No New Assassin’s Creed this year. Ubisoft have you covered

Are you missing that Assassin’s Creed shaped hole in your life? Ubisoft have you covered, and it’s not a swift hidden blade to the chest. While it’s sad that there won’t be a new Creed game this year, fans of jumping from obscene heights into small bales of hay will be satisfied with the abundance of news coming from Ubisoft.

Firstly, we have The Ezio Collection coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November. As the name suggests it collects three of Ezio Auditore da Firenze’s appearances in one, remastered collection. You’ll be playing Assassin’s Creed 2 where you witness the birth of arguably the best Assassin so far (as well as one of the best Easter Eggs in games).

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Revelations continues the story of Ezio on his assentation to head of the Creed. If that wasn’t enough, also included are the two short films: Assassin’s Creed Lineage and Embers.

If you think that 3 games are not enough to tide you over for 12 months, Ubisoft agree with you. Starring Michael Fassbender, the cleverly titled “Assassin’s Creed” swoops onto the big screen in January. This time, our heroes in white are pitted against the Spanish Inquisition.

Since nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition (I went there) plot details remain a guarded secret. However, from the look of the latest trailer, it seems to be following the story of the games closely. 20th Century Fox have even got the eagle noise right.

If you’ve never played an Assassin’s Creed game, the movie could be a good introduction to the series. Ubisoft and 20th Century Fox have managed to pull together a substantial cast and (from the trailers at least) have the look and style down. It might be sad that we’re not getting a new entry in the series this year, but there’s more than enough content to be happy with.

The Ezio Collection will launch on the 15th November 2016 for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One and Assassin’s Creed will hit cinemas on 1st January 2017.

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