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The almighty, sought after collector’s edition. Whether it be giving out some dust collecting trinkets, some exclusive artwork or some downloadable content, we’re all suckers for Collector’s Editions for amazing games aren’t we?

Well prepare to open your wallet a little wider as one of next years most anticipated games just announced it’s got a collector’s edition too, that’s right, Bioshock Infinite took to twitter today to announce the new edition.

Actually, they announced 2 editions, the Ultimate Songbird Edition, and the Premium Edition. And here’s what they’ll get you!

Ultimate Songbird Edition ($149):

  1. Songbird Statue
  2. Art of Columbia (64 page artbook)
  3. Handyman Figure (for Bioshocks new upcoming board game!)
  4. Lithograph
  5. Murder of Crows Keychain
  6. Digital Soundtrack
  7. Upgrade Pack (3 added abilities, BullRush, Extra Extra, and Betrayer)
  8. Xbox360 – Special downloadable costumes, PS3 + PC Bioshock Infinite Themes

Premium Edition ($79):

  1. Art of Columbia (64 page artbook)
  2. Handyman Figure (for Bioshocks new upcoming board game!)
  3. Lithograph
  4. Murder of Crows Keychain
  5. Digital Soundtrack
  6. Upgrade Pack (3 added abilities, BullRush, Extra Extra, and Betrayer)
  7. Xbox360 – Special downloadable costumes, PS3 + PC Bioshock Infinite Themes

So for shelling out the extra $70, the songbird edition you get an extremely cool Songbird Statue. Worth and extra $70? You decide. Either way we’re excited!  To see more details about all the collectables, head over to Bioshock Infinites site at the source below!

Which edition will you be picking up?

 

 

Source: Bioshock Infinite

Moving from a firm launch date of June 26th, THQ’s Darksider’s II has just been pushed back to a “August 2012” release date.

THQ states the push back is purely for the development team, as they wanted to polish up the game and make sure that it meets their high expectations.

Just a week before THQ EVP Danny Bilson in an interview had said that there was no firm launch date for Darksiders II, so rumours are now put to rest showing his claim to have substance.

Keep reading for a quick Q&A with the the team:

Questions & Answers:

Q.) When will the game be available in North America?
A.) Darksiders II is scheduled to be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in August of 2012.  The release date will vary by region (as they did with a June release).  The exact street dates will be issued for each region in the days to come.
Q.) Has the date been pushed back to tie in with Nintendo’s WiiU™ launch?
A.) The date was shifted to ensure we meet the high quality threshold that we are committed to achieving.  It has nothing to do with any other platform releases.
Q.) Is Darksiders II being pushed back because of the recent layoffs at Vigil Games?
A.) No, the staffing changes at Vigil Games have not impacted the release date.
Q.) Is content going to be cut from the game?
A.) Definitely not! As we approached the game’s completion date, the team asked for more time to polish the huge amount of content included in this ambitious project.  We are all committed to making Darksiders II the highest-quality game possible and the additional time will allow the team to do just that.  The game content remains unchanged, as do our future DLC plans.
Q.) Are you truly pushing the date back to make Darksiders II a better game?
A.) Absolutely, that is the only goal fueling this decision.  Nothing is more important to us than quality and thankfully our company’s current operational position allows us to make the right choice for Darksiders II.
Q.) Aside from getting it later, will this affect my pre-order?
A.) Definitely not, everyone who has/does pre-order Darksiders II will receive the Limited Edition at release, along with any associated retail exclusive content.
Q.) Will the game definitely release in August or will it be delayed again?
A.) This small delay is to allow additional time for polish and bug fixing. As we’ve stated in numerous articles and videos, Darksiders II is substantially larger game than its predecessor and the ambition of this project requires extra time to polish to the high standards that Vigil Games and THQ are committed to.
Keep it locked at eTechTour and we’ll give you any other updates as they come!
Source: Darksiders

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

**UPDATED** Check out the new video here!! ***

We’ve been waiting for this day for a long time, and with all the teases and leaks of information last week we’re definitely all ears, in just a couple short hours, Assassin’s Creed 3 will finally be unveiled and we’re hoping with lots of new details that will shed some light on this new assassin and how we’ll interact with American Revolution era!!

Check back here later for all the info as we’ll keep you up to date!! Also check here and here for more AC3 info!!

Source: Assassin’s Creed

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

Well there were rumors floating around the interweb’s that in the new Assassins Creed Brotherhood if you completed all the Virtual Training modules (and get gold I believe) that you would unlock the skin of Metal Gears newest lead man as a playable character and we’ve just confirmed it.

It seems that Ubisoft stuck good to their word and have added Raiden into Assassins Creed Brotherhood after completing the Virtual missions and can be used by going to Menu -> Inventory -> Outfits -> Raiden

Check out the pictures below if you don’t believe us and we’ll have a youtube video up soon!!

You can now check out the video of him in action!!

 

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