It’s time to introduce Uplay and what this new features it will bring to Assassin’s Creed 2!
First of all, I invite you to watch the World Premier Uplay Trailer if you haven’t already.
Secondly, Uplay is a service, and to be more precise, it is a whole set of free services that enhance your experience with Ubisoft games, starting with Assassin’s Creed 2 and followed by a whole bunch of upcoming titles including Splinter Cell Conviction and R.U.S.E. Uplay enabled games will feature several Uplay services allowing you to enhance your gaming experience and be rewarded for what you are already doing: playing. To start with, Uplay offers four main services: Uplay Win, Uplay Help, Uplay Share and Uplay Shop.
- Uplay Win. A system that allows you to earn points called Units by performing specific Actions in Uplay enabled games. Those Units can then be redeemed for Rewards or saved for better Rewards later. The best part is that it works across all Uplay enabled games so you can, for example, earn Units in Assassin’s Creed 2 and decide to use them in another game, or vice versa. It also works across all associated platforms (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC), so you can play a game on your PC and redeem Rewards on your PS3. Basically, the more you play, the more you win exclusive free content for your favourite games!
- Uplay Help, a service that will give you guidance and tips so that you can enjoy your Ubisoft games at their very best. Imagine getting help directly from the developers themselves as well as from other players or even helping other players yourself. If ever you’re stuck in Assassin’s Creed 2, I invite you to check out our Uplay Help videos which will be available on www.uplay.com when the game is released.
- Uplay Share will allow you to create content from within our games and share it with your friends and the rest of the community, be it statistics, screenshots, videos or even in-game content such as maps.
- Uplay Shop will be your destination to browse and purchase additional content for your favorite Ubisoft games.
Uplay in Assassin’s Creed 2.
The best way to understand how Uplay works, in my opinion, is to have a real example of how it works with a specific game. So, let’s look at Uplay in Assassin’s Creed 2, which is the first available service is Uplay Win. In each and every one of our Uplay enabled games, four Actions will unlock up to 100 Units. Those Units will work as a currency that you can redeem for goodies and in-game Rewards. All Actions are linked to a Trophy or Achievement.
The four Assassin’s Creed 2 actions are:
So, now you know how to get Units. You can spend all of them on Assassin’s Creed 2, or save them for upcoming titles.
The rewards in Assassin’s Creed 2 are:
The second service you will find Uplay Help. We will provide a series of videos that will give you tips and advice on the different mission types you will find in the game, including how to make sure that you are prepared for special events and unique missions like collecting the feather, races or using the flying machine. You will also find tutorials that will teach you how to become more effective in the different aspects of the game (fighting, free running, etc.). Finally, you’ll have a complete walkthrough for all assassinations in the game. This last section may contain some spoilers, but it could help you to find the best way to get close to your target, and the ideal path to flee.
In a nutshell
Uplay is currently in beta and is the next step for Ubisoft and the way we take care of our community. We are all really excited about it and will be putting more and more effort into pleasing our fans, and give you new entertaining tools and new ways to communicate with each other and with us.
Thank you and see you online!