If you're a PC-only gamer (and we at Gaming Nexus can't fault you for that) then you're still wondering -- or stopped caring about -- what all the Assassin's Creed
fuss was. Now, O Console Shunner, you ... you can find out. All those fidgety complaints about the game being repetitive in its mission structure have been addressed in this "Director's Cut" edition. I'm not sure if these four new mission types were actually "cut" from the console version, but here's what else PC gamers get to enjoy in addition to the original five mission types:
- Rooftop Race Challenge (free running from one informant to the next)
- Archer Stealth Assassination Challenge (take 'em all out in order to assist your fellow assassins)
- Merchant Stand Destruction Challenge (no longer just an achievement)
- Escort Challenge (ah yes -- these always go over well)
Full press release inside.
UBISOFT ANNOUNCES ASSASSIN'S CREED(TM) DIRECTOR'S CUT FOR PC NOW AVAILABLE
PC Version Features Four All-New Exclusive Investigation Missions
SAN FRANCISCO - April 8, 2008 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest
video game publishers, announced that Assassin's Creed(TM) Director's Cut
for PC is now available at retailers nationwide at the MSRP of $49.99. It is
rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB.
Assassin's Creed Director's Cut for PC looks to follow the success of the
critically acclaimed and worldwide console hit, Assassin's Creed, which has
sold more than five million copies worldwide since launch. PC players will
experience four brand-new exclusive types of investigation missions,
providing even more ways for players to explore the various locations of the
Third Crusade. Players will assume the role of the main character, Altair,
whose purpose is to stop hostilities by suppressing both sides of the
conflict while learning the art of becoming a master assassin.
The four new investigation missions are an addition to the five original
ones found in the console version; meaning, players will never have to
complete the same (investigation) mission twice before moving on to
assassinate their next target.
Rooftop Race Challenge: Upon meeting an informer, the player will have a set
amount of time to reach a second informer. The reward for reaching the
second informer on time will be information on the mission target.
Archer Stealth Assassination Challenge: The player will need to assassinate
all archers, without being seen, in a certain zone to help other assassins
carry out their missions.
Merchant Stand Destruction Challenge: An informer requires the player to
break a set number of merchant stands. The merchants have ties to Altair's
target and their activities must be stopped.
Escort Challenge: The player needs to securely escort a fellow Assassin from
point A to point B.
For more information, please visit www.assassinscreed.com