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Get Assassin’s Creed Pirates for a steal on the App Store today

News By Alex Beech, 7 years, 8 months ago
Get Assassin’s Creed Pirates for a steal on the App Store today

If you've been on the fence about Assassin’s Creed Pirates, now might be the perfect time you climb onboard. You see, Ubisoft has just dropped the price of the naval battle game to £1.49 / $1.99 This mobile tie-in to Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag has you sailing the Caribbean as Alonzo Batilla, an eager young Captain willing to do anything to make his fortune. Taking part in fierce naval battles, you must scupper enemy vessels, and capture anything from frigates to Man-o-Wars to aid your conquest of the West-Indies. The latest update also lets you partake in whale hunting. It may be a little less glamourous - and it but more cruel - than the game's other…

Hands-on with Assassin's Creed Memories, the card battler that manages to make aerial assassinations a bit dull

Feature By Peter Willington, 7 years, 4 months ago
Hands-on with Assassin's Creed Memories, the card battler that manages to make aerial assassinations a bit dull

As a long-time fan of the Assassin's Creed series, I've been eagerly awaiting another really strong mobile tie-in game since the rather smashing Assassin's Creed Pirates. The news of a card battler - which as regular viewers will know is one of my favourite genres - being combined with Assassin's Creed was exciting indeed. It's with a heavy heart then that I have to report that Assassin's Creed Memories is a bit dull, or in the very least the soft-launched version in the Australian App Store is a bit dull. Slow-moving, overly-complex, and only the faintest of connections to the Assassin's Creed universe make the game in its current state a disappointment. Here's my hands-on video explainin…

Upcoming CCG Assassin’s Creed Memories lets you hop through history

News By Alex Beech, 7 years, 4 months ago
Upcoming CCG Assassin’s Creed Memories lets you hop through history

Ubisoft has joined forces with Gree and PlayNext to deliver an all new free-to-play installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise: a CCG called Assassin’s Creed Memories. Digital card-battling has been increasing in popularity recently. The genre’s ability to mix the card combat with RPG leveling and strategic elements have sucked players in, while the booster-pack IAPs have attracted publishers and developers. Ubisoft seems to be planning to tap directly into this popularity, utilising its Assassin’s Creed franchise as the foundation. Inviting you into a new mobile Animus, you have to travel through history with the aim of building a powerful guild, recruitin…

Assassin's Creed Pirates sets sale price at £1.99 / $2.99

News By Alex Beech, 7 years, 9 months ago
Assassin's Creed Pirates sets sale price at £1.99 / $2.99

Tired of your life as a respectable pillar of the community? Longing for a life on the high seas? Well, Ubisoft has just made a pirate's life even more appealing, having just slashed the price of Assassin's Creed Pirates on the App Store from £2.99 / $4.99 to £1.99 / $2.99. This mobile tie-in to the Assassin's Creed universe sees you playing the role of ambitious privateer Alonzo Batilla as he takes control of his own boat, and sets sail to become a scourge of the Caribbean. Manning your ship through swipe-based navel battles, and building a fearsome crew to aid you terrorise the seas, the game offers you a life of rum-swilling debauchery, without the risk of scurvy. Assass…

Creed and 5 more great boxing films available to stream

Feature By Jon Mundy, 5 years, 3 months ago
Creed and 5 more great boxing films available to stream

Creed is this week's iTunes Film of the Week, meaning you can rent it for just 99p. Ryan Coogler's Rocky spin-off got us to thinking about other top boxing films that are currently available to stream or rent for a decent price. Whether you're talking about Robert De Niro, Steve McQueen, or Tom Hardy, there are some true acting heavyweights represented in the following list. Creed (iTunes, 99p) PIC: Warner Bros. Let's start with the inspiration for this feature. Ryan Coogler's Creed is an nicely poised spin-off from the Rocky series, with Stallone's battered ex-boxer reluctantly taking up training duties for Michael B. Jordan's Adonis Creed - who happens to be the son of his late frie…

Assassin's Creed II Multiplayer New and Free for 48 hours

News By Callum Webster, 11 years, 9 months ago
Assassin's Creed II Multiplayer New and Free for 48 hours

To mark the launch of Assassin's Creed II Multiplayer, now available in the AppStore, Ubisoft is offering the game up for free for only 48 hours! Here's some App info: Assassin’s Creed II: Multiplayer, is an exclusive game for iPhone & iPod touch and the first game in the series that allows you to compete against your friends. Features: LIVE MULTIPLAYER ACTION Assassin’s Creed II: Multiplayer is a REAL-TIME ONLINE multiplayer game using a WI-FI connection letting you compete against up to 3 other player- controlled assassins. KILL OR GET KILLED The ultimate goal of the game is to hunt down other players and assassinate them before they kill you. BLEND IN THE CROWD…

Assassin's Creed Pirates gets a new mission with the Freedom update

News By Alex Beech, 7 years, 5 months ago
Assassin's Creed Pirates gets a new mission with the Freedom update

Ubisoft has added yet more content to Assassin's Creed Pirates, this time with the Freedom update. The update brings with it a wealth of riches, but the biggest haul is a new chapter appendix. This additional mission has you destroying the jail fortress in La Isla de la Juventud in order to free slaves and unlock an exclusive bonus. An improved daily reward system also lets you gain increasingly valuable treasures for repeat visits to the game. Random booty has been scattered throughout the Caribbean seas, too, while syncing your account with your Facebook profile will earn you a special gift. The new features don’t end there, with the update offering you more freedom in how you c…

Found footage mobile game Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins launches in March

News By Olly Smith, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Found footage mobile game Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins launches in March

Maze Theory and BBC Studios are releasing a new Doctor Who game in March, taking on the form of a found footage mobile game called Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins. It’s coming to iOS and Android on 19th March. The game is about finding a lost phone where your character has found a phone with various chat logs and apps to search for clues surrounding the mystery of what is happening. It features the Weeping Angels, iconic villains from the revival of Doctor Who which take on the form of gargoyle statues which can only move when you’re not looking at them. "Don't blink. Blink and you're dead!" Watch the trailer for '#DoctorWho: The Lonely Assassins', the new handheld and mobil…

Assassin's Creed Pirates | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 8 years ago
Assassin's Creed Pirates | Hands-On

Ubisoft has just announced that Assassin's Creed Pirates, its seafaring iOS tie-in to console release Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, will drop anchor in App Store waters on December 5th. However, it just so happens that we've got our hooked hands on a preview build of the privateering sim, and have been putting it through its peg-legged paces. Cast as salty scoundrel Alonzo Batilla, you must sail the seas of the Caribbean blowing up other ships, looting treasure, and generally being a bit piratey. If you want to see what all of that looks like, then cast your eyes over our hands-on video below, in which I guide you through the first 15 minutes of the game.…

Biggest update yet for Pirates Outlaws adds new pirates and an arena mode

News By Cameron Bald, 2 years, 4 months ago
Biggest update yet for Pirates Outlaws adds new pirates and an arena mode

Pirates Outlaws, the popular roguelike card game from developer Fabled Game, has now received its biggest update yet, adding new pirates and an extensive, intense arena mode. The update is available now for all players on Android and iOS. The arena mode gathers together every relic, card, and enemy from the main game for a complete, exceedingly challenging experience. It’s a stage-based mode where you’ll occasionally take on boss-type enemies. There’s no AP to manage or map to rely on, so you’ll instead be given a variety of pre-selected actions at the start of every battle. The arena comes with its own new rewards, so you won’t just be collecting the exact…

Grand Theft Auto V, Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and more: all the companion apps for the biggest console games of 2014

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 years, 11 months ago
Grand Theft Auto V, Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and more: all the companion apps for the biggest console games of 2014

'Tis the season for some good old fashioned console gaming. There's nothing quite like firing up the PC, PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo, and getting stuck into some meaty AAA video games. As mobile is such a big thing these days, the console folk have started integrating mobile and tablet companion apps into their titles in an effort to enhance the experience when you can't be at your TV. So if you're lucky enough to be playing the latest Grand Theft Auto, FIFA, Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, or some other huge release from 2014, you should check out the list below to see if a companion app is available. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor The Official Shadow of Mordor Palantir app listens…

There she blows! Assassin's Creed Pirates gets whale hunting in latest update

News By Alex Beech, 7 years, 8 months ago
There she blows! Assassin's Creed Pirates gets whale hunting in latest update

Being a pirate ain't all sword fighting and rum, you know. Sometimes you have to get down to the messy stuff – whale hunting, that were the real money is. Luckily, Ubisoft has just released an update to Assassin's Creed Pirates which adds whale hunting to the navel warfare gameplay. As well as letting you harpoon the gentle giants of the deep, the update also brings a handful of other new features. Those of a zoologically persuasion will be able to collect 50 species of Caribbean fish. If this isn't your cup of grog, however, there are also two new ships and six additional boss fights to unlock. A survival mode wraps up the list of updates, challenging you to live though a wave…

Pirates Outlaws celebrates its first anniversary in style with a major expansion

News By Cameron Bald, 1 year, 8 months ago
Pirates Outlaws celebrates its first anniversary in style with a major expansion

Fabled Game Studio's Pirates Outlaws is a stylish card-based roguelike that's now celebrating its first anniversary by launching a sizable expansion. Long-time fans will no doubt be excited to try out some of the latest additions, though you'll first have to put down $2.99 to gain access. According to Mobile Mode Gaming, the anniversary pack contains a new skin for the Admiral, two unique relics, and four special cards. Anniversary package "Fabled" and Admiral skin is available on Android | Steam.Admiral's price has now gone down to $2.99 (iOS | Android)The iOS update is still in review. So sorry for the delay.Join us on Discord: https://t.co/wDfh2rTo2X pic.twitter.com/xMhf8KN22E &mdash…

Turn your iPad into a treasure map with Assassin's Creed IV Companion app

News By James Gilmour, 8 years, 1 month ago
Turn your iPad into a treasure map with Assassin's Creed IV Companion app

If you're planning to find buried treasure and sail the seven seas in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, then you're going to need that most essential of pirating tools: a map. Rather than having you pause the game to rifle through sub-menus, though, Ubisoft has provided iPad owners with a companion app which transforms your tablet into a treasure map. Now available from the App Store, the Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion app features a fully interactive map of the Carribean waters featured in the game. It allows you to view objectives, track your progress - even set real time waypoints for your ship to follow.   As well as using the app to help you navigate while you play, yo…

Is Assassin's Creed - Identity the mobile Assassin's Creed game we've been waiting for?

News By James Gilmour, 7 years, 2 months ago
Is Assassin's Creed - Identity the mobile Assassin's Creed game we've been waiting for?

I'll keep this brief: Ubisoft has just soft-launched Assassin's Creed - Identity in Australia and New Zealand. Unlike the card games and companion apps Ubisoft has served up to iOS gamers in the past, this fully 3D "action RPG" is a close to a full-blown Assassin's Creed game as we've ever seen on mobile. Like its console counterpart, the game lets you explore ancient cities, leaping from rooftop to rooftop before stabbing-up some unsuspecting nobleman. Watch our hands-on with the soft-launch version of Assassin's Creed - Identity below. You can download the game right now if you live in Australia or New Zealand. The rest of the world will have to wait until 2015 for the game to go glob…