'Watch Dogs 2' & 'Assassin's Creed: Ezio Collection' Release Date, News & Update: Same Ubisoft Coincidence Trailing "Rayman Origins" Flop

By Regin Olimberio , Updated Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
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It's very rare for game developers to plot game titles within the same date but Ubisoft taunts fate with a dual release before the year ends. "Watch Dogs 2" and "Assassin's Creed: Ezio Collection" are both looming for Nov 15.

To recall, Ubisoft announced that their most bankable "Assassin's Creed" is under further assessment and no continuity story version will be seeing 2016. It makes sense because "Assassin's Creed: Ezio Collection" hails from the classic storyline and not a new plot. This assassin's pack is actually remaster of three titles with deadly Ezio Auditore da Firenze as main character, Mobile & Apps reported.

On the other hand, "Watch Dog 2" has predecessor dating two years back. It headlined during E3 event as next offering from Ubisoft. What puzzles the gaming community is why Ubisoft suddenly decided to unleash "Assassin's Creed: Ezio Collection" within the same day. Other developers avoid this dilemma because of risks that games from same origin will compete with each other.

Ironically, Ubisoft had a heartbreaking experience in 2011 when it made a dual release on - again ironic Nov 15. They boasted Best Platformer awardee "Rayman Origins" back then. When everything was thought alright, Ubisoft shocked everybody by tagging along "Assassin's Creed Revelations," The Web Graffiti said.

"Assassin's Creed Revelations" did well on the opening day but "Rayman Origins" suffered heavy loss despite high hopes and positive reviews. Of course, there were formidable rivals back then including "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" and "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword." However, "Rayman Origins" flop story was partly blamed to "Assassin's Creed."

At any rate, Ubisoft has stirred the bee's nest already since they announced release date for "Assassin's Creed: Ezio Collection" and "Watch Dog 2." The former might have the upper hand in this contest because it will surely fire up interest due to a movie version. As if Ubisoft loves coincidence, the movie "Assassin's Creed" featuring Michael Fassbender will invade the silver screen at about the same month.

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