Dive Into Assassin’s Creed II

April 26, 2009 Written by Draisey

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We’ve got an inside scoop on Ubisoft’s upcoming title, Assassin’s Creed II, and it looks like the team in Montreal really went all out this time around. As you may know, the main character in this installment is Ezio Auditore di Firenze. He’s a much better swimmer than Altair ever was, and apparently more of a “ladies man”. We’ll let you speculate on the gameplay possibilities there.

What the developers really wanted with this game though is to give the player a greater sense of freedom than before, as well as increase the number of missions you can take part in. Repetitiveness was a big complaint with the first Assassin’s Creed, so hopefully that problem has been eliminated in the sequel.

The swimming mechanics have dual usage, as Ezio can hide himself underwater, or hide his victims in water cases. Diving is also possible, and definitely implies some hairy situations that Ezio will have to get out of. Though there are weapons at your disposal, Ezio can also use his fists to fend off enemies with both offensive and defensive moves.

The last interesting tidbit is that Ezio’s attire comes from the noble families of Italy, so he may have a much bigger agenda than what the developers are letting on. For more updates on this exciting new game, check back on PlayStation Lifestyle!
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