Train2Game News Family Feud In Your Front Room

Today, Ubisoft announced that one of everyone’s favourite game shows, Family Feud®, is coming to players’ living rooms.

The game will be available digitally on PlayStation®4, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch system and Stadia on 12th November.
 
Family Feud allows players to answer over 1,500 official Family Feud surveys and compete with up to ten players in two teams, online and through local multiplayer, with exciting new features:

  • Classic mode: Players can participate in Classic mode with up to five players against an AI for the authentic Family Feud experience.
  • Party Battle mode: This mode will pit group versus group to battle in local multiplayer.
  • Couch vs. Couch mode: Players can feud with players across the world in online multiplayer.
  • Live Show feature: In this dedicated mode for streamers, Twitch or YouTube Live streamers can broadcast their games and play with their viewers.
  • Character customisation: Players can create characters and unlock customisation items, experience points and special titles by playing more games.

 
For the latest news on all of Ubisoft’s games, visit news.ubisoft.com

Train2Game News Prince Of Persia Remake

Originally released in 2003, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time redefined action-adventure gaming thanks to innovative gameplay, a compelling story and charismatic characters. Praised by the players, the original game was also acclaimed by the press with a 92 Metacritic score.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake marks Ubisoft’s first full-scale remake.

Amidst the scorched sands of ancient Persia, there is a legend spun in an ancient tongue. It speaks of a time borne of blood and ruled by deceit. Drawn to the dark powers of a magic dagger, a young Prince is led to unleash a deadly evil upon a beautiful kingdom. Embark on a journey as the Prince to defeat the treacherous Vizier and return the Sands to the hourglass. Master the Sands of Time and use your dagger to control time itself. Fight cursed enemies and solve puzzles along the way.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has been rebuilt from the ground up in the Anvil engine for the PlayStation® 4 systems, Xbox One systems and PC. Experience a fresh take on the genre defining classic with completely rebuilt textures, contrasted lightings for strong atmospheres, and new cinematics. In addition experience modernised combat mechanics.

Features:


A CLASSIC REBORN
Experience the original epic tale of the Prince on his journey for redemption. Travel back in time with the return of the Prince’s original voice actor, Yuri Lowenthal.

REIMAGINED FOR TODAY
Fight new enemy character models and enjoy entirely new cinematic sequences along with enhanced voices, sounds, parkour animations, and soundtrack.

WIELD THE POWER OF TIME
Master the Sands of Time and use your dagger to reverse, accelerate, freeze, and slow time itself while solving puzzles along the way.

BREATHTAKING GRAPHICAL UPDATES
Immerse yourself in ancient Persia with more realistic graphics, pre-baked rendering, and VFX as you fight cursed enemies along your journey.

MODERNISED CONTROLS
Camera, controls, and combat have been completely rebuilt and updated for todays standards. Choose between the original or modernised mapping.

EXPAND YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH BONUSES
Unlock Prince of Persia, the original game from 1989(’92 Mac version) along your adventure.  Access it from main menu whenever you want. And more surprises await! Short Description Experience the classic tale that redefined action-adventure gaming in this full-scale remake for a new generation.

Embark on a journey as the Prince to prevent the powerful Sands of Time to fall into the hands of the treacherous Vizier. Master the Sands of Time and use your dagger to control time itself. Fight cursed enemies and solve puzzles along the way.

Pre-Order BonusPre-order and get additional in-game content, the Back to the Origins Set. Including:

  • The Original Outfit: Travel back in time with the original costume of the Prince.
  • The Original Weapons Set: Mythical weapons of the past are back and will be yours!
  • A Classic Screen Filter: Change the graphics of your game and give it an old-school feeling.

Enjoy the trailer below…

Train2Game News Personal Gaming Assistant Sam Launches

Sam aims to enrich the players gaming experience by connecting them with their game library, friends, community as well as most of Ubisoft services.

Starting today, Sam is available worldwide in English only and is currently in BETA. Sam is a chatbot that follows your in-game progression and provides you with real-time stats and tips. Sam leverages Google Cloud’s Dialogflow Enterprise Edition, which enables it to answer a large variety of topics related to Ubisoft games and services.

Sam entered its open BETA in Canada on January 24th and has not ceased evolving since launching – thanks to the support of the community.

Sam is now available on the Ubisoft® Club mobile application, which can be downloaded on Google Play and App Store.

To learn more about Sam, have a look at our article on the ubiblog.
For more information about the Ubisoft® Club, please visit: https://club.ubisoft.com.

You can see it in action below

Train2Game News Far Cry 5 DLC Takes You To Mars

Ubisoft announced the content of the Far Cry® 5 Season Pass, available as part of the Far Cry 5 Gold Edition or as an add-on purchase on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC.

Following the launch of Far Cry 5 on March 27th, the season pass will take players on three uncanny adventures with a unique Far Cry twist.

  • Hours of Darkness: Players will travel back in time to Vietnam to battle against Việt Cộng soldiers
  • Dead Living Zombies: Players will face hordes of zombies in multiple b-movie scenarios
  • Lost on Mars: Players will leave Earth behind to go toe-to-claws with Martian arachnids

Additionally, all Far Cry 5 Season Pass owners playing on consoles will receive the single-player content from another critically-acclaimed Far Cry series entry with the Far Cry® 3 Classic Edition, which will be available to season pass holders four weeks prior to launching as a standalone purchase in summer 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Far Cry 3® Classic Edition will let fans and newcomers to the series revisit Rook Island and encounter one of the franchise’s most notorious villains, Vaas, who is brought to life by Michael Mando. As Jason Brody, players must explore the tropical island to find and save his friends, who are being held captive. PC players who purchase the season pass or Far Cry 5 Gold Edition will receive the full version of Far Cry® 3.

More details on post-launch support for Far Cry 5, including an overview of the three adventures as well as the return of the map editor will be shared at a later date.

Set in America, a first for the franchise, Far Cry 5 offers players total freedom to navigate a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world as the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana. Players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden’s Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance.

For more information about Far Cry 5, please visit farcry.com
For the latest on Far Cry 5 and other Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.

Train2Game News Final Fantasy meets Assassin’s Creed


The FINAL FANTASY® XV universe continues to expand as SQUARE ENIX® today revealed an exciting collaboration with Ubisoft Entertainment’s hit Assassin’s Creed® franchise, available as a free download from the Xbox Games Store and PlayStation®Store.

The immersive FINAL FANTASY XV: Assassin’s Festival in-game event will run today through January 31, 2018 as Noctis and his comrades take part in a Lestallum festival held in honor of a mythical hero who fought to resist the shackles of oppression. 

The limited-time event will introduce gameplay elements inspired by the Assassin’s Creed game series, including nimble and acrobatic movements in the field, vicious assassinations from elevated height, and large-scale treasure hunts. There are also exclusive outfits including the Medjay Assassin’s Robes for Noctis and his crew, and the Master Assassin’s Robes for Noctis, the latter which is only obtainable via the Dream Egg from the Moogle Chocobo Carnival. 

Other in-game collaboration items include the Assassin’s Creed-themed Regalia items (decal and full body decal), along with a themed photo frame and filter that can be applied to and accessorized with Prompto’s photographs.

A new trailer showing off the collaboration is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Vn6Sy3Xx5Ss.

For more information on the FINAL FANTASY XV: Assassin’s Festival, please visit www.finalfantasyxv.com/en/assassins-festival .
Additionally, the free game update features:

    Noodle Helmet Outfit – this mysterious, famed Nissin Cup Noodle outfit musters up Noctis and his comrades’ energy and remarkably increases their HP recovery rate.

    Timed Quest Updates – Additional limited-time “Timed Quests” have been added to the quest tracker.

    Exhibition of Third Snapshot Contest Winning Photos – The winning photos from the third community Snapshot Contest are now on display at Galdin Quay.

    Bestiary – A gallery where players can see the enemies they have defeated in battle and take an in-depth visual look at the enemy is now available via the menu screen.

    Chapter Select – Players can now select and play various chapters from the main menu. This feature can only be accessed after completing the game.
More information about the game’s update is available on the website: http://sqex.to/CnZ.

Train2Game News Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection

​Today, Ubisoft® announced that Assassin’s Creed® The Ezio Collection will be available on November 17th for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. 
Fans of the series and new players alike can relive the adventures of legendary Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze as the franchise’s most celebrated games come to current generation consoles. 

Assassin’s Creed has become one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, with more than 100 million copies sold to date. The series’ compelling, innovative gameplay, rich narrative and detailed, historically-accurate open world environments have spawned a passionate, global fan following. As players’ interest in Assassin’s Creed has grown, Ubisoft has expanded into Assassin’s Creed-themed books, comics, and short films, and is now set to release a major motion picture on January 1st, 2017 in the UK.

“This is a huge milestone for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, but we believe the best is yet to come,” says Etienne Allonier, Brand Director for Assassin’s Creed. “Having seen what’s gone into the movie and into future Assassin’s Creed games, we think fans and newcomers alike will be excited by everything Assassin’s Creed has to offer.”

Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection includes the acclaimed single-player campaigns and single-player add-ons for Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations, with enhanced graphics for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Telling an epic three-part story of vengeance, intrigue, and romance, Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection lands on shelves this holiday for gamers who want to relive the Renaissance and experience the thrilling adventures of Ezio in Florence, Venice, Rome, and Constantinople, or newcomers stepping into the world of Assassins and Templars for the first time.

The Assassin’s Creed series tells the tale of the centuries-old battle between Assassins and Templars through rich storylines and captivating characters. Assassin’s Creed is an action-adventure series set in fully realised open worlds throughout notable times in history such as the Third Crusade, the Golden Age of Pirates and the Industrial Revolution. Using the infamous hidden blade and other tools and weapons specific to the time period, players will fight for the greater good from the rooftops in Italy to the shores of Cuba through the core tenets the series is known for: combat, stealth, navigation and parkour.

In addition to the single-player content, Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection includes the complete Assassin’s Creed Lineage and Assassin’s Creed Embers short films, giving a clearer glimpse into the background of the dashing yet dangerous Ezio Auditore da Firenze, from beginning to end.

Additionally, Ubisoft announced the release of the Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection Collector’s Case. Exclusive to Uplay Shop the Collector’s Case brings back souvenirs from the Auditore Family crypt. Along with the game, players will discover a set of exclusive lithographies, the game’s official soundtrack, featuring a selection of 40 tracks from the three games, and an exclusive Black Edition collectible bust of Ezio Auditore.

Train2Game News Mankind Divided supports Eye Tracking

Tobii, the global leader in eye tracking, and Eidos® Montreal, the award winning studio, today announced that the PC version Deus Ex: Mankind Divided® will support multiple eye-tracking features. 
Powered by Tobii eye trackers, Tobii EyeX and the SteelSeries Sentry allow for greater game immersion, a cleaner UI, and enhanced navigation. A Tobii EyeX and Deus Ex® game bundle is set to be released on the 23rd of August.

“With the Deus Ex franchise being a window to the future, we always try to provide innovative, ground-breaking experiences for our players,” says André Vu, Executive Brand Director at Eidos Montréal. “The numerous Tobii eye tracking features built into the game will provide PC gamers an extra layer of immersion that blends perfectly with the futuristic universe depicted in Deus Ex.”

The Tobii EyeX, a €119 (or UK equivalent) peripheral eye tracker that connects to any existing PC via USB, empowers gamers with new, more realistic experiences in their games. Eye tracking serves as an additional modality that adds to the game experience without taking anything away or restricting the gamer in any way. Tobii sees numerous opportunities for eye tracking to enhance game immersion and realism, including the development of more responsive characters that interact with you when you make eye contact or features that mimic the functions of the eye, like dynamic depth of field or light exposure.
“The commitment by Eidos Montréal and Square Enix® to bring eye tracking to the mega Deus Ex franchise is another demonstration of the industry’s belief in the value of eye tracking,” said Oscar Werner, president of Tobii Tech. “We applaud the team at Eidos Montréal for their forward thinking approach and drive to give their gamers more.”

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided comes with a ton of new innovations to make gamers salivate. With eye tracking integration, gameplay becomes more immersive as the gamer’s eye movement is harnessed to create more natural and more realistic actions, making them part of this futuristic, dystopian world. Tobii eye tracking features include:

·         Aim at Gaze – Look at the target to take aim, then press a button and fire. This feature let players take out enemies using their natural gaze and will even work when locking the tesla gun for all-out mayhem.

·         Extended View- Look to the edge of the screen and the game’s camera will pan – giving players a wider field of view with just a glance. The natural eye movement will allow further immersion into the game’s environment and let players control what they want to see – just as in real life.

·         Icarus Dash at gaze – Simply look in the direction you want Adam to move in – even vertically. This will allow players you use the controls in a more fluid manner.

·         Interact at gaze – This feature lets players move effortlessly using the natural gaze to intuitively interact with objects. Look at an object, press a button and automatically move towards it before picking it up.

·         Clean UI- This feature lets player access UI info only when needed, giving them deeper immersion into the game’s environment. Look and they’ll appear. Look away, they’ll become nearly transparent. The screen is always covered fully in the game’s world, with the vital stats just a glance away. Helps you embrace the game’s environment. Helps players keep track of what you need to –when they need to.

·         Cover at Gaze – This feature lets players find refuge when the heat is on just by gazing across the environment – highlighting places you can hide behind. (Not available on August 23, this feature will be available in an upcoming update.)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, builds on the franchise’s trademark choice and consequence, action RPG based gameplay, to create both a memorable and highly immersive experience. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, now an experienced covert agent, and will gain access to his new arsenal of customizable state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations. With time working against him, Adam must choose the right approach, along with whom to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy. The game also includes Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach, a new and innovative game mode. This new take on the game offers, for the very first time, an arcade approach on the gameplay of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, providing players with a unique puzzle shooter experience.

New Tobii EyeX customers will receive a free copy of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided when they purchase the Tobii EyeX and Deus Ex Bundle here.

Train2Game News Ubisoft announce The Division film

Today, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television studio of Ubisoft®, announced a new project, “The Division” with Academy Award® nominees Jessica Chastain (The Martian, Interstellar, The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) and Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch, Nightcrawler, Southpaw) attached.
“We are excited to collaborate with Jessica and Jake, two of Hollywood’s most talented actors  and perfect creative collaborators to help bring Tom Clancy’s The Division™ to the big screen,” said Gerard Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Attaching Jake and Jessica is part of our development philosophy of working closely with top talent from the earliest stages to collaborate on a high quality film,” added Matt Phelps, Vice President, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures will develop the project with Gyllenhaal’s and Riva Marker’s (Beasts of No Nation) Nine Stories Productions, and Chastain’s Freckle Films. The announcement comes after the critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy’s The Division™ video game, developed by Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment studio, sold more copies in its first 24 hours of availability than any previous title in Ubisoft’s history and recorded the biggest first week ever for a new video game franchise.

Gyllenhaal can next be seen starring opposite Amy Adams in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, scheduled to open November 18th 2016.  He recently completed filming on Bong Joon Ho’s Okja and begins filming on Daniel Espinosa’s Life this week.  Through Nine Stories, Gyllenhaal produced David Gordon Green’s upcoming Stronger, in which he also stars.

Chastain will next be seen in John Madden’s political thriller Miss Sloane, and Niki Caro’s adaptation of Diane Ackerman’s novel The Zookeeper’s Wife, opposite Daniel Bruhl. She is also set to star in Aaron Sorkin’s film adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir Molly’s Game alongside Idris Elba and Susanna White’s period drama Woman Walks Ahead.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency’s Assassin’s Creed®, starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender, has recently completed principal photography. Assassin’s Creed will be released by 20th Century Fox on December 21st 2016. Other Ubisoft Motion Pictures projects currently in development include: Splinter Cell at New Regency with Tom Hardy attached, Ghost Recon with Warner Brothers, Watch Dogs with Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Regency, as well as Rabbids with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Train2Game News Watch_Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2Today, Ubisoft ® announced that Watch Dogs ® 2, the newest installment in the blockbuster WATCH_DOGS franchise, will be available worldwide on November 15 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.

WATCH_DOGS 2 is the product of over two years of intensive development by the original creative team behind the Watch Dogs brand. The topics of data security and privacy as well as and hacking are more current than ever in today’s society, and the Watch Dogs brand has been exploring these themes ever since the release of the first opus in 2014. WATCH_DOGS 2 offers a fictional environment linked to challenges players can relate to, while offering high-quality entertainment as they explore the San Francisco Bay Area with Marcus Holloway.

Players enter a massive and dynamic open world environment set in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is the latest city to adopt ctOS 2.0, an advanced operating system networking the city infrastructure, and in the wrong hands, ctOS 2.0 can be used to invasively control and manipulate everyday citizens.

Players will explore the birthplace of the tech revolution as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker who has fallen victim to ctOS 2.0’s predictive algorithms and is accused of a crime he did not commit. In Marcus’ quest to shut down ctOS 2.0 for good, hacking is the ultimate weapon, and players can not only hack into the city’s infrastructure but also every person and any connected device they possess to trigger unpredictable chains of events. With the ability to take control of drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more at their disposal, players can choose whether to use stealth hacking to complete missions without killing a single enemy or go guns blazing for a more ferocious approach. In this vast open world, players can hack their way through traffic while engaging in dangerous car chases through the winding streets of San Francisco, traverse the rooftops of the vibrant neighborhoods of Oakland, and infiltrate the offices of cutting-edge companies in Silicon Valley.

“Our creative team is working hard to deliver an outstanding WATCH_DOGS experience,” said Dominic Guay, senior producer, Ubisoft Montreal. “In WATCH_DOGS 2, we’re excited to give players a captivating storyline with engaging characters that offers deeper, more meaningful hacking options, a greater variety of gadgets and weapons, and a brand new seamless multiplayer experience that will appeal to fans of the original WATCH_DOGS as well as players new to the brand.”

In addition to the standard game, several editions are available for pre-order:

· Deluxe Edition includes the Game, an exclusive sleeve, a San Francisco Map, lithographs and the Deluxe pack of digital customization items.
· Gold Edition includes the Game, the Deluxe pack and the Season Pass.
· San Francisco Edition with its Collector’s box, includes the game, extra digital content: The Deluxe pack and Zodiac killer mission, the Marcus Figurine, SF-themed laptop stickers, lithographs, and a San Francisco Map.
· Exclusively on the Uplay shop, fans of the franchise can pre-order Wrench Junior Robot Collector’s Pack and The return of DedSec Collector’s Case. The return of DedSec Collector’s Case contains the Gold Edition and DedSec themed memorabilia including among other collector items, the DedSec art Marcus figurine, Marcus’ scarf and cap replica and an exclusive 64 page artbook.
Wrench Junior Robot Collector’s Pack includes the Gold Edition and a 20cm replica of the ingame Wrench Junior robot, controlled by an app (Iphone or Android).

Players who pre-order any edition get an extra mission named Zodiac Killer: a copycat of the Zodiac Killer is murdering people and taunting the police with coded messages. Players have to decrypt the codes and hunt down the killer to complete the mission and get an additional exclusive outfit.

For more information on these editions, please visit: http://store.ubi.com/watch-dogs-2
For more information on WATCH_DOGS 2, please visit watchdogs.com.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 02.03.16

2996287-fcp_announce_screen_001_embargo_oct_6_9am_pst_1444078333_1444148126.jpgA new game has taken the number one spot this week and it is Ubisoft’s Far Cry Primal and in second is Plants vs Zombies:Garden Warfare 2 by EA Games. In the lower half of the top twenty the only new game is Bravely Second: End Layer in number twelve.

All formats
Week ending 27 February 2016

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FAR CRY PRIMAL UBISOFT
2 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE 2 EA GAMES
3 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 3
4 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 1
5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 5
6 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 4
7 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES 6
8 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 7
9 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT 8
10 STREET FIGHTER V CAPCOM 2
11 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 10
12 BRAVELY SECOND: END LAYER SQUARE ENIX
13 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 11
14 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 19
15 POKEMON SUPER MYSTERY DUNGEON NINTENDO 9
16 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 14
17 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 16
18 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX 12
19 WWE 2K16 2K 13
20 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 17
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