After the overall positive scores of their latest Syndicate game, Assassin’s Creed Identity will make the Leap of Faith and try to bring the same entertaining style to smartphones and tablets.
- Assassin’s Creed Identity will feature the same open-world, free-running style of the other installments
- Players will be able to create their own assassins that they will gradually level up
- There are four classes available: Berserker, Thief, Trickster, and Shadow Blade
- The game will only be available on iOS devices
- Assassin’s Creed Identity will launch on Feb. 25th on the App Store for $5
Unlike any of other of their releases, Ubisoft decided to make an interesting move that could open up new doors for them. Their upcoming game will be the first installment of the franchise that will work on similar mechanics to the titles we have grown to know on PC or consoles. The same open-world feel with entertaining gameplay, vast maps, and endless amounts of missions will be available on the littlest screens.
Assassin’s Creed Identity has been described as a live-action RPG that will stay close to the brand’s style, freedom of movement and parkour. It will allow players to step into the Animus and immerse themselves in a world of assassins, infinite plots, schemes, politics, and history. And, they will be facing all their missions in the all-time fan favorite time period: the Italian Renaissance.
It’s no secret that it has become the number one pick for Assassin’s Creed fans after Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed II: Brotherhood have been largely considered the best games of the franchise. The immersing story, interesting characters, and beautiful Italian cities have captured the hearts of gamers. That is in addition to Ezio Auditore, who a good majority consider the best character to come out of the series yet. It’s potentially exciting to return to Ezio’s world. However, it won’t be happening in the Italian assassin’s shoes.
Instead, players will get to create their very own assassin, starting from facial features and moving on to outfits. They will don their very own hidden blades, pull down that trademark eye-shading hood and start free running through the beautiful cities of Italy. According to Ubisoft, gamers will be able to revisit famous sites such as the Santa Croce area in Florence and the Colosseum in Rome.
Their goal will be to solve the Mystery of the Crows through various missions and quests scattered around the cities and Italian landscape.
Assassin’s Creed Identity will also allow them to play as four types of assassins: Berserker, Thief, Trickster, and Shadow Blade. Each class will have their own set of strengths and weaknesses, which makes the possibility of co-op gameplay instantly exciting. The controls will be a bit different to handle. A smartphone or a tablet cannot offer the same liberty as a controller or mouse and keyboard.
However, according to Ubisoft, players will be using a tap-to-move technique, dual virtual stick controls or with the use of a gamepad. It will be interesting to see how the gamemaker will create the same freedom and ease of control on a much more limited device.
The graphics, on the other hand, have been created with the Unity game engine, which promises exquisite visuals. In fact, it will like by one of the most stunning-looking games available on smartphones. It will use amazing HD textures, shaders, and models that will bring players back into the Italian Renaissance. The bad news is that only iOS users will be able to enjoy the smartphone Assassin’s Creed adventure.
Assassin’s Creed Identity will be available on iOS7, iPad 3, iPhone 5 or younger models. The rest will either have to wait or never get the chance to play the game on a smartphone.
The game will officially launch on February 25th, available for $4.99 on the App Store. Perhaps Ubisoft have learned from their mistakes and will not see too many crashes, bugs, and glitches from the get go.