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Posted October 26, 2017 by Tim Wells in Games
 
 

Assassin’s Creed Origins, Justice League, Kingdom Come: Deliverance

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Assassin's Creed Origins sarcophagus

3D MACHINED SARCOPHAGUS CRAFTED FROM WOOD FOR THE LAUNCH OF ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS

WORLD FIRST: FULL-SIZED REPLICA SARCOPHAGUS PRINTED IN 3D TRANSFORMED INTO A 21ST CENTURY GAMING CABINET

OCTOBER 26th, 2017 — Today, Ubisoft has unveiled a ‘one of a kind’ machine-crafted Sarcophagus, inspired by the Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, Tutankhamun. Created through the merging of the latest printing and machining technology, the 3D replica model has been crafted with cutting-edge pre-programmed modelling science, to mark the global launch of Assassin’s Creed Origins on Friday 27th October, 2017.

Using data-mapping imagery from Assassin’s Creed Origins, the latest installment in the best-selling franchise, an image of a sarcophagus was generated by a team of 3D printing consultants at Hobs Studio, London, before the main body of the model was machined from wood, using Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology.

The finer details of the 6ft sarcophagus were then created using a printing process called Stereolithography (SLA). The SLA technique uses a high-powered UV laser to “cure” liquid resin into a solid plastic, building the individual parts up layer by layer. Once complete, these parts were bonded with the main wooden body of the Sarcophagus figure. A dedicated artist was then commissioned to bring to life the detailed finesse of one of the most recognizable Ancient Egyptian relics, sitting alongside the ‘modern day’ hieroglyphics of Ubisoft, Xbox One and Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Lastly, the Sarcophagus was mounted with a TV screen and an Xbox One X console, transforming the unit into the perfect 21st century gaming cabinet, complete with an integrated holder to place the Xbox One controller on.

Synonymous with Ancient Egypt, the sarcophagus was reserved for royalty and elites – carved and gilded by the finest craftsmen of the time. Bringing to life this iconic artifact, using the latest printing and machining technologies, Ubisoft has aligned the old with the new as it showcases how this seminal antiquity could be made today. It also reflects the journey the development team haven taken in bringing the world of Ancient Egypt to life in the game, utilizing the latest hardware technology.

Bryan Mulholland, Technical Consultant at Hobs Studio said: “This has been an extremely exciting project to be involved in. The process of bringing together a multitude of different technologies is no mean feat, but we worked closely with Ubisoft to ensure that every part of the process told a story and merged the old with the new to create something magnificent.”

Tom Goldberger, Senior PR Manager at Ubisoft UK said: “As a publisher at the heart of the latest technological advancements in the video games industry, we really wanted to showcase another innovative technology, alongside one of the most powerful images associated with Ancient Egypt – our new in-game setting in Assassin’s Creed Origins. The final result is a stunning replica of a Sarcophagus, while adding a fun, gaming twist to the famous design.”

Set in Ancient Egypt at the time of Cleopatra, Assassin’s Creed Origins is a brand new vision for the franchise, embracing Action-RPG elements, where players level up, loot, and choose their abilities to customize their very own skilled Assassin, as they discover the origins of the Assassin’s Creed itself. They will also experience a completely new combat system, allowing them to attack and defend multiple enemies at once, fighting against dangerous factions and wild beasts as they explore a gigantic and unpredictable land.

Assassin’s Creed Origins will be available on October 27th, 2017, for the Xbox One video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 and Windows PC, and on Xbox One X at its launch on November 7th, 2017.

For more information about Assassin’s Creed Origins, please visit assassinscreed.ubisoft.com.

For the latest about all Ubisoft’s games, please visit ubiblog.com.

New ‘Kingdom Come: Deliverance’ Video Explores Sophisticated Combat System

Pre-Order Available on Consoles and PC

Larkspur, Calif. – Oct. 26th, 2017 – Warhorse Studios and Deep Silver today revealed unseen details of the combat system for the upcoming medieval roleplaying game Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which will launch on Feb. 13th, 2018 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One the all in one entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC via Steam. Alongside the release of the new developer video, digital pre-orders are now available for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One as well as digitally for PC via Steam.

Creative Director Daniel Vávra and his team offer insight on Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s combat system in the new video and explain the variety of weapons, attacks, counters and moves available during the game’s intense fights. Challenging you to chain up combo attacks, exploit opponent weaknesses and always aim for the right target zone, medieval martial arts have never been displayed this realistically in a video game without losing the fun-to-play factor.

Kingdom Come Deliverance is available for digital pre-order on consoles and Steam. An exclusive armor set and new treasure maps are included for all digital pre-order packages on Steam, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

Steam page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/379430/Kingdom_Come_Deliverance/

Visit us at Paris Games Week
Fans attending Paris Games Week next week will have a chance to play Kingdom Come: Deliverance at the Koch Media booth in Hall 1, Booth A026. For the first time, the public audience will be able to go hands-on with a new quest.

About Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG which immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents’ death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices. Explore majestic castles, deep forests, thriving villages and countless other realistic settings in medieval Bohemia.

  • Massive realistic open world: Majestic castles, vast fields, all rendered in stunning high-end graphics.
  • Non-linear story: Solve quests in multiple ways, then face the consequences of your decisions.
  • Challenging combat: Distance, stealth, or melee. Choose your weapons and execute dozens of unique combos in battles that are as thrilling as they are merciless.
  • Character development: Choose your equipment, improve your skills, and earn new perks.
  • Dynamic world: Your actions influence the reactions of the people around you. Fight, steal, seduce, threaten, persuade, or bribe. It’s all up to you.
  • Historical accuracy: Meet real historical characters and experience the genuine look and feel of medieval Bohemia.

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Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Batman and his new ally Wonder Woman recruit Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash to help them save the planet from a newly awakened enemy.

Cast: Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane)
Crew: Zack Snyder (Director), Chris Terrio (Screenwriter)


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