It's certainly one of our most anticipated projects, and although that debut teaser really didn't tell us much, the upcoming edition of Game Informer most certainly will.

As Kotaku reports, the figure you see on the cover of the magazine isn't Altair, the protagonist from the original Assassin's Creed . It may look a lot like him – clothed the way he is – but that's actually Ezio, "a young noble who lost his family to rival families." Details fresh from the feature include: many more weapons including a spear and axe, the ability to swim in water (kinda like the upgrade in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas ), "16 unique mission types" (Pickpocketing and Eavesdropping are gone), and the addition of real-life historical figures like Machiavelli. You'll have to pick up the magazine later this month to read the rest, but it's already shaping up to be a definite step up from the original. We adored the first one, contrary to the claims against it, and we have no doubt that Ubisoft will produce a stellar sequel. We kinda wanted to have Altair back, but in retrospect, he didn't have much of a personality and we can probably see a lot of him in Ezio. And we absolutely love the idea of playing in 15th-century Venice; the possibilities seem endless, and it's a damn good thing Ezio can swim, right?

We'll bring you more on Assassin's Creed 2 whenever the info becomes available; you can be sure that it's pretty damn high on our priority list.

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GoldenShadow
GoldenShadow
11 years ago

Definitely good news, I would have picked up AC2 even if it had the same gameplay, however it is nice to see that they will be improving it.

robinhood2010
robinhood2010
11 years ago

Sequels of games like this can only get better, when they build on the original formula. And not being able to swim in Venice would be really….really dumb.

Darth Koth
Darth Koth
11 years ago

no it wouldn't, you know its sewage right? who wants to swim in that lol

Mista
Mista
11 years ago

The 1st was good, but definitely overrated IMO. The ending if you want to call it that was one of the worst ever, but even so I'm actually very excited about this sequel. Seems like another year were sequels will rule. KZ2, AC 2, BioShock 2, Uncharted 2…

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

Sequels rule for a reason…

killzone100
killzone100
11 years ago

Very sweet can't wait for more info.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

New hero……. oooooooooooh i dunno if thats a wise decsion, remember DMC4?

Though i did enjoy playing through Assassins Creed once, though it was painfully repetitive, thats the main thing they need to sort out this time.

SarahPalinMILF
SarahPalinMILF
11 years ago

I liked DMC4 and Nero is way cooler than Dante

KevinCairo
KevinCairo
11 years ago

Yeah, Nero had a good change in gameplay mechanics. Gotta learn to appreciate having to change your strategy.
Besides, what's the problem with changing a barely established main character that, as stated in the article, barely had a personality in the first place?

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

Altair was great , but needed more depth to be really memorable . I hope this game explains the mysteries left unresolved in the last game .

Please Ubisoft , let us assassinate some people in the dark .

camaro300zx
camaro300zx
11 years ago

I'll only pick it up if they do another Collectors Edition to match the first AC:CE.

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

on the trailer theres some mirror writing that says Game Informer and has a date but i cant remeber what the date was

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

I don't have a PS3 yet but I heard a lot of good things about Assassin's Creed. I've seen it in action too and I absolutely love the graphics on it.

When I read the review it seemed to be an average good kind of game. But I'm most definitely going to pick it up sometime once I get my PS3.

But wow…I kind of like the sound of the 2nd one. These new mission types, a spear and an axe, swimming, VENNICE!!! But yea it sounds cool. I can't really comment on the whole character thing since I barely know anything about Altair. But for some reason I have a feeling he'll show up one way or another in the sequel. Let's see how it goes.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

lol definitely needs a new hero, god hated the crap out of that creepy guy in the first one.

shreevin
shreevin
11 years ago

Hmm…I guess I'm ok with a new hero, but what about Desmond? The dude left behind in the lab at the end with his new Eagle Vision. The story line of the Pieces of Eden is totally dropped? I'm sure the next one will be as good as the first, but there was such opportunity for good story continuation.

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

I'm sure Desmond's story is far from over. Ezio is probably another ancestor of his. Desmond is/was an assassin after all, so it makes sense that many of his ancestors were as well. I bet this one will take place after Altair's time but probably still well before Desmond's.

Jian2069
Jian2069
11 years ago

Awesome, I'll need a new PC if water is involved 😛
also I kinda wanted desmond's story to finish D:


Last edited by Jian2069 on 4/10/2009 1:14:43 PM

souljah92
souljah92
11 years ago

ezio looks bad ass, perhaps desmonds story isnt totally dropped in this sequel as there really isnt any proof that it was…..

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Can we get some better voice acting too?

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Tell me 'bout it…

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

This sounds even better than the first one was. Cant wait for it 🙂

King James
King James
11 years ago

Rental.

a1_
a1_
11 years ago

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

*drools*

Sweet! Didn't know how much I wanted this game until RIGHT NOW.

-Arvis

Schmitty
Schmitty
11 years ago

noble kid that becomes a vigalante

BATMAN

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Hmm… I hope its better than the first one. AC grew way to repetitive, way to quickly. Hopefully they will spice the game up a little and add some verity.

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

Pickpocketing and eavesdropping are gone? Hmmm… If they get rid of those stupid blue walls and allow me to explore the whole city then I'll give it a try.

Wait, is Venice the only city?


Last edited by Kangasfwa on 4/10/2009 4:42:58 PM

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Let's clear this up. Desmond IS the main character in AC. The ancestor assassin will be different for each game up until we get a game for the present time. Desmond will eventually don the white mantle and finally assassinate that old fart.

For all you haters, AC was/is an amazing game. I'd say groundbreaking in fact. Sure it was repetitive but what game isn't? The climbing mechanics, story telling, pushing people out of the way ? What was there not to like?

The ONLY thing … Altair is a cooler name than Ezio. How do you even pronounce that?

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Just kill Desmond and remove the VR bull**** and it shall prevail into an superior sequel to a truly groundbreaking game set in the 15 century

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Oh my god the hype. It could disappoint you know like the setting Venice better not be the only city &…. it should have the ability of travelling to different cities on horseback which won't take at least 100 years to arrive

Neurotoxiny
Neurotoxiny
11 years ago

I'm going to get game informer on 4/16/09 like the end of the trailer says backwards-y mirror-y and I'll probably buy this game right when it comes out; the first one was one of my favorites because you could push chubby people down stairs and then stab guards and the guards wouldn't care about pushing the chubby people.

Or if you stabbed the chubby people, the guards wouldn't notice, but if you push a guard slightly, they'll come to slaughter you.

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

The first one wasn't good at all. I hope the second one in somewhat exciting.

Minishmaru
Minishmaru
11 years ago

The first one was decent, i definitly liked playing it for a bit…replayability was like nil and no support from Ubisoft to update it or add dlc. Only thing that makes no sense to me…the end of the first one…it made me think of more of a sequel with Altair…not a whole new character…so is this like prequel and then sequel?

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

The first one was great! I'll definitely get this game should be gorgeous since it takes place in Italy.


Last edited by bebestorm on 4/11/2009 11:40:30 AM

KING313
KING313
11 years ago

thats pretty lame, pickpocketing was pretty fun i can do without eavesdrooping though.

aaronobst
aaronobst
11 years ago

Overrated my ass, if the 2nd if half as good as the 1st then it'll blow me the **** away

Nasty80
Nasty80
11 years ago

i played 3/4 through the first one, and i couldnt take it anymore. I didnt even care what the hell happened at the end.

JaXXX
JaXXX
11 years ago

Yay!! I am soooo looking forward to it!