It's quickly apparent playing Assassin's Creed II just how close the first game was to being exceptional
The core gameplay remains unchanged in ACII - you're still a parkour free-runner navigating an historical environment, assassinating historical figures that get in your way. That's the franchise's formula, and that's what was best about the first...
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Travel through time
Those of you looking to save a few pennies this holiday may want to keep your eagle eyes on the Assassin’s Creed Heritage Collection. The compilation – due out in the UK on 8th November – includes Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed 2: Game of the Year Edition, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed:
Requiescat in pace
If the just announced Mass Effect Trilogy wasn’t enough to stir the fires in your heart, then perhaps this PlayStation 3 exclusive Assassin’s Creed ‘Ezio Trilogy’ will do a better job. The compilation will bundle Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed: Rev
This is no game
Excited about a live-action Assassin's Creed movie? Well Parkour expert Ronnie Shalvis has already made one, and it thankfully features no tortuous dialogue, hammy acting or needless exposition - just lots of free-running and death-defying leaps of faith.
Assassin’s Creed® II is the follow-up to the title that became the fastest-selling new IP in video game history.
The highly anticipated title features a new hero, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a young Italian noble, and a new era, the Renaissance.
Assassin’s Creed II retains the core game play experience that made the first opus a resounding success and features new experiences that will surprise and challenge players.
Assassin’s Creed II is an epic story of family, vengeance and conspiracy set in the pristine, yet brutal, backdrop of a Renaissance Italy. Ezio befriends Leonardo da Vinci, takes on Florence’s most powerful families and ventures throughout the canals of Venice where he learns to become a master assassin.
EZIO, A NEW ASSASSIN FOR A NEW ERA
Ezio Auditore da Firenze is a young Italian noble who will learn the ways of the assassins after his family was betrayed and he looks to seek vengeance. He is a lady’s man, a free soul with panache yet has a very human side to his personality.
Through him, you become a master assassin.
Italy in the XVth century was less a country and more a collection of city-states where families with political and economic strength began to take leadership roles in cities like Florence and Venice. This journey through some of the most beautiful cities in the world takes place in a time in history where culture and art were born alongside some of the most auspicious stories of corruption, greed and murder.
A NEW-FOUND FREEDOM
You will be able to perform missions when and how you want in this open-ended world that brings back free-running and adds elements such as swimming and even flying to the adventure. The variety in game play adds another layer for you to truly play through the game any way you choose.
Discover a living breathing world where every character is an opportunity for the player. Blending in with the crowd is easier, working with in-game characters provide ample rewards but can also lead to surprising consequences.
BECOME A MASTER ASSASSIN
Perfect your skills to become a master assassin where you brandish new weapons, learn to disarm enemies, use their weapons against them and assassinate enemies using both hidden blades.