Assassin’s Creed II gamers play the role of Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who’s been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy, in a quest for vengeance. What happened to Altair and the events of the first Assasin’s Creed? Hmmm…
Check out the new features of AC2:
- Your range of weapons has been greatly increased, with new armaments including two swords, two “smaller blades”, a mace, spear and an axe.
- No more silly drownings, as Altair can now swim.
- As expected, Da Vinci’s workshop features in the game (it’s set in 1476), and yes, you’ll be gliding around on those wings of his.
- The game stars real characters of the time, including Machiavelli and Florence’s powerful Medici family
- There are now “16 unique mission types”. And, thankfully, no more pickpocket or eavesdropping ones.
- Tracking down hidden flags will now net you in-game rewards, rather than a simple sense of self-satisfaction.
Do we also get more of hot game developer Jade Raymond?
Assassin’s Creed 2 Developer Ubisoft talks:
The press release promises a game set in an open world environment with more variety in missions,new gameplay elements, diverse weapons and character progression. The game has already been in development for more than two years by the original creative team behind the original title, Ubisoft says.
“Our creative team is working hard to top the experience of Assassin’s Creed,” said Patrice Desilets, creative director at Ubisoft. “We’ve made improvements to every aspect of the game. We’ve plunged ourselves into the stunning history of the Italian Renaissance so that we can offer fans a unique, varied and innovative Assassin’s Creed experience.”