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Xbox Store Today: Watch Dogs 2, Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection, more

Two big new releases are now available from Ubisoft, and both are available to download through the Xbox Games Store.

Leading things off is Watch Dogs 2 for the Xbox One, Ubisoft’s second open world game starring the “hacktivists” attempting to take down the invasive ctOS operating system. “Brilliant young hacker” Marcus Holloway will try to save San Francisco from this criminal organization that wants to “monitor and manipulate citizens on a massive scale.”

Also available today is Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection, a remastered collection for the Xbox One featuring Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Sharpers graphics and more detailed textures await players who want to dive into the intrigue and subterfuge found in Renaissance-era Italy… and the eternal battle between the Assassins and the Templars.

You can find the rest of today’s new additions to the Xbox Games Store after the break. (more…)

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Watch Dogs 2, Killing Floor 2, Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection, more added to PS Store

Three very different action games lead the way as part of this week’s PlayStation Store update.

Like its predecessor, Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs 2 is an urban adventure for the PS4 where “hacktivists” attempt to disrupt the corrupt ctOS system while also fighting against a larger conspiracy. This time, the action shifts to San Francisco, and players follow “brilliant young hacker” Marcus Holloway in his quest to stop the unnecessary surveillance.

Ubisoft will also launch another set of open world games for the PS4 this week, but their setting is worlds away from San Francisco’s technological utopia. In Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection, players will get the chance to explore Renaissance-era Italy as they replay Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations . Available for first time on the PS4, the trilogy features enhanced graphics and redone textures to create a more realistic open world.

Finally this week, Tripwire Interactive will unleash Killing Floor 2, their zombie-blasting first person shooter, on the PS4 on Friday. Picking up right where the first game left off, the sequel descends into continental Europe as players attempt to clear “zed-laden hot zones.”

A full rundown of this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store can be found after the break. And you can find information about all of this week’s new add-ons and discounts at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Pokemon Sun/Moon, Watch Dogs 2, Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection, More

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We hope you’ve been flexing your Pokemon muscles this year with Pokemon Go, because Nintendo and Game Freak are getting ready to launch Pokemon Moon and Pokemon Sun this week for the 3DS. The latest game in the long-running franchise will take place in the Alola region (which is based on Hawaii), and introduce a few dozen new Pokemon to players.

Also available on store shelves this week is Watch Dogs 2, the latest game in Ubisoft’s series of hacktivist open world titles. This time, players will travel to San Francisco and join up with Marcus Holloway, a hacker who is working to take down the latest version of ctOS.

Elsewhere in your favorite game store this week, you’ll find a bunch of re-releases. Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection will bring together all three games starring Ezio Auditore (Assassin’s Creed II, Brotherhood, and Revelations) in a new collection for the PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, EA will package together Star Wars: Battlefront and all of its post-launch downloadable content in Star Wars: Battlefront – Ultimate Edition for the PS4 and Xbox One. Finally, Image & Form will release a retail-ready two-pack of SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Heist for the Wii U as SteamWorld Collection.

A full list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Ubisoft polishes up Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection in PS3-to-PS4 Comparison Trailer

Ubisoft will release Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection for the PS4 and Xbox One next week. Just like it says on the box, the compilation will include remastered re-releases of Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Over at the UbiBlog, developers from Virtuos discussed how they squeezed the “1080p resolution, improved draw distance, and a host of improved visual effects” out of the three games.

“The Assassins Creed franchise has always be known for stunning visuals and we’ve been very careful to keep the game feel authentic, just more beautiful,” said Xu Zhiyong, Lead Producer at Virtuos Studio. “For us, our work is all about dialing up the beauty and making a much loved world even more vivid, engaging, and immersive for the players.”

They also unveiled a brand new Comparison Trailer that puts the PS3 originals side-by-side with The Ezio Collection on the PS4. The results are pretty impressive.

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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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Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, Assassin’s Creed II lead PlayStation Store update

Sony has performed their weekly update of the PlayStation Store with lots of new games and lots of discounts for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Those new games include a downloadable edition of Assassin’s Creed II: Deluxe Edition (which features all of the DLC) and Capcom’s platforming sequel Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2. Also available this week is Atari’s puzzler The UnderGarden and Tales From Space: About A Blob, another puzzler (and just for Plus users for now).

Mega Man 2 is this week’s lone addition to the PSone Classic Imports section.

The PSP Store will receive a trio of games this week, one-on-one fighter Samurai Showdown and minis versions of Wackylands Boss and the excellent Pac-Man Championship Edition.

More information on all of these games can be found after the break with a full rundown of this week’s downloadables at the PlayStation.Blog. (more…)

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