UBISOFT® TAKES PLAYERS ACROSS THE HIMALAYAS WITH FAR CRY 4

Keeping up with Ubisoft’s press releases is a full-time job lately. E3 has seen around 10 press releases, with a few of them coming in the wee hours. This release concerns Far Cry 4. Looks like The next-gen is finally here folks. Far Cry 4 will be one of the first franchises to be solely released for next-gen consoles. It’s definitely the most successful. Read on for more details about Far Cry 4 and keep checking back for the latest in E3 news. ESPECIALLY Ubisoft news. Plus, this screenshot is of a smoking monkey. Let’s hope that’s an E-cig the little primate is puffing on too.

 

 

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Sequel to the #1 Rated Shooter of 2012*
Will Re-Imagine the Open World Cooperative Experience

LOS ANGELES, CA — June 9, 2014 — Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, Ubisoft® showcased Far Cry® 4, the much anticipated sequel to the #1 rated shooter of 2012. Players can now bring a friend along on their open world journey, making Far Cry 4 the ultimate Far Cry® experience.

Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale, returning to the country of your birth, the lush forests and harsh snowcapped summits of Kyrat, to fulfill your mother’s dying wish of spreading her ashes. This striking and unpredictable country offers visitors opportunity and peril. You quickly find yourself caught up in a rebellion to overthrow the oppressive regime of Pagan Min, a man known as much for his sense of style and charisma as his cruelty and calculated brutality. Navigating the treacherous landscape, you find your fate increasingly determined by the choices you make because in Kyrat, every second is a story.

In Far Cry 4, you’ll conquer fortress outposts from the back of a six-ton elephant and take to the skies as you rain down explosives from the seat of your gyrocopter. The vertical landscape of the Himalayas isn’t just a pretty backdrop, but a playground that encourages the player to fight, hunt and explore, grappling up cliffs or launching into the air, plummeting to the valley below in a controlled free fall with your wing suit. You’ll carry with you a truly unique arsenal of weaponry that lets you play your way, whether it’s sniping, sneaking or all-out assault. When all else fails, animals can be your biggest allies or your greatest danger, as Kyrat’s wilderness delivers on the promise of a true open world anecdote factory.

For the first time in any Far Cry game, you’ll be able to hunt, fight and explore in the open world with a friend. With co-op Guns for Hire, you can invite a friend into your world to liberate towers, take over outposts and share in the spoils. Hurk, from the Monkey Business add-on content of Far Cry® 3, joins in the fight to take over Kyrat.

Players who purchase Far Cry 4 on PlayStation® will get an exclusive set of Keys to Kyrat, allowing them to invite a few of their friends on PlayStation®Network to tackle the open world together, even if they don’t yet own the game.

Development on Far Cry 4 is being led by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Ubisoft Red Storm, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev. The game will be available worldwide on November 18 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

Customers who pre-order Far Cry 4 receive a free upgrade to the Limited Edition which includes Hurk’s Redemption, a series of three action-packed single-player missions featuring the popular character, Hurk, from Far Cry® 3. The Limited Edition also includes Hurk’s signature harpoon gun called The Impaler. Pre-orders are now available at all major retailers.

The Kyrat Edition will also be available for any fan looking to fully immerse themselves in the world and culture of Kyrat. The Kyrat Edition includes the Limited Edition with Hurk’s Redemption, as well as exclusive collectible items and extra playable content. This edition also includes a figurine of the despotic Pagan Min seated on an elephant throne, a travel journal to record your own adventures, a propaganda poster and a traveler’s map of Kyrat.

For more information on Far Cry 4, please visit: farcrygame.com

For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit: ubiblog.com

 

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UBISOFT® ENTERS THE CHAOS AND BRUTALITY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION WITH ASSASSIN’S CREED® UNITY

Alright folks, this is fresh from E3 2014. Seems the fine French folks at Ubi are ready to give us some more details about the new Assassin’s Creed installment. I know I haven’t picked up the serious since the second installment, but I’m looking forward to firing up the PS4 and giving the series another shot. Check the details below, and make sure to comment. Are you ready for the new installment, or are you burned out on the series?

 

Assassin’s Creed® Unity Available in stores on October 28 


LOS ANGELES — June 9, 2014 — Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced that the next installment of the 76 million unit-selling Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Unity, will be released worldwide on October 28. Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on Xbox One video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Unity is being developed by the veteran Assassin’s Creed team in Ubisoft Montreal with support from nine Ubisoft studios around the world*. Set in a once-magnificent Paris, Assassin’s Creed Unity plunges into the terror of the 1789 French Revolution and features the most dense and immersive Assassin’s Creed city ever created. Through the streets of Paris, the starving inhabitants are set to take up arms for freedom and equality. In this time of chaos and brutality, a young man named Arno, wounded by the loss of those he loved, sets on a deadly path of redemption. Arno’s pursuit throws him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transforms him into a true Master Assassin.

Assassin’s Creed Unity reinvents the franchise, starting with the core gameplay pillars that have defined the series from the beginning: navigation, stealth and combat. Players will carve their way through a stunning, full-scale open-world Paris, thanks to the power of the new Anvil engine, rebuilt from the ground up for new generation consoles. Assassin’s Creed Unity gives players full control parkour mechanics, a reinvented fighting system for a richer combat experience, a new stealth mode, cover system and crowd manipulation techniques. Players can channel their inner Assassin, customizing weapons, equipment, outfits and specialized skills to match their play style.

In addition to the sprawling single-player campaign, players can join with up to three friends and take part in story-driven online co-op missions designed specifically for Assassins to play together. Skills and unique gear acquired in the single-player missions will be accessible in co-op and will define a player’s personalized Assassin’s style, whether emphasizing brute force, agility or stealth. Players also will select a unique co-op skill that will help the team survive, evade or fight more effectively to the benefit of the team.

In North America, gamers can purchase the Assassin’s Creed Unity Collector’s Edition. The premium collector’s edition includes the new Assassin Arno as a lifelike 16” figurine poised atop an iconic gargoyle, a music box which plays a remixed version of the Assassin’s Creed Unity theme, the official soundtrack, an art book and two in-game missions.

Players who pre-order Assassin’s Creed Unity will receive 2 bonus offers.  The first is an exclusive single player mission, The Chemical Revolution, offering 30 minutes of additional gameplay. During this mission the player will help Lavoisier the “Father of Modern Chemistry” to escape from his kidnappers and recover his poison bomb formula.

The second is access to the Guillotine Spin to Win Game. Every Friday through launch, consumers have a chance to win a new, incredible prize and receive five more  spins and more chances to win.  For a chance to win, consumers can go to AssassinsCreed.com/play and spin the Guillotine wheel and to try to hit the jackpot.

Potential prizes include:
•    Exotic trips – Paris, Ubisoft Montreal, Comic-Con
•    Games and digital content
•    Exclusive apparel and gear
•    Home Entertainment Systems 
•    And more

Ubisoft also announced the Assassin’s Creed Unity Phantom Blade, a life-size replica of Arno’s new signature weapon. This limited-run collectible designed by the award-winning McFarlane Toys features a functional hidden blade, retractable crossbow arms, and a soft firing dart. Players can display this as part of their collection or wear it to complete the ultimate Assassin look. The Phantom Blade will be available while supplies last in select countries on October 28. It is priced at  $59.99 USD in the United States.

For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit: assassinscreed.com and facebook.com/assassinscreed.

For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, visit the UbiBlog: http://www.ubiblog.com


* The following studios are working on Assassin’s Creed Unity: Ubisoft Montreal (lead), Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Québec, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Kiev, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Chengdu Ubisoft Singapore.

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