Submitted by Barry_Burton_84 914d ago | opinion piece

Are Assassin's Creed III: Liberation and Black Ops Declassified dead on arrival?

PSU.com writes:

PlayStation Vita's next batch of heavyweight releases will be Assassin's Creed III: Liberation and Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified.

However, with both games releasing day-and-date with main console entries, has publishers Activision and Ubisoft inadvertently committed commercial suicide? (Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, PS Vita)

NewMonday  +   914d ago
From AC3&AC3:L Ubi are doing bundled advertising , it saves time and money and takes advantage of the hype
AcidKill  +   914d ago
I don't know about others but I personally think COD: BOD is going to be badass.. And is going to sell like hell!
Sanquine90  +   914d ago
Same here buddy, i think nihilistic or Nstigate have learned their leason.
TheUndertaker85  +   914d ago
If you think Nihilistic learned their lesson then point out that they're actually called nStigate now it becomes apparent someone's in LaLa Land.


"With this in mind, Nihilistic is announcing today that (OMG!) we are re-organizing our company after 14 years of working with retail boxed game development, and re-forming as nStigate Games, a new company focused on downloadable, on-line, and mobile games."

Thus why it's kind of funny you noted nStigate. You think if they'd actually learned anything they'd be revamping their company for mobile games of all things?

That said, I still have a little hope for Black Ops: Declassified. Activision has insinuated that they'll be picking up the project at launch and after, so maybe they can do something with it if it is horribly done.


"A few folks have asked if the studio’s move will affect Declassified itself or its release date, but there’s no need to worry. I asked internally and was told that Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is still planned for release on November 13, 2012. Activision will continue to support the title after its release. And as for Nihilistic’s new digital-only form as nStigate, may the future be bright."
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GuruStarr78  +   914d ago
I tend to agree.. while cod declassified might not be the best game out there, it will hold its own and it will sell systems..
miyamoto  +   914d ago
article is not worth it
newn4gguy  +   914d ago
No. I think they'll both do well. Liberation is selling pretty darn well, I imagine. Many of my friends have picked it up...and if you look at the amount of reviews on the PSN, it's certainly up there. (Only people who have purchased the game can review it.)

The problem is that over 50% of Vita game sales are on the PSN, so VGChartz and other websites will only record less than half of the actual sales.
nikrel  +   914d ago
I have AC3:Lib and I'm really enjoying it. Multiplayer is pretty cool too.

I purchased the bundle deal on PSN for Digital.
dawarrior1  +   914d ago
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shammgod  +   914d ago
Liberation is awesome! Get it now!
josephayal  +   914d ago
liberation is way better than AC3
Gamesgbkiller  +   914d ago
COD will sell just by its name!
I hope this time does sell like the other games on console
I can't believe I said that!
medziarz  +   914d ago
So after all the whining and loom-glooming, it may actually turn out that Black Ops Declassified will be the best and/or best received by critics out of the AAA Vita trio (AC3 Liberation, NFS Most Wanted), for several reasons:

It will not be based upon roaming a huge open world city, at high speeds or by jumping between rooftops, opposite to AC3L and NFSMW - such an ambitious scale is a tad to much for the limited mobile hardware - BOU will neither suffer from low framerates nor look ugly. It will be a very focused experience - small and tight lifeless levels and just you, the cross-hair and a couple of AIs or human players to hunt down - it therefore has the chance to be well tested, polished and comprehensible on a small screen.
On top of that the game will be presented in bite-sized pieces that will make the merit quickly available by pressing "start matchmaking" or selecting a single-player mission which is essential for a handheld game and is not the case for the other two games where you have to traverse a labyrinth to be able to begin a new mission/race

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