Ubisoft Unveils Immortals: Fenyx Rising Gameplay

September 12, 2020 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

At the September Ubisoft Forward presentation, Ubisoft officially unveiled its upcoming mythological action-adventure game Immortals: Fenyx Rising. First announced at E3 2019 under the working title Gods and Monsters, it will be released on December 3 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Nintendo Switch, PC (Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store, and Uplay), and Google Stadia. If you purchase the PS4 or Xbox One version, you’ll be able to upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series version for free.

A new trailer was revealed at the showcase to demonstrate the game’s style and tone.

Set within the world of Greek mythology, the story of Immortals: Fenyx Rising is narrated by Prometheus and Zeus for comedic effect. You play as Fenyx, a Greek soldier who must become a hero in order to save the gods from the titan Typhon. (Note: Typhon is not referred to as a Titan in mythology, but a monster or sometimes a Giant. This is not the first time video games have named him a Titan, however, as God of War II did the same.) Like in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, you will be able to choose the main character’s gender. Fenyx’s appearance and voice can also be customized.

Ubisoft previously incorporated Greek mythology into Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, but it will have a much more prominent role here. Fenyx will wield special weapons and tools from the gods and fight powerful mythological monsters like the Minotaur. It is an open world game divided into seven realms inspired by the Greek gods, and the gameplay will feature puzzles, trials, and challenging boss battles. Another video shown at Ubisoft Forward provides an overview of what players can expect.

According to an interview with Eurogamer, the idea for Immortals: Fenyx Rising did come from their work on Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, as they wanted to explore the mythological setting in a game where they could enter more fantastic territory than the historical focus of an Assassin’s Creed game (despite its use of mythology). As such, there are many gameplay systems drawn from Odyssey, such as the combat and skill tree. However, if there’s one game Immortals: Fenyx Rising has drawn even more comparisons to from fans, it’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Hands-on previews from various publications are currently available, and a free demo will be made available for Google Stadia ahead of launch so that players can try it out. For now, Ubisoft also released an 11-minute walkthrough video showcasing more of the gameplay. Take a look.

Immortals: Fenyx Rising will be out on December 3. For more details about the game, visit its official website.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Release Date, New Details, Gameplay Preview

July 15, 2020 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

The Ubisoft Forward live stream over the weekend not only included a new gameplay overview trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but also its release date and an extended gameplay preview after the main showcase. Many more details have been released since then, so let’s late a look at everything that was revealed.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Release Date

Asssassin’s Creed Valhalla will be out on November 17 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. Its PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X release date has not been confirmed, but if you own it on PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to upgrade it to the respective next-gen console for free.

Story and Gameplay Details

The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla protagonist is a Viking warrior named Eivor, who can be either male or female. It features RPG mechanics and choices, dual wielding weapons, and an open world to explore that covers both Norway and England. You’ll be leading raids and recruiting new clan members to your settlement, and there will also be an online component that lets you create a Viking raider friends online can use in their raids.

In an extended preview from Ubisoft, we learn a bit more about what the basic gameplay loop for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be like and see some of the previously-mentioned activities. During a raid on the village of King’s Bury, Eivor finds a Book of Knowledge and learns a new ability called Dive of the Valkyries, which helps the raiders reclaim the village for the Vikings. Next they attack Burgh Castle and show off more of the game’s combat as they fight their way through enemy territory. At the end, they have a choice to make – whether to spare their enemy or not.

The next section of the gameplay preview focuses on exploration as they discover many things in the game’s world: a cat that can be recruited, a “Flyting” insult battle, tattoo drawings to collect to give Eivor new tattoos, and a grim side quest with environmental puzzles that they stumbled across in their travels. Once they return to the story, we get to see the ramifications of the choice they made earlier and another battle to wrap things up. All of this can be seen in the 30-minute Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay demo walkthrough posted by Ubisoft.

It appears as though the natural way they encountered the side quest in that preview is how side quests will be handled in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. That is, you won’t gather up quests from NPCs and then head out to solve them, but instead will come across them as you play and explore. More details about the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla side quests should be revealed as we get closer to the release date.

Assassins and Templars?

While there is a lot of excitement for Valhalla, there is also some consternation from fans who see the series straying further and further away from its traditional story and themes. After all, a Viking warrior isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you hear “assassin.” In fact, the Assassin Brotherhood and Templar Order haven’t even been established yet, although the series’ timeline established as of Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey allows for their predecessors to appear instead: the Hidden Ones and the Order of the Ancients.

According to an interview with Game Informer from April, Eivor’s goals will align with the goals of the Proto-Assassins met in the game, although further details have yet to be revealed.

Meanwhile, the modern-day storyline will continue as well. Another extensive demo preview, this time from the PlayStation Blog, mentions encountering Animus Anomalies. These glitches in the system will switch you to controlling Layla in the present day to continue that storyline as well.

Conclusion

We have a much better idea now of what to expect from the latest entry in the long-running Assassin’s Creed series when Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launches on November 17.

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Viking-Era Assassin’s Creed Game Announced for 2020

April 29, 2020 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

Fans have been waiting for news about the next Assassin’s Creed game, especially since the long-running series took a year off from its annual release schedule in 2019.

The last entry in the series was Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which took the player back to the era of ancient Greece and Sparta and featured a story with more mythological themes than is typical for the series, while also introducing more RPG elements than ever.

Leading up to the announcement of the next game, Ubisoft is holding a live stream with artist Kode Abdo, or BossLogic, to reveal the next Assassin’s Creed setting through his art. This art, which shows ships on one side and fighting warriors on the other, with presumably the protagonist in between, appears to tease a Viking-era setting.

Ubisoft also registered a website domain called “assassinscreedvalhalla.com” around the same time, making it likely that the title of the game will be Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Since Valhalla is the hall of the dead in Norse mythology, this choice for the title suggests it might follow Odyssey in dealing with mythology once again alongside the historical setting.

Update: It has now been officially announced as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and the trailer was revealed on April 30 at 8 AM PT.

This Viking-themed Assassin’s Creed game is planned for holiday 2020, but no other details are known at this time.

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Far Cry 4 Rumors

March 24, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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We haven’t heard much about the Far Cry series since the release of Blood Dragon in April 2013, but Eurogamer claims to have details about the next game.

According to Eurogamer’s unnamed sources, Far Cry 4 will come out for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in the first half of 2015. It will be set in the Himalayas and feature many new features as a result, including elephants the player can ride. However, the gameplay and map structure will be very similar to that of Far Cry 3.

Ubisoft hasn’t commented on the matter, so consider this just a rumor until we hear otherwise. Eurogamer claims news on Far Cry 4 will be coming at E3, so perhaps we only have a few months to wait, at most.

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New Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, and More

March 10, 2014 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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If you’re a fan of Ubisoft’s games, you’ll like this piece of news from SXSW. According to Managing Director Jade Raymond, Ubisoft Toronto currently has five new, unannounced games in development, two of which are being co-developed with other Ubisoft studios.

Of the five, she only named two franchises. One of the co-developed games is the next Assassin’s Creed title. Ubisoft Toronto is also working on a game connected to Splinter Cell.

Raymond also gave a hint as to what the second co-developed game might be. It is a part of one of Ubisoft’s “biggest” series. This could be Far Cry 4, which has been hinted about but never officially announced, but we can’t say for sure.

The remaining two games are new IPs.

A new Assassin’s Creed, a new Splinter Cell, an addition to another one of their big franchises, and two brand-new IPs—it certainly sounds like Ubisoft should have some exciting announcements in the near future. Perhaps at E3?

We’ll let you know if we hear anything else, but in the meantime, feel free to speculate over these mysterious games.

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Watch Dogs delayed until 2014, will NOT affect PS4 bundle deliveries

October 15, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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Watch Dogs, a game that many have probably pre-ordered with their new Playstation 4 or Xbox One consoles, has been delayed until 2014.

Ubisoft confirmed the news today on its official blog, stating that what many saw as one of the most exciting next-generation launch titles has been delayed until Spring 2014.

As for the reasoning, it’s because Ubisoft didn’t think the game would be polished enough (ie they need more time):

… from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune each detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.

In related news if you pre-ordered an Amazon PS4 bundle with Watch Dogs included then this will NOT delay the shipping of your console in November. You will still get it on time.

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Sony @ E3 countdown, Watch Dogs trailer leaked

June 10, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 1 Comment

Sony’s press conference at E3 begins in just 12 hours and we are pumped! If you want to know the specific time to tune in where you live, check out the list at the bottom of this post. You can watch the show stream at http://us.playstation.com/ and also on your PS3 via PS Home.

In other E3-related news, the show-trailer for Watch Dogs has been leaked early and we’ve embedded it below. Ubisoft probably aren’t too happy about the leak, but as with all things on the internet, once it’s out, it’s out. The trailer itself looks like it was VERY expensive to make and us left us pretty impressed. What do you think of of the Watch Dogs trailer?

Update: the leaked trailer has been taken down from Vimeo, but the official version has been released anyway.

Sony E3 Press Conference – World Times

  • Pacific time: 6pm
  • Mountain time: 7pm
  • Central time: 8pm
  • Eastern time: 1pm
  • New Zealand: 1pm
  • Australia: 11am (Sydney)
  • Central Europe: 3am
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