the promo code EMCYTZT3040 you can get $10.00 off the game making it only $29.99! This offer expires tomorrow, so be sure to head over now if you want to take advantage of it. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is schedule to release on 3/24.

Source: Newegg & GoNintendo

This Day In Gaming History – March 4th

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March 4th

1994

  • The U.S. Senate’s subcommittee re-convenes regarding the subject of video game violence. Seven video game companies say they will come up with a rating system by the holiday season. The seven are Electronic Arts, Sega, Nintendo, Atari, Acclaim, Philips, & 3DO. This leads to the formation of the now industry-standard ESRB rating system later that year.
  • Acclaim releases the now classic arcade basketball game NBA Jam (SNES) in the U.S.

1997

  • Sony drops the price of their PlayStation console in the U.S. to $149.00, makes the MSRP for games $49.95, and reveals their version of Players’ Choice titles called Greatest Hits which retail for $24.99.

1999

  • Enix releases Tomb Raider III (PS) in Japan.
  • Bandai releases their WonderSwan handheld system in Japan.

2000

  • Sony’s PlayStation 2 console, the successor to the original PlayStation, is released in Japan for a retail price of 39,800 Yen ($370).

2001

  • Fox airs an episode of Futurama in the U.S. where two characters are shown playing a video game system with Asteroids-like sound effects. Also a character says, “Why weren’t you Kong Donkeys outside cleaning up?”, which refers to Donkey Kong (of course).

2002

  • Activision releases Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 (GBA) in the U.S.

2003

  • Sony releases Primal (PS2) in the U.S. for an MSRP of $39.99.

2007

  • Fox airs an episode of The Simpsons in the U.S. featuring a game called “Death Kill City II – Death Kill Stories.”

2008

  • Sony releases God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) in the U.S.
  • Rockstar releases Bully: Scholarship Edition (Wii & Xbox 360) in the U.S.

2011

  • Nintendo releases Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version (DS) in Europe.