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Assassin's Creed Slated for November Release 66

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from the watch-you-from-behind-you dept.
Gamespot reports that Ubisoft's action/stealth title Assassin's Creed now has a release window: November of this year. The game will be available on shelves for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, as well as the PC. "Set in 1191 AD at the height of the Third Crusade for the Holy Land, Assassin's Creed puts players in the silent shoes of Altair and gives them the opportunity "to shape events during this pivotal moment in history." Altair is tied to a group of ruthless assassins whose plan is to bring an end to the bitter struggle by striking out at both warring parties."
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Assassin's Creed Slated for November Release

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  • Nothing possibly could go wrong with a game where you're a Muslim assassin killing the leaders of the Holy Crusades!
    • by SuiteSisterMary (123932) <slebrun AT gmail DOT com> on Thursday June 07, 2007 @09:47PM (#19432577) Journal

      When we turn to 'unconventional warfare' in the face of enemy invasion, they are referred to as 'partisans,' 'patriots,' or possibly 'freedom fighters.'

      When our friends turn to 'unconventional warfare' in the face of enemy invasion, they are referred to as 'guerillas,' or 'freedom fighters.'

      When our enemies turn to 'unconventional warfare' in the face of enemy invasion, they are referred to as 'terrorists,' 'butchers,' or 'cowards.'

      • by Broken scope (973885) on Thursday June 07, 2007 @09:53PM (#19432637) Homepage
        odd.. most intelligent people only call them those names when they make absolutely no effort to avoid friendly and civilian casualties, in fact we typically reserve coward and butcher for the ones who intentionally try to cause civilian casualties that.
        • Yeah, and dropping bombs from thousands of miles away has NEVER gone wrong for us. We (the great U.S. of A.) have made plenty of mistakes when it comes to killing civilians. 'Collateral damage' is a term well known to both our military, and the people who live in the places within which we have fought wars or 'smart' bombed. So one could argue that we don't try very hard either. Not entirely true, but it could certainly be argued by people with an extremist point of view.

          I think the reality is this:

          More U.
          • We (the great U.S. of A.) have made plenty of mistakes when it comes to killing civilians.

            Errr... could you please note your own use of the word mistakes. There's a key difference, don't you think, between intentionally killing civilians as your goal and not being able to avoid killing any civilians as you pursue some other goal?
            • Errr, could you please note the sentence(s) which follow stating: "So one could argue that we don't try very hard either. Not entirely true, but it could certainly be argued by people with an extremist point of view." I suppose I could/should have said 'hard enough', however the point stands.

              Also I could mention Vietnam, where in some cases killing civillians became a sport.

              You could also note the next paragraph where I state the attacks we're conducted to make the greatest psychological impact possible. An
              • Actually, what irks me the most is the overly-simplistic attitude we have towards civilians casualties at all. The idea that the US doesn't try hard enough strikes me as historically naive. That we try at all makes us practically unique in the history of armed combat.

                Furthermore: who says avoiding civilian casualties is always the morally correct course? I think Sherman made a very compelling case for the idea of "total war", a case that was then expanded upon in world war 2 with the intentional bombing
                • I agree we try hard, hell we've spent millions and millions of dollars on tech for just that purpose. So yes blind anti-americanism is total horseshit. However informed anti-americanism does have many compelling cases.

                  Frankly I think we could generate a lot of good will, stabilize (nearly) an entire continent, and save boat loads of cash in the long run if we stopped burning money in Iraq and on defense (i.e. writing blank checks to Haliburton) and invested not only our money but our time working towards a
                  • and invested not only our money but our time working towards a poverty and disease free Africa.

                    I suggest you take a look at "White Man's Burden" by William Eastery, and possibly "The Mystery of Capital" by Hernando de Soto, and most certainly this interview of a Kenyan economist by der Spiegel: http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518 ,363663,00.html [spiegel.de]

                    Here's the intro to the interview:

                    SPIEGEL: Mr. Shikwati, the G8 summit at Gleneagles is about to beef up the development aid for Africa...

                    Shikwati: .
        • Really? back in the day, the British considered the IRA to be 'terrorists,' who specifically bombed 'public places.' Yes, they gave advanced warning. Not a mitigating factor.

          They, of course, referred to themselves as the 'Irish Republican Army,' and did a fair chunk of their fundraising in the good old US of A.

          So, one man's Soldier is another man's Terrorist, and a third man's charity of choice.

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        by Cheapy (809643)
        What does that have to do with my post?
        • What does that have to do with my post?

          Well, you said:

          Nothing possibly could go wrong with a game where you're a Muslim assassin killing the leaders of the Holy Crusades!

          Implying a great deal, I thought, of sarcasm. Well, guess what. During the Crusades, Christians did, in fact, invade Moslem lands. The Moslems fought back. Why is this a problem? Maybe they even used unconventional warfare tactics, such as assassination. Why is this a problem? Why should an invaded people feel the need to cons

    • How it releasing a game about it different than releasing and book or documentary? This way the topic gets much more exposure, and what better way to sell copies than to pick a topic of debate? It worked for GTA.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Set in 1191 AD

    Pfft... AD 2101, on the other hand... That's a year that I would be interested in as a setting for a game.
    • by Manatra (948767)
      Considering some of the information leaks, I wouldn't be surprised if it is set in 2101.
  • great news. does any one know what OS ubisoft plans to release it on? most importantly, will it be a vista-exclusive? cause they would totally kill it for me. anyone knows ubisofts previous actions on OSs?
    • Looks right now like it's Xbox 360 and PS3. As far as I can tell there are no plans for a PC version.
      • Have you been living under a rock? It was announced that it would be for PC since E3 last year...

        He wants to know WHICH versions of Windows are supported, e.g. does it use DirectX 10 only? (forcing it to run on Vista only)
      • by Rallion (711805)
        So, 'as far as you can tell' doesn't even include reading the summary?

        Anyway, they said it would be coming out for PC about 10 months ago [gamespot.com].
    • by reanjr (588767)
      Plans are to release on the "System Software" OS and particular stripped versions of "Windows 2000". Unfortunately, the game imposes some strict hardware requirements so don't hold your breath thinking that you'll be able to play it on your current system.

      (In other words, this isn't planned as a PC game, it's PS3 and XBox 360)
  • by Zaphenath (980370) on Thursday June 07, 2007 @10:34PM (#19432955)
    First off, I will say I am excited about this game, and have been since I first heard about it.

    I am hoping that this game will help some Westerners have a more positive view of Islam. Now, it is it somewhat funny to be saying that, since the protagonist is not only Islamic, but also an assassin. Not something you want to associate with any major religion.

    I just hope this game can, in some way, show people that all world religions are not as monolithic as they are often portrayed. Not every Muslim is a terrorist. Plain and simple. Just like not every Christian bombs abortion clinics. MOST Muslims are sane, rational people. Just like Christians, Hindus, Jews, and Buddhists. SOME are frickin' nuts. It just so happens that the "frickin' nuts" ones get more airtime. Maybe with this game people can start to sympathize with Muslims, and perhaps see both sides of the story.

    It just makes me sad that so many people have this twisted view of Islam, since the only representatives of the religion on TV are eccentric or terrorists.

    And before anyone starts quoting the Koran with crazy violent and questionable texts, just remember that ALL the religions are a little nuts, and that most major religious texts (including the Bible) has some pretty scary stuff in it. (Think Old Testament, cutting off of hands, stoning women, beating children, having bears eat some kids who were harassing you, etcetera.)

    Oh, and I think everyone is very probably looking to deep into this game, and if anything it makes a great backdrop for a potentially amazing and fun game.
    • by LKM (227954)

      I am hoping that this game will help some Westerners have a more positive view of Islam.

      And I think this is a much-needed thing. I live in Europe, and many of my friends are muslims, so I usually don't experience too much anti-muslim behaviour, or anti-muslim opinions. But whenever there's something on Slashdot that even remotely touches on the topic, I read dozens and dozens of misinformed, hate-filled anti-muslim posts. It's sad how much hatred some people seem to have against Islam - something they obviuosly have no clue about, other than "these are the guys who kill us on TV!"

      (I'm an at

    • by fudspong (1113041)
      There is no god, whether islam, christian or other. There is amongst religeous groups no respect for others of alternative beliefs, and for a very good reason - they rely on the subscription model to maintain their existence, and as the capitalist model shows us, they are not tolerant to competition within the market. That's all it is, a market. A cattle market. There's no souls to be won or lost, no point to be made, and only market share to be gained. Did you think your preachers/imams did it for fun?
      • by furball (2853)

        There is no god, whether islam, christian or other


        The logician Godel has a proof that there is a god.
    • I think most moderate people realize that the majority of Muslims are decent people. Having said that, I think the big problem that the Muslim community faces is perception. If a large portion of the community spoke out against the violence that we see on a daily basis, people would be far more accepting. Could it be that silence is seen as the community condoning violence?
  • I see a lot of talk about whether or not it's ok to kill christians/muslims?

    This ISN'T a game about killing christians OR killing muslims.

    This is a game about being a badass assassin who climbs walls and wtfpwnz guys that never see it coming. Then flips out and kills all the guards with slick swordplay. The context is interchangable and unimportant, and hints have already been leaked that the context is exactly that. The game is rumored to be set in the future and this is all just VR training, with sequels
  • by spikeb (966663)
    it's also coming to the DS you asshats

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