Ubisoft

08.27.11

Ubisoft is no stranger to packng special edtiions with goodies.  Its Assassin's Creed Brotherhood package was nothing to scoff at, complete with a collectible figure and other goods.  But we've learned recently that Assassin's Creed Revelations, which is set to ship this November, will come with even more awesome stuff.

08.20.11

A while back, Ubisoft teased an ambitious new project called I Am Alive, a tale of survival and adventure as you fight your way through a world torn apart by natural disaster.  The game was set to introduce a new bartering system, as well as interesting survival tactics in order to stay in one piece.  We hadn't heard anything about the game's production over the last few months, fearing that it would be shelved entirely in favor of existing projects.  But lo and behold, this week at GamesCom, a new teaser trailer indicated that the project was, in fact, alive.  And well.

08.19.11

There's no shortage of amazing footage coming out of GamesCom this week, between the new trailers for such games as Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic and other upcoming games.  Not to be forgotten is Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Revelations, the final chapter in the current story arc involving Ezio Auditore da Firenze.  To leave gamers enticed and wanting more, the company has revealed nine minutes of new footage from the game's single player campaign, featuring both Ezio and the original Assassin's Creed hero, Altair, in action.

07.28.11
With there being so many different music games already in existence, it's a little hard to distinguish yourself from the rest out there. Even so, Rocksmith looks to do so by allowing people to use real guitars to play their game as opposed to plastic instruments with colored buttons. But it's not just the implementation of real instruments that makes it unique. Rocksmith takes a new approach in the way we play music games to actually teach us how to play the songs featured in the game. After getting the chance to play it at Ubisoft's recent holiday event, I left feeling quite impressed with what the game had to offer.
07.28.11
Although Rayman is considered to be quite a popular video game character, we haven't seen him in 8 years. That hiatus will end as Rayman will be making his return to the world of video games this holiday season in Rayman Origins. Ubisoft recently held a holiday preview event and showed off a demo of several levels from the upcoming game. After getting a chance to play it, Rayman's return will surely be a fun game for those who love classic 2D platforming at its best.
06.27.11
It's no secret. The summer is the slowest time in the video game industry, seeing little to no major releases until everyone gets back from the beach. So with there being really nothing new coming out until the end of August, just how will you keep yourself busy? I've done a little bit research and found some quality games that will help fill the void, and all are within the $20 range! Also, these games may be ones you may have missed out on, so with the extra time you have in the summer, you have no reason not to try one of these out. 
06.26.11
From their performance at the Super Bowl to all of the major hits they had on the radio, the Black Eyed Peas have undoubtedly been ruling the airwaves for the past few years. Their singles continue to be in heavy rotation at clubs and bars, and their more recent single "I Gotta Feeling" can be heard at any moment that calls for celebration including weddings. With all of the momentum picked up with having a #1 single follow another, Ubisoft decided to capitalize on the pop group's superstardom by announcing another dance game, titled The Black Eyed Peas Experience.
06.14.11
In the past few days, I looked at each major company's E3 press conference and gave my overall impression of each one, elated at some of the things that were announced as well as growl at others. But now, it's time to take a look the big picture. What overall tone did E3 set for the industry? From what I saw, it seems that the industry relied too much on sequels to get things done, not taking enough risks with new IPs to pave the future for each company.
06.10.11

You can't miss the Ubisoft booth.  It's and open and usually has the loudest music and the most people dancing of any booth on the South Hall floor.  If they're not recruiting guests or employees to hit the stage for a demo of Just Dance 3, they're introducing a new musician, taught to play real guitar with the new Rocksmith game.

06.09.11
In 1995, a little creature known as Rayman made his way into the video game world and instantly became a platforming classic on the PSOne. With his trademark punch and HairlyCopter, Rayman went on to spawn sequels and spin-offs for years after. However, it's been 8 years since he last graced our presence, leaving many gamers to wonder if he would ever return That wait is over as Ubisoft announced Rayman Origins, a new game that will feature him in classic 2D platforming. In this exclusive video interview, Gabrielle Shrager, Senior Game Writer, Ubisoft Montpillier Studios, talks about the return to classic 2D gameplay.
06.07.11

Just Dance is a phenomenon to people around the world. You don’t have to be a gamer to enjoy Just Dance. Now Ubisoft has announced the release of Just Dance 3. In previous games Just Dance was strictly for the Wii, because the Wii was the only console that allowed players to get up and move; however now Ubisoft is taking their muli-million dollar franchise to the Kinect as well as the PlayStation Move. How far will new systems expand the franchise?

 

06.07.11
With games like Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia, Ubisoft has quickly grown over the years to be one of the key publishers within the video game industry. As the only other publisher besides EA to have a major press conference at E3, there was a lot of expectations for solid titles we expected to see along with a surprise or two. Luckily, Ubisoft was able to live up to them as games like Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Far Cry 3 were part of Ubisoft's roster for this year's press conference.
06.06.11

 

This year at E3, Microsoft’s focus was clearly on Kinect. Be it Kinect integration with controller-based games or a slew of new Kinect games, the wildly successful controller-free peripheral had a massive showing. Unfortunately, it failed to impress.

06.01.11
As of lately, the stock value of music video games has gone down quite a bit, figuratively. There was a time when Guitar Hero and Rock Band were battling against each other for music game supremacy, but in the end, Guitar Hero was put to rest due to oversaturation of the market. There has been little activity in the genre since then, but that doesn't keep Ubisoft from making one of their own. Ubisoft's Rocksmith looks to try to make an impression by using actual guitars, but will this move be enough to get the genre back up to speed again?