Ubisoft, in conjunction with MegaRom, today, 13th November 2014, launched the two latest titles for the Assassin’s Creed franchise. At the Morrells Boutique Venue in Northcliff, Johannesburg, the announcement marked a historic moment in the gaming industry, Ubisoft releasing two versions of Assassin’s Creed; Unity for next-gen consoles, as well as Rogue, for Xbox 360 and PS3, while both games will be available on Windows PC. The two games provide alternate storylines. The main reason behind the two separate games, as stated, was to fully maximise the next-gen consoles’ capability, without concentrating on having to port the game to other platforms.
While the venue provided the perfect, themed setting for the late 18th century Paris, at the start of the French Revolution, gamers got to test out both titles on the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Two prize draws also took place during the launch event, the first being an Assassin’s Creed Unity t-shirt giveaway, and, the more prestigious, second giveaway, that of a replica Arno Dorian Phantom Blade (from Unity). During the few minutes many of the gamers enjoyed playing the games, there were no signs of the ominous launch bugs, which had greeted many of the North American counterparts following Tuesday’s launch. We hope that the bugs fixes will be available to respected gamers in South Africa in time for the public release tomorrow, 14th November 2014. We’d hate to see such high-potential games being negated by the countless bugs observed this week.