Next Assassins Creed May Have Female Protagonist
Today at 5pm BST, Ubisoft will unveil the latest installment into the Assassins Creed series which should either be dubbed Victory or Syndicate. Though before the reveal, another revelation about the game will be that it will feature a playable female protagonist.
According to a report from Kotaku, the latest iteration will include two playable characters, a male called Jacob and his sister Evie. It’s said that at least 75% of the missions will revolve around Jacob with the remainder being tackled by Evie.
Players will be able to swap between the siblings at will as they roam through the foggy old streets of Victorian London.
It’s also rumoured that the game will not feature an online multiplayer component.
GameOnDaily Opinion: I’m glad to hear that the game will have a female protagonist, it’ll give the game a fresh feel, though it’s a shame that the female lead is relegated to a secondary character. With the whole debacle which followed last year’s E3 where Ubisoft bumbled its excuses for why there were no female Assassins available in Unity, Ubi really needed to do this to win back some fans after a shoddy year. As for the news that there will be no online multiplayer I find that hard to believe. It was a big advertising point when Unity was revealed and it seems unlikely they would drop it, though it may make the development process easier so I suppose anything is possible. We look forward to tonight’s reveal.
*Update: After watching the live IGN stream a lot of the rumours have been confirmed. First the characters are as mentioned above as is the name, Syndicate. The game will take place during the industrial revolution and will take advantage of the vehicles at the time such as carriages and trains. Combat will be fast paced and fluid and allow players to use new weapons such as the brass knuckles and revolvers. Players will also be equipped with a gauntlet that acts as a grappling hook. Environmental take-downs will be will be a great asset when trying to complete missions. Street gangs will aid the lead character and you will be able to liberate strongholds which are lead by their own infamous leaders. There will be gang wars where full scale street wars take place. There’ll also be underground fight clubs for you to test you combat skills in. Ubisoft Montreal also were keen to express their disappoint with how Unity turned out and how the public reacted to it, this now has urged them on to make the best Assassins Creed possible. Lastly Assassins Creed Syndicate will be released October 23rd.
GameOnDaily Opinion: Syndicate looks great and the setting and story look phenomenal. I believe that Syndicate will make up for the mistakes that Unity made.
Spiritual Successor to Castlevania Slays Kickstarter
The man behind the legendary Castlevania series, Koji Igarashi has launched a kickstarter for a spiritual successor to the side scroller . Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will follow “the classic gaming principles” displayed from the CV series and will be “an exploration-focused, side-scrolling platformer featuring RPG and crafting elements.”
The story centre’s around Miriam, an orphan who has been dealt with a curse that is slowly crystallising her skin. Miriam must battle her way through a demon filled Castle which has been summoned by her old friend, Gebel, whose body has already succumbed to the curse.
The Kickstarter campaign had a $500,000 target with a planned release for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, though at the time of writing game has smashed its target gaining over $1.3 million from 17,000 backers with 31 days to go. The most notable stretch goal is the $850,000 which will see David Hayter of Metal Gear Solid voice Gebel.
GameOnDaily Opinion: Wow Kickstarter is proving a great place for spiritual successors as of late, first Yooka-Laylee gets funded within hours and is nearing its final £2,000,000 stretch goal, now we have Bloodstained smashing its goals. The game looks very tasty and they have got my money.
ARK: Survival Evolved is an Open World Dinosaur Survival Game
Studio Wildcard as revealed its new game ARK: Survival Evolved, an open world survival game where players will be forced to fight for their lives against wild beasts and most importantly dinosaurs. All in all there will be roughly 60 creatures to battle it out against including giant scorpions, dragons and multiple dinosaurs. There’ll also be creatures that you can ride on and even pterodactyls to fly on.
The game will use Unreal Engine 4 and will be primarily a multiplayer focused game that allows player to team up in order to survive, think destiny with more dinosaurs. Players will need to build a shelter, hunt, harvest and battle out against the elements.
The game is being headed up by Jesse Rapczak, founder of Studio Wildcard, who also worked with Microsoft to develop their AR headset Hololens. It’s been confirmed that the game will also include support for Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift.
“ARK taps into the scale, size, and wildly unpredictable nature of the dinosaur eras like no other game before it, then pairs it with the wonders of exploration and technological discovery,” said Jesse Rapczak. “We’re particularly excited to bring ARK to consoles, as open-world survival gameplay is typically found solely in PC games.” – Studio Wildcard
Studio Wildcard aim to release ARK: Survival Evolved early 2016 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
GameOnDaily Opinion: From a quick glance you’d be forgiven for thinking that this looked like a cheap take an on a mash up between Dead Island and Rust (except with dinosaurs)Though the more I read about the game the more intriguing it becomes. I shall be keeping a close eye on this one.
Old Raids in Destiny Won’t Get Any Harder
“House of Wolves is an expansion to Destiny and just like The Dark Below, nothing changes with the variety of activity mechanics.”
They also confirmed that that the old raids would definitely not be including drops for new exotic gear and weapons, but will be droping old exotics with new power levels.
“I wanted to clarify the previously made comment about Exotic items and raids. With the launch of House of Wolves, VoG and Crota’s End will begin to drop old exotics at the new power levels from House of Wolves. VoG and CE will not be dropping any of the new exotics. Their loot tables haven’t changed just the power level of the items they can drop.
GameOnDaily Opinion: The question regarding new drops in old raids is actually quite a dumb question for people to ask, it’s the equivalent of asking “Will my PS3 be able to play PS4 games?” Of course not or there wouldn’t be the need for a PS4! As for the old Raids getting harder I fully expected this to happen, I mean adding increased difficulties would get people back into those Raid’s to test themselves all over again. Oh well easy Raids it is then.
First Tracks Revealed for Guitar Hero Live
The first tracks have been revealed for the revival of Activisions popular music series, Guitar Hero Live. It was confirmed last month that after a long hiatus that the series would be making a return, alongside rival Rock Band which comes back for its forth iteration.
The 24 tracks below include some of the most popular artists in the world today all the way from Ed Sheeran right through to The Rolling Stones.
“This is something we gave a load of thought to. Guitar Hero – by its name alone – has always been associated with classic rock tracks. And we know fans really love that type of music. So we wanted to make sure those fans weren’t disappointed,” FreeStyle Creative Director and Studio Head Jamie Jackson told Rolling Stone.
“But it’s been 10 years since the first Guitar Hero game came out. When you think of it like that, and think about how much the musical landscape has changed since then – that’s where we’ve been able to explore some new types of musical style as well,” he added. “Guitar music is broader than it’s ever been – so we’re reflecting that in the range of music on offer.”
The full list of revealed tracks can be found below.
The Black Keys – “Gold on the Ceiling”
Blitz Kids – “Sometimes”
Ed Sheeran – “Sing”
Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
Gary Clark, Jr. – “Don’t Owe You a Thang”
Green Day – “Nuclear Family”
The Killers – “When You Were Young”
The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
My Chemical Romance – “Na Na Na”
Pierce the Veil – “King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)”
The Rolling Stones – “Paint it Black”
Skrillex – “Bangarang”
The War on Drugs – “Under the Pressure”
Black Veil Brides – “In The End”
Rage Against the Machine – “Guerrilla Radio”
Judas Priest – “Breaking the Law”
Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell”
Sleigh Bells – “Bitter Rivals”
System of a Down – “Chop Suey!”
Alter Bridge – “Cry of Achilles”
Alt-J – “Left Hand Free”
Broken Bells – “Leave It Alone”
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Higher Ground”
The Pretty Reckless – “Going to Hell”
GameOnDaily Opinion: A decent start but I’m still a little weirded out seeing the likes of Ed Sheeran side by side with Pantera. Hopefully the rest of the list will include some more stellar songs, maybe by Muse (Hint Hint).