Assassin's Creed stalks 360

Assassin's Creed will launch simultaneously on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 early next year, despite common belief that the medieval murder game would be exclusive to PS3, at least for a short period of time. And, with the game being confirmed for PC yesterday it looks like the PS3-fanboy party over 'owning' Assassin's Creed is well and truly over.

Set - at least primarily - in Damascus and the Middle East in 1191 AD, Assassin's Creed tells a story of the first assassins, agents of death who attempted to stop the massacre of the Third Crusade by eliminating targets on both sides of the battlefield. As the assassin Altair, you'll be leaping, climbing, fighting and slaying across three huge locations in the game's beautiful and stunning world.

While developer and publisher Ubisoft has announced an early 2007 release date, we've no firmer info on when exactly that will be. Hopefully, with PS3 landing in November, we won't have to wait too long for what already looks to be one of next year's most incredible games.

September 1, 2006

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.