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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.
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.