Dino D-Day

PC / Action / Release: Apr 8, 2011 / ESRB: U

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Assassin's Creed 2 'Bonfire of the Vanities' DLC Trailer

As reported earlier today, Assassin's Creed 2 is getting another installment of downloadable single-player content tomorrow. Fresh on the heels of the announcement from Ubisoft, we've got a new trailer showing some of Ezio's latest exploits in Renaissance Italy.

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"How was the first DLC? I loved AC2 and forgot they had a DLC plan.."
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Ubisoft's New PC DRM Really Requires Net Access, Ends Game If Disconnected

Ubisoft wasn't kidding when it said that its new digital rights management technique mandates "an active Internet connection to play the game, for all game modes."

Advance copies of the first two games to embrace the new solution--Assassin's Creed II PC and The Settlers 7 PC--recently arrived at PC Gamer, leading to the discovery that the games automatically shut down if temporarily disconnected from the Internet. Read more »

"Sounds fine to me. Systems like this can and will prevent 0-day cracks and any relatively ..."
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Assassin's Creed 2 DLC #2 Due Tomorrow

The second add-on for Assassin's Creed II will be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 18--that's tomorrow--maker Ubisoft has confirmed via Twitter.

As with the first bit of downloadable content (January's "Battle of Forli"), the download restores a lost portion of Ezio's memory, allowing players to access a couple chapters of new single-player action. This time around, it's "Bonfire of the Vanities," with Ezio gaining a new ability--the so-called "spring jump"--across the book-burning adventure. Read more »

"I really liked this game. It was great all around. And I finished it several weeks ago. I'm ..."
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Next Assassin's Creed Set in Rome, Packs 'Innovative Assassination Multiplayer'

As Ubisoft continues to slowly unveil new details on the multiplayer-enabled Assassin's Creed II follow-up due this year, the company offered a few new tidbits today.

"There has been a lot of excitement around the next installment of [the] Assassin's Creed franchise," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guilletmot told investors. "What we can say today is that it marks the return of the now legendary Ezio, but this time he will strike directly at the heart of the Templars order in Rome. In addition to this full new adventure, players will also be able to challenge their friends in a very innovative assassination multiplayer." Read more »

"This is merely a repackaging of the first game, with some DLC + MP, and not the true final ..."
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First Assassin's Creed 2 DLC Glimpsed in Trailer

As the first bit of Assassin's Creed 2 downlodable content hits PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 28, publisher Ubisoft has put out a new trailer for the add-on.

Dubbed Battle of Forli, the 320 Microsoft Point ($4) add-on brings with a new sequence involving the titular scuffle. A second add-on, Bonfire of the Vanities, is due in February, with the March 16-due PC release of Assassin's Creed 2 packing both add-ons. Read more »

"I hope I can kick a guard while flying in this DLC. Only achievement I missed."
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Assassin's Creed 2 PC Release Date, System Requirements Unveiled

Initially due alongside its console brethren in November 2009, the belated PC edition of Assassin's Creed II is now slated to release on March 16, 2010 and will include the game's two downloadable add-ons, publisher Ubisoft revealed today.

Two versions of the game will be released on PC: a $59.99 standard edition and a $64.99 "Black Edition" that's exclusive to digital distribution outlets. Both editions will pack the Battle of Forli and Bonfire of the Vanities add-ons that console owners had to buy separately, with Black buyers also getting unspecified "additional content." Read more »

"I bought AC1 for $50 about a few weeks before the regular price was dropped on Steam. Then soon ..."
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First Assassin's Creed 2 DLC Due January 28

"The Battle of Forli," the first downloadable add-on for Assassin's Creed II, will hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 28, maker Ubisoft has tweeted.

Priced at 320 Microsoft Points ($4), "The Battle of Forli" add-on brings the titular scuffle into the historical action-adventure game. A second add-on, "Bonfire of the Vanities," is due in late February, packing more content and a new spring-jump move at $5. Read more »

"I am going to be WAY to busy playing ME2 next week to be playing this."
- TerraDelu    See all 26 comments


Five Nominated for 2010 Writers Guild Videogame Writing Awards

In a release today the Writers Guild of America revealed the nominees for outstanding achievement in videogame writing from 2009. They are:

  • Assassin's Creed 2 -- Story by Corey May, Script Writers Corey May, Joshua Rubin, and Jeffrey Yohalem; Ubisoft Entertainment Read more »

"The only game in this list worthy of the award is Uncharted 2. If anything this is an indication ..."
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New Assassin's Creed 'Episode' with Multiplayer, Another Driver Due Across Next Year

In addition to word that Splinter Cell: Conviction and R.U.S.E. have been delayed, the "sales target" update Ubisoft sent out today also contained word of new games.

Specifically, "Driver, Raving Rabbids 4 and a new episode of Assassin's Creed, which will be the first in the series to have an online multiplayer mode" are planned to arrive across the publisher's next fiscal year, which runs April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. Read more »

"A game of HORSE revolving around assassinations might be a lot of fun."
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Assassin's Creed 2 Trailer Details DLC

After announcing two Assassin's Creed 2 downloadable content packs for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with nary a word of explanation, Ubisoft Montreal has put creative director Patrice Desilets in front of a camera to explain what we can explain from the pair.

'The Battle of Forli' arrives at the end of January, inserting Ezio into the historical battle to defend the city of Forli from the Orsi Family, while the end of February sees him learning a new "spring-jump" move as he foils book-burning monk Savonarola in 'Bonfire of the Vanities.' Reports floating around peg the packs at $3.99 and $4.99 respectively.

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"Oh thank god. Flying machine in DLC1. Now I don't have to replay 80% of the game for a single ..."
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Assassin's Creed 2 Patch Hitting This Week

Fresh off word that two downloadable add-ons for Assassin's Creed II are due in early 2010, publisher Ubisoft had announced it will be patching both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the open-world action game this week.

Owners will be prompted to download the free PlayStation 3 update beginning today, December 8, with the Xbox 360 release available Friday, December 11, according to Ubisoft community coordinator kazzoo. Read more »

"Played the game on my 360 from start to finish with no issues what so ever. Well, the only ..."
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Assassin's Creed 2 DLC Packs Announced

Two downloadable add-ons for Ubisoft's Montreal's recently released murder-centeric open-world action game Assassin's Creed II are slated to arrive in the first two months of 2010, publisher Ubisoft revealed today in a mailing to the press.

The terse "media update" specified names and release months of the first two packs--"Battle of Forli" in January, "Bonfire of the Vanities" in February--with no word as to what each downloadble pack will bring with it and pricing simply listed as "TBA." Read more »

"I hope I won't have to start a whole new game to use these... "
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Ubisoft Launches 'Uplay' Achievement and Reward System with Assassin's Creed 2

Publisher Ubisoft today launched a new cross-platform online service dubbed Uplay, which will reward players for in-game actions and accomplishments among other functions.

The first game to take advantage of Uplay is Ubisoft Montreal's Assassin's Creed II, which just launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America today and arrives in European territories and shops come Friday.

Based on in-game actions, players earn "Uplay Win Units" that can be exchanged for "rewards such as exclusive in-game content or digital items." Assassin's Creed II rewards include the in-game Auditore Family Crypt and an Altair costume. Read more »

"Huh. Interesting. When I first read this I kinda thought like everyone else: ..."
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Live-Action Short Film 'Lineage' Teases Assassin's Creed 2

'Lineage," a live-action short film promoting the impending release of Assassin's Creed 2, is now available for your viewing pleasure and for download on FileShack. Sword fights, intrigue, and the requisite assassinations are all present as we follow the anti-hero father of Ezio through various locales in Firenze, Italy, circa 1476.

"Family. Justice. Honor. These are the values guiding my blade." Read more »

"that was pretentious but good the medici are the bankers and money loaners the kind condemned ..."
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Half-Life 2 'Dino D-Day' Mod Packs Nazi Dinosaurs

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Video games have already covered hypothetical Nazis dabblings in the occult but how would World War 2 have played out were Hitler fascinated with something far, far older? Download the 438MB Half-Life 2 mod Dino D-Day from FileShack to find out.

Dino D-Day is described as a "prototype" for a planned commercial release on Steam in 2010 so it's not quite fleshed out yet but there are indeed Nazi dinosaurs to hunt. Read more »

"Unless there's a zombie nazi dinosaur mode I'm not interested."
- MondayJBlack    See all 28 comments





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