Alright listeners, put your game face on. Is it on? No? That’s fine, I’ll wait… You’re good now? Then let’s proceed. It’s episode fifty-six! This week we have Alex and Adam talking about their latest space oddity with Dead Space 3. Adam, who apparently has all the time in the world to play video games, also talks about his adventure in the newest reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise from developer Crystal Dynamics. From that point we go into our weekly discussion on the latest news in video games and movies.
Guys! It’s episode fifty! We made it! So bust out the champagne while listening to this very special episode where we talk exclusively about games. There’s a lot of video games coming out around this season, and its hard to cover them all. However, we’re doing our very best to give you, our loyal listeners, our thoughts on some of the hottest titles that are coming out. So what games are we going to discuss this time? Let’s go down the list. We have Halo 4, the latest game in the popular franchise helmed by a new studio: 343 Industries. We also get into the new DMC demo, which is also a popular series being handled by a new developer. This time it’s Ninja Theory pulling the reins. Next is Assassin’s Creed 3. Then Chris plays Persona 4 Golden, a handheld J-RPG, and actually likes it. No, really. It’s weird. Finally, we fellate The Walking Dead by Telltale Games a little bit more as we give out final thoughts on the first season.
As with any popular franchise, you’ll get a lot of fans adding to the universe by producing their own content. We’ve seen it before with series like Fallout and the “Fallout: Nuka Break” videos. One of the latest games that seems to be getting this treatment is Assassin’s Creed.
“Assassin’s Creed: Resistance” is a fan-made movie that is currently in production. We can tell by the trailer that it takes place sometime in the future. All of the flashy, glowing projectiles kind of give it away. That’s… all we really know about it right now. Just enjoy the trailer until we get to see more of it.
Ubisoft is working on Assassin’s Creed 3. Derr. That was obvious. However, what wasn’t so obvious is the when and the where of the game’s story line. We’ve all had our own hopes and theories, but those have all been put to rest. Today, Ubisoft revealed the box art of Assassin’s Creed 3, and it becomes clear we will be taking a trip to the American Revolution.
From the box art you can clearly see an assassin leaping onto a red coat as an American flag stands waves in the background. We can also see that the assassin is wielding hatchet that is made to look like the Assassin’s emblem that we’ve seen throughout the games. He also has a bow & arrow set and a firearm. The prevalence of guns during that era serves as an opportunity to create some interesting new gameplay features or situations. It will be interesting to see where Ubisoft goes with this.
Assassin’s Creed3 will be out on October 30th for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. It would be a lot cooler if it came out on July 4th. However, I’m not in charge of making these decisions… but I should be!
When first introduced to Assassin’s Creed said to my self, “hey, this is a really neat premiss. Why don’t they make a movie out of this.” Well, someone must have been watching me from the bushes when I said that, because it seems they took my very original and genius idea and ran with it. Variety is reporting that Sony is close to signing a deal with Ubisoft Motion Pictures for the rights to an Assassin’s Creed movie.
This report apparently comes at the height of bidding war between various large studios that has been going on for a few months. Fans the the games should be glad to hear that Ubisoft has a policy of keeping creative control over movies based off of their properties, so you can expect the film to stay true to the source material. I just want to know if I’m going to get any money from them using my idea to use an already existing idea. Seriously, who else would have though about making a movie based off a videogame?
Note: The above picture is from the Assassin’s Creed Lineage filming.