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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings review roundup

The first UK reviews for Namco Bandai’s The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings have gone live, and critics are delighted with what the former PC-only title has to offer. While it runs on what would have been medium graphics on the PC version, this is a very small cross to …

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Ezio sharpens Calibur’s chances

Assassin’s Creed icon Ezio will attract fans of other games to Soul Calibur V – and future fighters – says Namco Bandai. The Ubisoft character is playable in the fighting title as part of a collaboration between the two publishers. With the Creed franchise generating over 31m unit sales worldwide, …

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FEATURE: The return of Assassin’s Creed

Can you believe it is just four years since the first Assassin’s Creed arrived at retail? There have been some serious changes in the market during that time, from the arrival of high-end smartphones putting pressure on consoles through to changes in the gaming demographic, but through it all Ubisoft’s …

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Assassins Creed: Brotherhood revealed

A new Assassin’s Creed game – titled Brotherhood – has been announced by Ubisoft following a leaked image of the game’s retail placeholder art appearing online. Kotaku was allegedly sent pre-order materials from US retailer GameStop featuring Assassin’s Creed II’s protagonist Ezio and the text available fall 2010”. A spokesperson …

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Ubisoft DRM outage due to attack

Following a weekend of server trouble that lead to some gamers being unable to play their copies of Assassin’s Creed II or Silent Hunter V thanks to Ubisoft’s new internet-only DRM, the publisher has apologised for the outage – adding that the problems were down to an attack” on its …

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Ubisofts DRM woes hit new low

Having already been forced to defend its controversial new PC DRM to the hilt, Ubisoft this weekend has faced a fresh backlash from gamers after a technical problem prevented owners of Assassin’s Creed II and Silent Hunter V from playing their games. The publisher’s DRM requires that both titles constantly …

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Sony extends PSPgo promotion

SCEE has announced that it has extended its free game promotion for new owners of the digital-only PSPgo. Originally set to expire on January 10th, the deal will now run until January 31st and allows those who buy a new machine the chance to download one of either Gran Turismo, …

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Assassins Creed 3 uncloaked

French publisher Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed III will be released at some point in the company’s upcoming financial year – making a Christmas 2010 release a distinct possibility. The third instalment in the series will also be the first to include online multiplayer options. In addition, it has …

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Ubisoft to expand Assassin’s Creed franchise

Ubisoft has ditched the traditional ‘fire and forget’ model for its latest triple-A release – and reckons that a new Assassin’s Creed movie and book can help drive sales of the game sequel. Assassin’s Creed II was released last week, and shot straight to number two in the UK All …

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Assassins Creed II sells 1.6m

It may have failed to grab the top spot in the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 this week, but Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed II has comfortably bettered the performance of its predecessor at retail. The publisher has revealed that the game sold 1.6m units worldwide in its first seven days …

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