Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR will launch this winter. The first AAA VR title from Assassin’s Creed franchise, the game will allow players to embody master assassins and physically perform their iconic actions in first person.
The evil Abstergo has a sinister scheme to manipulate people’s beliefs, using ancient technology. To defend free will, players will journey through the newly discovered memories of three master assassins from three different eras. Each of them featuring their very own set of weapons for a unique gameplay experience with each one.
Players will join Connor in the midst of the American Revolution, dispatching foes with a powerful tomahawk throw. They will also be able to embrace Kassandra’s world in Ancient Greece, equipped with her bow. Lastly, they will employ Ezio’s stealthy hidden blades to discreetly eliminate their enemies in the backdrop of the Italian Renaissance. Players will have to navigate Abstergo’s scheme as an undercover hacker, hired by their cyber-security leader, an ambitious and bright woman named Dominika Wilk. Wilk’s methods tend to be quite unorthodox. This new character in the Assassin’s Creed lore is played by Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, Serenity).
Bringing Assassin’s Creed to Virtual Reality
In Assassin’s Creed Nexus, players will choose how to achieve their objectives as they make their way through open maps. Use your hands to block, parry, counterattack, and duel a variety of enemies. Ubisoft promise that Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR is a full-length Assassin’s Creed game. It includes parkour, combat, stealth and the dazzling leap of faith, all with an entirely new story.
Players will get to immerse themselves in the action with weapons including bow and arrows, swords, throwing knives, the tomahawk, the crossbow, the Hidden Blade, and bombs. They will explore iconic historical cities including Venice, Athens and Colonial Boston. Each environment features 360-degree navigation, allowing them to climb and parkour freely as they meet civilians and historical figures, all of whom react to the player’s VR actions. They will feel the tension of stealth as they sneak up on a target from behind or surprise them with an air assassination. They can blend into a crowd or distract enemies with objects in the environment.
Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR Release Date
Development on Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR was led by Ubisoft Red Storm. The studio worked in collaboration with Ubisoft Düsseldorf, Reflections, Mumbai, Pune, Montreal, Belgrade and Berlin.
The game will launch on 16th November, 2023, priced at €39.99 EUR. It will be available via the Meta Quest Store, compatible with the Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3 and Meta Quest Pro.
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