Four new investigation types are slated for Assassin's Creed on PC, which is due out at the end of the month (early April in the US). New PC screens have also surfaced here.
The console original was criticised for a lack of variety once you progress into the game. Ubisoft is trying to iron out the complaints with four new investigation types.
And they are: Archer assassination, rooftop race challenge, merchant stand destruction challenge and escort challenge.
In the words of Technical Lead Charles Beauchemin: "The archer assassination requires the player to assassinate the archers in a dedicated zone without being seen. In the rooftop race challenge, the player will meet an informer and will have a set amount of time to reach a second informer.
"In the merchant stand destruction, some merchants have ties to the assassination target and their activities must be stopped by Altair. Finally, in the escort challenge, the player needs to securely escort a fellow Assassin from point A to point B.
"We included 4 new investigation missions to increase the variety so in total, we now have a total of 9 investigation missions. Also, you can now skip from one city to another without going through the kingdom once you visited every city."
Sounds like they're doing their jobs then. Beauchemin also notes that Ubisoft has "modified the reaction of guards in certain occasions," such as "blending when close to a dead body".
"Also," he says, "the reaction of the guards to stealth assassination is now based on the number of NPC around you making it more realistic. If there is no one around you, guards will spot you much faster and if the crowd is bigger, you won't be spotted that fast."
It's out on PC on March 28 in the UK and April 8 in the US. Can we get this version on consoles, please?
Mar 4, 2008
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