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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)