Acclaimed game-development studio Dontnod and publisher Focus Home Interactive today showcase new artwork for their new RPG Vampyr, set in 1918, during the peak of the Spanish flu that laid waste to London’s once bustling population.
Following the First World War, Europe is crushed, with its remaining cities ravaged by a foreign influenza. It is spreading through London’s alleyways and streets, diminishing her numbers daily. As her inhabitants shutter themselves attempting to avoid infection, only saints and fools remain outside. Those that remain lay as prey to a new predator, schooled in war and deadlier than influenza: the Vampires.
Unbeknownst to her inhabitants, they prowl among them, blending into the coughs and anguished cries of London’s despoiled, post-War clean-up and restoration efforts. With a city once again under siege, it has never been easier to hide, but so too has there never been a better opportunity to come into the light!
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Bringing a slice of Victorian life back to the capital for one day only, Lycra was replaced with lamb’s wool while helmet cams were substituted for bowler hats, as hordes of Penny Farthings hit the streets of London. The surprising spectacle was created to mark the launch of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the latest installment in the popular video game franchise that is set in Victorian London and is available to own on October 23rd for PS4 & Xbox One. It’ll also be available on Windows PC on November 19th.
In a commute harking back to an era of cobbled streets and horse drawn carriages, the penny farthing riders travelled past St Paul’s Cathedral, weaved through traffic on the Strand, before surprising commuters along Waterloo Bridge. These scenes were inspired by images of Victorian London, which has been painstakingly recreated in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
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Today, Ubisoft announced one of the most ambitious filming projects ever to hit London’s skyline, in celebration of the upcoming launch of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The latest installment in the global video game franchise is available to own on October 23rd for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it’ll also be available on Windows PC beginning on November 19th.
For the first time, a Bald Eagle was flown over London, launched from some of the most iconic and tallest buildings in Europe with a 4K camera (four times as much detail as 1080p Full HD) attached to its back, offering stunning, never before seen footage of the UK’s capital city from an Eagle’s eye.
This project was undertaken to showcase a feature in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, where players can use ‘Eagle Vision’; a tool enabling players to have an Eagle-Eyed perspective and vision to locate enemies and key features at distance. The game, set in Victorian London during the industrial revolution, has taken over two years to develop by the global video games publisher, Ubisoft, who have painstakingly recreated 1868 London in stunning detail.
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Set in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution, players of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will step into the shoes of twin Master Assassins, Jacob and Evie Frye. During your mission to liberate London, you will meet Alexander Graham Bell, Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Florence Nightingale and Queen Victoria herself. Discover those who will help you put an end to exploitation.
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Ubisoft announced the development of ZOMBI, an upgrade of the acclaimed survival-horror game, coming as a digital download for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on August 18, 2015.
After being one of the Wii U flagship titles in 2012, ZOMBI returns to challenge gamers on multiple new platforms to find out how long they can survive in dilapidated, infected London. For the second time in history, a great plague has shrouded the city in a fog of death. Thousands have died, or worse, been infected by a sickness more gruesome than death. Once again, this fear-fueled first-person shooter invites all players to dive into the horror, chaos and tension found in the best of the genre. The nail-biting survival experience has been optimized for the latest generation of hardware to bring gamers to a new level of horror.
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Thank you for joining me on another episode of Themeless Thursday, today we’ve found ourselves in a bit of trouble while exploring the East India Trading Company. Here we’ll see another example of how The Order: 1886 falls under the category of being a 3rd person, take cover, shooter…
If only all of these moments didn’t feel like they had been completely shoe-horned into the game, in between all of the story heavy cinematics. For what it was, the game was really fun and enjoyable… however there were definitely issues that needed to be resolved in order for The Order to be as successful as everyone initially thought. Check out our thoughts on The Order.
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