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Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection will bring AC2, Brotherhood, and Revelations to PS4, Xbox One this November

“Batti il ferro finché è caldo.” (“Strike while the iron is hot.”)
– Italian Proverb

Ubisoft announced today that they plan to release Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection for the PS4 and Xbox One on November 15. As the name implies, the compilation will include all three adventures starring Ezio Auditore… Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. However, Ubisoft has decided not to include the multiplayer portions of Brotherhood and Revelations in The Ezio Collection.

Instead, the publisher will improve the overall aesthetic of the franchise with “enhanced graphics,” along with adding in all the downloadable content designed for the single-player Story Mode from each game. The previously-released short films, Assassin’s Creed: Embers and Assassin’s Creed: Lineage, will also be included in The Ezio Collection.

And speaking of films based on Assassin’s Creed, every copy of The Ezio Collection will include a movie ticket good for one admission to Assassin’s Creed, which opens in theaters on December 21 and stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

Finally today, Ubisoft confirmed that the 14 titles in the Assassin’s Creed franchise have collectively sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.

“Creating an Assassin’s Creed game is no easy task. It takes the creativity and hard work of many people in many different Ubisoft studios all over the world,” Senior Producer Martin Schelling told the UbiBlog. “To have this franchise join the ranks of those that have reached more than 100 million sold is a testament to the teams that have taken on that challenge over the years.”

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Sony adds nine more Ultimate Editions to PS Store

Sony is expanding their line of “Ultimate Editions” today with nine new game + downloadable content bundles. Each Ultimate Edition includes a downloadable version of the original game along with all DLC currently available. And for this week only (today until November 26), each Ultimate Edition has been discounted by up to 66% (up to 73% for PlayStation Plus subscribers).

So which games made the cut for the second wave of Ultimate Editions? Check ’em out…

Alice: Madness Returns
Total Value of the Game With All DLC: $31.97
PSN Price: $19.99 ($15.99 for PlayStation Plus members)

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Total Value of the Game With All DLC: $39.99
PSN Price: $27.99 ($22.39 for PlayStation Plus members)

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Total Value of the Game With All DLC: $53.99
PSN Price: $49.99 ($39.99 for PlayStation Plus members)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Total Value of the Game With All DLC: $50.46
PSN Price: $34.99 ($27.99 for PlayStation Plus members)

Homefront
Total Value of the Game With All DLC: $58.95
PSN Price: $19.99 ($15.99 for PlayStation Plus members)

Mass Effect 2
Total Value of the Game With All DLC: $49.96
PSN Price: $34.99 ($27.99 for PlayStation Plus members)

Red Faction: Armageddon
Total Value of the Game With All DLC: $43.95
PSN Price: $24.99 ($19.99 for PlayStation Plus members)

Saints Row 2
Total Value of the Game With All DLC: $36.97
PSN Price: $24.99 ($19.99 for PlayStation Plus members)

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Total Value of the Game With All DLC: $79.97
PSN Price: $29.99 ($23.99 for PlayStation Plus members)

Sony has also announced another PSN rebate offer, so if you spend $60 on the PlayStation Store this week, they’ll send you a $10 PSN Voucher in December.

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Sony awards 2012 PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards

The votes are in and Sony has announced the winners of the 2012 PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards. Unlike all those hoity-toity award shows with their red carpets and fancy clothes, the PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards has something even better. All of the winners are 30% off on the PlayStation Store this week (and PlayStation Plus subscribers get 50% off the original price).

So, with our introductions completed, on to the winners…

Best PSN Exclusive
InFamous: Festival of Blood

Best PSN Game
Resident Evil 4

Best PSN Game Playable Online
Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition

Best PS3 Full Game
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

Best PlayStation Move Game
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance

Best 3D Game
God of War: Origins Collection

Best PlayStation Classic
Chrono Trigger

Best Mini Game
Angry Birds

Best PSP Game
Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy

PlayStation Community Award (Best Indie)
Limbo

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Asssassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Summer Sale now on PSN

This week’s PlayStation Store update includes a downloadable version of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, a demo for Atlus’ wild RPG adventure Catherine and a whole lot of DLC expansions. Some of the games getting expanded today include L.A. Noire (“Reefer Madness Vice Case”), LittleBigPlanet 2 (“Killzone 3 Minipack”) and MotorStorm Apocalypse (“Queen of Hearts Event Pack”).

However, this week’s update also marks the kickoff of the PSN Summer Sale, a weeklong festival of savings on some of the PlayStation Store’s biggest games including Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX, PixelJunk Shooter 2, Hard Corps: Uprising and Dead Space: Extraction.

A complete list of everything added to the PlayStation Store today can be found at the PlayStation.Blog. Happy gaming!

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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood infiltrates PC on March 18

It may have taken a couple months, but Ubisoft is finally bringing Ezio’s latest exploits in Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood to PC on March 18. Players will be able to choose from four different editions (wow) to start their adventures in Rome and multiplayer mayhem. Hit the jump for system requirements as well as the overwhelming purchasing options. (more…)

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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood leads BAFTA noms with seven

Somebody alert the world, a Brotherhood of assassins has infiltrated the British Academy Video Games Awards. Ubisoft’s stealthy sequel, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, garnered seven nominations, more than any other game, including one for Best Game.

Other big honorees from this year’s Video Games Awards include Call of Duty: Black Ops, Heavy Rain (six nominations apiece) and Mass Effect 2 (four nominations).

Awarded annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the winners of this year’s Video Games Awards will announced in a ceremony on March 16.

The full list of every nominee and every award up for grabs can be found after the break. (more…)

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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood wins Writers Guild Award

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and its writing team of Patrice Desilets, Jeffrey Yohalem, Corey May (Story); Jeffrey Yohalem (Lead Script Writer); Ethan Petty, Nicholas Grimwood and Matt Turner (Script Writers) won the Writers Guild Award for Videogame Writing last night.

Facing stiff competition from Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, God of War III, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Singularity, the Ubisoft Montreal-developed Brotherhood has been praised for the way it wove real-life political figures into its story and its shocking ending.

Interestingly enough, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood wasn’t even nominated in the Best Writing category for the Game Developers Choice Awards or the Outstanding Achievement in Story category for the AIAS’ Interactive Achievement Awards.

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God of War III, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood lead 2011 WGA nominations

The Writers Guild of America yesterday announced the nominees for the 2011 Writers Guild Award in Videogame Writing (but it’s a shame that no one at the WGA knows that “video game” is two words).

This year’s nominees cover some familiar territory as three of the six nominees are sequels to previous nominees: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Fallout: New Vegas and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (the original Force Unleashed actually won in 2009). But don’t count out the three newcomers, including God of War III, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Singularity.

The winner will be announced at a bicoastal ceremony (one in New York and one in LA) on Saturday, February 5. Congratulations to all the nominated writers, which you can find after the jump. (more…)

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