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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India Endgame Showcases Everything Good About the Series

The Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series doesn’t really get the credit that I think it deserves. The series, which started as announced DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Unity ended up spinning into its own trilogy of games. The three stories link together to tell a story first set up in Assassin’s Creed Revelations. At the end of Ezio’s life he has a box that he gives to Shao Jun, a member of the Chinese order of Assassin’s. That box ends up being the centerpiece of this three game series and sees it going through history from where it started in Renaissance Italy to where it ended up in revolutionary Russia around the time of the first World War.

The games themselves are side scrolling stealth platformers that I think capture the feel of the Assassin’s Creed series pretty well. They put a premium on stealth and you’ll find that if you try to brute force your way through them you’ll end up dead more times than not. However, if you play the games the way Assassin’s typically act you’ll find they handle themselves pretty well. Each of the three main characters feels just different enough from the others and they each have a part of the franchise that they seem to highlight more than the others.

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Wii U Launch Game ZombiU Coming To PS4/Xbox One


ZombiU was one of the more heralded launch games for the system that was designed to immerse you in a zombie survival experience like no game had before it. We covered the game, and even did a multi-part playcast on the game that you can check out.

Ubisoft has announced that the game will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 18th. The game will be rebranded as Zombi. Fans of the game had hoped that it would start a new franchise that would be exclusive to Wii U, but Ubisoft President Yves Guillmont has gone on record saying the original release was not profitable for the company.

According to the developer the game is being optimized for the current systems. It will be interesting to see how the game transitions to the platforms that don’t have the tablet as that was an integral part of the experience on Wii U, allowing you to manage inventory without having to pause the game. That also meant that zombies could sneak up on you while you were paying attention to the Game Pad creating an atmosphere that may be hard to match, even with the power of the newer consoles.

Nintendo Download: Week of July 16th, 2015

Blaster MasterIt’s a day late, but still we’ll get you all the news about Nintendo Downloads we can. Another week with no high profile game releases on Nintendo platforms. Blaster Master hits the Virtual Console on Wii U. Ubisoft drops the price of games like Rayman Origins by 75%. I highly recommend checking out Child of Light. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold gets a demo this week. If you’re interested in first person dungeon crawling give that a look.

Splatoon Splatfest happens this week. Starting today and running through tomorrow evening. Pick a team and battle it out in a turf war for the ages.

Head past the break for all the details on what you can pick up this week in the eShop on Wii U and 3DS.

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Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Will Not Have a Companion App

AC Syndicate Box ArtAnd that’s a good thing. Ubisoft’s official reason behind why their upcoming game won’t have any sort of second screen companion app is:

“For Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the team wanted to focus all their efforts on the core experience.”

The better reason. It was dumb. It didn’t do anything to actually enhance the game or make it a better experience. All it did was frustrate players to the point that they completely ignored those spots on the map in the main game. One of the best things they did for Unity was remove that feature in an update so that you could actually open the chests just by finding them. I’m glad they’re making this change and no one will have to deal with that.

The developer also announced that, much like Unity, Syndicate will not have a multi-player mode.   While I’m glad they’re focusing on the single-player story to make it the best possible experience the multi-player in Brotherhood through Black Flag was a lot of fun. It was a very different experience from most competitive multi-player games and I enjoyed playing it.

I’m currently replaying Assassin’s Creed: Unity and streaming it live through Twitch. All of it will also be uploaded to Youtube.   I’m excited about the Syndicate. I think the setting is going to be interesting. If they can launch a game that actually works it could be a nice bounce back for the franchise.