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Assassin's Creed: Nexus VR is an spin-off installment in the Assassin's Creed series. It was developed by Ubisoft's Red Storm Entertainment and was released on 16 November 2023 for the Meta Quest 2 and 3.

Plot synopsis[]

Embody three legendary Assassins in this all-new full-length Assassin's Creed action-adventure game. Experience firsthand the thrill of parkour, the rush of combat, and the tension of stealth as you become the Assassin like never before. Uncover new memories from Ezio Auditore, Kassandra, and Connor as you work to stop Abstergo from gaining the power to manipulate people's beliefs.

PARKOUR: Feel the exhilaration of parkouring freely across expansive open maps. Explore Renaissance Italy, Ancient Greece, and Colonial America. Immerse yourself in history as you engage with NPCs and interact with historical figures like Leonardo da Vinci.

COMBAT: Deploy your Hidden Blade with a flick of your wrist. Use your hands to block, parry, counterattack, and duel a variety of enemies. Immerse yourself in the action with weapons including bow and arrows, swords, throwing knives, the tomahawk, the crossbow, the Hidden Blade, and bombs, all of which attach to your full-body avatar.

STEALTH: Sneak up on a target from behind or surprise them with an air assassination. Evade enemies by blending into a crowd or distract them with objects in the environment. Assassin's Creed Nexus VR features all of the iconic gameplay from the series, including the dazzling Leap of Faith. You will become the Assassin, choosing how to achieve your missions as you sneak, traverse, and fight your way through open maps in an unforgettable campaign.[1]

Character profiles[]

Promotional[]

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PROFILE

Ezio Auditore da Firenze

BORN

24 June 1459
Florence, Republic of Florence

Ezio Auditore da Firenze was a master Assassin and a member of the noble Auditore family who was active during the Italian Renaissance in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.

EARLY ADVENTURE

Following the arrest and execution of his family in a Templar plot, Ezio fled with his mother and his sister to Monteriggioni, where he was trained as an Assassin by his uncle Mario.

Ezio pledged to undertake two tasks: to kill the Italian Templars and to recover the missing pieces of a codex left behind by the Assassin, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad.

RECENT EVENTS
In Assassin’s Creed: Nexus VR, you embody Ezio two years after his adventures in Rome during Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Reunite with the Auditore family and old friends such as Leonardo Da Vinci as you discover an untold chapter of Ezio's story full of harrowing conflict, stolen treasures, and revenge.

AC Nexus character-kassandra
PROFILE

Kassandra

BORN

458 BCE
Sparta, Lakonia, Greece

Kassandra was a Greek misthios—a mercenary—who was active during the Peloponnesian War. Born in Sparta, she was almost killed as a youth by her stepfather, the Spartan general, Nikolaos.

EARLY ADVENTURES

Following this incident, she fled to Kephallonia where she worked as a misthos, before travelling to mainland Greece where she became involved in the conflict between Athens and Sparta. However, it was not long before she discovered the Cult of Kosmos—a shadowy organization seeking to manipulate the war for their own ends.

RECENT EVENTS
In Assassin's Creed: Nexus VR, you embody Kassandra twenty years after the Battle of Amphipolis. In this new chapter of Kassandra's story, get caught up in a new battle between Athens and Sparta, during the time when the "Thirty Tyrants" brutally rule Athens. Find your way through this violent conflict and finally bring this war to a close.

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PROFILE

Connor Kenway

BORN

4 April 1756
Kanatahséton, Mohawk Valley, British America

Ratonhnhaké:ton—the man who would later become known as Connor Kenway—was born in British America to the Kanien'kehá:ka, or Mohawk, people, though his father was the Templar, Haytham Kenway. Following a prophetic vision, Connor took up arms against the Templar Order.

EARLY ADVENTURE

After leaving his village, Connor met the Assassin, Achilles Davenport, who became his friend and mentor, as well as Samuel Adams, who helped Connor escape the Boston Massacre. He then began his involvement with the revolutionary cause. Connor protected the Sons of Liberty during the Boston Tea Party, and aided Paul Revere ahead of the battles of Lexington and Concord.

RECENT EVENTS
In Assassin's Creed: Nexus VR, you embody Connor as he is contacted by Achilles to rescue an imprisoned Son of Liberty in Boston. In this brand-new adventure, get caught up in a world of espionage, intrigue, and betrayal.

In-game[]

Kassandra was a Greek misthios —a mercenary— who was active during the Peloponnesian War. Born in Sparta, she was almost killed as a youth by her stepfather, the Spartan general, Nikolaos.

Archived memories show that Kassandra travelled to Kephallonia, then to the Greek mainland where her involvement in the war began.

She ultimately sided with Sparta to defeat Athens at the Battle of Amphipolis, before dismantling the Cult of Kosmos—an organization seeking to manipulate the war for its own ends—by eliminating its leaders, including her own brother, Alexios.

The identified memories for analysis begin twenty years later, starting in 405 BCE when, with Athens and Sparta once again at war, Kassandra has pledged herself to the Spartan cause in the hope that the conflict can finally be brought to a close.

Ezio Auditore da Firenze was a master Assassin [sic] and a member of the noble Auditore family who was active during the Italian Renaissance in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.

Memories stored in the Abstergo Cloud show how, following the arrest and execution of his family in a Templar plot, Ezio fled with his mother and his sister, Claudia, to Monteriggioni, where he was trained as an Assassin by his uncle Mario.

Ezio would eventually destroy the Italian Templars, avenge his uncle's death, and recover the missing pieces of a codex left behind by the Assassin, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad.

Ezio's memories have been extensively catalogued by Abstergo, but recent research has revealed important sections of his life that are yet to be explored. The memories identified for analysis begin in the year 1509, when Ezio ventured to Venice, and then to Monteriggioni, on the trail of stolen family treasures and a mysterious thief.

Ratonhnhaké:ton—the man who would later be known as Connor Kenway—was born in British America to the Kanien'kehá:ka, or Mohawk, people, though his father was the Templar Haythem Kenway. Following a prophetic vision, Connor took up arms against the Templar Order.

Abstergo records show that Connor was befriended by the Assassin Achilles Davenport, who became his mentor and inducted him into the Brotherhood.

Later, Connor went on to aid the Revolutionary cause, protecting the Sons of Liberty during the Boston Tea Party and aiding Paul Revere ahead of the battles of Lexington and Concord.

Identified memories for analysis begin in the year 1775, when Connor has once again been contacted by Achilles, who seeks his friend's help in aiding the Patriots and countering the influence of the Templars in New England.

Development[]

Initially announced alongside the since-canceled Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell VR at the Oculus Quest virtual event in September 2020, Nexus was developed primarily by Red Storm Entertainment with additional help from Ubisoft Düsseldorf, Ubisoft Mumbai, and Ubisoft Reflections.[2][3]

The conceptual title of the game, Assassin's Creed: Nexus VR, was credibly leaked on 6 September 2022 and reported by Tom Henderson of Try Hard Guides.[4] Henderson also reportedly leaked many more details of the game, none of which have been substantiated.[2] In February 2023, Henderson revealed the supposed release date of Nexus and stated more details would become available when the game is officially announced in June.[5]

Release[]

Assassin's Creed: Nexus VR was released for the Oculus Quest 3, 2, and Pro on 16 November 2023.[6]

Marketing[]

A trailer for Nexus was released at Ubisoft Forward 2023 on 12 June 2023.[7]

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. Assassin's Creed® Nexus VR on Meta Quest. Meta Store. Retrieved on 17 November 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ibekwe, Gozie (11 January 2023). Assassin's Creed Nexus is Basically Ubisoft's Worst-Kept Secret. GameRant. Archived from the original on 11 January 2023. Retrieved on 26 February 2023.
  3. Ubisoft white swirl only Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell coming to Oculus VR on Ubisoft's official website (backup link)
  4. Henderson, Tom (6 September 2022). Ubisoft to Reveal Several New Assassin’s Creed Titles at Ubisoft Forward. Try Hard Guides. Archived from the original on 21 April 2023. Retrieved on 7 September 2022.
  5. Henderson, Tom (10 February 2023). Exclusive – Ubisoft is Already Discussing a Sequel For Assassin’s Creed Nexus. Insider Gaming. Archived from the original on 12 February 2023. Retrieved on 6 March 2023.
  6. Ubisoft white swirl only How Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR Lets Players Become Master Assassins on Ubisoft's official website (backup link)
  7. YouTube Assassin's Creed Nexus VR - Official Announcement Trailer | Ubisoft Forward 2023 on the IGN YouTube channel

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