Tag Archives: assassin’s creed 2
Wed, Oct 07, 2009 | 21:56 BST
A new video released by Ubisoft for Assassin’s Creed 2 introduces us to Ezio’s arms dealer, Leonardo da Vinci.
It’s a rather short video, basically detailing his weapons like his dual blades and his secret gun.
No, that is not a euphemism. It’s a real gun, perverts.
Watch on through the break.
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 | 14:46 BST
We asked you what you wanted to know about Assassin’s Creed II. You gave us questions. We went to London and asked them to game director Benoit Lambert. He answered them.
The results are below. For the record, what we saw of the game – a mission in Venice – looked incredible.
Did you get your question asked? Hit the link to find out.
Assassin’s Creed II ships for 360 and PS3 on November 20. The PC version’s just been pushed into the first quarter of next year.
Fri, Sep 25, 2009 | 18:31 BST
Ubisoft has released another video for Assassin’s Creed II, this one straight from TGS.
CVG has it here.
Revenge never looked so damn good.
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 | 09:37 BST
Ubi’s released stunning TGS assets for Assassin’s Creed 2 – IGN, unsurprisingly, has them all.
They show off the Florence section we were lucky enough to play earlier this week. We’ll be bringing you the answers to tons of your questions on the game in general tomorrow.
It releases on November 20 for PC, PS3 and 360.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 20:31 BST
Gamers who did not preorder Assassin’s Creed II from Gamestop need not worry about missing out on the two “exclusive” maps, because Ubisoft plans to release those to the public at a later date.
“Eventually everyone will have the entire game,” the game’s creative director Patrice Desilets told Kotaku. “I made sure of that.
“Because I’m Canadian, I don’t have the same shops as you do. So I wanted to make sure I could at least someday play everything in the game. Eventually there’s going to be, ‘okay, let’s unlock everything’.”
Palazzo Medici and Santa Maria Dei Frari are currently only available through preordering and Desilets did not when the content would be made available nor how much, if anything, it will cost.
More through the link.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 18:53 BST
Ubisoft has released the third Assassin’s Creed II developer diary.
It’s over on CVG.
Game’s out November 17 and 20 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in the US and UK respectively.
Fri, Sep 11, 2009 | 22:57 BST
Another retailer in the UK has confirmed to Eurogamer that consumers can soon expect a 250Gb PS3 Slim Bundle, going to far as to call it a “definite for October”.
The source, who asked to remain nameless, said its suppliers didn’t know “which game or games will be combined with the console”, but that Sony plans to unveil all at TGS later in the month.
This new bit of confirmation lends possible credence to earlier reports during the week of Assassin’s Creed II, Gran Turismo 5 and Uncharted 2 bundles.
Still, keep it as rumor until an official announcement is made by Sony.
More through the link.
Thu, Sep 10, 2009 | 15:19 BST
A source close to Eurogamer has confirmed reports earlier in the week that PS3 Slim bundles will be made available this year in the UK, and maybe as soon as October.
The Slim in question will be 250GB and will include either Assassin’s Creed II, Gran Truismo 5, or Uncharted 2 for £299.99.
According to the anonymous retail source, the October bundle will be Uncharted 2, and the one with Assassin’s Creed 2 is to be released in November. With Sony officially stating GT5′s to be released sometime during Q4 2009 – that bundle is due between October and December.
Sony has yet to comment at this time, but the source says that an announcement will be made soon.
More through the link.
Wed, Sep 09, 2009 | 18:14 BST
A walkthrough video from GamesCom for Assassin’s Creed 2, discussing the in-game mechanics has surfaced.
It talks about the new economic system and reveals two new weapons, one of which is a gun.
An optional Secret Location Mission is also revealed, which was created to reward players with items and test their acrobatics, puzzle skills and stealth.
Game’s out for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 17, and we have the video posted after the break courtesy of D’toid.
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 | 09:18 BST
Ubisoft’s announced it’s line-up for the Tokyo Game Show, which takes place from September 24-27. Full list, headlined by Assassin’s Creed II, is below:
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Splinter Cell: Conviction
- Avatar: The Game
- Red Steel 2
- Rabbids Go Home
And for each game you play, you get also get a free t-shirt, which depends on what games you play during the public days of the show.
More at Andriasang.
Sat, Sep 05, 2009 | 21:06 BST
Creative director Patrice Desilets had a chat with IGN regarding Assassin’s Creed 2, and revealed that the series will continue to delve into the use and misuse of religion inherent in the struggle between Templars and the assassins.
If you have not played the original game, you may wish to skip the next part. Fair warning.
Apparently, in the sequel, players will learn more about the apple and how this artifact binds the two stories together. Desmond, will also be playing a larger role in the second game, and the sequel will reveal that there is more to the conspiracy unveiled in the first game than just the mere memories of one person.
Cool. Sounding better all the time.
Hit up the link for the rest.
Thu, Sep 03, 2009 | 17:38 BST
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 21:21 BST
Comedian Danny Wallace has lent his voice to Assassin’s Creed II.
His likeness and voice will appear as Shaun Hastings a guide and source of information for the player.
“When the UK suggested Danny to us, we were completely open to the idea,” said script writer Corey May. “Danny has been fantastic to work with, and his manner and particular style of humor has worked out perfect for the role of Shaun.”
“Going right back to my days of working on Sega Power, I’ve always been a keen gamer, and being involved – and actually being in a game like Assassin’s Creed II is amazing! I have to say, I’m rather excited,” said Wallace. This should make more than a few rather happy at the news.
More over on CVG.
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 | 17:49 BST
Assassin’s Creed 2 was on hand at Comic-Con, and there is a video posted after the break showing off the developers panel.
Courtesy of GamerTrailers, it has gameplay footage, a new form of assassination, and a double assassination.
Game’s out on PC, PS3, and 360 November 17.
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 | 20:37 BST
Kotaku reports that Ubisoft’s lifting the curtain on a series of Assassin’s Creed 2 short films this holiday season. Can you say, “back story”?
The three bite-sized pieces of cinema will center around Ezio’s father, Giovanni Auditore da Firenze. Obviously, they’ll take place before Assassin’s Creed 2.
According to Ubisoft, we’ll be hearing more about the films during a panel at this week’s Comic Con.
We’ll bring you the nerd-sweat-scented scoop as soon as it drops.
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 | 18:10 BST
The first Assassin’s Creed II developer diary has surfaced and it’s through the link.
Game’s been confirmed for a November 17 and 20 release in the US and UK respectively.
CVG also has some screen grabs should you like to have a look.
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 | 21:38 BST
Those who pre-order Assassin’s Creed II through GameStop will net a download code for an in-game version of the 15th century Florentine palace, The Palazzo Medici.
Here’s the info:
Reserve Assassin’s Creed 2 and receive a GameStop exclusive code to unlock one of the Renaissance’s most prestigious monuments, the Palazzo Medici. You will receive exclusive access to this majestic building, and the freedom to discover the treasure hidden within it’s ancient walls.
This is only for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. Sorry PC people.
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 | 22:53 BST
Assassin’s Creed 2: Black Edition has been announced and other than the obvious black packaging, it comes with some goodies inside.
Each disc will have a “unique authentic holographic signature”, three in-game bonus missions, a 64-page leather style hardcover book with parchment-finish full of concept art and interviews, some behind-the-scenes interviews, the soundtrack, and an Ezio figure.
It will set UK gamers back £69.99, and while it hasn’t been announced in North America yet, you can expect to pay around $80-90.
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 | 19:13 BST
A pre-order listing for Assassin’s Creed 2 showed up on Play.com which got some people a bit excited.
However, cool your jets because Ubisoft says the game is not heading to DS, and the listing is an error.
“We have no information on that”, a Ubisoft rep told Electronic Theatre. “That’s an error on Play.com. That will be coming down.”
The original Assassin’s Creed was eventually released on DS a few months after launch, but there is no word on whether this will happen with the sequel or not.
More through the link.
Wed, Jun 10, 2009 | 19:59 BST
Ubisoft’s Sebastien Puel has promised that Assassin’s Creed 2 will have more variety and less predictability than the first iteration.
“We are now telling a story in a way that is intended to be very unpredictable,” Puel told Now Gamer. “There are no more ‘x assassinations’ to perform but a story that develops through a great amount of mission givers.
“Some will give you an assassination mission, others an intimidation or information-gathering mission. There is no limit now to the types of challenges we can give to players. We are very careful to create a lot of variation in the types of gameplay and pace we are proposing.
“The combat system is based on the first game, but with much more possibilities and strategy behind every encounter. Players won’t be able to simply button mash, killing guard after guard. There will be more thinking involved due to the new different guard archetypes and weapons; you will have to strategically plan your every move.”
More through the link.