Ubisoft, publishers of the Assassins Creed series will be releasing a strategy simulation of the game for both iOS and Android. No, it’s not going to be like that junky version of Assassin’s Creed from Gameloft, supposedly it’s supposed to be like Kingdoms of Camelot. At least, that’s what the pictures make it look like along with the “strategy simulation” description. The game is going to be set in America’s early colonial era where players will be able to discover the Assassins influenced history along with the ability to help shape the nation’s original thirteen colonies.
You’ll even be able to build up your own 17th century colony and watch it grow over a span of 150 years (from the settlers’ first arrival on America until the revolution period). The settlement that you create will be housing America first and finest group of Assassins that have existed hundreds of years before the revolution (as we see in the previous Assassin’s Creed games). Not only that but you’ll also be able to test the strength of your Assassins against your friends in asychronous 3D brawls. That or you could enlist your friends help to defeat common enemies in “limited time epic battles.”
Assassin’s Creed: Utopia as of now has a vague winter release date. I would assume that the company will want it to launch alongside the release of Assassin’s Creed 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on the 31st of October. Of course, if the development isn’t finished by then we’ll have to wait a bit longer for this title unless they just decide to cut the development in half (bad idea) and put out new content through patches and updates. Whatever the case, there is a Assassin’s Creed coming for iOS and Android, supposedly it’s not going to make people roll over in their graves like Gameloft’s take on it has. As for any Android and iOS game though, you’re not going to find the action packed physics-defying Assassins in this title as it is a casual game and not an all-out Android version off Assassin’s Creed 3.
Ubisoft has told Eurogamer that beyond general narrative themes there will not be any sort of links with Assassin’s Creed 3. You’re not going to be required to play Utopia to unlock the best possible ending in Assassin’s Creed 3. It’s just another casual game for Assassin’s Creed fans to go along with the release of the official game. Here’s what Ubisoft had to say:
“There are no links between the games,” Assassin’s Creed producer Andreane Meunier had told Eurogamer earlier this year at E3. “But the narrative will lead into the AC3 narrative, since it’s a kind of pre-era to the Assassin’s Creed 3 era.”
Is anyone actually excited for this? While it is for Android and iOS, a lot of Assassin’s Creed players are strict console or PC players, so whether or not this will be popular and widely played is an unknown factor. Still, if Ubisoft didn’t have hope for it, surely it wouldn’t be coming to Android and iOS. That said, they obviously have something up their sleeves to make this game work.
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