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SpecialEffect holding a charity auction for a life-size Assassin's Creed III statue

7 feet of statue for a good cause

Got room in your house for a life-size statue of Connor Kenway from Assassin's Creed III? If so, this auction from SpecialEffect is right up your alley.

SpecialEffect, a UK-based charity that creates devices that allow people with disabilities to enjoy games, is currently auctioning off the life-size statue seen above. The auction is running until Feb. 23rd, 2020, and 100% of the proceeds are going to the charity. The statue sits over 7 feet tall, and weighs just shy of 200 lbs. If you want to have your chance at bringing this bad boy home, you can check out the auction here.

Digital Foundry - Analysis of the Assassin's Creed Rebel Collection on Switch

Two classics of the series in one Switch package - and a solid port all round. With all DLC bundled in, it's very much an all-in-one - but does it leverage the enhancements of the recent PS4 and Xbox One remaster? Or is it closer in nature to the last-gen release? Tom finds out.

Assassin's Creed Rogue - Switch Vs. PS3 Vs. PS4 comparison

Going Rogue

Assassin's Creed Rogue is available on Switch via the recently-released Rebel Collection. How does the Switch port compare to the PS3 original and PS4 re-release? Check out the comparison video above to see how things play out.

IGN Video - Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection Switch Gameplay

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Rogue have snuck their way onto the Nintendo Switch. Here's what they both look like in-game!

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection - more gameplay

Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection includes Assassin’s Creed® IV: Black Flag with all single-player DLCs and Assassin’s Creed® Rogue. From becoming the most feared pirate in the Caribbean to transforming into the ultimate assassin hunter, players will have the opportunity to discover or rediscover two major opuses from the Assassin’s Creed series fully playable offline and on-the-go with Nintendo Switch.

Audible announces "Assassin's Creed Gold" audio drama

Due out Feb. 27th, 2020

Audible is going to be releasing a new audio drama inspired by Assassin's Creed in Feb. 2020. The series, entitled Assassin's Creed Gold, is penned by Assassin's Creed: Trial By Fire comic writer Anthony Del Col, and stars Emmy winner Riz Ahmed, Anthony Head, Danny Wallace (who has voiced roles in Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed: Syndicate) and Tamara Lawrence.

The series focuses on Aliyah Kahn (Lawrence), a card shark and hustler, who falls into serious debt with a mysterious man named Gavin Banks (John Chancer). Kahn becomes an Assassin to repay her debut, and accesses the memories of one of her ancestors, Omar Khalid (Ahmed). Omar is a blind assassin in the late 1600s, who will come in contact with other characters familiar to those who play the games.

Ubisoft support says North American copies of Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection will include both games on one game card

Why do I not believe them?

The European version of Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection has a label on the box letting people know that a download is required, and we learned that just one of the two games in the package would be on the game card. The North American cover art for the game doesn't include that banner, so does that mean our version of the game will have both titles on one game card? According to Ubisoft support on Amazon, that will indeed be the case.

When asked about the situation on Amazon, Ubisoft support flat-out says "both games on one cartridge." Of course, now we want to know who exactly is speaking for 'Ubisoft support' on Amazon. It's a legit answer, as it's marked as coming from the manufacturer, but I wouldn't doubt they have their info wrong here. I hope that's not the case, but time will tell!

Thanks to Olobolger for the heads up!

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection's Euro retail release mentions the game card only includes half of the content

Same as it ever was

According to Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection includes Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag with all single-player DLC, and Assassin’s Creed Rogue. When it comes to the physical version of the game, that unfortunately means you'll still have to download some content.

The European cover for the retail release states that the package includes Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on the game card, but you'll need to download Assassin’s Creed Rogue. It's definitely disappointing to learn, but not surprising at all.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered updated to Version 1.0.2 on Switch

Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed III Remastered on Switch has gotten an update to Version 1.0.2. Check out the full patch notes for this update below.

- Improved the audio quality
- Improved performance of the game application
- Addressed an issue where a picked up sword could be seen when using Eagle Flight
- Addressed an issue where eagle vision could be used during the cinematic in the "Journey to the New World" & "Gangs Of Boston" mission
- Addressed an issue with the percentage of progression of the savegame in the save select menu for DLC.
- Addressed several issues where NPCs didn't show up on the minimap
- Addressed inconsistency between specified and actual placement of item categories in Stockpile menu
- Addressed an issue that caused Connor to have doubled fingers in Alexios' outfit throughout the game
- Addressed an issue that caused some abrupt changes of brightness in Boston
- Addressed several issues where the speaker name was inconsistent between subtitles and actual name or missing all together.
- Addressed some corrupted behavior of the shadows during the first cinematic in "A Boorish Man" mission
- Addressed an issue where outfits obtained through Ubisoft Club are not equipped in-game
- Addressed an issue where the challenge pop-up is not received for the first sequence

Digital Foundry - Assassin's Creed 3 Switch: Last-Gen Port or Full Remaster? - PS4/Wii U Graphics Comparison

Not the best of ports

Delayed as it is we're glad to have Assassin's Creed 3 on Switch in hand - as perhaps the most ambitious handheld port for the series to date. It's a distinct upgrade over Wii U in resolution at least - rising from a native 720p to 1080p, while Switch is docked. And yet many other issues surround this release that make it hard to fully recommend. Tom explains why.

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