Making the Sword of Altair

Making the Sword of Altair

Man at Arms: Reforged went through a ton of grinding, sanding and polishing to make a real life version of Altäir’s sword from the Assassin’s Creed series. The eagle-themed weapon was a pain to create, but it turned out great in the end.

Forging Two Tomahawks

Forging Two Tomahawks

Baltimore Knife and Sword had a tomahawk contest between two of its blacksmiths. Matt Stagmer made the axe from Assassin’s Creed 3 while Ilya Alekseyev made the axe from The Patriot.

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2014: The Year in Gaming

2014: The Year in Gaming

2014 has seen everything from great indie games like Broken Age to giant, bug-filled blockbusters like Assassin’s Creed Unity. Along the way, some thrilled and others disappointed. Malcolm Klock recaps the gaming memories of the past year.

Conan Plays AC Unity

Conan Plays AC Unity

(NSFW, SPOILERS) Conan O’Brien got an early look at Assassin’s Creed Unity, a game with gorgeous graphics, French people with British accents and a hay diving fruit thief who grew up in Kanye West’s house.

AC Unity (Gameplay 2)

AC Unity (Gameplay 2)

Assassin’s Creed Unity seems to be a full-on RPG. This gameplay video shows off the game’s various skill trees and items that allow for different play styles – from stealthy to a straight-up brawler – and varied multiplayer roles.

Ascension of the Jackdaw

Ascension of the Jackdaw

Glitches can be annoying or hilarious. But on occasion, a glitch reaches such epic proportions that it’s better than some of the game’s scripted moments. This Assassin’s Creed IV glitch is one such moment of unintended brilliance.

Forging the Hidden Blade & Cutlass

Forging the Hidden Blade & Cutlass

Prop maker Tony Swatton and his crew make real-life versions of the hidden blade and the pirate cutlass from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The Assassin’s favored weapon turned out to be a pain in the ass to make.

AC IV: Infamous Pirates

AC IV: Infamous Pirates

(NSFW: Language) A look at some of pirates and the other main characters that players will encounter in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Unsurprisingly, none of them can be called a hero in the traditional sense of the word.

Captain Morgan: For Gold or Glory

Captain Morgan: For Gold or Glory

While the first commercial in this trilogy was pretty lighthearted, this epic spot for Captain Morgan rum looks like something out of an HBO drama – or Assassin’s Creed IV. Though for a second, we weren’t sure if he was Batman.

AC IV: Black Flag (Gameplay 4)

AC IV: Black Flag (Gameplay 4)

A look at the new stealth-oriented abilities, moves and tools that you’ll have at your disposal in Assassin’s Creed IV. The variety of environments and options are impressive, but the enemy A.I. is still a little suspect.

AC IV: Black Flag (Gameplay 3)

AC IV: Black Flag (Gameplay 3)

Learn about Edward Kenway’s perks and duties as a pirate in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Take care of your crew and ship and you’ll have an easier time traveling and fighting. You may even get your own island forts.

AC IV: Black Flag (Gameplay 2)

AC IV: Black Flag (Gameplay 2)

Assassin’s Creed 4 hero Edward Kenway mingles with fellow pirates and townsfolk before getting to his brotherhood’s trademark sneaking, freerunning and stabbing. Then a summer blockbuster movie breaks out.

AC IV: Black Flag (Gameplay)

AC IV: Black Flag (Gameplay)

The first gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag showcases some of the activities offered by its Caribbean setting, such as underwater exploration, shark fights, and ship versus ship combat. And no whaling.

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Lindsey Stirling: AC III

Lindsey Stirling: AC III

If the original soundtrack isn’t epic enough for you, kick back and get swept away, as violin artist Lindsey Stirling takes it up a notch in her poetic ode to the Assassin’s Creed III music. (Thanks, Kevin!)

Cannon vs. Car in Slo-Mo

Cannon vs. Car in Slo-Mo

Inspired by Assassin’s Creed III, Richard Ryan shows us what would happen if the enemy shot a cannonball at our car in the Revolutionary War, in glorious slow motion. Wait, what? (Thanks Chris!)

AC III: Weapons and Tactics

AC III: Weapons and Tactics

Learn more about Connor’s weapons, fighting style and tactics in this episode of the behind-the-scenes mini series for Assassin’s Creed III. The diversity of the combat animations is impressive.

Monterrigioni Hoodie

Monterrigioni Hoodie

Officially licensed Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood hoodies designed by Insert Coin. The Assassin’s trademark eagle peak can be folded and tucked back. Only available in the UK and Ireland. Dammit.

AC Revelations: End of an Era

AC Revelations: End of an Era

Listen to old man Ezio’s soliloquy over a montage of past trials and future killing sprees in this trailer for Assassin’s Creed Revelations. As for the taking orders line – isn’t that their thing?

AC Revelations: Multiplayer

AC Revelations: Multiplayer

The latest trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations hypes up the game’s multiplayer. Get ready for new modes, maps, characters and lots and lots of stabbing, impaling and freerunning.

AC: Revelations Gameplay

AC: Revelations Gameplay

(Spoilers) Commentated gameplay of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, showing a couple of old Ezio’s new tricks, as well as a preview of the Inception-like flashback-in-a-memory missions.

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AC: Revelations (Trailer 2)

AC: Revelations (Trailer 2)

Gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, showing old man Ezio and his predecessor Altair doing what they do best: jumping out of high places and stabbing people stylishly.

AC Revelations (E3 Teaser)

AC Revelations (E3 Teaser)

The cinematic teaser for Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Ezio’s ultimate journey is looking just a tad too bleak, lonely and dangerous for an old man, like a medieval Metal Gear Solid 4.

The Da Vinci Disappearance

The Da Vinci Disappearance

This Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood DLC centers on a quest to find Da Vinci and his paintings after he’s kidnapped. The multiplayer add-on includes 1 map, 4 characters, and 2 game modes. Out March 8th.

AC: Brotherhood Story Trailer

AC: Brotherhood Story Trailer

This trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood shows Ezio Auditore is not the only one who knows how to command an army and kill. He and his enemy, Cesare Borgia, have a parallel existence.

AC: Brotherhood Multiplayer

AC: Brotherhood Multiplayer

The multiplayer component of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is shaping up to be a refreshing and exciting experience, boasting 8 different classes and several unique match modes.

AC: Brotherhood (Trailer)

AC: Brotherhood (Trailer)

Ubisoft continues to redefine the assassin in Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. The stealthy yet fragile archetype is now a bad ass war machine that summons minions to rain death on opponents.

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