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SolidSnakex
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(05-06-2011, 09:00 PM)
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Assassin's Creed: Revelations

- Ezio is looking for seals in Revelations. These seals hold the memories of Alair. They'll allow Ezio to peek into Altair's life (just as Desmond uses Animus to peek into his ancestors lives).
- You'll control Altair through these sequences.
- The bulk of the game is set in Constantinople which will be split into 4 huge districts (Constantin, Beyazid, Imperial and Galata)
- You'll also visit Cappadocia
- Ezio is over 50 years old in this game
- Ezio has a new item called the hookblade which allows him to use ziplines throughout the city. UBI says that it speeds up navigation by about 30%
- You can also use the hookblade to reach out and pull enemies in for a combo
- Ezio can now make bombs through a crafting system. UBI says that there are over 300 bomb types
- They've modified the control scheme so that circle/B will control the hookblade and triangle/Y will control project weapons and bombs
- Eagles vision has become eagle sense. "Eagle sense let's you focus on a character and see where he's been," Amancio says. "You'll get an approximation of where he will go. If you're able to detect the path a guard will take, you can run ahead, set a bomb, and create a trap or an ambush."
- They've expanded on the Borgia Towers concept in order to create a new system. Throughout the city there are Assassin's Den's, you'll need to complete various assault scenarios in order take down the Templar presence (UBI says that there's more variety than in the Borgia Towers). Once you obtain a den you'll be able to upgrade the buildings in that region along with adding ziplines across the rooftops. You'll also be able to change the guards from being hostile to neutral.
- You can lose control of you dens as you gain notoriety. You'll be able to send your own troops after the templars if you're unable to make it back to the specific den that's being attacked. You can do that by making it to any of the other dens that you currently control. You'll also be able to install a master assassin to control a specific den and you'll never have to worry about it being taken over.
- The assassin leveling mechanic has been increased from 10 to 15
- In order to make the world more immersive they've done away with traditional side missions in favor of random events. For example you may be traveling through a city and notice a shop owner being robbed or a little girl asking for help
- They're using a new type of capture facial technology called Mocam that GI describes as an "intriguing amalgamation of traditional animation, performance capture and the fascinating new style of performance on display in games like LA Noire."
- Desmond is placed back inside Animus where he finds a safe mode called the 'Black Room'. You'll be able to access Desmond's lost memories through that back door
- The gameplay during Desmond's game is described as narrative-fueled puzzle sequences. "Through the manipulation and creation of geometry with the game world, Desmond seeks to reintegrate the splintered layers of his subconscious."
- Multiplayer is returning but this time they're trying to give more focus to the narrative since that's a big part of AC
- You'll be able to custom your character appearance and weapons as well as create guilds.

Rayman Origins
- Ancel notes that he's been working on BG&E2 for "a while". He said they've had a little break from that project that that's where RO started
- He noted that few people finished the original Rayman due to its difficulty. They hope to change that by making this one more accessible while still offering a challenge
- They're trying to design the game to fit various platforming styles. So people that enjoy collecting will have plenty to collect but it's also being designed for those that like to do speedruns
- The Lums you collect will act as currency for new power ups, health and 'I Dare You' challenges.
- 'I Dare You' challenges are where you wager on whether you can complete a complex, acrobatic chain.
- The game now supports 4 player local (they don't say anything about online) co-op.
- "The levels are designed with both single-playing and multiplayer in mind, so no one is at a loss if a player tackles the game alone or in a group.
- Rayman, Globox and two teensies were the 4 characters used in the mutliplayer demo
- In order to keep the game accessible all characters will have the same abilities
- While the game was a downloable title it has since become a full retail title. Ancel said that comes from people wanting to make a real sequel
- It's due this holiday for the PS3 and 360

Previews:
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Uncharted 3
Madden 12
Rage
Prime World
Skyrim
inFamous 2
Twisted Metal
Shadows of the Damned
NCAA 12
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Dragon's Dogma
Inversion
Ms. Splosion Man
Sonic Generations
Rocksmith
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster
Child of Eden
SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked
Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion
Prey 2

Reviews:
Outland - 9
Portal 2 - 9.5 (GoTM)
Mortal Kombat - 9.5
Operation Flashpoint: Red River - 6
M&M: Clash of Heroes HD - 7.75
MJ The Experience - 7.75
SOCOM 4 - 7.75
Darkspore - 8.5
Anamoly: Warzone Earth - 8
Conduit 2 - 6
Patapon 3 - 6.75
Splinter Cell 3D - 5
Dynasty Warriors 7 - 6
Carnival Games - 5
Section 8: Prejudice - 8
Island of Wakfu - 7
The Sims Medievil - 7
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

- While the game was a downloable title it has since become a full retail title. Ancel said that comes from people wanting to make a real sequel
- It's due this holiday for the PS3 and 360

I do not even care about the rest. FUCK YES.

EDIT: Ok, and BGE2. YEAH
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- You can also use the hookblade to reach out and pull enemies in for a combo

*whoosh* GET OVER HERE!
V_Ben
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex


Rayman Origins
- Ancel notes that he's been working on BG&E2 for "a while". He said they've had a little break from that project that that's where RO started
- He noted that few people finished the original Rayman due to its difficulty. They hope to change that by making this one more accessible while still offering a challenge
- They're trying to design the game to fit various platforming styles. So people that enjoy collecting will have plenty to collect but it's also being designed for those that like to do speedruns
- The Lums you collect will act as currency for new power ups, health and 'I Dare You' challenges.
- 'I Dare You' challenges are where you wager on whether you can complete a complex, acrobatic chain.
- The game now supports 4 player local (they don't say anything about online) co-op.
- "The levels are designed with both single-playing and multiplayer in mind, so no one is at a loss if a player tackles the game alone or in a group.
- In order to keep the game accessible all characters will have the same abilities
- While the game was a downloable title it has since become a full retail title. Ancel said that comes from people wanting to make a real sequel
- It's due this holiday for the PS3 and 360

Holy sh*t, a full retail 2D rayman platformer. AWESOME

(Also, this should probably be split into a separate thread. It'll keep discussions separate)
Seda
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(05-06-2011, 09:04 PM)
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What about Altair? Isn't he supposed to be playable in some form?
Xater
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(05-06-2011, 09:04 PM)
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Ezio again? I really don't care anymore about him. Give me something new Ubi!
Criminal Upper
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All that Revelations info sounds groin-grabbingly good.

It'll be hard to top Brotherhood, but already it's sounding like it will.
JaseC
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(05-06-2011, 09:05 PM)
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All I read was BG&E2. It's tied with Episode Three as my most-anticipated title. Aptly, it's also equally secretive.
Brandon F
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:Grumble:

I loved AC2 and ACB, but Ezio again? What else is there to gain in the overarching plot from that time period/character?
JaseC
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(05-06-2011, 09:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brandon F

:Grumble:

I loved AC2 and ACB, but Ezio again? What else is there to gain in the overarching plot from that time period/character?

Money. :p
Empty
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(05-06-2011, 09:07 PM)
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a straight 2d platformer getting full retail status from a major third party publisher.

i don't say this much to them, but bravo ubisoft. bravo.
JustAnotherOtaku
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(05-06-2011, 09:08 PM)
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Surprised that Rayman Origins is a retail release now. Haven't played a Rayman game in ages but I'll be buying this one. Hopefully going from DD to retail will pay off in terms of sales.
JaseC
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(05-06-2011, 09:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Empty

a straight 2d platformer getting full retail status from a major third party publisher.

i don't say this much to them, but bravo ubisoft. bravo.

This is perhaps the most surprising bit of news. The pull he must have... :o
Xater
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Originally Posted by Brandon F

:Grumble:

I loved AC2 and ACB, but Ezio again? What else is there to gain in the overarching plot from that time period/character?

Nothing. There wasn't even much in ACB to be honest. They will just pull out some little shit out their ass to justify this game. Ubi is getting into the realm of diminishing return with this franchise.
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Whooaaaaa! A full, retail Rayman Origins release!? Holy shit that's awesome!
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

- Ancel notes that he's been working on BG&E2 for "a while". He said they've had a little break from that project that that's where RO started

Well... at least there is still hope.
V_Ben
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Originally Posted by JaseC

This is perhaps the most surprising bit of news. The pull he must have... :o

"Hey, you know that New Super Mario Brothers Wii? Why don't we have our version of that?"
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(05-06-2011, 09:10 PM)
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I hope that the city upgrading/cleaning up bit actually has a purpose in this game. It did nothing in Brotherhood. I wanted to, say, fix the aquaeducts, and that gave the people in one area water and lifted their spirits and they made me some armour (or something) - just a direct effect of my actions on the gameworld and my character.
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Both games' details sound awesome. Really pumped for these.
StevePharma
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Interesting to see how the dynamic side quests are going to work. This year also seems to be the battle of the MO-cap techniques :D

Also a big fuck yeah on the BG&E and Rayman news
Struct09
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(05-06-2011, 09:11 PM)
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Revelations sounds great. Yay for new facial motion capture technology!!
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Rayman Origins at retail strikes me as really ballsy (regardless of how NSMB Wii did, I think 2D is a much harder sell than 2.5D), but I commend Ubi on that.
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YES, Rayman going retail says a lot about Ubisoft's faith in the title. About time the closest thing the company's had to an old-school mascot got another full-blown outing. 4 player co-op sounds interesting, guess that means Rayman's getting some shitty friends :D
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

Assassin's Creed: Revelations

- They've expanded on the Borgia Towers concept in order to create a new system. Throughout the city there are Assassin's Den's, you'll need to complete various assault scenarios in order take down the Templar presence (UBI says that there's more variety than in the Borgia Towers). Once you obtain a den you'll be able to upgrade the buildings in that region along with adding ziplines across the rooftops. You'll also be able to change the guards from being hostile to neutral.
...
- You can lose control of you dens as you gain notoriety. You'll be able to send your own troops after the templars if you're unable to make it back to the specific den that's being attacked. You can do that by making it to any of the other dens that you currently control. You'll also be able to install a master assassin to control a specific den and you'll never have to worry about it being taken over.
...
- In order to make the world more immersive they've done away with traditional side missions in favor of random events. For example you may be traveling through a city and notice a shop owner being robbed or a little girl asking for help
...
- You'll be able to custom your character appearance and weapons as well as create guilds.

That's all I needed to know. My hype is now at dangerous, aneuryism inducing levels ;P

Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

- Ezio has a new item called the hookblade which allows him to use ziplines throughout the city. UBI says that it speeds up navigation by about 30%
- You can also use the hookblade to reach out and pull enemies in for a combo
- Ezio can now make bombs through a crafting system. UBI says that there are over 300 bomb types

Sounds like Saboteur, which is fine by me. Saboteur had some good ideas.
Die Squirrel Die
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(05-06-2011, 09:12 PM)
On the one hand, they are annualising the crap out of AC, on the other hand, the quality has yet to take a dive as a result. I think I'll just anticipate this one fully without worrying about the turnaround.

Originally Posted by Brandon F

I loved AC2 and ACB, but Ezio again? What else is there to gain in the overarching plot from that time period/character?

The gain is that Ubi can holdoff concluding this plotline for another 8million+ selling game.
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Originally Posted by Xater

Nothing. There wasn't even much in ACB to be honest. They will just pull out some little shit out their ass to justify this game. Ubi is getting into the realm of diminishing return with this franchise.

That's just trolling. AC always had terrible bullshit story, so I don't know why it matters if it's Ezio, Altair or some other terrible new character. But the real star of Assassin's Creed is environment and every history fan will wet his pants over Constantinople, which is one of the most interesting settings.
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UBI says that it speeds up navigation by about 30%

hopefully they've done something about the pop-ins, it's not very good in ACB when you ride a horse in the city...

as for BG&E2... I believe when I see it
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(05-06-2011, 09:13 PM)
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Whoa @ 2D Rayman in HD at retail. :o
Empty
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Originally Posted by Green Scar

YES, Rayman going retail says a lot about Ubisoft's faith in the title. About time the closest thing the company's had to an old-school mascot got another full-blown outing. 4 player co-op sounds interesting, guess that means Rayman's getting some shitty friends :D



make them playable.
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(05-06-2011, 09:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Green Scar

YES, Rayman going retail says a lot about Ubisoft's faith in the title. About time the closest thing the company's had to an old-school mascot got another full-blown outing. 4 player co-op sounds interesting, guess that means Rayman's getting some shitty friends :D

Or they think that people will think the first episode will do so badly that no one will pay for any of the others instead of suckering people out of 60 out the gate.

Hey, someone's gotta be the downer
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Originally Posted by Empty



make them playable.

They actually are. The article pointed out that the 4 characters being used were Rayman, Globox and two teensies. I'll add that to the OP
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

-The game now supports 4 player local (they don't say anything about online) co-op.
- "The levels are designed with both single-playing and multiplayer in mind, so no one is at a loss if a player tackles the game alone or in a group.
- In order to keep the game accessible all characters will have the same abilities
- While the game was a downloable title it has since become a full retail title. Ancel said that comes from people wanting to make a real sequel
- It's due this holiday for the PS3 and 360

This is sounding a lot more like a Day 1 purchase. I don't know if I have room for another one of those this holiday, but I'll make some for Rayman.

Hopefully, Ancel working on BG&E2 for "a while" means that they have something good to show at E3.
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

They actually are. The article pointed out that the 4 characters being used were Rayman, Globox and two teensies. I'll add that to the OP

that's awesome.

but lol two of the four playables are the same characters, it really really is aping nsmb wii
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- In order to make the world more immersive they've done away with traditional side missions in favor of random events. For example you may be traveling through a city and notice a shop owner being robbed or a little girl asking for help

MY BALLOON
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Originally Posted by Empty

that's awesome.

but lol two of the four playables are the same characters, it really really is aping nsmb wii

Oh god, I didn't think of that. That's kinda hilarious.

Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

MY BALLOON

...damn it. Now you're reminded me of that.
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- The gameplay during Desmond's game is described as narrative-fueled puzzle sequences. "Through the manipulation and creation of geometry with the game world, Desmond seeks to reintegrate the splintered layers of his subconscious."

Cool, sounds like they're finally taking advantage of the concept. Hopefully this is something abstract like the Mirror's Edge challenge levels.
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Originally Posted by zoner

Or they think that people will think the first episode will do so badly that no one will pay for any of the others instead of suckering people out of 60 out the gate.

Hey, someone's gotta be the downer

That's not a downer, that just means we'll definitely get all the 'episodes'.

:P
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Splinter Cell 3D and Splinter Cell HD (1-3) are different games, right?
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Originally Posted by RevDM

Splinter Cell 3D and Splinter Cell HD (1-3) are different games, right?

Yurp.
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

MY BALLOON

I'll get it!

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- While the game was a downloable title it has since become a full retail title. Ancel said that comes from people wanting to make a real sequel

Fuck yeah! This almost makes up for changing Rayman Wii into a watered down mini-game compilation.
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

MY BALLOON

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No details on Altair :(
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

MY BALLOON

*makes a post in the thread about gaming rage*
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

MY BALLOON

No no NO!!!!
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Solidsnakex, I think I love you.

ACR sounds awesome. Full on Inception-shit going on here. Wicked.
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Nice, glad to see Rayman is still coming along. It was one of the most interesting reveals from last E3.

Like many others, I'm frustrated with Ubisoft since I have no interest in revisiting the past games again. I want a new time period or I'm just not interested.
RoboPlato
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(05-06-2011, 09:30 PM)
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Why, WHY did Ancel have to mention BG&E2? I was finally coming to terms with the fact that it was never coming out and now I have to suffer through wondering if it's coming or not. It's not like Ep. 3 where I'm used to the Valve wait. This is the sequel I never thought would happen and have always wanted.
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(05-06-2011, 09:32 PM)
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@SolidSnakex Does it say anything about Lucy anywhere? without spoiling anything.
SolidSnakex
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Updated the OP to include the few details about Altair in this issue.

Originally Posted by miladesn

@SolidSnakex Does it say anything about Lucy anywhere? without spoiling anything.

It doesn't mention her at all. There's just a small part of the article that talks about Desmond's part in the game.

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