Following a smart teaser that snuck onto the net earlier in the week (read more to see it), more information about Assassin’s Creed 2 has surfaced following the big reveal in the new issue of Game Informer.
In a nutshell, the sequel moves from the 12th century Crusades to 15th century Italy and follows the trials and tribulations of one Ezio Auditore de Firenze (another of Desmond’s genetic relatives) as he more than likely assassinates his way across Florence whilst evading capture by sitting on a bench.
Jokes aside, I loved Assassin’s Creed – whilst the gameplay was a bit easy and artificial in places (something Ubisoft seem to still be struggling with, if Far Cry 2 & Prince of Persia are anything to go by), the combat system was brilliant and the atmosphere whilst ‘in game’ was unparalleled. Of course, I’m ignoring the stupid near-future sequences, with their unskippable cut scenes and slow ‘walk everywhere for no reason’ moments.
With all the hype generated around the first game (largely down to Jade Raymond having bewbs) being its downfall, lets hope Assassins Creed 2 takes a different approach, mainly by proving everyone else wrong! We’ve already been promised the prospect of fighting with more than just a few bladed weapons (Ezio can pick up axes, hammers and the like), a flying machine crafted by Da Vinci to hopefully make jumping from church spires more interesting and the ability to swim offering more avenues of attack.
Assassin’s Creed 2 is due on (presumedly) the Xbox360, PS3 & PC early next year and here’s that trailer I promised…