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Assassin's Creed II - Xbox 360

Game Description: Desmond returns to the Animus memory table and revisits the story of another assassin ancestor, Ezio. Assassin's Creed II takes place in Venice, Italy during the time of the Italian Renaissance, and features gameplay involving Leonard Da Vinci's inventions, boats in the city's famed canals, and more elaborate assassinations.
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Assassin's Creed II Interview Blowout

By Brian Leahy - Posted Oct 26, 2009

Morgan Webb recently traveled to Italy to get her hands-on with Assassin's Creed II and interview the makers of Ubisoft's new game.

First, Morgan talks with Patrice Desilets, the game's creative director, about the character of Ezio, the challenges in recreating real world cities like Florence and Venice, and how the team wants different players to experience Assassin's Creed II in their own way. Patrice also drops hints about some of the secrets that Ubisoft has included in the game.

 

 

If you haven't been following the development of Assassin's Creed II thus far, Morgan sums the sequel up nicely in her preview:

"While the first game took place during the time of the Crusades, this time it’s the Renaissance, and while there’s still no penicillin, life has certainly improved. Ezio is the son of a rich nobleman, and most of his attention is wasted on the exploits of young men with too much money and too little responsibility: booze, boobs and brawls. Everything changes one day when his family is double crossed, and he dons the assassin’s hood to get his revenge. While Altair from the first Assassin's Creed always seemed a bit of a cipher, Ezio feels like a living breathing human you relate to immediately. He doesn’t start out as an assassin, he becomes one because of the hand that life has dealt him, and you are happy to follow him on this 30-year journey."

Next, Morgan speaks with Benoit Lambert, the game's director, about the new combat engine, enemy types, cities, and even about how the game's story, though it takes license in inserting Ezio into events, follows historical fact. 

 

Finally, Morgan spoke with Corey May, the writer of Assassin's Creed II. Corey is careful to avoid spoilers, but drops some details about the plot and progression of the game. The Animus of the first game is back and players will once again journey into the life of an ancestor, Ezio in this case, through Desmond Miles. Desmond might also get to do more than just walk around in ACII, but Corey is being extremely tight-lipped about those details.

 

Stay tuned as we rollout more interviews with Morgan Webb and the development team of Assassin's Creed II shortly.

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  • SiK

    Morgan Webb <3
    Keep it up

    Posted: October 26, 2009 3:03 PM
    SiK
  • samiam0605

    I love these videos and learning how much time and effort is put into making the games I love. I especially loved the interview with the writer, because I'm an aspiring writer like many young adults who can' do math. I think with all the hard work these guys have done that this game will be an instant classic. Thanks G4 and Morgan Webb for these video treats.

    Posted: October 26, 2009 2:58 PM
    samiam0605
  • UsefulPlayer1

    Traveled to Italy for game interviews?

    I think Webb is pretty happy with that deal.

    Posted: October 26, 2009 2:26 PM
    UsefulPlayer1
  • SavageHunter

    What if I want Leo turning into a robot?! :P

    Posted: October 26, 2009 12:46 PM
    SavageHunter
  • Snake_Peacher

    This Game Is Going to Live foreverrrrr

    Posted: October 26, 2009 11:46 AM
    Snake_Peacher
  • linc77

    looks sweet. I reserved the regular copy so i have money for AC Bloodlines. I would rather see what happened to Altair after AC1 than get some random extras. I think im done with these videos im seeing to much gameplay, im afraid of spoilers lol.

    Posted: October 26, 2009 11:07 AM
    linc77
  • OmegaSpartan08

    i just reserved the Master Assassin's Edition. i was reserving my money for which game i would get. either this or Uncharted 2 and i chose Assassin's Creed 2. i will buy Uncharted 2 when i get money later. cannot wait until the release of this game, it will be EPIC!

    Posted: October 26, 2009 10:46 AM
    OmegaSpartan08
  • Geomancy

    Can't wait. The first game was repetitive and some of the missions annoying, but the world itself was stunningly beautiful, the plot intriguing, the combat fun, and the movements of Altair about the most fluid of any video game character around. Sounds like Ubisoft Montreal has taken the criticism to heart, so I expect this game to have fewer weaknesses.

    I'm going to buy both Modern Warfare 2 and Assassin's Creed 2, but if I had to chose between the two, I would go for the latter. I'd rather spend some time in Renaissance Italy than the wartorn hell-holes of Modern Warfare!

    Posted: October 26, 2009 10:41 AM
    Geomancy
  • gentle

    I'm looking forward to this game more than i thought i would...

    Posted: October 26, 2009 9:36 AM
    gentle
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