Explore Renaissance ItalyBrand new details on Assassin’s Creed 2, the follow-up to the title that became the fastest-selling new IP in video game history, have been revealed at E3.
Assassin’s Creed 2 will take place in the Renaissance period and will feature a new hero, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a young Italian noble, and a new era, the . While it will be retain the core gameplay experience from the first game, Ubisoft say that it will also feature new experiences that will surprise and challenge players.
Assassin’s Creed 2 is an story of family, vengeance and conspiracy set in the brutal, backdrop of a Renaissance Italy. Ezio befriends Leonardo da Vinci, takes on Florence’s most powerful families and ventures throughout the canals of Venice where he learns to become a master assassin.
Italy in the 15th century was less a country and more a collection of city-states where families with political and economic strength began to take leadership roles in cities like Florence and Venice. This journey through some of the most beautiful cities in the world takes place in a time in history where culture and art were born alongside some of the most auspicious stories of corruption, greed and murder.
We'll be able to perform missions when we want and how we want in this open-ended world that brings back free-running and adds elements such as swimming and even flying to the adventure. It will feature a living, breathing world where every character is an opportunity for the player. Blending in with the crowd is easier, and working with in-game characters will provide ample rewards that can also lead to surprising consequences.
Perfect your skills to become a master assassin where you brandish new weapons, learn to disarm enemies then use their weapons against them and assassinate enemies using both hidden blades.
There isn't a firm release date as yet, but Assassin's Creed 2 is set to launch during the Christmas period 2009.