You guys remember Fallout Shelter?
That’s a stupid question, of course you do! In fact, it just recently came to Steam for everyone to play on their monster gaming rig (as a courtesy, or course. It’s really kind of unnecessary) and experience the game that created massive hype over Fallout 4, back before it came out.
Why am I referencing this? Well, because it seems as though good ole’ Ubisoft is taking a page from Bethesda’s book and is basically making that exact game, but in Assassin’s Creed form.
That’s right! In lieu of the upcoming A-Creed game, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ubi is putting out Assassin’s Creed Rebellion, a mobile experience that is so much like Shelter that it’s just uncanny.
But I’m not here to criticize their unoriginality, I’m here to talk about the actual game, which will be hitting the app stores “soon” as Ubi said (okay…).
Rebellion is going to be a free to play app available on iOS and Android devices, and, much like Shelter, it’s going to allow you to build up a group of characters who you can use to send out into the world and ultimately build up the ultimate fortress of assassins by completing missions and defeating Templars. The game will take place during the Spanish Inquisition, and will include a roster of over 40 unique assassins, including the ever popular characters such as Ezio, Aguilar, Machiavelli, Shao Jun, and Claudia. Completing missions will level up your characters and the brotherhood, and will provide you with crafting materials which you can use to build up your fortress.
The interesting thing about all this is that it actually fits in with the lore of Assassin’s Creed. Apparently, being able to control multiple assassins at once is due to an upgrade to the animus that allows for multiple memories from different assassin’s to merge together, somehow creating this experience. Does it make sense? Sure, but does it feel like an afterthought just to please the fans of the franchise? It sure does.
But I guess you can’t really blame them. I don’t think this is supposed to be a big thing, like I said above, they’re just trying to create hype for their upcoming game, which should be pretty incredible considering the year off they’ve taken from doing the whole assassin thing. And It’s a great idea, the game is still in its last stages of development, and to hold the fans over they’re releasing this little side project to the world. And it’s not like they’re charging any money for it or anything, so there’s really no reason not to download it and be happy.
It’s a step in the right direction for Ubisoft, I think they really want to hit a home run with Origins. And with the mixed bag of games we’ve been getting over the past few years, I think they could use a success to put them back on top. This is the way to cater to your audience and make them feel like they matter.
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