Where is the freedom set up for preorder etc? all I can find is the join or die edition.
It's a bit gutting that the console version is £20 more expensive. I'd love the Freedom DLC's (lost Mayan ruins sounds awesome!) but i'm not bothered about the statue ... might have to eBay it.
You'll more than likely recoup a good part of the initial spend doing that, I did it with a previous collectors ed.
I just finished doing my undergraduate dissertation on the occupation of New York City by the British Army during this period, so I for one am really pleased with the choice. It's going to be awesome to see the city I've been studying for the last six months and pouring over old maps of, all in glorious high res 3d.
Death is nothing compared to Vindication - Konrad Curze/Night Haunter
Aaaargh! I hate special editions. I just want a copy of the game - all of it. I don't want to have to buy a load of tacky crap along with it, I just want the fricking game.
There won't be missing missions or characters from the whole game, there is DLC content that you have to pay for that I, by purchasing the super deluxe mega edition, will be getting for 'free'*.
*Not for free, because buying the super edition pays for it.
Well there's a new twist today Ubisoft are being sued for apparently copying the idea for Assassin's Creed from a 2003 novel called Link by John L. Beiswenger. He is suing for $1.05 million and is trying to block the release of any further games including AC3.
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There have been 4 full Assassin's Creed games and 6 spin off games to date with AC3 and ACVita in production and other spin off merchandise why is he only suing now? Although the 3rd one with it's American Revolution setting seems to be closest to some of Beiswenger's ideas at least from what the article says.
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Wow, he sure took his time with that one.
Reading the summaries of his book...it honestly sounds tenuous at best. Genetic Memory isn't that unique of a concept.
He's probably been building his case for years, and with the new setting has the last bit of evidence his case needs.
I don't know anything about his novel(s?) that Ubisoft is supposedly plagierising, so I can't comment on the validity of his complaint. But the reasoning behind his timing seems pretty obvious. Ubisoft has sunk a lot of money into the upcoming game, and at this point likely all that they've got left to do is the final set of bug passes and packaging. i.e. most of the expenses have already been paid. Meanwhile, Ubisoft hasn't made a single penny off of the game because no one can buy it yet. He's basically threatening to hold the upcoming game hostage in an attempt to convince Ubisoft to settle with him instead of taking this to court (which will probably end up dragging on for years...).
Ubisoft will attempt a Motion to Dismiss (because that's what you *always* do no matter how unrealistic it is). If the Motion is granted, then the guy is out of luck. If the Motion is denied (which might happen even if the evidence is overwhelmingly in Ubisoft's favor), then there's a good chance that the judge will grant the guy's request to delay the release of AC3, which puts strong pressure on Ubisoft to settle instead of going to court.