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The next major entry in the Assassin's Creed series will reportedly be set in London. According to sources close to Kotaku, the game will take place in the Victorian era, which makes some sense of the reported codename for the next rooftop-leaping game, "Victory." Expected to launch in fall 2015,...

December 2nd 2014 at 4:19pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft Quebec is the lead studio on "a future Assassin's Creed," Ubisoft announced in a blog post. Ubisoft Montreal traditionally heads up development of Assassin's Creed games, in partnership with other Ubisoft studios, including Quebec. Ubisoft Quebec Managing Director Nicolas Rioux breaks down...

July 2nd 2014 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft is expanding its operations in Quebec with an investment of $28 million CAD ($25,266,816.09 USD) over the next three years. The goal is to fill 100 new positions focusing on AAA next-generation development at Ubisoft's Quebec City studio. The government will assist Ubisoft Quebec City's gr...

January 24th 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft is concentrating its American operations for online games in Montreal, Quebec, expecting to add 500 new jobs to the region by 2020. This investment over the next seven years focuses on online infrastructures and the expansion of Ubisoft's motion capture technologies, and it will bring Ubiso...

September 30th 2013 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft Quebec City has announced the appointment of new executive director of development Francois Pelland, who was most recently senior producer on Assassin's Creed 3 at Ubisoft Montreal. Pelland will "ensure the leadership of the innovation and creativity hub of Ubisoft Quebec" while "successful...

June 5th 2013 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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Ubisoft's Kinect-powered Hulk smash simulator Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth now has a free demo up on Xbox Live for Gold subscribers. The demo transports players to The Savage Land where they'll square off against Captain America Skrull and Magneto.Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth launches on...

October 1st 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft and Marvel are partnering on an Avengers game for ... Kinect and Wii U? It's an unlikely pairing – the controller-free format and the format with a giant controller and an extraneous screen; but for a franchise that pairs a half-naked monster man with an armored plutocrat, perhaps it'...

May 10th 2012 at 10:10am 0 Comments
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Ubisoft Montreal is kind of a big deal. Since being established in 1997, the company's first North American studio has been home to some of the biggest franchises in Ubisoft's entire portfolio: Splinter Cell, multiple Prince of Persia reboots, and Assassin's Creed.Ever since Ubisoft Montreal's Assa...

March 26th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Back in late 2009, creative director Alex Hutchinson and a handful of others started drawing up plans for what would become Assassin's Creed 3. In those two years, the team rethought core elements of the series: cities, combat, and the franchise's signature "free running" mechanic. Even the engine,...

March 26th 2012 at 12:01pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft has reached a deal to absorb 48 members of Longtail Studios Quebec into its own Quebec City studio, reports French-language outlet Le Soleil (Google translation). The acquisition will also result in a reported 5–6 staff layoffs and effectively closes Longtail's Quebec branch, though it...

November 3rd 2010 at 9:10pm 0 Comments
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Stegosaurus. Tyrannosaurus Rex. Lava. Deathmatch. That's all you really need to know. Battle of Giants: Dinosaurs Strike (known as Combat of Giants outside North America) is headed to the Wii in November. You might want to wait for the planned 3DS version though, so you can have all that awesome in...

August 20th 2010 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Here's the launch trailer for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. It's essentially a primer for anyone who has somehow missed the copious coverage of the game so far. Let's run down the bullet points, shall we? Platforming -- check! Puzzles -- got 'em! Combat -- yup. Elemental m...

May 17th 2010 at 5:04pm 0 Comments