Content: Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Assassin’s Creed® Liberation HD, is the remastered striking chapter of the pre-American Revolution Assassin’s Creed saga . The year is 1765. As the events leading up to the American Revolution heat up in the north, Spanish forces plan to take control of Louisiana in the south – but they have yet to reckon with Aveline, an Assassin with a French and African mixed heritage, who finds herself on an unforgettable journey that will take her from the crowded streets of New Orleans to voodoo-haunted swamps and ancient Mayan ruins. Taking full advantage of its new hardware, Assassin’s Creed® Liberation HD introduces graphical improvements and new missions that dive deeper into Aveline’s story.
As Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD marks the debut of Assassin Aveline de Grandpré on Xbox 360, we asked Ubisoft what was new for the HD version of the game. Ubisoft Community Developer Gabe Graziani answered the call with the following:
For Aveline’s first visit to the Xbox 360, we wanted to make sure that she put her best foot forward, and we’ve compiled a list of just three of those things to ensure you don’t miss them!
Agaté’s Hideout – Agaté is Aveline’s mentor and he lives deep in the swampy bayou. His hideout climbs nearly to the top of a gigantic tree, with ramshackle rooms built one on top of another in a crazy stack, barely clinging to the tree for support. Agaté’s Hideout illustrates a few major improvements in Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, but primarily shows off the improved organic environments as well as Aveline’s upgraded ability to move through it using refined navigation mechanics that smooth out climbing and running paths.
Wicked Whip – Aveline’s trademark whip acts similar to the Rope Dart used by Edward Kenway and his grandson Connor, but with one key improvement: she can use it to swing across gaps. Sure, it’s devastating in combat and you can use it to trip up enemies to make them more vulnerable, but the added swinging ability means that Aveline is among the most mobile and nimble Assassins yet!
High Performance – We’ve pushed the AnvilNext Engine to deliver a truly HD gaming experience, and you’ll notice right away that Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD runs at an incredibly smooth framerate. Tuned to take full advantage of high definition resolutions, our team has completely reworked textures to pack in the maximum amount of detail possible. Everything has been boosted, from more vibrant colors to re-mastered music and sound effects!
Join Aveline de Grandpré, a liberator of the enslaved… and an Assassin!
Content: The Walking Dead: Season Two Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Download Episode One of The Walking Dead: Season Two, a five-part game series that continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad. Many months have passed since the events seen in Season One of The Walking Dead, and Clementine is searching for safety. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad – and sometimes worse – than the dead? As Clementine, you will be tested by situations and dilemmas that will test your morals and your instinct for survival. Your decisions and actions will change the story around you, in this sequel to 2012’s Game of the Year.
The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 1 All That Remains
Batman Arkham Origins: Supply Drop 2
Saints Row IV: How the Saints Save Christmas Mission Pack
Battlefield 4: China Rising
The Walking Dead 2: Season Pass
Deal of the Week
Air Conflict Secret Wars
10-Dec to 16-Dec
Apache Air Assault
Birds of Steel
Sky Drift: Gladiator Pack
Sky Drift: Extreme Fighters Pack
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Online Map Pack
The Walking Dead
17-Dec to 23-Dec
Episode 2: Starved for Help
Episode 3: Long Road Ahead
Episode 4: Around Every Corner
Episode 5: No Time Left
Ubisoft Publisher Sale
10-Dec to 16-Dec
Countdown to 2014
17-Dec to 31-Dec
Games on Demand
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
* For the Ubisoft Publisher sale, look for more information on your Xbox 360 dashboard.
I’ll have more details on the “Countdown to 2014″ promotion next week when it kicks off. It will be similar to last year’s sales event where there are new items on sale every day.
Note: Prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region
Content: Contrast Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: CONTRAST is a platform/puzzle game where you can move between a fantastic 3D world and a mysterious shadowy universe in 2D. You play Dawn, the imaginary friend of a young girl named Didi. Together, they will delve into a dreamlike and surreal 1920s world, inspired by the performance art world of vaudeville and film noir, and cradled by a jazzy atmosphere.
Content: The Bridge Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave the player with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment. The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph. Features: •48 thought-provoking puzzles, each unique from the rest, all requiring an innovative solution. •Gravity manipulations, gravitational vortexes, parallel dimensions, and many more mind-bending concepts in a world where the laws of physics are not what they seem. •M. C. Escher-esque worlds with impossible architecture set in the style of beautifully hand-drawn black-and-white lithographic art. •An alternate version of the game unlocked after the main storyline has been completed, including challenging alternate versions of each of the 24 main puzzles, along with an alternate ending. •A time-backtracking system to alleviate any fears of making a mistake.
Content: Magrunner: Dark Pulse Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Magrunner: Dark Pulse is an action/physics game, in which technology confronts the Cthulhu Mythos! Equipped with your Magtech glove, you must harness the ability to magnetically polarize and manipulate objects in the environment, to survive and surpass over 40 challenging levels. Your reflexes and ingenuity will be pushed to their limit, as you will try to survive a hi-tech world going mad!
Content: Castlevania: LoS – Mirror of Fate HD Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: This Castlevania: Lords of Shadow sequel reveals the story of the Belmont’s, as they battle destiny across generations, to discover their true fate. Trevor Belmont, knight of the Brotherhood of Light, embarks on an epic quest to avenge his mother, killed by his father, Gabriel. Once Gabriel Belmont, now the all powerful Dracula, he declares war on the Brotherhood, leading to a cataclysmic showdown between Father & Son!
Content: How To Survive Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: You are shipwrecked on an isolated island, a desperate castaway in a total freakshow world. How will you survive? Collect the pages of a Survival Guide and figure it out, of course! Find food, water, and shelter before you perish. Uh oh, is it getting dark? Figure out how to get through the night! While you’re at it, gather up some of this awesome stuff and piece together over 100 handmade weapons and tools—from shotguns to Molotov cocktails. Now you can defend yourself and your friends like a boss! • Choose one of the three playable characters, each with different characteristics and skill trees. • Explore four islands filled with unique flora and fauna and a variety of abhorrent monstrosities • Collect “Survival guide” video chapters to learn tips that will save your life! • Play with a friend offline through the story mode or go online and play with a friend through 8 demanding challenges. • Try the “Iron Man” difficulty for a demanding hardcore game experience.
Content: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Get into the hot seat and play classic Millionaire for a chance to win a virtual million dollars! This all new version of ”Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” lets you play solo or challenge your friends. You keep game play fresh and fun with a constant expanding library of question packs offering hundreds of new questions.
Content: HEXODIUS Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: EXPLORE-EQUIP-ESCAPE! With its potent blend of twin-stick shooting, exploration and customization, HEXODIUS invites players to explore the vast complex, equip their drone with powerful items and upgrades, and ultimately escape the clutches of the deadly enemy droids in a blaze of laser fire!
Content: The Wolf Among Us – Episode 1: Faith Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Download Episode One of The Wolf Among Us, a five-part game series from the creators of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead. As Bigby Wolf – THE big bad wolf – you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences. Fairytale characters are being murdered in this hard-boiled, violent and mature thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic book series (DC Comics/Vertigo) by Bill Willingham. Additional episodes available as downloadable content.