Geekly World News – February 19, 2016

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.
assassins-creed-syndicate-et-alI 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.

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Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Prince of Persia – 07: Bullshit Boss Fight

“Who says you have to actually FIGHT the boss for more than 1/4 of the boss fight? Cowards and communists, that’s who!”

– Ubisoft, probably

Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Prince of Persia – 06: Artsy Planetarium

The Rogues come bearing gifts on this Xmas episode of C&L! Shan and Vince grapple with abstract Persian art… puzzle… things, and remark on all the wasted water in this castle.

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Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Prince of Persia – 05: The Symbol of Relevance

On this episode, Shan updates us on the fascinating happenings of her salad, we talk skeleton unionization and Persian Xmas trees.

Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Prince of Persia – 04: Prom Night Satan

In this episode of our Forgotten Sands playthrough, Satan gets ‘is hurns did, Shan talks Tor-Con, and we further reflect on absurd, Persian architecture.

Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Prince of Persia – 05: Shan’s Sound Effect Theatre

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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Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Prince of Persia – 03: Persian Glue

Mobs of voyeuristic skeletons and Aquatic Female Robin Williamses await Shan and Vince as they venture further into The Forgotten Sands!

Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Prince of Persia – 02: Sentient Bicep

“He’s more muscle than man now, twisted and evil.”

Shan and Vince punch dudes to death and discuss the impracticality of Persian armor in the next episode of our LP of Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands!

Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Far Cry 3 – 28: Sandy’s Undercover Bear

Sandy and Vince return to Rook Island for the first time in a while, and discuss their pitch for a show with a bear as an undercover cop, TeeFury, and Jewish moms.

Oh. Also pirate slaughter. But you probably guessed that already.