Away: The Survival Series Announced During Playstation: State of Play

It looks like Riverbond wasn’t the only Canadian game announced during Playstation’s State of Play last week. Quebec based Breaking Walls announced Away: The Survival Series for Playstation 4 and PC.

As cataclysmic storms bear down on the planet, you must travel across vast environments in search of safer lands. From the mighty treetops to the forest floor, immerse yourself in nature as you explore a vibrant world brimming with life, but beware of the dangers that await on your journey.

The game has you running, jumping, climbing and gliding though an “organic, living world”. There will be a “nature documentary narration” for the storyline, but also a variety of side-quests and is planned for 2020.


Rainbow Six Siege Operation Wind Bastion is Now Available

Rainbow Six’s ending Year 3 with the season ‘Operation Wind Bastion’. Ubisoft says the new season will contain two new operators, and a new map. The update is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Trailer, with tips, and press release are found below.

TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE OPERATION WIND BASTION IS NOW AVAILABLE

Discover two new Operators as well as the Moroccan mountains in the all-new Fortress map in Year 3 Season 4

Montreal — December 4th, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Operation Wind Bastion, the fourth and last season of Year 3 of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege, including two new Operators and the new Fortress map, is now available for PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. Year 3 pass owners can now play Operation Wind Bastion’s two new Operators, Nomad and Kaid. All other players will be able to unlock these Operators starting December 11th using Renown or R6 Credits. The all-new Fortress map and new content improvements are now available for free to all players.

New Content of Year 3 Season 4 Available Today

In Operation Wind Bastion, players will meet two new Operators:

  • Nomad, a Moroccan Attacker, packs quite a punch thanks to her Airjab launcher. Airjabs are sticky, proximity-triggered air blast grenades that allow Nomad to shove Operators back and throw them to the ground.

  • Kaid is a Moroccan Defender that serves as a powerful counter to hard breachers. Kaid uses his Rtila electroclaw to electrify all metallic objects in proximity: reinforced walls, barbed wire, deployable shields.

In addition, players will discover the Moroccan mountains in the new Fortress map, which functions as both a military training facility and Kaid’s home. Inspired by the iconic architecture from the southern region of Morocco, Fortress features solid rotation between floors, an accessible roof, and many dangerous lines of sight and flanking routes.

Year 3 Season 4 Major Update Implementation

In addition to this new content, Operation Wind Bastion will include a major update on the following features:

  • A redesigned in-game shop to improve the user experience. For example, the shop will feature a new full screen view for weapons, a new light theme, and the possibility for players to browse left and right within a category, among many other changes.

  • Updated throw curves to make throwable gadgets easier and more comfortable to use. All throwables now use this new curve except for the Nitro Cell, which will be classified in a different category defined as “heavy throw.”

  • An optional Area of Effect feature for Kaid and Nomad that is designed to help new players better understand the area of effect when deploying a gadget. This will only be visible for the Operator placing the gadget. This feature can be disabled in the game’s settings.

  • Finally, in addition to gameplay and technical fixes, players can expect playlist changes to the Ranked Map pool and Casual Map pool.

New Pro League Team BDU and Headgear

With Operation Wind Bastion, players can now acquire a matching BDU and Headgear to deck out a specific Operator from head to toe in support of their favorite Pro League team. 

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has partnered with eleven Pro League teams to introduce revenue sharing as a model to fund the Six Invitational prize pool and to encourage the stability and growth of the Pro League scene: 30 percent of the revenue from Pro Team BDU and Headgear sales will go to the organizations that are a part of the program.

For more information on the Operation Wind Bastion season updates, please visit: http://rainbow6.com/windbastion

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com

About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Inspired by real-world counter-terrorist organizations, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of lethal close-quarter confrontations. For the first time in a Rainbow Six game, players will engage in sieges, a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy’s position. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege gives players unprecedented control over their ability to fortify their position by reinforcing walls and floors, using barbed wire and deployable shields, laying mines and more, or to breach the enemies’ position using observation drones, setting charges, rappelling and more. The fast pace and uniqueness of each siege sets a new bar for intense firefights, strategic gameplay and competitive gaming.

ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Legacy of the First Blade Releases December 4th

Ubisoft is releasing the first part of its post-launch DLC for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey early next month on December 4th. Titled Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade the three episode arc will showcase Darius, “the legend who was first to wield the Assassin’s Hidden Blade”.

Legacy of the First Blade is featured with the games Season Pass, which will also have the story-arc ‘The Fate of Atlantis’ which will release sometime next year. Legacy of the First Blade’s first episode, Hunted, releases first with the others to follow. Trailer, screenshots, and press release found below.

ASSASSIN’S CREED® ODYSSEY LEGACY OF THE FIRST BLADE, EPISODE 1, AVAILABLE DECEMBER 4

Play the First Episode of the New Episodic Post-Launch Story Arc from the Biggest and Most Ambitious Post-Launch Plan Ever for Assassin’s Creed 

Montreal — November 27, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft® announced the release dates for the episodes of the first post-launch story arc of Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey, Legacy of the First Blade. The first episode, Hunted, will release December 4 across all available platforms. Throughout Hunted and the following two episodes, players will continue their grand Greek Odyssey to encounter Darius, the legend who was first to wield the Assassin’s Hidden Blade. 

As the story of Hunted unfolds, players will discover whether Darius is friend or foe, while meeting new characters, engaging in gripping naval combat, fighting new and powerful enemies, and uncovering revelations about the Assassin’s Creed universe.

Legacy of the First Blade continues to bring players’ choice to the forefront through the relationships they build with colorful characters and the decisions they make along the way. In Legacy of the First Blade, players can also customize new equipment and master new special abilities as they fight their way across Greece, engaging in visceral battles on land and on sea to continue their Odyssey and become a true hero of legend.

After Hunted releases on December 4, the second episode, Shadow Heritage, and the third episode, Bloodline, will complete the first story arc early 2019 on all platforms. 

The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey post-launch plan is the biggest and most ambitious in the franchise, and the launch of Legacy of the First Blade is just the beginning for players who wish to progress further with new content in Ancient Greece. Season Pass owners will access two major episodic storylines, Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis. Players can dive into new episodes as they premiere, or experience the epic adventures in their entirety once all episodes are available. The Season Pass also includes Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed® Liberation Remastered, which will be released in March 2019. 

Legacy of the First Blade can be purchased as part of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass for $49.99, or as part Gold Edition and will be downloadable on December 4. 

For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit: assassinscreed.com.

For the latest on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and all of Ubisoft’s games, visit Ubisoft News: https://news.ubisoft.com

ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

© 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.

For Honor Marching Fire Out Now

For Honors latest and biggest update is out now. Marching Fire contains 4 new heroes, a new 4x4 mode, additional single player, and 2 player co-op and more. You can pick it up now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

FOR HONOR® MARCHING FIRE™ IS AVAILABLE TODAY

Join over 15 Million Warriors for a New Era of For Honor with 4v4 Castle Siege, New Wu Lin Heroes, Unlimited PvE Content and More

Montreal — October 16, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft announced that For Honor® Marching Fire™ is now available worldwide today on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices and Windows PC. Building upon more than a year and a half of continuous post-launch support and improvements since February 2017, Marching Fire relaunches the title for current and new players alike with the largest update so far, including all-new PvP and PvE modes, new features and a complete graphic overhaul. For the first time, Marching Fire also introduces an all-new faction, inspired by Chinese martial arts – the Wu Lin – with four new Heroes who will completely alter the combat experience on the battlefield.

The Marching Fire expansion, available now for players who already own For Honor, will grant instant and two-week early access to the four new Wu Lin Heroes: the Jiang Jun, a feared general using his guandao to wreak havoc; the Nuxia, a bodyguard using her hook swords to slay anyone who stands in her way; the Shaolin, a warrior monk spreading the gospel with his staff and the Tiandi, master of the Dao blade. All four Wu Lin Heroes will be available to be unlocked by all players using in-game Steel on October 30, with each Hero valued at 15,000 Steel.

Marching Fire expansion owners will also receive exclusive access to Arcade mode, a new quick-play PvE mode that offers new challenges through randomly generated situations. Arcade mode is the perfect place for players to explore new Heroes and improve their reputations before taking them into PvP, or players who want more solo content after completing the Story mode. Players who own the Marching Fire expansion will also be able to invite other For Honor players to join them for co-op in Arcade mode, even if that friend does not own the expansion.

In addition, the Marching Fire update brings exciting free new content to all For Honor players, including Breach, a strategic 4v4 PvP match that allows players to live the fantasy of storming or protecting a well-fortified castle; enhanced graphics to improve in-game textures; a revamped lighting system with new sky gradients and several quality-of-life improvements and features, including Victory Celebration screen, Team Voice Chat and UI changes.

For players who do not yet own For Honor, the For Honor Marching Fire Edition which includes the base game and the Marching Fire expansion, is also available now on digital stores.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios,* For Honor offers an engaging campaign and thrilling multiplayer modes. Players embody warriors of the three great factions – the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings, the deadly Samurai and now, the fearsome Wu Lin – fighting to the death on intense and believable melee battlefields. The Art of Battle, the game’s innovative combat system that puts players in total control of their warriors, allows them to utilize the unique skills and combat style of each Hero to vanquish all enemies who stand in their way.

For more information about For Honor, please visit forhonorgame.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/forhonorgame and on Twitter at twitter.com/forhonorgame.

For the latest about For Honor and other Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.

*Associate Ubisoft studios include Quebec, Toronto and Blue Byte. Additional development from Studio Gobo.

ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

© 2017–2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. The For Honor logo, Marching Fire, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.


Assassin's Creed Odyssey Launch Trailer

Even though the game launches next month, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey got a launch trailer today. The game will be out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC October 5th.

Runbow Developer Announced New Game: Double Cross

Our friends over at 13AM Games announced their newest game today - Double Cross, which was announced for Nintendo Switch and PC. Double Cross is a 2D platformer, where you're also given a "proton slinger" which let's you grab onto objects as you traverse through the level - but you can check that out in the trailer below.

"Double Cross is an exciting action adventure game that has players take on the role of Zahra,
an agent of RIFT—Regulators of Interdimensional Frontiers and Technology— whose job it is
to maintain peace and order between all dimensions. A recent attack on RIFT headquarters
thrusts players into a thrilling new case where they must use their RIFT-developed gear to sling,
swing, fight, and investigate across distinct dimensions. During their travels players will gather
clues to bring themselves one step closer to finding the identity of RIFT’s attacker and save every variation of the universe."

Double Cross is announced for Switch and PC with a planned release date of this year. If you're at PAX this weekend you can also check it out.

Fossil Hunters PC Release Date Announced

Reptoid Games have announced the release date for Fossil Hunters, at least for the Steam version. On February 13th you'll be able to download the adventure game that won Ubisoft's Indie Series on Windows and Mac.

We'll have to wait a bit longer for the console version of the game, so make sure to add it to your wishlist in the meantime!

OK K.O! Let's Play Heroes Out Now On PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

OK K.O! Let's Play Heroes, the Capybara developed brawler in partnership with the Cartoon Network Show is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. You can check out the trailer for the game below:

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Cuphead Hits Huge Sales Milestone

Studio MDHR have announced that Cuphead, which released late last month, has passed the one million units sold mark. This would be across Xbox One, and PC.

"Hello friends! Cuphead has only been out for two weeks and we never could have dreamed of the reception we’ve received from our amazing fans! Today, we wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your support and we’re excited to share that Cuphead has gone platinum with over 1 million units sold!

We have worked tirelessly over the past few years to deliver a game that remained true to our vision and we are both humbled and excited that so many people from around the world are playing Cuphead – it truly makes it all worth it."

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