Animus on the run
Assassin’s Creed: Rebellion coming to mobile
Ubisoft has teased a new Assassin’s Creed game coming exclusively to Android and iOS at some time. Whilst no release date has been officially announced there has been an official trailer and a 10-minute gameplay trailer released. The free-to-play game has been developed by the same team who created Fallout Shelter and you can certainly tell by the gameplay video below.
Assassin’s Creed: Rebellion follows the story of the titular character from the Assassin’s Creed movie but contains significantly less Fassbender. The game’s worlds are stitched together by secluded rooms and you’re tasked to make your way to the end in the best way possible. The game is side-scrolling however it appears to be completely automated barring the occasional choice of utilising your assassin skills to determine your preferred path through an area.
There’s also a narrative which ties the game together and you’ll be able to collect a bunch of characters throughout the game such as Ezio and Edward Kenway. There isn’t any indication to how Ubisoft will profit from this game but I’d bet on a premium currency which helps speed up the unlocking of new abilities and items. Fingers crossed it’s similar to Fallout Shelter in this regard as that never felt like it was holding content back until you parted with your cash.
PlayStation Plus July free games
Sony has released the line-up for next month’s PlayStation Plus freebies and they’ve gone big this time around.
PS4 players will be able to download Until Dawn, an action-driven interactive story with massive replay value. The game plays out differently depending on the actions you take resulting in a number of different endings. You can even completely kill off characters if you make the wrong choices. It’s a scare jump filled teen horror flick but it’s genuinely a lot of fun to play.
You’ll also get the all the episodes for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Series. I’m personally pretty psyched for this one, having not played this yet. From the 4th of July PS4 players will also get their hands on That’s You, a game that was showcased during E3. That’s You hooks up to your smartphone for all sorts of photo and quiz related shenanigans. Should be a bit of fun with family or friends, it’s just a shame I don’t have the latter.
PS3 players can download and play Tokyo Jungle and Darkstalkers Resurrection. Tokyo Jungle features a world which has been taken over by animals and lets you play as them as you attempt to survive. It looks nuts. Darkstalkers is an anime-inspired fighter with online elements, inspired by Street Fighter an the like
PS Vita owners haven’t been forgotten either as both Element4l and Don’t Die Mr. Robot are available to download too. Element4l is an ethereal puzzle platformer which looks incredibly suited for the Vita. Don’t Die Mr. Robot is an arena dodge ’em/collect ’em/destroy ’em up filled with synthy beats and fruit and it’s also available to play on PS4.
List of PlayStation Plus July free games
- Until Dawn – PS4
- Game of Thrones: A Telltale Series – PS4
- That’s You – PS4 (4th July onwards)
- Tokyo Jungle – PS3
- Darkstalkers Resurrection – PS3
- Don’t Die Mr. Robot – PS Vita (cross-buy with PS4)
- Element4l – PS Vita
PlayStation 4 media update
A new update for PlayStation 4’s media section has been released, bringing a newly unified UI which makes it quicker and easier to view your content.
The new TV & Video section is now laid out in a more visually appealing way. Your most used apps appear in a row at the top, with featured and related content sitting directly beneath it. The content itself will also be dynamic and tailored to your viewing habits meaning you’ll be able to keep a track on the latest movies, user content and TV shows as they release.
Of course, people are already claiming that this opens up the gates for sponsored content but you can easily ignore the stuff that is of no interest. Plus if you’re that offended by the new layout you can always hit the “All apps” and jump straight into app view.