Tag Archives: assassin’s creed 2
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 | 13:55 BST
Update: There’s an interview with Raymond and ACII producer Patrice Desilets on Ubisoft’s official E3 site.
Right. What? Jade Raymond’s told the Official PlayStation Magazine in Benelux at E3 this week that she’s been in charge of Assassin’s Creed II development from the start.
“I’m taking a step back from all the press and stuff this time,” she said. “I’m executive producer. Got to let the new producer shine. I had my spotlight on Assassin’s Creed 1.
“I’m very much involved with the team from day one.”
The developer became something of an internet “pin-up” during the first game’s launch build-up.
Raymond has been hidden away since the release of Assassin’s Creed, with Ubi sources constantly telling press they had no idea what she was working on.
Looks like we all know now.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 01:27 BST
During the Ubisoft event at E3, an Assassin’s Creed 2 trailer was shown.
It showed people dancing in Italy during a festival of sorts, all in masks with fireworks in the background.
We already told you all about it.
Now watch it after the break. Da Vinci is your friend.
It has some nice looking gameplay in it.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 07:13 BST
Nathan must have missed this in all the excitement last night. According to multiple reports, Ubisoft confirmed Assassin’s Creed 2 for a November 17 release date in its E3 press conference in LA yesterday.
Get the rest of the news from the presser here.
Sat, May 30, 2009 | 14:52 BST
Wed, May 27, 2009 | 20:16 BST
Assassin’s Creed 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction and James Cameron’s Avatar will all have downloadable content when they release this year, Ubisoft said today in its full-year earnings call.
The publisher also confirmed today that all three will make it out this side of 2010.
Wed, May 27, 2009 | 20:17 BST
Speaking in today’s full-year investor call, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot narrowed down release dates by quarter for the following titles:
Q3 (November – December 2009)
Assassin’s Creed 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction; Red Steel 2, Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage and Rabbids Go Home.
Q4 (January 2010 to March 2010)
R.U.S.E., I Am Alive and a new Ghost Recon.
Good news for those dying for the much delayed Splinter Cell: Conviction.
Fri, May 22, 2009 | 17:43 BST
Other than predicting PS3 and Wii price cuts, Gamestop CEO Dan DeMatteo has stated we can expect Assassin’s Creed 2 to land on shelves during November.
Speaking during the same earnings call, he stated that BioShock 2 and Tekken 6 would arrive in October, while Assassin’s Creed 2 and Modern Warfare 2 are expected in November along with “a couple of Nintendo titles coming that have not been announced.”
“So, it looks like actually a very, very strong fall and holiday season,” he said.
Here’s hoping he’s right.
More over at Eurogamer.
Tue, May 19, 2009 | 08:37 BST
The Assassin’s Creed 2 team stands at around 450 people, producer Sebastien Puel has told NowGamer.
“The team’s size for the second title of Assassin’s Creed 2 is about three times the size of the team of the first game,” said Puel.
“Making [Assassin's Creed] from A to Z took around four years… It’s a very good thing we are keeping most of the core members who envisioned the first Assassin’s Creed. They know the project very well.”
Apparently, “thousands of ideas” not implemented in the first game are making their way to the sequel.
Watch for more from E3.
Fri, May 08, 2009 | 16:47 BST
Ubisoft will kick off the Assassin’s Creed II campaign this weekend with both a full trailer and a teaser video appearing on UK television.
The premiere will air on Five during The Da Vinci Code, Sunday at 8pm.
Suppose you will have to sit through the whole thing to catch a glimpse. Shame that.
This will be the first video showing actual footage of the game.
More over on CVG.
Thu, May 07, 2009 | 19:50 BST
Ubisoft will announce it’s Holiday 2009 line-up during a June 1 press conference at E3.
The invitation only event will be broadcast online for the public the next day via it’s official website.
Assassin’s Creed II, Rabbids Go Home, and Red Steel 2 will be demoed, along with an appearance from special guests and the reveal of unannounced titles.
The event will be hosted by comedian Joel McHale who is the host of E!’s entertainment and pop culture show, The Soup.
Press release through the link.
Fri, May 01, 2009 | 19:20 BST
Some lovely looking Assassin’s Creed 2 shots have popped up over on the Italian site Mondoxbox.
A few are new, some are not. Doesn’t matter. They’re easy on the eyes, and aren’t scans.
So go have a look.
It’s out this holiday season for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 | 20:01 BST
Ubisoft said on Twitter today that there are no plans to go back and provide Trophy support for Assassin’s Creed.
“No we won’t add trophies in Assassin’s Creed PS3 but there will be in Assassin’s Creed 2 for sure,” said the tweet.
So stop asking ‘em already.
The sequel will have them as it’s a mandatory requirement for all new PS3 titles.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 | 16:46 BST
After the break. The real truth lies in the shadows, apparently. And it’s written in blood.
There’s no gameplay. But still.
“Holidays” 2009, it says at the end.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 | 15:42 BST
We’ve just been told that Ubi’s promising an Assassin’s Creed 2 trailer later today.
The Game Informer cover issue releases in the US today.
Just firming it up now. Watch the mountains.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 | 14:54 BST
Want to see absolutely everything in the world available in print or online about Assassin’s Creed 2? All the postcards, every website symbol unlock, every detail and every image?
Hit this. It includes plenty of new stuff on how to get at all the secrets on the game’s teaser site – videos included for those without webcams – and a mind-melting amount of other information on the upcoming sequel.
Be warned: serious business.
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 | 09:47 BST
Now. We received a postcard from Italy this morning, showing a Venice scene. The postmark, however, isn’t Venetian. There’s nothing written on it at all. Hit the link to see a hi-res shot.
There’s a few reasons why there’s almost certainly something fishy going on here:
- The image shows Venice. Seen Venice in the news recently?
- There’s a plaque on the right sporting the words “Da Vinci”. Seen Da Vinci in the news recently?
- We don’t know anyone in Venice, from Venice, or related to Venice in any way.
- It’s highly unlikely anyone we do know in Italy would send us a postcard of Venice.
- We run a videogames website. This is probably about a videogame.
We’ve asked Ubi for comment. Take a look for yourself.
Mon, Apr 13, 2009 | 08:54 BST
Goonl!ne’s posted up proper scans of the Assassin’s Creed II cover feature from the latest Game Informer.
The images are fully readable, showing that 240 people are working on the game and confirming that all previously leaked info from the piece was true.
Fill your boots.
Fri, Apr 10, 2009 | 15:47 BST
Fri, Apr 10, 2009 | 08:17 BST
ScrewAttack’s posted up a bunch of supposed details on Assassin’s Creed 2 from the next issue of Game Informer.
Get it all after the break. Obviously, there’s a ton of spoiler detail here, so don’t look if you want to be in any way surprised when the game releases later this year.
Oh, and take all this with a pinch of salt. The GI subs issues don’t hit until next week.
Wed, Apr 08, 2009 | 10:01 BST
Go to the Assassin’s Creed 2 teaser site. Watch the video. Click on the big symbol at the end. Print off the PDF. Click on the red “Animus” symbol to the left of the screen next to the original symbol. Click on the top box on the left. Hold up the printed symbol in front of your webcam.
What happens is honestly pretty cool. Do it.