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Ubisoft is basically creating its own version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Apparently quite a few of its games now have some sort of crossover appeal, and the latest crossover comes in the form of For Honor getting a few items from the Assassin's Creed universe, which is sure to make fans doubly excited.
Ubisoft announced that, starting December 20th, 2018 and running up through January 10th, 2019 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, there will be a special event called "For The Creed." This event actually acknowledges that the fictional in-universe corporation, Abstergo, will use its Animus devices to transport gamers to the realm of For Honor. Yes, this is like some Inception levels of lore-in-lore storytelling.
What this means is that as players are transported into the For Honor era where the Samurai, the Wu Lin, the Vikings, and the Knights battle it out against each other, there will be a brand new special variation of the 4-vs-4 Dominion mode that will pit the Assassini against the Templari.
In this special crossover mode, players will take control of commanders on each side, with Ezio Auditore da Firenze being the head of the Assassins, and Cesare Borgia taking control of the Templars. The objective is to control the map and win by reaching 1000 points first. Killing a Commander will reward you with 300 points, so it's important to keep them safe during the round.
Ubisoft is going a step further with the crossover, though. The character Warren Vidic, who is the director of the Animus Project at Abstergo Industries, will be providing narration for the event. So, this helps bridge both universes even more.
The update will include a number of changes to combat, the maps, and the UI. This includes some of the maps featured in the Assassini e Templari mode containing iconography and imagery from the Assassin's Creed franchise, as well as glitches from the Animus. There will also be a new drop-attack added to the game that changes into the Leap of Faith from the Assassin's Creed series. A new aerial assassination animation has also been included. The user interface has also undergone a change that includes game menus that are displayed as if they're being rendered through the Animus, much like the menus in the Assassin's Creed games.
Finally, a number of new customization options have been added to the game, including new emotes, masks, and battle outfits all themed around the Assassins and Templars. A brand new hidden-blade execution maneuver has been added to the game, along with new Elite outfits and weapons from the Assassin's Creed franchise, and the new haystack emote has been included.
The "For The Creed" bundles will be available for in-game purchasing at 35,000 Steel per hero. These purchases will only be available up until January 14th, 2019. So, you'll still be able to purchase some of these items and cosmetics even after the event rounds out on January 10th.
The game is also currently discounted over on the Steam store by up to 67% during the Steam Winter Sale, so that might be worth checking out if you planned on picking up a copy of For Honor.