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‘Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora’ Trailer Revealed

Ubisoft releases the Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora trailer at the E3, a game that has been in development for more than four years. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is a first-person, action-adventure game developed by Massive Entertainment – a Ubisoft studio, in collaboration with Lightstorm Entertainment and Disney. Built using the latest iteration of the Snowdrop engine, …

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2014 Video Game Preview Podcast – Part 1

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2014 Video Game Preview Podcast – Part 1

 

Introduction

Giuseppe Jones leads his panel of “Red Knight Rises” Casey, “Better Than Buble” Dan, “Angry” John, “Gamer Girl” Emily and “Calorie Free” Kevin begin their discussion regarding a general outlook on the possible success 2014 may or may not be.  Trends like game delays, announcements, console vs. PC and the impact of indie games are all mentioned as significant factors that influence the “greatness” of any particular year in gaming. 

 

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare releases November 4th 2014, but is our panel impressed by the presence of Kevin Spacey?  CBN’s Kevin seems to need more from the FPS mega franchise as he discusses fixing gameplay issues to take CoD to the next level.  Is the FPS formula running dry for Activision?  Will fans accept futuristic warfare that isn’t Halo?  And what about all those fancy bells and whistles that were revealed in Advanced Warfare’s trailer?  Will players be able to actually use all that gear or will they be limited to small segments of the campaign?  We’ve all been teased something visually in the past and we’ve been burned before.  Kevin and Dan discuss this game’s possible similarity to Titanfall.

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Advanced Warfare, Kevin Spacey specifically

CoD is still one of the kings of games, but will Keyser Soze/John Doe/Frank Underwood infuse some extra credibility to Advanced Warfare, specifically the single player campaign?  Angry John shows some love for the K-Paxter and announced his reservation for this game based on Spacey’s presence alone.  Obviously, competitive FPS is all about multi-player, but death match mode alone does not a “great” (as in critical success) make.  If CoD were to reinvest into a more satisfying campaign, would the overall quality of the game rise?  Emily seems very frustrated with the FPS formula and most of our panel feels the game must have more than Spacey to break away from same old CoD.  Giuseppe would love to see more social commentary about world issues like Private Military Contractors being expressed through games.

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Watch Dogs

Giuseppe recaps his opinion concerning the seemingly abandoned project: Rainbow 6: Patriots. Watch Dogs is one of the most anticipated games of the year and it releases May 27th 2014, but most of our panel isn’t as excited about it as Giuseppe.  How similar will this game be to GTA, Assassin’s Creed or even Far Cry?  The panel discusses what the game play is presenting itself to be, specifically player interaction within the game outside of team matches as well as the inclusion of tablets and smart phones as supplemental modes.  Who watches the Watch Dogs?

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon In Development With Michael Bay & Warner Bros.

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Michael Bay is developing a movie based on the popular Ubisoft Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon video games for Warner Bros. and Ubisoft.

Variety reports that Bay is overseeing the project, as writers are brought into the fold, with an eye to direct as well.

It’s stated that Ubisoft wanted to work with Michael Bay because the director is “a master at action movies.”

Bay is currently directing and filming Transformers 4 while also producing the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.

Here is a description of the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon video game:

Lead a team of 6 elite special force soldiers through the deadly realism of tommorows battlefields. Outnumbered and outgunned, this Green Beret team, nicknamed “the Ghosts” uses the latest technology and tactics to conquer the battlefield, swiftly, silently and invisibly. Often hired by the UN for international peacekeeping operations, your specialty is covert military strikes.

“These guys don’t belong to any specific organization,” Jean Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures said. “They’re in the field where the U.S. troops are not supposed to be. It’s a small team with very strong personalities and very specific skill sets. They’re using weapons nobody knows about but it’s very grounded. It’s not sci-fi.”

Ubisoft also has other projects in development and is simply not licensing them out as the company wants to retain creative control.

Assassin’s Creed, which stars Michael Fassbender, has a May 22, 2015 release date, and Splinter Cell in development.

Raving Rabbids is also airing on Nickelodeon soon.

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The Avengers: Battle For The Earth E3 Trailer (XBox 360, Wii U)

Check out the debut trailer for The Avengers: Battle For The Earth that was announced at the Ubisoft press conference at the 2012 E3 for the WiiU as well as the Xbox 360.

More information is TBA, with the game having a Fall release date.

The game looks more based on the comics than the recent movie as we see the likes of Wolverine, Spider-Man and Venom. However, our regular Assemblers to appear.

Note: No game play footage is shown.

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E3 2012: Ubisoft’s “Zombiu” Announced For WiiU

Updated: With trailer below.

Press Release

 

UBISOFT®’S INFECTIOUS ZOMBIU COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO NINTENDO WII UTM


Survival-Horror Game Showcases Wii U TM Controller and Delivers Intense and Terrifying New Gaming Experience

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LOS ANGELES — June 5, 2012 — Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft challenged gamers to find out  how long they can survive in the dilapidated, infected world of ZombiU – a new survival-horror game that will be released exclusively for Nintendo’s Wii UTM. ZombiU headlines a group of seven titles from Ubisoft that will be available for the Nintendo Wii UTM.

Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the studio behind critically acclaimed titles like From DustTM, Beyond Good & Evil and, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, ZombiU puts players in the middle of London circa 2012, where an outbreak has infected the population, destroying their humanity and turning them into mindless monsters preying on the flesh of the few remaining survivors. This fear-fueled first-person shooter invites takes all the horror, chaos and tension found in the best of the horror genre and adds original interactive elements, including a unique death mechanic that puts players in the body of a different survivor each time they die, allowing them to track and take down their old, infected characters, recover  their equipment and see if they can stay alive just a little bit longer this time.

ZombiU showcases the innovative features of the Nintendo Wii UTM Controller and creates new game experiences not possible on other consoles. The Nintendo Wii UTM Controller serves as the player’s ultimate survival kit, called the “Bug Out Bag.” The Bug Out Bag is a backpack containing all the maps, tools, weapons and supplies that players can scavenge from the limited resources available in the devastated cityscape. ZombiU also will use the Nintendo Wii UTM Controller’s touch screen, gyroscope and camera to create a tactile connection between gamers and the in-game world. Finally, ZombiU features a distinctive multiplayer adversarial mode that allows one player to take on the role of “Zombie Master,” spawning and controlling enemies from a top-down view on the Nintendo Wii UTM GamePad while the second player fights for survival on the big screen in first-person shooter view with a Wii wireless classic controller.   

“ZombiU is a dark and daunting game that gamers will love to play again and again,” said Guillaume Brunier, “ZombiU takes advantage of the Wii U’s one of a kind capabilities and will be a launch title that every gamer will want to sink their teeth into.” producer, Ubisoft.

For more information on ZombiU, please visit the 
official ZombiU website(www.zombiu.com) and facebook.com/zombiugame

ZombiU also can be pre-ordered at UBIShop® by visiting:www.ubishop.com/zombiu

More information about all of Ubisoft’s titles for the Nintendo Wii UTM can be found here: [link to Wii U lineup release]

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2011-12 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,061 million. To learn more, please visit: 
www.ubisoftgroup.com.

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Trademarks are property of their respective owners. Nintendo, Wii and Wii U are trademarks of Nintendo.

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