Blatant Assassin’s Creed Ripoff The First Templar Release Date Announced


I needed to get that out the way because I simply cannot muster up any enthusiasm whatsoever for The First Templar. I already play the Assassin’s Creed series, which is not only awesome but features Nolan North, and consequently The First Templar feels like eating Pizza Hut because Casa Bianca is closed.

But maybe I’m just grumpy, and The First Templar will not only be awesome, but original too. At the very least, it looks like it will be an amusing way to pass the time until Assassin’s Creed 3 is released. If you’re looking forward to it, you’ll be please to know they’ve announced an official release date – May 6th, 2011.

Anyway, here’s the Gameplay trailer.

Totally original. Totally.

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11 Comments on Blatant Assassin’s Creed Ripoff The First Templar Release Date Announced


On March 24, 2011 at 2:33 pm

stupid stain man you suck because of the word templar ? hey learn about templars and realise assassins creed well was so histrocially incorrect

Ross Lincoln

On March 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I apologize for failing to grasp that a video game about genetic time travel isn’t histrocially correct. Thank you for pointing that out to me.


On March 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Having participated in the beta for this game I can tell you it is nothing like the Assassin’s Creed series except for the use of the word templar and maybe some similar timeframe as AC1. Beyond that the gameplay mechanics, story, and pretty much every single thing else about the game has no correlation to Assassin’s Creed. I found the game to be fun, different, but fun. It is different game than what Kalypso normally publishes and that will be hard for some to grasp is the only downside I see.

Ross Lincoln

On March 24, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Yes, but surely you’ve heard of this thing called ‘advertising’. And it is used to sell things. And there’s ‘advertising’ associated with this game. And it is trying very, very hard to remind us of Assassin’s creed.


On March 27, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I was in the beta, its not like Assassin’s Creed, there is no free running for instance.

Ross Lincoln

On March 27, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Fair enough. But the advertising isn’t doing much to show me otherwise. I also think it has elements familiar with Dragon Age, FWIW.

I’m open to being convinced this is worth playing. Please do convince me.


On May 10, 2011 at 6:34 am

poss lincoln…your a give it a chance


On May 10, 2011 at 6:34 am

my bad Ross


On May 19, 2011 at 8:00 pm

ARE YOU REALLY THIS STUPID? You know in the medieval ages there was something called the crusades, and templars. The templars were ”holy warriors of god” and fought for their ty religion.

THEN UBISOFT long after in the modern age made a game called ASSASSINS CREED with the Holy War setting. ing Educate yourself. This is an RPG, Assassins creed is a stealth action game. Those are two completely different things. Hey, how many games these days feature elves, dwarves…etc. Just because it has the same setting does not in ANY way mean its ripping off or stealing. ESPECIALLY NOT WHEN ASSASSINS CREED DID NOT IN ANY WAY INVENT THE TEMPLARS OR THE CRUSADE. And what the kind of advertising are you talking about? I have not seen a single ad or commercial for this game. Kids these days…


On January 26, 2012 at 10:29 am

I agree with Ross, before I begin I’ll admit I havent played the game, but I know a rip off when I see one. The connection is assassin’s creed is about a battle between templars and assassin’s then they just so happen to come out with a game about templars? it’s obviously a marketing strategy for assassin’s creed.
P.S- their is no need to have a corenary over opinions, this is more of a point counterpoint debat and will not decide the future of human kind, relax.

The Black Baron

On July 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm

You would be surprised how many people are not only blind to the false messages this game makes about Templar’s, but author’s and film producers have made them all seem like religious zealots bent on world domination time and time again. People accept this, what is simply put.. bull, with open arm’s. But, qith companies like Ubisoft, they’re no different. If they can turn a dime from a compelling story, they couldn’t give two ’s about who they’re demonizing. I find it amusing how much background history on some of the character’s they portray is completely adverse to the true nature of what they were recorded for. So it’s actually good to play a game that turns the receiving end around on who the bad guy’s are. You’re more concerned about the gameplay, graphical nature, and story line of this element. I’m more concerned of the historical premises this laid down for arrogant minded people to blindly accept as fact.