Tag Archives: assassin’s creed 2
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 | 18:59 GMT
Ubisoft’s confirmed that a new Assassin’s Creed game is to release in its coming fiscal year.
It’ll be the first in the series to have an online multiplayer mode.
The company also said today that Assassin’s Creed II has exceeded the 6 million units sold mark, and fully expects the title to reach 9 million sell-in units by March 2010.
Fri, Dec 04, 2009 | 22:52 GMT
Apparently, some Assassins Creed 2 players are reporting a glitch that traps the player in the Hideout with no way out of it.
The error occurs when players save and shut the console down after finishing Chapter 11. Upon restarting, the only way to escape the Hideout is to begin the game anew.
CVG has contacted Ubisoft, and until a response is issued, the site recommends you not “quit out of the game”.
Just go play something else until a fix or workaround is announced, we reckon.
More through the link.
Thu, Nov 19, 2009 | 18:13 GMT
Looks like Assassin’s Creed II has been given the Digital Foundry treatment with the latest Face-Off between the 360 and PS3 versions of the game.
Here’s the final analysis:
“It’s fair to say that while Assassin’s Creed II has a number of important advantages on Xbox 360, the crucial thing is that the improvements to the PS3 engine are such that the performance deficit isn’t going to get in the way of having a great time.
“It’s an essential game on both platforms, but if you’ve got both consoles, the 360 version is clearly the more solid performer.”
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 | 19:22 GMT
Assassin’s Creed II reviews are starting to go live, and the general consensus is that you should go get the game, yesterday.
It landed on US shores today, and the official release date for Europe is November 20, but will we will see how long that street date lasts.
Here’s a list of reviews, and we will continue to update it as more go live:
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 | 15:21 GMT
Good Lord, what a massive day in game releases. Those with fat wallets will be having a field day, swimming around on the floor with all their lovely games.
The rest with anorexic wallets will just have to pick one and wait on Santa to bring more – or get some from a very giving stranger driving a van. He may look a bit mad with that hair and strange gleam in his eye, but the clown mask beside him on the passenger’s seat with fishing line and surgical gloves says “good times ahead” and you know it.
Here’s a list of the games that are out in the US today with European dates beside ‘em if different:
- Assassin’s Creed 2 (PC in 2010) (Nov 20)
- Left 4 Dead 2
- LittleBigPlanet PSP
- Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Nov 27)
- God of War Collection (2010)
- Tony Hawk: RIDE (Dec 4)
- NCAA Basketball 10 (NA)
- Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines (Nov 20)
- Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! (Dec 4)
- Chaotic: Shadow Warriors (NA)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tagforce 4 (NA)
- LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (Nov 20)
- The Sim 3: World Adventures Expansion (out yesterday actually) (Nov 20)
- SingStar Latino (TBA)
- Planet 51 (Nov 27)
There may be more, and if we missed any, just let us know.
Sat, Nov 14, 2009 | 14:36 GMT
Ubisoft has released the full version of its Assassin’s Creed II short film, Lineage, which fills you in on the story leading up to the game.
CVG has all four parts posted, for your viewing pleasure.
It was announced on Thursday that the first part of the short had been viewed 1.7 million times in the first 24-hours on Ubisoft’s YouTube channel.
Game’s out next week. Exciting.
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.