Welcome back to Geekly World News, our round-up of all the biggest news from the world of comics, video games, movies, and more. Today we have the latest on Assassin’s Creed, Daredevil, and Deadpool.
Ubisoft recently announced that there will not be a new Assassin’s Creed released this year, and that the next instalment of the franchise will come in 2017. You may be wondering why this is news, since it’s essentially an announcement that something isn’t happening. However, this will be the first year that an Assassin’s Creed game hasn’t come out since the release of Assassin’s Creed 2 in 2009. I have personally been burnt out on the series for a while, having loved AC2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood but getting diminishing returns from then on. I still haven’t gotten around to finishing 2013’s game, and I’m not particularly eager to get to the ones from 2014 or 2015.
I think the series could really benefit from a longer development cycle and more time between releases, and it looks like Ubisoft agrees. Gamespot has some quotes on the matter from Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO. He said, “The goal is not automatically to come back on annual cycle but to come on a regular basis. We saw it was time to give it lots of time so [developers] could really work on the property and all the mechanics to make sure we could take [the series] to another level.” I want to be excited about these games again, so I’ll be hoping that this new strategy works well for them.
I feel bad for how long it took me to play SoT. Both because of the fact that it is a game that a friend lent to me, and because of how well-crafted it was once I got a chance to really dig into the mechanics. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, published by Ubisoft, and written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone themselves, South Park: The Stick of Truth is both everything a South Park fan would hope for from a video game adaptation, while also being a better turn-based RPG than many a “serious” effort in the genre.
In SoT you play as a new kid in South Park; a character created from the ground up. You’re immediately thrust into a bloody D&D-style LARP war between the factions of the Humans (led by Cartman) and the Drow Elves (led by Kyle), as they battle for control of the Stick of Truth. Who so ever holds the Stick, controls the universe (gets to decide the rules of the game).
On this episode of The Forgotten Sands, Shan shares her revelation about the sound she’ll make with her last breath, her fierce detest for ice puns, and we fight more hordes of skeleton goons. Also Satan.
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