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Lately we’ve had a huge influx of AC3 info flowing in and we’re not going to complain at all! Today we have 3 special editions bound for Europe to show you.

Now Ubisoft has confirmed that these editions are strictly for Europe so collector’s editions for North America have still yet to be announced (but we’re hoping it’s similar to these!!)

Without further ado, here are the 3 different editions:

Freedom Edition (Collectors Edition) – £79.99 on consoles and £59.99 on PC

  • 9-inch Connor figure
  • George Washington’s Notebook
  • Special Lithograph
  • 2 single player missions (Ghost of War, Lost Mayan Ruins)
  • Sharpshooter Multiplayer Pack (new character, sharpshooter weapon, one relic, one emblem, one special picture and the jester title
  • Steelbook Case

Join or Die Edition (Special Edition) – £64.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC

  • Single Player Mission (Ghost of War)
  • George Washington’s Notebook
  • Connor’s Medallion
  • Sharpshooter Multiplayer Pack (new character, sharpshooter weapon, one relic, one emblem, one special picture and the jester title
  • Different packaging

 

Special Edition (Regular Edition) – Price not announced yet

  • Single Player Mission (A Dangerous Secret)
  • Unlocked Flint Musket

While these have only been announced for Europe so far Ubisoft has assured us they’ll reveal North American details soon so keep watch here and we’ll keep you informed!!

Leave us a comment below on what you’d like to see in a collectors edition here in North America? Or do you hope they’re the same as the European editions?

With the official unveiling of Assassin’s Creed 3 we’re finding out more and more about it, and we’ve just uncovered some more information about the upcoming blockbuster!

In the official press release (which you can read at the end of this post) the new AC3 promises to be the biggest and best of them all with these key details:

  • This game has been in development for over 3 years (by release almost 4 years), which if you think about it, Ubisoft has been pumping out new Assassin’s Creed games 1 per year since 2009, meaning this game has been in development ever since the first game!!
  • It will be released on PS3, 360, PC AND WiiU
  • The new hero’s name is Ratohnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars.
  • the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date
  • Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier to bustling colonial towns and the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army.
  • is powered by Ubisoft-AnvilNext, a revolutionary new game engine that delivers breakthroughs in visual quality, character models and artificial intelligence. Assassin’s Creed III will feature a ground-breaking level of stunning graphics that bring Colonial America to life.
  • “Assassin’s Creed III features the franchise’s most expansive setting so far, along with an exciting new hero and exponentially more gameplay,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Whether you’re a longtime fan of Assassin’s Creed or if you’re new to the franchise, you’re going to be blown away by the scale and marvel of Assassin’s Creed III.”
  • Gamers who pre-order Assassin’s Creed III at GameStop®, Amazon.com or Best Buy® will receive a Limited Edition collectible case featuring artwork created by award-winning comic book artist Alex Ross. (which we showed a few days ago here)
  • New artwork from Assassin’s Creed III also will be featured in Assassin’s Creed Recollection, the real-time board game for the iPad.
How’s that for an epic reveal? A new hero, an ending to an already amazing storyline and a new bigger engine set in an amazing period. Who wouldn’t be excited? Let us know what you think in the comments!!

And don’t forget to watch the official trailer here!!

 

Ubisoft® Ignites the American Revolution with Assassin’s Creed® III

New Title Promises to Be Biggest, Most Ambitious
in Company’s History

SAN FRANCISCO – March 5, 2012 – Assassin’s Creed® III will hit store shelves on October 30, 2012, encouraging gamers to experience the American Revolutionary War not written about in history books. The largest project in Ubisoft’s history also introduces a new hero for the ages.

With a development cycle of over three years and twice the production capacity of any previous Ubisoft game, Assassin’s Creed III is set to release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Windows PC and is also in development for Wii U™ from Nintendo. Assassin’s Creed III is developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with six other Ubisoft studios.

Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratohnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Players become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date. Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier to bustling colonial towns and the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army.

Assassin’s Creed III is powered by Ubisoft-AnvilNext, a revolutionary new game engine that delivers breakthroughs in visual quality, character models and artificial intelligence. Assassin’s Creed III will feature a ground-breaking level of stunning graphics that bring Colonial America to life.

“Assassin’s Creed III features the franchise’s most expansive setting so far, along with an exciting new hero and exponentially more gameplay,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Whether you’re a longtime fan of Assassin’s Creed or if you’re new to the franchise, you’re going to be blown away by the scale and marvel of Assassin’s Creed III.”

Additional Assassin’s Creed III details can be found in an exclusive cover feature in Game Informer Magazine’s April issue.

Gamers who pre-order Assassin’s Creed III at GameStop®, Amazon.com or Best Buy® will receive a Limited Edition collectible case featuring artwork created by award-winning comic book artist Alex Ross.

Assassin’s Creed III also can be pre-ordered at UBIShop® by visiting: http://shop.ubi.com/assassinscreed3

New artwork from Assassin’s Creed III also will be featured in Assassin’s Creed Recollection, the real-time board game for the iPad.

For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit the Assassin’s Creed Official Website (www.assassinscreed.com) and facebook.com/assassinscreed.

About Assassin’s Creed:
Initially launched in 2007, the first four Assassin’s Creed games have sold more than 38 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, Facebook games, novels, short films and more.

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010–11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1.039 billion euros. To learn more, please visit http://www.ubisoftgroup.com

©2012 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Kinect, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft.

Wii U is a trademark of Nintendo.

BEST BUY, the BEST BUY logo, tag design and bestbuy.com are trademarks of Best Buy Enterprise Services, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries

 

 

So one countdown has ended, and we can start many more now (till e3, till october 30th are 2 that come to mind) and it is official!

Assassin’s Creed 3 will feature a Native American Assassin fighting during the American Revolution.

Straight from Ubisoft

The American Colonies, 1775. As a Native American warrior fights to protect his land and his people, he will ignite the flames of a young nation’s revolution.

How they will tie this new Assassin into Desmond’s story remains a mystery along with any other details of the game but this trailer for sure can get you pumped and craving more!!

Stay tuned here for more ACIII info as we reveal it!

 

Source: Ubisoft

So our buddies over at Joystiq managed to grab some screenshots off of Reddit that are apparently of the new game Assassin’s Creed 3.

While these are no way confirmed to be legit, they truly look the part (and we’re hoping they are). All should be revealed on Monday with the big announcement happening at GDC in San Francisco, but for now, take a look over these new images and imagine the posibilities!

Source: Joystiq

 

And just like that, Ubisoft has let out the official boxart for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed 3 game for PC, 360 and PS3.

Having an October 30th launch Assassin’s Creed 3 is seeing a lot of headlines lately and will be revealing more information soon.

Game Informer also took the time to come out and reveal that their April issue will in fact have the new Assassin on their cover as well as a limited edition featuring special art from acclaimed comic artist Alex Ross.

Ubisoft is set to release more info on the newest chapter of their epic franchise on March 5th, so keep checking back for more info!!

GameInformer's April Cover

GameInformers April Cover Back/Front

Limited Edition Game Informer Cover Art by Alex Ross

Limited Edition Game Informer Cover art Back/Front by Alex Ross

GameInformers Assassin's Creed 3 Hub

 

Source: GameInformer


The internet is abuzz the past day and a half as new images, that look legit, have surfaced possibly detailing the next Assassin’s Creed game. Normally the franchise sees a new release every November 17th, but this year Assassin’s Creed 3 is scheduled to release on PS3 and 360 on October 30th, apparently because they’re just so excited to release it they couldn’t wait until November.

Yesterday, an image was apparently sent in to Kotaku from a Best Buy employee claiming they were from the publisher announcing the game. The employee also stated that more information would be revealed on March 5th, which lines up nicely with GDC (which is running March 5th-9th in San Fransico).

Adding fuel to these rumours, GameStop-owned Game Informer magazine also leaked a similar looking banner for Assassin’s Creed 3. Someone grabbed an image of the hub for Assassin’s Creed III showing the new Assassin along side the US first president George Washington.

All of this points towards the new game being set in around the time of the American Revolution.

The original image depicts a very different looking Assassin sporting a tomahawk (made from the Assassin’s logo), a handgun, a bow and arrow and a sword (bada** if you ask us). He appears to be wearing some kind of bone necklace around his neck which is also leading a lot of people to believe he may be of Native American descent. Add on some period looking clothes and leather chaps and you have our new Assassin.

The hub banner shows this same Assassin almost looking to lead George Washington in a small boat. Usually these kinds of banner’s mean big exclusive content (meaning for Gamestop) so we’ll be expecting some awesome pre-order bonus’s as well with the reveal!

Who knows what this means but a full reveal cannot be far off (read 3 days and counting!!) and we’re sure Ubi has got some amazing cards up their sleeves as this game is supposed to bring an end to the Desmond story and wrap up a lot of the mystery behind the other games!

Keep checking back and we’ll keep you up to date with all the latest Assassin’s News!

 

Source: Kotaku

Just thought we’d throw out a quick shout out to our friends over at GSMArena.com who today launched their all new mobile website.

Rather than going the mobile app route and worrying about supporting all the platforms they chose to go with a mobile site that is compatible with almost all current SmartPhones!

After playing around with the site for a few minutes you can tell they threw a lot of work into it, it’s polished, responsive and looks amazing. Plus they managed to cram almost all the features of the full desktop site into such a small area.

They even managed to keep the autocomplete working well and their login functions all work as expected. And of course they still give access to their huge database of phone information with a nice new polished look to each page.

Take a quick look at their walkthrough video below and check it out by going to m.gsmarena.com or going to www.gsmarena.com and clicking the big red button at the bottom!

 

Source: GSMArena.com

Lots of crazy news is happening at the moment with CES in full swing, but there are a few choice bits of information that we really like to hear. Possibly the one of the biggest bits of news we’ve heard so far is that our very own Telus is going to be launching the Samsung Galaxy Note (5.3 inch Super AMOLED screen with its very own special S-Pen, dual core 1.5ghz processor, 1gb of ram) as well as they’ll be finally matching Rogers and Bell by launching their very own LTE network.

The Note itself is supposed to bridge the gap between Smartphones and Tablets and we’re very eager to get some hands on time with this device, but the fact that Telus will be launching LTE as well just makes this news even sweeter.

Who’s going to be holding out on getting the Galaxy Nexus (that Telus is releasing this coming Friday) for a Galaxy Note?

Take a look at one of Samsung’s commercials for the Note below.

 

 

Source: Engadget

So hot on the heels of some “leaked” images of the surely to be upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III that leaked last week (that were totally fake), are new rumours about the specs of possibly what will be Samsung’s next FlagShip phone.

The current Galaxy S and S II line have already shipped more than 30 million units world wide, so obviously Samsung is going to want to pack an extra punch with it’s 3rd iteration of its ever so popular device.

These specs are all to be taken with a grain of salt (leaked over on Korean site ETNews), let’s break down the rumours and see what we think is real or not.

Quad-core processor

-The Transformer Prime is the first tablet to be released with a Quad-core processor. It’s hit some Canadian shores and suffered a delay everywhere else. By the time this phone comes out, its possible everything will be hammered out and finalized so we can chalk this rumour up to a definitely possible, besides Samsung is going to want to stay ahead of the pack if they want to keep the Galaxy S line on top.

Super AMOLED Plus 720p Screen

So far there has been no word on an actual screen size for the phone, but we’d bet it’ll be something similar to the Galaxy Nexus (maybe they can lose the PenTile display by then), but I think this is a given for all their new high end smartphones.

Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz

This has to be the one spec we can bet our lives on this phone having. We already know Samsung is in the works cooking up some IceCream Sandwich goodness with TouchWiz for its other Galaxy S II line, the 3 would have to have this already included.

LTE-enabled

LTE is not a far stretch. It’s the way the mobile world is heading and considering Samsung already has LTE in the Galaxy Nexus (on Verizon) and in the Galaxy S II LTE I’m sure they’ll find a way to squeeze it into their new baby (hopefully they’ll have a way to keep the battery chugging along longer though by then!)

2GB of RAM

So far no phone has passed the 1GB of Ram spec. If the phone did indeed move up to a quad-core processor, I could see this being believable, although possibly somewhat unnecessary as 4.0 already adds a lot of control and improvements over the RAM, they may want to add this for more “console” style gaming that’s expected to hit phones soon.

Last but not least, our favourite:

3D Screen

Lg’s done it, HTC’s done it, and well, it’s probably about time for Samsung to do it. By far, of all the TV’s out there, we were most wowed by Samsung’s Smart TV’s and their stunning display of 3D, why not bring that fun to their mobile phones as well?

The hard part we have believing with this is that they’d be able to manage this with the current Super AMOLED HD screens that are currently out (otherwise why wouldn’t they have done it already?) Unless they were waiting for a couple other competitors to get it into the market, get people interested in it, and then hit the masses with a huge does of 3D all at once.

Besides, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 3D? Seems like a pretty easy marketing campaign right there.

So all in all, out of all the rumours I’ve got to say we can seriously see a lot of them coming true if the cards fall into place.

Mobile World Congress is in February so we might see a reveal then, which means we may not have that long to wait after all!

Now the real question is, would you guys like it if they threw all this into one seriously powerful Superphone?

Let us know in the poll below!

Source: ETNews

Via: MobileSyrup

 

Merry Christmas everyone out there!

Just thought we’d share a fun little Easter Egg we found using GoSMS on Android this past holiday.

If someone texts you “Merry Christmas” and you open the message using GoSMS you’ll notice it will start to snow on your screen! So even if it’s not a white Christmas outside for you, you can still enjoy the Holiday spirit on your phone!!

If you aren’t lucky enough to have an Android Phone (or don’t want to use GoSMS) you won’t be left out of the winter fun as we found another fun Google Easter egg recently that lets you frost over your screen with snow when you google search “Let It Snow”. Once the page becomes completely frozen the search button even becomes a “Defrost” button!!

Once again we hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and we wish you all the best in the new year! Remember keep checking back as we’ll begin updating a lot more frequently again!