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Step Into The World Of Assassin’s Creed ® Nexus VR With New Gameplay Overview
New Gameplay Overview Video Provides Insights on the Development Team’s Vision to Create the Most Immersive Assassin’s Creed ® Experience, for the First Time in VR
October 17, 2023
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]
Today, Ubisoft released a new Gameplay Overview sharing how the development team took the fifteen-years old franchise to a new level of immersion with Assassin’s Creed® Nexus in Virtual Reality, exclusively on Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3 and Meta Quest Pro.
For the first time in the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, players will be able to embody in First Person three different assassins, across three different time periods and physically perform Iconic Assassin’s Creed Actions, like wielding the Hidden Blade, exploring the cities from above with parkour, engaging in combat and mastering stealth. In Assassin’s Creed Nexus, the player is an elite hacker undercover for the Brotherhood and working for Abstergo. They will delve into the memories of three iconic assassins -Ezio, Connor and Kassandra- who have crossed paths with the artifacts Abstergo seeks.
The development team gave extraordinary attention to detail in parkour mechanics, crafting large open-urban environments, called open-maps, that truly come to life in VR. Players will be able to traverse them intuitively with a sense of freedom and realism like never before in the series.
Stealth is at the center of the Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR experience, allowing players to physically sneak around or use social stealth to blend in and tail a target without being detected. The interactive environment presents endless opportunities to create unique infiltration scenarios. To distract guards, players can make use of the whistling feature, or use throwable objects to manipulate their surroundings and outmaneuver their enemies with finesse, by performing intuitive physical actions with the Meta Quest controllers.
Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR also introduces innovative physical gestures for blocking, parrying, and executing takedowns, providing an engaging and empowering combat system, with specific sets of weaponry for each Assassin’s arsenal. Whether you prefer to throw Connor’s tomahawk at enemies, draw Kassandra’s bow mid-air, or perform thrilling air assassinations with Ezio’s hidden blades, the options are yours to explore.
Years of development have led to Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR featuring a comprehensive suite of comfort features in order to accommodate players of all types with VR sensitivity and make locomotion in the world comfortable. Players can remove partially or completely locomotion through space, use the Fear of Heights feature to reduce vertigo, and many more options that are fully customizable to meet the player's needs.
To watch the Gameplay Overview trailer, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQuCy8nfCq0
Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR is the first AAA VR title of the franchise that allows players to embody three master assassins and physically perform their iconic actions in first person. The game will release on November 16th, 2023 on the Meta Quest Platform, which includes the Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3 and Meta Quest Pro for 39.99€.
With development led by Ubisoft Red Storm*, Assassin’s Creed Nexus will let players choose how to achieve their objectives as they make their way through open maps and use their hands to block, parry, counterattack, and duel a variety of enemies. Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR is a full-length Assassin’s Creed game that features all of the iconic gameplay from the series, including parkour, combat, stealth and the dazzling leap of faith, all with an entirely new story, only available in VR.
Players can add Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR to their Wishlist on the Meta Quest Store page Assassin's Creed Nexus VR on Meta Quest 2 | Meta.
*in collaboration with Ubisoft Düsseldorf, Reflections, Mumbai, Pune, Montréal, Belgrade and Berlin.
About Assassin’s Creed
Since it first launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed® series has sold more than 200 million games worldwide. The franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series in video game history. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into numerous other entertainment media. About Ubisoft Ubisoft is a creator of worlds, committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable entertainment experiences. Ubisoft’s global teams create and develop a deep and diverse portfolio of games, featuring brands such as Assassin’s Creed ®, Brawlhalla®, For Honor®, Far Cry®, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®, Just Dance®, Rabbids, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®, The Crew®, Tom Clancy’s The Division®, and Watch Dogs®. Through Ubisoft Connect, players can enjoy an ecosystem of services to enhance their gaming experience, get rewards and connect with friends across platforms. With Ubisoft+, the subscription service, they can access a growing catalog of more than 100 Ubisoft games and DLC. For the 2020-21 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €2,241 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.
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