With all the best parts of the original Assassin's Creed on PS3, Bloodlines is a truly epic adventure and the ultimate companion piece for fans of the Ubisoft series. Armed with a sword for battling single and multiple enemies, you have the ability to perform swift sword swipes and counter attacks that normally result in a death blow when you encounter some of the game's weaker enemies. All content, games titles, trade names and/or trade dress, trademarks, artwork and associated imagery are trademarks and/or copyright material of their respective owners. Please refresh the page and try again. New York, Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer. NY 10036. Assassin's Creed Bloodlines attempts to recreate the look and feel of the first game, while bridging tidbits of the story before the events of Assassin's Creed II. Inside PlayStation Network – Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines Michael Harradence / March 15, 2011 The digital delights of Sony’s scrumptious PlayStation Network service know no bounds. Lastly, there are throwing knives, perfect for taking down enemies while prowling along beams. Despite being perfectly adequate considering the technical limitations of the DS, it wasn’t the portable Assassin’s Creed experience we were looking for. Altair's key goals, however, are to assassinate targets and you'll find most of your time on the game will be spent gathering information about key marks before eventually tracking them down and taking them out as quickly and deftly as possible. Much like Assassin's Creed, Bloodlines features huge open environments littered with side streets, rooftops, pigeon coops and bales of hay for you to scale and hide in should you find yourself being pursued by enemies after an assassination or being spotted. You will receive a verification email shortly. Altair has travelled the seas to Cyprus from the Holy Land in order to seek out and assassinate the last remnants of the Templars. Due to staff availability, customers may experience delays or disruptions in their ability to contact PlayStation Support. *Please note that PlayStation Home is only available in the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. Without spoiling the many twists and turns you're faced with, Bloodlines offers up a hugely engrossing story that matches that of its PS3 counterparts and is guaranteed to have you hooked from the outset as you find out more about the mysterious Templar society. Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines™ on PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system is the first Assassin’s Creed™ game on the PSP™ system. © Unfolding before the events that take place in the highly anticipated Assassin's Creed II on PlayStation 3, Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines is an entirely new game exclusively developed for PSP. 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As you explore each of the environments you'll discover silver coins located all around the city. So, when the first game’s success inevitably leads to a number of spin-offs on platforms with inferior tech, things are inevitably going to get cut. Learn more, Hidden blades, haystacks and hooded heroes, all on the small screen. In Bloodlines, to move the camera, you first hold down the L button before using the X, Square, Circle or Triangle to move it in any direction you choose. GamesRadar+ is supported by its audience. Collecting these is the best way to upgrade your weapons, moves and skill sets, eventually transforming Altair into an unstoppable killing machine. Receive news and offers from our other brands? Although the character of Desmond, who appeared in the first game, does not feature in Bloodlines this new adventure explains the links between Assassin's Creed's three main protagonists: Desmond, Altair, and Ezio (who you control in Assassin's Creed II). Follow Altair's story right after the events of Assassin’s Creed as he discovers a new land and hunts down the ascending Templars. Get the best gaming deals, reviews, product advice, competitions, unmissable gaming news and more! Supporting characters from the first Assassin’s Creed, such as Maria (who fans might remember as the disguised Templar Altair fought near the end of the first game) will feature prominently in Bloodlines and have much more fleshed-out histories, which is great considering they most likely won’t appear in Assassin’s Creed II at all. The average mission length will be shorter, too, in order to better facilitate shorter bursts of play on PSP. Continue Altair's story and find the missing link between Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2 on PlayStation 3, Free Run and climb anywhere. The sci-fi, futuristic time-warping elements of the first Assassin’s Creed have been played down significantly – you won’t have to play through sections of the game set in the near future, although we’re told the gene-exploring Animus machine will still play a role in the experience, even if it’s just to select from near-future protagonist Desmond’s “memory blocks.”. All rights reserved. To centre the camera whilst running across rooftops or in the middle of a swordfight simply double tap the L button. According to Ubisoft, the missions you take on (including side missions) will be more varied according to the needs of the plot – if the story calls for Altair to head deep into enemy territory, expect more stealth missions, but be prepared for a few new objectives, like intercepting a moving target before it gets away. Along the way you'll also encounter hulking bosses that require a more tactical approach. Other exclusives upgrades include unlocking enemy weapons that can be used in Assassin's Creed II such as Moloch's lethal weighted chain, which makes for some stellar extras and cross compatibility options unlike any other game on PSP. Bloodlines’ story begins right after the events of the first game, centuries before the events of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed II (on fancy current-gen systems). What's even more interesting is how Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines is cross compatible with Assassin's Creed II on PS3. To perform Altair's spectacular Parkour moves, all you have to do is hold down the L and X button and you'll soon be leaping from building to building, balancing on narrow beams and scaling walls with ease. The DS title felt stunted because of its linearity, and the game’s story – one of the best parts or worst parts of the original Assassin’s Creed, depending on who you ask – was almost completely irrelevant to the overarching plot of the franchise.