Developed By: Ubisoft Montreal
Published by: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and DS (Coming soon)
Release Date: U.S/11-13, EU/11-16, JPN/11-29, AUS/11-14
Retail Cost: $59.99 for PS3/360 version, and $69.99 for the Limited Edition.
Only available for PS3 and 360, the LE comes with the following:
-10- Inch Altair statue
-Penny Arcade Assassin’s Creed Comics
-Mini Strategy Guide
-Bonus Disc containing Behind the scenes videos, Developer Diaries, Trailers, Interviews, and the winners from the Short Film Contest.
Developed at Ubisoft Montreal by the same development team behind Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Not its sequels), Assassin’s Creed is looking to redefine the action/adventure genre. Taking place during The Third Crusade in 1191 A.D, you must guide an Assassin named Altair (Arabic for “The Flying One”) in his quest to regain his honor and slay the men who are profiting off of the Crusades. Although this game appears to be a period piece, whats apparent from the various cutscenes and within game’s HUD is that the game has Sci-fi elements.
Being a trained Assassin, Altair has many skills at his disposal. Movement and platforming is one of features that Ubi-Montreal has put a lot of focus in. Taking influence fromParkour, Altair will be able to traverse many of the game’s environments using these his jumping and climbing skills. And taking full advantage of the 12000+ animations Altair has, each grab and climbing motion with look different depending on what you are holding onto.
The Game has 3 major cities (Jerusalem, Acre, and Damascus)to explore. Each city is accurately modeled from architecture designs used during the time period. The cities are vastly different from each other and have different missions (Side and story-wise) that you can undertake. Such assassinating important figures, gathering info about your marks, and undertaking missions from the assassin’s order.
Just to get this out of the way, Jade Raymond is the game’s producer. Ever since the game’s first unveiling, she’s been getting a lot of attention (Even more so than the game’s creative director and story writer Patrice Desilets). So here is a pic her before anyone starts asking.
NeoGAF Assassin’s Creed thread
Are there any experts on The Crusades on this forum? I’d like to see your take on this game.