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Digital Foundry - Analysis of the Assassin's Creed Rebel Collection on Switch

Two classics of the series in one Switch package - and a solid port all round. With all DLC bundled in, it's very much an all-in-one - but does it leverage the enhancements of the recent PS4 and Xbox One remaster? Or is it closer in nature to the last-gen release? Tom finds out.

Assassin's Creed Rogue - Switch Vs. PS3 Vs. PS4 comparison

Going Rogue

Assassin's Creed Rogue is available on Switch via the recently-released Rebel Collection. How does the Switch port compare to the PS3 original and PS4 re-release? Check out the comparison video above to see how things play out.

IGN Video - Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection Switch Gameplay

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Rogue have snuck their way onto the Nintendo Switch. Here's what they both look like in-game!

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection - more gameplay


Get two action-packed games and all past DLC with Assassin’s Creed®: The Rebel Collection. Become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean in Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag® and transform into the ultimate assassin hunter in Assassin’s Creed® Rogue.

Assassin's Creed The Rebel Collection now available on Switch

Two games in one package, plus all DLC

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — December 6, 2019 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Assassin’s Creed® The Rebel Collection is available across retailers worldwide exclusively for Nintendo Switch™ and Nintendo Switch Lite™ for the suggested price of $39.99.

Assassin’s Creed® The Rebel Collection includes Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag,™ Assassin’s Creed® Rogue, and all past single-player DLC. From becoming the most feared pirate in the Caribbean to transforming into the ultimate Assassin Hunter, fans and newcomers alike will have the opportunity to experience two major opuses from the Assassin’s Creed series, fully playable single-player and on-the-go with Nintendo Switch™.

This exclusive compilation takes full advantage of the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch™ and Nintendo Switch Lite™, including enhanced features such as Touchscreen Interface, HD Rumble, and Motion Control Aiming.

Assassin’s Creed® The Rebel Collection includes:

Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™. Players will sail into the Golden Age of Piracy, where pirates have established their own lawless Republic. Playing as Edward Kenway, the most feared pirate captain in the Caribbean, players are drawn into the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Players will take part in world-famous battles, discover hidden treasures, and earn the respect of legendary characters like Blackbeard. The game’s vast open world features countless remote islands where corruption, greed, and cruelty are commonplace.

All single-player DLC, including Freedom Cry, Aveline and more. In Freedom Cry, players will embody the former slave Adewale who finds freedom as a pirate aboard Edward Kenway's ship. 15 years later, Adewale becomes a trained Assassin to free the slaves and avenge them. In the Aveline DLC, players find Aveline during a rogue period of self-discovery, unsure of her alliances, but more committed than ever to defending and liberating slaves. In addition, the Illustrious Pirates pack and all the ship customization packs will be available in Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™.

Assassin’s Creed® Rogue. Amidst the chaos of the French and Indian War, players will embrace one man’s slow descent into darkness, forever shaping the future of the American colonies. As Shay Patrick Cormac, players will transform from a loyal member of the Assassin Brotherhood into the ultimate Assassin Hunter. On a perilous journey through America and the icy cold waters of the North Atlantic, players will take the perspective of a Templar for the first time in franchise history. This game can be downloaded for free within the eShop DLC.

Extra Content Pack. Fans of the franchise can dive further into the Assassin’s Creed universe with an extra content pack, included in Assassin’s Creed® The Rebel Collection as a holiday gift. It contains Assassin’s Creed® Black Flag™ CG trailers and concept art, the first 55 pages of the novel Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag: Blackbeard: The Lost Journal and the manga Assassin’s Creed® Awakening Volume I & II (in English only). This additional content is partly included in the game card and can be downloaded for free within the eShop DLC.

New and exclusive outfits. From Altair to Alexios, 10 exclusive new outfits featuring the main protagonists of the franchise are available for players of Assassin’s Creed® The Rebel Collection. Fans who played Assassin’s Creed III® Remastered will be able to unlock an exclusive outfit through Ubisoft Club for free; players can embody their inner beast in Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™ wearing the impressive animal spirit outfit.

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection - more gameplay

Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection includes Assassin’s Creed® IV: Black Flag with all single-player DLCs and Assassin’s Creed® Rogue. From becoming the most feared pirate in the Caribbean to transforming into the ultimate assassin hunter, players will have the opportunity to discover or rediscover two major opuses from the Assassin’s Creed series fully playable offline and on-the-go with Nintendo Switch.

Petoons Party, Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection, Star Wars Pinball, Riverbond, and Zettai Kaikyuu Gakuen available to preload in Japan

The next big wave of incoming games

All sorts of games have gone up for preload on the Switch eShop in Japan today, and we have yet another round to sift through. Check out details on the latest round of games below.

Petoons Party

- priced at ¥3,900
- supports Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
- 3.0 GB
- launches Dec. 19th, 2019

Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection

- priced at ¥6,600
- supports Japanese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
- requires 11.8 GB
- due out Dec. 6th, 2019

Star Wars Pinball

- priced at ¥4,818
- supports Japanese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Traditional Chinese
- requires 1.3 GB
- due out Dec. 13th, 2019

Riverbond

- priced at ¥1,984 (regular price is ¥2,480)
- supports Japanese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Korean, Simplified Chinese
- requires 562 MB
- due out Dec. 10th, 2019

Zettai Kaikyuu Gakuen

- priced at ¥6,100
- supports Japanese language only
- requires 5.9 GB
- due out Dec. 19th, 2019

Ubisoft support says North American copies of Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection will include both games on one game card

Why do I not believe them?

The European version of Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection has a label on the box letting people know that a download is required, and we learned that just one of the two games in the package would be on the game card. The North American cover art for the game doesn't include that banner, so does that mean our version of the game will have both titles on one game card? According to Ubisoft support on Amazon, that will indeed be the case.

When asked about the situation on Amazon, Ubisoft support flat-out says "both games on one cartridge." Of course, now we want to know who exactly is speaking for 'Ubisoft support' on Amazon. It's a legit answer, as it's marked as coming from the manufacturer, but I wouldn't doubt they have their info wrong here. I hope that's not the case, but time will tell!

Thanks to Olobolger for the heads up!

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection's Euro retail release mentions the game card only includes half of the content

Same as it ever was

According to Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection includes Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag with all single-player DLC, and Assassin’s Creed Rogue. When it comes to the physical version of the game, that unfortunately means you'll still have to download some content.

The European cover for the retail release states that the package includes Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on the game card, but you'll need to download Assassin’s Creed Rogue. It's definitely disappointing to learn, but not surprising at all.

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection confirmed for release in Japan

Two games, one package

Ubisoft has confirmed that the Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection will see Switch release in Japan. The two-pack, which includes Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue along with all past single-player DLC, will see release on Dec. 6th, 2019 for 6,000 yen.

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