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Assassins Unite on PlayStation: The Official Magazine’s September Cover

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PS3’s Connor and PS Vita’s Aveline make their mark on PTOM’s September cover as we delve into Assassin Creed III, the revolutionary new chapter(s) in Ubisoft’s blockbuster franchise. Executive editor Mikel Reparaz travelled to Ubisoft Montreal for a deep look into the gameplay of both the home console and portable games with exclusive insight from the developers. And can we just say we’re lovin’ the Revolutionary War setting for the games?

PTOM September Cover

If sequels aren’t your thing, Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls and Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us lead off our look at 14 new PlayStation IP’s that promise to inject fresh ideas into gaming’s veins. We also sit down to chat with SCE Worldwide president Shuhei Yoshida for an update on Sony’s ace stable of first-part dev teams and all things PlayStation.

On the new games front, we’ve got our impressions on the gorgeous and enticingly mature-themed Star Wars 1313. We also go hands-on with sci-fi horrorfest Dead Space 3, stealth shooter Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and the war-iffic Medal of Honor: Warfighter. What was the unexpected surprise of this month’s previews? Metro: Last Light. We’re certainly going to keep our eyes on this atmospheric post-apocalyptic shooter.

The slow summer release season means the reviews section is a bit smallish this month, but some quality games lie within. Check out our in-depth analysis of the surprisingly evocative Spec Ops: The Line, and get other final verdicts on games like the mind-bending Quantum Conundrum, The Amazing Spider-Man, and LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (which, ahem, I’ve Platinumed).

Dive into all the gaming goodness in the September issue of PTOM, hitting newsstands on Tuesday, July 31st. To become a PTOM subscriber, just head here and sign up.

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magicx11 said:

July 31st, 6:11 am

nice cover, anyone know if AC3 PS VITA bundle comes with a memory card.

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    Roger Burchill said:

    July 31st, 10:47 am

    Not absolutely sure about this, but I believe it comes with a 4GB memory card.

icurafuse said:

July 31st, 6:20 am

Is there any details on the Vita version of Need for Speed in this issue? Thanks.

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    Roger Burchill said:

    July 31st, 10:49 am

    Sorry nothing on NFS Vita in this issue. A lot of game companies seem to be lagging in getting info out about their Vita games. Hopefully, that will start to change.

fathead170 said:

July 31st, 6:26 am

Any news on a new pixel junk monsters games or ps2 star wars battle front news or any new games mushroom wars 2 or any Ludia full games

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    Roger Burchill said:

    July 31st, 10:50 am

    Hmm… No, no, no, and no. Sorry.

supermoc10 said:

July 31st, 6:28 am

It would be awesome if Connor was in the PS3 version on PSASBR and Aveline was in the Vita version. Then, if you bought both versions, you’d unlock them in both version (Connor would also be on Vita and vice-versa). Anyway, great cover.

Vittoria Agli Assassini.

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    Roger Burchill said:

    July 31st, 10:50 am

    Now that is a good idea. Are you listening Sony?

RdgMenezes said:

July 31st, 6:39 am

Vita FTW =)

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    Roger Burchill said:

    July 31st, 10:52 am

    Except when you misplace your power cord and fall behind on your Vita gaming. :( I can’t believe that I did that already!

MaestroX said:

July 31st, 6:39 am

badass cover

angibri2000 said:

July 31st, 7:04 am

The link to subscribe to PTOM takes me to a Pixeljunk podcast and I don’t see no link to subscribe, can you please post a direct link please?

xFuzylilManPeach said:

July 31st, 7:17 am


I have good feeling both of their paths will cross at some point! At least, my fingers are crossed lol

xFuzylilManPeach said:

July 31st, 7:19 am

and @5, i couldnt agree more!!! Ive only had mine for about two weeks and it hasnt come out of my hands!!

LOVE my Vita!!!

Wakefulness said:

July 31st, 7:38 am

For ‘mericuh! YEEEEEHAW!!!


Psyco_Jeisus said:

July 31st, 8:08 am

And what about the “Assassin Creed: Revolução Farroupilha”?! It will be a huge story involving one of the most incredible histories in the Brazil culture!

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    Roger Burchill said:

    July 31st, 10:56 am

    Sounds good to me! I’d love to visit Brazil someday.

Heavenly_king said:

July 31st, 8:32 am

I would buy these game if instead of treating only 1 religion like crap, they treat every religion equally.

xCh0z3n-0n3x said:

July 31st, 9:11 am

@1 yes it does…a 4GB.

OT: i will be getting both versions when they come out. i hope they have a deal like The Show where both cost like $80 if i remember right.

iHumanHappyMeal said:

July 31st, 9:34 am

Awesome cover. I will be buying the PS Vita bundle!!!

MakoSOLIDER said:

July 31st, 9:35 am

I want Ubi to release ACIII on PS Store then cus I wanna buy Liberation Digitally and u wun have a deal if ACIII is only retail! Please Ubi bring it to PS Store day 1!

Also hopefully we see more of Liberation of Gamescom cus I actually wanna see more of it then ACIII now. Seen enough of ACIII to justify the purchase :D

Where is Plus on Vita!

CyPhErLoUs said:

July 31st, 9:38 am

And yet there’s still no app to view this on our iPhone or iPad in the US. Get with the times already please! PlayStation this generation has lacked in all areas. What happened to you guys?

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    Roger Burchill said:

    July 31st, 11:00 am

    Good news! It’s coming soon! PTOM digital is actually already available on Zinio and will be coming to Apple and Google newsstands in the next couple of weeks. Amazon and Nook to follow in the fall.

    We’ve got a lot of other exciting plans in the works as well!

somebignasty said:

July 31st, 9:58 am

I just renewed my subscription about a month ago, so hopefully I’ll be getting this issue. I can’t wait for AC3 and Liberation, I already have AC3 CE paid off and I’m working on paying off Liberation and the replica gauntlet!

AizawaYuuichi said:

July 31st, 10:03 am

@ xCh0z3n-0n3x: I don’t see them doing a bundle deal like The Show, as that was the same game on both current platforms. AC3 and AC3: L are two completely different games. It’s not like you have to decide which system to get a single game on. I personally have both of them paid off already (including the CE of AC3), so while I don’t care if they made a bundle offering for some strange reason, it’d only save me money in the long run, lol.

gnz_hd88 said:

July 31st, 10:18 am

magicx11, IT HAS to come with a memory card, where would you save the game saves? or where would the system save or load from your information, it’s essential.

mcbuttz78 said:

July 31st, 10:44 am

very good a book this month. i was really let down with spider man. The camera is hard to manage and see what going on, The correct camera angles in the genraton of games today is a lost art.

But lego batman is a must buy . i agree.

Hope your summer is going great @ pstom

vp-psn legioniaree group

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    Roger Burchill said:

    July 31st, 11:25 am

    Yup, Spider-Man didn’t do much for me either. Not horrible, just not great. Our reviewer liked it more than I did.

    Hope you’re having a great summer too!

neokid832 said:

July 31st, 10:56 am

Roger, got it yesterday and already read the AC article. And it sounds so awesome, I cant wait for AC3 now.
Also just curious if you guys will be doing a Playstation All Stars cover story before release? : ) Thanks

supermoc10 said:

July 31st, 11:01 am

Yeah, the devs said that Connor will appear in Liberation. I don’t know if Aveline will appear in ACIII tough.

neokid832 said:

July 31st, 11:05 am

Also will there be an additional fee to get a digital copy of the magazine once it hits iOS, if we already receive it by mail?

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    Roger Burchill said:

    July 31st, 11:18 am

    That’s being looked into. But right now, the digital copy should be considered a standalone purchase. I hope to have more news on that soon.

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Roger Burchill said:

July 31st, 11:16 am

There’s a lot of factors that go into whether a game ends up on our cover, so I can’t promise anything. But we do intend to do more coverage of PlayStation All-Stars.

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    Roger Burchill said:

    July 31st, 11:21 am

    Ack! Posting reply fail! This was meant to be a reply to neokid832.

ABNVOX said:

July 31st, 11:26 am

Assassins Creed Liberation is probably my second most wanted Vita title next to LBP. AC3 is looking so good tho i cant wait.

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eth1979 said:

July 31st, 1:30 pm

What are the odds of a Batman Arkham or inFamous (new game or port) for the PS Vita being anounced soon?

ItaChu said:

July 31st, 1:43 pm

gamestop should sell this magazine :( i cant buy it anywhere in puerto rico

chowder_07 said:

July 31st, 2:36 pm

No sign of lbp vita yet?I wish if i bought AC3 then I could have the vita version,unfortunately its 100% impossible or you could just sell an AC3 and Liberation pack now that is 50% possible

sakif7 said:

July 31st, 11:11 pm

I’m planning to get Assassin’s Creed 3 on the PS3.

Evilninja said:

August 1st, 11:44 am

@Psyco_Jeisus Looks like Revolução Farroupilha was an April Fool’s joke that ran on the Ubisoft Brasil Twitter account. So no, it’s not in the article, sorry.

Evilninja said:

August 1st, 11:48 am

@chowder_07 There’s an LBP Vita preview in this issue, so there you go.

Rainbowlover said:

August 1st, 12:41 pm

I’m ready to get both of these games on day 1

Elvick_ said:

August 1st, 11:44 pm

Looking forward to Liberation.

proud2be said:

August 2nd, 1:56 pm

Will their be any PLAYSTATION ALL-STARS BATTLE PTOM COVER??? With coverage of game info and maybe for once a POSTER,since no collectors edition is being made i think this will be cool to give and it will also look good in my room too :)

moonset9 said:

August 3rd, 6:07 pm

there are two game series that ive been with since the beginning so i cant wait for ac3 and mgr revengeance though the game seems completely different id like to see some stealth gameplay

moonset9 said:

August 3rd, 6:08 pm

i was talking about mgr not ac3, ac3 looks great

an-inFamous1337 said:

August 7th, 1:17 pm

I just can’t wait for Assassin’s Creed III and to see Connor in real action.

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