Announcing The GeForce GTX Holiday Bundle, Featuring Assassin's Creed IV, Batman: Arkham Origins and Splinter Cell Blacklist
Holiday is an awesome time to be gamer. Whether you want to be a hero, pirate or spy, NVIDIA has you covered with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Splinter Cell Blacklist. Each game features NVIDIA technology and delivers amazing gameplay, and now you don’t have to pick and choose between them as NVIDIA is busting out the ultimate GPU bundle this Holiday season, giving you free downloadable copies of all three, and up to $100 off a NVIDIA SHIELD at participating North American retailers.
Here’s how the Holiday Bundle and Holiday Bundle with SHIELD work: From October 28th until November 26th, buyers of the GeForce GTX 660, 670, 680, 690, and 760 will receive free downloadable copies of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Splinter Cell Blacklist from participating retailers and e-tailers. In North America, participating retailers and e-tailers may also offer the Holiday Bundle with SHIELD, which includes Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Splinter Cell Blacklist, and $50 off a NVIDIA SHIELD, the ultimate gaming and entertainment portable.
From October 28th until November 26th, buyers of the GeForce GTX 770, 780, and TITAN, will receive free downloadable copies of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Splinter Cell Blacklist from participating retailers and e-tailers. In North America, participating retailers and e-tailers may also offer the Holiday Bundle with SHIELD, which includes Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins and Splinter Cell Blacklist, and $100 off a NVIDIA SHIELD.
Each of the three games has been extensively optimized to make the most of NVIDIA graphics cards, and PCs in general. Batman: Arkham Origins, launching October 25th, exemplifies this with half a dozen PC-exclusive enhancements, detailed in full in our Batman: Arkham Origins Graphics & Performance Guide.
First and foremost, Batman: Arkham Origins features extensive use of NVIDIA GPU-accelerated effects, adding extra realistic detail to the whole, dramatically increasing image quality. Ranging from smoke, to steam, to snow, and beyond, PhysX is one of the key differentiators between versions of the game on other platforms and non-NVIDIA systems. For a taste, check out the PhysX demo below:
Note: Footage taken from an earlier version of Batman: Arkham Origins. PhysX now has even greater image quality and can be found in many more in-game locations.
We've worked hand-in-hand with Warner Bros. to greatly enhance other elements of the game, too. Batman’s cape is enhanced with detail-adding DirectX 11 Tessellation; shadowing throughout the game is enhanced with NVIDIA Percentage-Closer Soft Shadows; shading is enhanced with NVIDIA HBAO+ Ambient Occlusion; out of focus depth of field effects are enhanced by NVIDIA’s Bokeh and Depth of Field technology; and anti-aliasing is enhanced with the addition of NVIDIA TXAA, a lauded temporal anti-aliasing technology.
DirectX 11 Tessellation is also used to add real geometric detail to snow drifts found throughout the snow-filled streets and rooftops of Gotham City. Furthermore, this enhanced snow can be manipulated and displaced by the actions of Batman and his enemies, adding an extra degree of realism and fidelity to the world.
Like Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is bursting with NVIDIA technology.
Out November 19th, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag boasts stunning next-gen graphics and effects on PC, and includes NVIDIA technology like enhanced DirectX 11 Tessellation, NVIDIA HBAO+ Ambient Occlusion, NVIDIA Percentage-Closer Soft Shadows, NVIDIA-enhanced light rays, and NVIDIA TXAA anti-aliasing. For a preview, check out these demonstrations of the game's next-gen graphics:
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist is another technological treat, featuring DirectX 11-enhanced visuals, NVIDIA TXAA anti-aliasing, and NVIDIA HBAO+ Ambient Occlusion,
Released recently, Splinter Cell Blacklist drew critical acclaim, and was particularly well-received on PC where its graphical enhancements shone. To learn more about the PC version's extras, head on over to our Splinter Cell Blacklist technology teardown.
The Way It’s Meant To Be Played
With a NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU, you receive the definitive experience when playing the latest AAA games, like Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist. The industry-leading The Way It’s Meant To Be Played developer program ensures that these and many other games make full use of GeForce GTX technologies and features, giving NVIDIA GPU users the ultimate experience that cannot be found on any other platform or system.
Buyers of the Holiday Bundle receive up to three The Way It’s Meant To Be Played games, each showcasing the full capabilities of their newly-purchased, bundled GPUs. With image quality-enhancing features like PhysX, TXAA, HBAO+, and PCSS, the NVIDIA gaming experience is quite simply the ultimate gaming experience for the Holiday.
Buyers of the Holiday Bundle with SHIELD will get an additional treat at participating North American retailers and e-tailers: $50 or $100 off the price of a critically-acclaimed NVIDIA SHIELD, a gaming and entertainment portable lauded for its features, speed, responsive HD touchscreen, and ability to sync up with NVIDIA GeForce GTX PCs for remote gameplay. The coupon’s valid until November 26th, so buyers of the Holiday Bundle have plenty of time to evaluate SHIELD before a potential purchase. Those interested in SHIELD should head back to GeForce.com tomorrow for news of a major SHIELD software update that further extends its capabilities.
To discover where you can buy the Holiday Bundle and NVIDIA SHIELD Holiday Bundle, visit the Holiday Bundle landing page, which contains a full listing of participating e-tailers.
Please note that NVIDIA cannot provide download codes and coupons for purchases made at non-participating retailers and e-tailers.