Ubisoft has today announced a new Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed Rebellion, for iOS and Android.

Developed by Ubisoft and Behaviour Interactive studio, the free-to-play strategy role-playing game sees the series storyline return to the 15th century in Spain at the height of the Spanish Inquisition.

The game has a new art style for the series, depicting familiar faces in a new light, all the while keeping faith with the original AC spirit.

Gameplay sees the player building their own Assassin Brotherhood, managing a fortress, and undertaking covert missions against the Templars. You can expand your Brotherhood HQ by adding on new rooms where you can train new Assassins and craft new materials.

From your base of operations you can also lead teams of three Assassins into infiltration missions, with different characters more suited to different types of mission, depending on their particular skillset.

With a roster of 40 Assassins players can recruit some Assassins from the past, including Ezio, Aguilar, Shao Jun, Claudia, and Machiavelli, as well as 20 new characters to unlock that have been created exclusively for the game. Playing with these and other famous Assassins is made possible by a new version of the Animus that merges the memories of more than one Assassin together.

No release date as yet, but Ubisoft says it is “coming soon.”

Source: Assassin's Creed Rebellion – Build Your Own Assassin Brotherhood - UbiBlog UK - Ubisoft®

MacRumors writes that venture capitalist and former analyst Gene Munster has said that Apple’s AirPods will be “bigger than the Apple Watch” over the next 10 years.

Although AirPods sell for $159, much less than even the cheapest Apple Watch at $269, Munster says that AirPods will contribute “about the same amount of revenue” as the Apple Watch by Apple’s 2022 fiscal year. Munster also predicts that by 2022 AirPods will cost $200 on average, as they will be moving away from “simple wireless headphones” to a wearable, augmented audio device.”

In the same report, Munster also said that his “best guess is that Apple Glasses, an AR-focused wearable, will be released mid FY20.” He bases his prediction on the big investment Apple is currently making in AR, citing ARKit and the acquisition of SensoMotoric Instruments in particular. Munster thinks that Apple sees the future of AR “as a combination of the iPhone and some form of a wearable.”

Source: Gene Munster Predicts Apple Will Eventually Earn More From AirPods Than Apple Watch

9to5 Mac reports that Apple’s new Chicago River retail store is boasting a very cool design feature that makes it look like a Giant MacBook Air when viewed from above.

The latest shots of the construction process were posted by DNAinfo, and show the Foster+Partners building with a giant Apple logo in the middle of the metallic roof. However, this may only be a temporary embellishment, sadly, as the DNAinfor reporter said that the construction crews actually “rolled up” the Apple logo and took it away less than an hour after they first placed it there.

“Our store on North Michigan Avenue has welcomed more than 23 million customers since it opened in 2006 and we’re now creating something even more remarkable for Chicago,” Apple spokesman Nick Leahy told DNAInfo in 2015.

DNAinfo also posted a video showing work being carried out on the metallic roof and Apple logo that gives a great idea of the huge scale of the construction, and a perfect, birds-eye view of what looks like the biggest MacBook Air in the world with or without that famous logo!

Sources: Apple’s new Chicago River retail store will look like a massive MacBook Air from the sky

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SEGA has announced a new game collection, SEGA Forever, that will feature games from its illustrious history.

Each game will be free-to-play, supported by ads, and playable offline. Added features will include cloud saves, controller support, and leaderboards. There will also be an ad-free option available costing $1.99.

The SEGA Forever collection is designed to expand over the years, and will include not just official emulations but also ported games from all SEGA console eras, all of which will be adapted for mobile devices but still aiming to remain faithful to the original games.

The first five games are now available in the App Store, being five Mega Drive / Genesis classics:
Source: SEGA

Red Hook Studios’ incredibly popular and critically acclaimed roguelike RPG Darkest Dungeon is looking more likely than ever to be coming to iPad, writes Touch Arcade.

Last year, the developers first mentioned in a blog post that they would like to bring the game to tablets, but that was the last we heard of that possibility, until now, that is, when the developers revived hopes of an iPad version of the game during a Reddit AMA.

During the AMA, held on the occasion of the PC game’s Crimson Court DLC release, Red Hook Studios said that there is an “extremely high” chance of a tablet version of Darkest Dungeon being released.

Darkest Dungeon is unusual in that it focuses on the psychological aspects of RPG-style adventuring, with the game’s heroes going through all sorts of stresses and strains and mental turmoil, experiencing paranoia, greed, anger, and hopelessness, with the intense emotions having a direct effect on gameplay. It would be really interesting to see how this would come across on iPad, especially given the game’s unique art style. Hopefully there will be more details soon about possible release dates.

Source: 'Darkest Dungeon' iOS Release Chance

9to5 Mac reports that Foxconn is to set up U.S.-based manufacturing plants in “several” states as part of a deal said to be worth $10B, $7B of which is marked for display production, with the rest set aside for various other products.

According to the original report in Bloomberg, Foxconn chairman Terry Gou has said that there are seven states up for consideration by Foxconn as factory locations, namely Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Texas.

“Our investment in the U.S. will focus on these states because they are the heart of the country’s manufacturing sector,” Gou told investors. “We are bringing the entire industrial chain back to the traditional manufacturing region of the U.S. That may include display-making, semiconductor packaging and cloud-related technologies.”

Gou said that the new plants could create “tens of thousands” of jobs in America. As far as timeframe is concerned, Foxconn will be announcing the location of the display plant in July.

Source: Foxconn narrowed US factory locations to seven states, will decide next month


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