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Mama Robotnik
(04-13-2013, 02:08 PM)
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UI Designer/Artist Benoit Perreault worked for Ubisoft from 2004 to March 2012. On his online portfolio - in the section showing his video game work and assets, he lists the three images I'm posting here.

The disclaimer NOT A GAME is ambiguous. The images could possibly be his own personal work, but I doubt it for the following reasons:
  • The images are listed with his industry work, strongly suggesting they were a part of his career.
  • The images list a specific format (XBLA, PSN (likely a misspelling of PNS)) - fan-art world have no reason to list a target format.
  • He worked for Ubisoft for seven years and now works for Eidos. There is no reason I can fathom that he'd be creating Ubisoft fanart during his new career at Eidos.
  • The images are located in a URL subdirectory called "Projects" alongside his other professional work - suggesting the game was a Ubisoft project at one point.
Therefore I think Assassin's Creed Duel is a Ubisoft game that never made it past early development. It was either abandoned while still in its concept stages, or developed and cancelled early before any announcement was made of its existence.

I have never played an Assassin's Creed game yet, so I'm not best placed to scrutinise the screenshots. It does seem to be a 2.5D fighter though.





The idea of playing other Ubisoft characters (Rabbids! Jade! Rayman!) is certainly quite appealing.
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BurnOutBrighter
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(04-13-2013, 02:09 PM)
Assassin's Creed All-Stars?

Surely you haven't lost all your marbles Ubi...
Impeccable
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(04-13-2013, 02:10 PM)
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Good lord.
Snowden's Secret
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(04-13-2013, 02:10 PM)
Would have been the most boring fighting game ever, both players waiting to counter the other.
kami_sama
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(04-13-2013, 02:11 PM)
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I'm throwing money at the screen and nothing happens. WHY?
SketchTheArtist
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(04-13-2013, 02:11 PM)
Looks like either a game pitch or a personal work.
Wynnebeck
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(04-13-2013, 02:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snowden's Secret

Would have been the most boring fighting game ever, both players waiting to counter the other.

lol I would have picked Jade just so I can beat people down with her Dai-Jo staff.
SirIgbyCeaser
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(04-13-2013, 02:12 PM)
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If i was a producer at ubisoft and saw this... i'd fire the dude for being so unoriginal.. the character selection has no depth.

ALSO CLEARLY NOT A GAME.
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BurnOutBrighter
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(04-13-2013, 02:12 PM)
I've always wanted to know who would win in a fight between Lucy Stillman and a renaissance doctor!
Paradicia
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(04-13-2013, 02:12 PM)
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Sam Fisher vs Ezio in a fight?

Usobuko
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(04-13-2013, 02:13 PM)
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Incoming ' Press X to Win' posts.
DieH@rd
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(04-13-2013, 02:13 PM)
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Looks like a concept art for a game pitch. Could be good. Just name it Ubisoft All Stars.
Hot Coldman
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(04-13-2013, 02:13 PM)
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I still think Ubisoft vs Capcom should happen one day.
FluxWaveZ
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(04-13-2013, 02:14 PM)
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This could have been cool, granted it was a good fighting game.
nrvalleytime
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(04-13-2013, 02:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by kami_sama

I'm throwing money at the screen and nothing happens. WHY?

Because it's Monopoly money, and you've already spent all of your real money on yearly Assassin's Creed games.

I just can't see this game even being enjoyable (perhaps why it was scrapped) - how many viable, unique characters are there? 4-5 leads, and then some minor supporting characters?
Toski
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(04-13-2013, 02:14 PM)
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I wonder if this was just a brainstorming idea for what would become multiplayer in AC:Brotherhood. Obviously this didn't make the cut, but it may have been submitted as a hail mary.
EvB
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(04-13-2013, 02:15 PM)
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I don't think that the variety of Assassin's Creed characters is good enough or iconic enough to make into a fighting game.

When somebody said Jade was in it my brain Automatically thought Jade Raymond. She would be the boss character.
grimshawish
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(04-13-2013, 02:16 PM)
Oh fucking dear.
Mush
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(04-13-2013, 02:17 PM)
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No wonder Ubisoft wouldn't let Sony have one of their dudes.
digoutyoursoul
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(04-13-2013, 02:18 PM)
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What next, Creed Karts ?
BurnOutBrighter
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(04-13-2013, 02:18 PM)
Can you imagine a fighting game with Ubisoft's ridiculous bloated animations? It'd take half the round just to counter an attack.
Arabian Mage
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(04-13-2013, 02:20 PM)
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Would buy just for Rayman :P
Napalm_Frank
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(04-13-2013, 02:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mush

No wonder Ubisoft wouldn't let Sony have one of their dudes.

Was just thinking the same thing :lol
Radius
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(04-13-2013, 02:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mama Robotnik


The idea of playing paying for other Ubisoft characters (Rabbids! Jade! Rayman!) is certainly quite appealing.


Fixed
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(04-13-2013, 02:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snowden's Secret

Would have been the most boring fighting game ever, both players waiting to counter the other.

*Golf Clap*

UI looks interesting. Sync being the super meter like other fighting games.

It sounds like it wouldn't work but the art-concepts show that Ubisoft or just this dude put some thought into it.
MoogPaul
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(04-13-2013, 02:26 PM)
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I've seen worse ideas.
Mama Robotnik
(04-13-2013, 03:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mush

No wonder Ubisoft wouldn't let Sony have one of their dudes.

A possibility - it depends on when Duel was actually being conceptualised.

Originally Posted by Radius

Fixed

Ha, very smart point.
Damon Bennet
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(04-13-2013, 03:05 PM)
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Oh, they acknowledge that jade exists
Axspell
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(04-13-2013, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Paradicia

Sam Fisher vs Ezio in a fight?

Best gif.
TucoBenedictoPacifico
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(04-13-2013, 03:11 PM)
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Well, if the battle system was going to be as good as the one in the AC main saga... I think I wouldn't mourn this game too much.
Mama Robotnik
(04-13-2013, 03:13 PM)
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Its amazing how quickly some sites can grab a NeoGAF post and pretend that they did the research and made the discovery. Its barely been an hour and:

Impromptu Wall of Shame

http://stickskills.com/2013/04/13/as...ever-released/

http://www.allgamesbeta.com/

http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/1...-art-surfaces/

http://www.gamestar.de/spiele/assass...3,3011221.html

http://www.explosion.com/28704/conce...duel-revealed/

http://retrospectrealm.com/2013/04/1...fighting-game/

http://www.vgtimes.ru/xbox-360-news/...ins-creed.html

http://inthegame.nl/screenshots/assa...-ontwikkeling/

http://www.vandal.net/noticia/135063...sassins-creed/

http://blogocio.net/rumor-los-person...duel-no-65720/

http://www.ps3gen.fr/assassin-creed-...ite-32711.html

http://multiplayer.it/notizie/117329...ins-creed.html

http://www.pixelania.com/generalmenu...reed-duel.html

http://www.playstationpure.be/blog/i...Duel-opgedoken

http://www.play3-live.com/news-ps3-u...eed-56995.html

http://www.gamrreview.com/news/89959...-duel-released

http://www.merlininkazani.com/Assass...r-60834p1.html

http://www.ps3site.pl/firma-ubisoft-...s-creed/148999

http://giochi.atuttonet.it/news/assa...ga-mercato.php

http://ps3.4gamers.be/nieuws/25302/1...Duel-opgedoken

http://www.geimin.co.uk/concept-work...released-news/

http://www.sussuworld.com/2013/04/co...Sussu+World%29

I like that they even use the information I cited from linkedin in their stories like they found it themselves. Of course there's not a single nod to NeoGAF or link to this post or anything. I'm used to it and all, but its still completely shameless.
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iNvid02
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(04-13-2013, 03:16 PM)
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move list:

X = stab
Anteater
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(04-13-2013, 03:16 PM)
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they should do an assassin's creed vs halo

Originally Posted by iNvid02

move list:

X = stab

don't forget the counter and grab
sixteen-bit
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(04-13-2013, 03:17 PM)
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Hey Jade
olimpia84
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(04-13-2013, 03:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mama Robotnik

Its amazing how quickly some sites can grab a NeoGAF post and pretend that they did the research and made the discovery. Its barely been an hour and:

http://stickskills.com/2013/04/13/as...ever-released/

http://www.allgamesbeta.com/

http://www.playstationpure.be/blog/i...Duel-opgedoken

I like that they even use the information I cited from linkedin in their stories like they found it themselves. I'm used to it and all, but its still shameless.

That's disgusting.
Shiggy
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(04-13-2013, 03:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mama Robotnik

Its amazing how quickly some sites can grab a NeoGAF post and pretend that they did the research and made the discovery. Its barely been an hour and:

http://stickskills.com/2013/04/13/as...ever-released/

http://www.allgamesbeta.com/

http://www.playstationpure.be/blog/i...Duel-opgedoken

I like that they even use the information I cited from linkedin in their stories like they found it themselves. I'm used to it and all, but its still shameless.

AllGamesBeta is well known for doing that.
R dott B
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(04-13-2013, 03:21 PM)
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XBLA and PNS?..PNS? Ubisoft gonna Ubisoft.
Sho_Nuff82
(04-13-2013, 03:23 PM)
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The idea of playing other Ubisoft characters (Rabbids! Jade! Rayman!) is certainly quite appealing.

I read this as "Rabbids! Jade Raymond!" and almost lost my shit.
rockman zx
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(04-13-2013, 03:29 PM)
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I want this but like a Smash Bros kind of fighting game.
desu
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(04-13-2013, 03:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mama Robotnik

Its amazing how quickly some sites can grab a NeoGAF post and pretend that they did the research and made the discovery. Its barely been an hour and:

http://stickskills.com/2013/04/13/as...ever-released/

They have it hidden in the "found on" part ;). Well not really the way to cite the source.
NEO0MJ
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(04-13-2013, 03:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mama Robotnik

Its amazing how quickly some sites can grab a NeoGAF post and pretend that they did the research and made the discovery. Its barely been an hour and:

http://stickskills.com/2013/04/13/as...ever-released/

http://www.allgamesbeta.com/

http://www.playstationpure.be/blog/i...Duel-opgedoken

http://www.play3-live.com/news-ps3-u...eed-56995.html

I like that they even use the information I cited from linkedin in their stories like they found it themselves. Of course there's not a single nod to NeoGAF or link to this post or anything. I'm used to it and all, but its still completely shameless.

Why don't you turn the text into an image and put a Neogaf watermark on it and on the images?
Spazznid
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(04-13-2013, 03:31 PM)
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I'd buy it.
UrbanRats
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(04-13-2013, 03:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snowden's Secret

Would have been the most boring fighting game ever, both players waiting to counter the other.

Bushido Blade?
Forkball
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(04-13-2013, 03:35 PM)
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Haha what a strange concept. Most of the characters don't seem exciting. Ezio sure... but Lucy? No one would want to play her. I would love to see Rayman vs. Sam Fisher though.
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(04-13-2013, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Axspell

Best gif.

Word, Spanky was awesome.
Alienous
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(04-13-2013, 03:44 PM)
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Lol. This is just ... lol.

Maybe they realised that there were only 2 assassins anyone cared about?
Grisby
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(04-13-2013, 03:46 PM)
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Jade Vs Sam is something I can get behind.
Ithil
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(04-13-2013, 03:46 PM)
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Every match is a mirror match!
Ghizz
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(04-13-2013, 03:50 PM)
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Anyone else think that Ubisoft is just trying to milk the AC franchise like what activision is doing with CoD...?

Ubisoft has my respects, but I bet they could be pumping out far better content if they decided to work on another new IP.
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(04-13-2013, 03:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mama Robotnik

Its amazing how quickly some sites can grab a NeoGAF post and pretend that they did the research and made the discovery. Its barely been an hour and:

http://stickskills.com/2013/04/13/as...ever-released/

http://www.allgamesbeta.com/

http://www.playstationpure.be/blog/i...Duel-opgedoken

http://www.play3-live.com/news-ps3-u...eed-56995.html

http://www.gamrreview.com/news/89959...-duel-released

http://www.ps3site.pl/firma-ubisoft-...s-creed/148999

http://ps3.4gamers.be/nieuws/25302/1...Duel-opgedoken

http://www.geimin.co.uk/concept-work...released-news/

http://www.sussuworld.com/2013/04/co...Sussu+World%29

I like that they even use the information I cited from linkedin in their stories like they found it themselves. Of course there's not a single nod to NeoGAF or link to this post or anything. I'm used to it and all, but its still completely shameless.

Good work Mama, as always. allgamesbeta seems to have that M.O. as I read on other threads here. The others I don't recognize them though. Hey, perhaps Edge will pick it too! ;)

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