Do you remember back when October was so full of games that everyone went in to panic mode on how, exactly, they were going to afford them all? I suppose you could remove half of them and we’d still feel the same way, but yet another big release will be missing its original October date in Assassin’s Creed: Unity.
As the first Assassin’s Creed title released solely on current-gen consoles (and apparently Ubisoft doesn’t consider the Wii U “current-gen“), Unity will now release in North America on November 11th, which is also the same date Assassin’s Creed: Rogue launches on PS3 and Xbox 360. European consumers will receive Unity on November 13th, while Rogue releases worldwide on the 11th.
Why the delay? “As we got close to the finish, we realized we were near the target but still needed a bit more time to hone some of the details to make sure Assassin’s Creed Unity is exceptional,” stated Vincent Pontbriand, senior producer at Ubisoft. Delays aren’t always bad, and it’s just two weeks. Whatever makes the game better, right?
With two massive releases in one of the most popular gaming franchises today, is anyone else in Assassin’s Creed overload? Which one will you be playing first? Personally, I’m a lot more excited at the prospect of playing a Templar in Rogue, but Unity and its co-op multiplayer looks gorgeous. I need them both, that’s a given, but where will you start?
Bradley Keene is the Executive Editor here at What’s Your Tag?, generally handling reviews, public relations, and our social media communications. He’s an aspiring video game journalist, Baltimore native, and on again/off again WoW player that favors roguelikes, horror games, and point-and-click adventures. His favorite console is the Dreamcast, favorite game is the original Metroid, and he could watch The Goonies for the rest of his life. Contact him by e-mail at the address above, or follow his insanity on Twitter.