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ACII launches Uplay rewards system News

Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 News by Tom Bramwell

Wednesday

Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed II is compatible with the beta version of Uplay, its upcoming loyalty and rewards system.

The beta focuses on the Uplay Win aspect of the service, where you collect units (don't call them achievements!) for doing certain things in the game. These can then be traded for rewards, including exclusive in-game content.

Alternatively, you can save them up and use them cross-game to unlock things in future Ubisoft titles like Splinter Cell: Conviction.

What sort of stuff earns Uplay points then? Well, all the "actions" you can do for ACII overlap with the PS3's Trophy and Xbox 360's Achievement lists, including things like discovering particular assassin tombs, or reaching story milestones.

Rewards including things like downloadable PC/Mac wallpaper, an in-game knife belt upgrade for improved throwing knife capacity and a special Altair outfit.

Interestingly, there's also a "Uplay Exclusive Map", which offers access to the Auditore Family Crypt in Monteriggioni judging by the graphic.

And if none of that means anything to you, you obviously haven't read our Assassin's Creed II review. You can also check out the official website for more details on Uplay.

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jellyhead
18/11/09 @ 08:28
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One step closer to Microtransactions more like.
wizlon
18/11/09 @ 08:32
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This sounds ace, free cool stuff for playing your favourite games, well done Ubi!
ObiChrisKenobi
18/11/09 @ 08:33
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Not sure about microtransactions, but its becoming the norm for developers to make flash game tie ins now. Lionhead (Fable2); Bioware (Dragon Age); and now this. As long as its free and offers in game rewards, all is good. Though, I wouldn't be surprised if it did start to 'charge' to play.
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Hopefully it is just for tie-ins and extra things to enhance a sense of community and loyalty but after the moves Kotick is making lately i wouldn't be surprised if monetisation of games wasn't a driving force behind marketing schemes like this.

Still, free stuff for doing crazy things you were going to do in the game anyway is always good :)
alimokrane
18/11/09 @ 08:40
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As long as it remains free, I'm happy.
ObiChrisKenobi
18/11/09 @ 08:46
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Hopefully not everyone is as greedy as Activision, though Ubisoft will be hoping for a strong year after last year's financial reports!
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Didn't Fable 2 do this as well?
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I just had a quick look at this, it's actually pretty damn cool.

Nice work Ubi, now keep it free so I don't look like an arse for saying good work :)
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I'm always for things that are free. Good stuff.

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