Tag Archives: assassin’s creed II
Wed, Nov 04, 2009 | 09:15 GMT
Assassin’s Creed II’s courtesans are shown off in the game’s latest trailer, seeing it as you will after the break.
While the footage is a little less risqué than a typical Pornhub movie, there’s still a hint if tit. Amazing scenes.
The game’s out on November 17. Don’t forget. Because it’s properly awesome.
Mon, Nov 02, 2009 | 20:48 GMT
Janco analyst Mike Hikey has said in a note that pre-orders for Assassin’s Creed II outweighs that of the 2007 original.
The count for the pre-orders stands at 10 to 20 percent from the original, according to the note.
The original sold over nine million units since it launched in November 2007, that’s if what creative director for the game Patrice Desilets told us at GamesCom in August is correct.
Either way, go out and buy it on November 20 for PS3 and 360. It’s the bees knees.
Mon, Nov 02, 2009 | 14:25 GMT
Ubisoft’s revealed that the official soundtrack for Assassin’s Creed II will be released on November 16.
The OST is done by Hitman composer, Jesper Kyd.
“Jesper Kyd’s score for Assassin’s Creed II brings players into the Italian Renaissance by providing a true sense of depth for the poignant moments, while also giving a jolt of adrenaline to the action-packed sequences,” said creative director of the game, Patrice Desilets.
Press release is after the jump. Game is out on November 20 for PS3 and 360.
Mon, Nov 02, 2009 | 00:45 GMT
We’re sure you’d all love to take Ezio for a spin around the lot before you part ways with your precious cash, but according to Connected Consoles, you’ll have no such luck.
During London’s Eurogamer Expo, a Ubisoft rep told the site that there aren’t any plans for an Assassin’s Creed II demo.
Bummer? Yeah. But it’s not so bad. Early reviews have the stab-happy sequel pegged as being pretty great, so it’s not like we’re blindly sending our piggy banks to the slaughter.
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 | 17:26 GMT
Ubisoft’s Philippe Bergeron has told German television show PLAY’D that the firm is currently looking into settings for the third installment of Assassin’s Creed.
Two that were mentioned were feudal Japan and medieval Europe.
“There are two things that come to mind – there is medieval Europe, which would be very interesting trying to play a King Arthur story line,” he said. “Another one that is a personal favorite of a lot of people on the floor is feudal Japan, which is something that would be very interesting just culturally to discover and I think also to make players discover as well.”
Ubisoft has also discussed the possibility of Assassin’s Creed III being set during World War II with a female assassin, however, Ubi’s Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat has said that the next setting is already set in stone and in planning.
The second installment is not even out yet. Seriously. Get it out first, please.
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 | 14:10 GMT
Ubisoft’s Murray Pannel has told GI.biz that in the future, platforms will be “irrelevant to how you deliver” content to the customer.
Having a chat with the site about the Assassin’s Creed Lineage film released on YouTube today, Pannel said that the company is focused more on getting content to the public, instead of how it’s delivered.
“Content is moving forward – in the future it will be king – and the platforms almost become irrelevant to how you deliver that,” he explained. “It could be through Xbox, it could be a movie, or a book, or maybe even a card game. Ubisoft’s ambition is to be a 360-degree content provider rather than just a traditional games publisher – so looking at entertainment in a much broader sense than games development, or just movie production.
“The truth of the matter is that we’re not ‘making movies’ now – [Lineage] is an experiment, a bridge that we’re building to see how convergence works in terms of content and IP. I’m certainly not suggesting we’re going to start making feature-length films off the back of this.
“I suppose at the moment what our creative studios are working out and looking to deliver are ways of storytelling beyond just the traditional videogame format.”
Assassin’s Creed II’s out November 20, and part one in the Lineage series is posted past the break.
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 | 11:31 GMT
Mon, Oct 26, 2009 | 00:32 GMT
You’ve just killed a man in cold blood. Sure, he was a bit of a sleaze, but he probably didn’t deserve three rib-shattering kicks to the mid-section followed by a clavicle-rending slash to the shoulder. Whatever, though; you’re an unfeeling, utterly ruthless contract killer. No use crying over spilt blood. And so, you silently saunter away, uttering only one phrase: “Oh sweet! Achievement unlocked! Yippee!”
If you’d like to plot out your bloody, achievement-unlocking swath, Assassin’s Creed II achievement/trophy lists have found their ways onto MyGamerCard and PS3Trophies. We are, however, setting the spoiler warning for this one at “minor spoilers” yellow. This is, of course, far from “Snape kills Dumbledore” red, but if you’re hoping to go into Assassin’s Creed II completely untainted, you should probably skip these.
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 | 06:44 BST
OXM may not have a fancy-pants past-rewriting animus at its disposal, but the magazine’s still making some history of its own with the world’s first ever Assassin’s Creed II review. So, how’d Ezio and co. stand up under OXM’s unfaltering scrutiny? Pretty well, as it turns out. The numbers nine and ten were apparently mentioned once or twice, or so we’re hearing.
“OXM’s Mike Channell was the first non-Ubisoft person in the world to complete the game, the company tells us, and he was impressed,” said a post on OXM’s official site. “It addresses nearly all the gripes we had with the original game, including all that artificial flag-collecting nonsense, and delivers a brilliant single-player experience that’s built around a cracking story.”
The new issue – in all its review-packed glory – is on shelves now. Go buy it! Buy it so that the fine folks at OXM can keep telling you what to buy!
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 21:33 BST
Ubisoft’s already drummed out in it’s head the setting for Assassin’s Creed III, according to CEO of Ubi’s Montreal studio Yannis Mallat. They still aren’t going to say anything though, not even a hint.
“Oh yeah,” said Yallat, when he was asked if the developer knew which parts of history the next game will see.
“We know how to keep our secrets. Think about it, Assassin’s Creed as a brand is definitely oriented towards reliving pivotal moments in history. So along that path we may revisit some interesting moments.”
And an ending for Desmond?
“Who talked about an ending,” admitted Yallat.
We haven’t even had Assassin’s Creed II yet, and here we are talking about ACIII. ACII is out on November 20 FYI, in case you didn’t know.
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 19:40 BST
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 17:22 BST
The BBFC’s rated Assassin’s Creed II a 15.
The game was made with no cuts, but info did reveal that the game will contain over three hours worth of cut-scenes in the game.
A minute and a half is put aside for a trailer of Avatar: The Game.
ACII is out on November 20 for PS3 and 360.
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 16:40 BST
Speaking in this week’s Famitsu in a co-interview with creative producer of Assassin’s Creed II Patrice Desilets, Hideo Kojima has labeled Desilets’ game “incredible”, alongside Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Modern Warfare 2.
“I’ve been telling this to everyone who interviews me lately but I think there are three games that stand out above the rest of the pack in the remainder of this year. One is Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, one is Uncharted 2, and the third is Assassin’s Creed II. Those three are just incredible,” said Kojima.
“Assassin’s Creed II has been watched since before it was made, what with the first game selling over 8 million copies worldwide. You have intense pressure from the publisher and from gamers, but you still have to keep your schedule and strive to improve on the last game. I think that pressure has crushed more than a few creators over the years, but Patrice overcame it and clawed his way to the end of the project.
“I think he’s a genius for achieving that, and I’m really looking forward to what he does in the future.”
And what does Desilets think of Kojima’s high praise on his game?
“I really never felt much pressure, but with Kojima saying things like that, I’m starting to feel it now.”
Assassin’s Creed II is releaed on November 20, MGS: Peace Walker is released next year for the PSP.
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 09:43 BST
Gamikaze has live ten new shots of Assassin’s Creed 2 for you to pop your eyeballs over.
Find them at the link. They look hawt.
Game is out on November 20 for PS3 and 360. PC version isn’t due until 2010.
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | 13:19 BST
Ubisoft’s announced that it’ll be airing the first of several short films from the Assassins Creed universe, known as Lineage, from next Tuesday.
To celebrate the announcement, they’ve also released a short trailer on the films, which give the back-story to Assassin’s Creed II.
Catch it after the jump, thanks to TLG. Assassin’s Creed II itself is out on November 20 for PS3 and 360.
Thu, Oct 01, 2009 | 21:19 BST
Kristin Bell, as every boy who loves her knows, will be appearing in Assassin’s Creed II as Lucy Stillman from the first game.
There are pictures of her lending her voice to the game over on D’toid.
“As an actress, it’s both challenging and rewarding to play a complex character with this great mysterious background,” she says. “I’m very happy to be Lucy once more, and I look forward to fans discovering more about her – they will be pleasantly surprised.”
Game’s out on PS3 and Xbox 360 November 17.
PC gets it next year.
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 | 16:38 BST
Move over BioWare: your sexy game throne is about to be challenged. Assassin’s Creed II director Benoit Lambert’s confirmed to VG247 that his free-running sequel contains a bit of the old uppy-tiger-squealy-monkey.
“Ezio is a womaniser,” said the developer, speaking in response to a reader question.
“There’s a bit of sex. I can’t say more.”
Ubi in hot cock action shock. Saying that, bet it’s nothing more than half a tit and a suspiciously swollen codpiece.
We’ll all know “come” November 20.
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 | 15:09 BST
A ton of Assassin’s Creed II previews went live last week from TGS. We didn’t cover them at the time, because we were up to our ears in Japanese news. To celebrate the fact that we’ve finally managed to finally type up all the answers to the reader questions we asked director Benoit Lambert just before the show, we thought we’d round up the lot for you. Just to be nice and handy, like.
And here they are:
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.
Mon, Sep 28, 2009 | 13:45 BST
Speaking in the newest issue of Edge, Assassin’s Creed II producer Patrice Desilets has revealed you will be playing parts of Ezio’s life, stating this is part of the game’s new found variety system in the game.
“Assassins’ one major flaw was the fact that we revealed the entire game structure early on and never changed it.
After one hour you knew there are nine targets, and those nine targets will be divided into nine districts. We never broke that pattern. This time we said no. This is Ezio, and Ezio has a life and needs a link from one mission to the next,” said Desilets.
More over at CVG. Beware though: it does contain spoilers for the start of the game.
It’s out for November 20 f0r PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. PC version was delayed until 2010 last week.