Archive for category Assassin’s Creed II
Here’s a good line up of some of the deals that can be found during Black Friday weekend. Highlights include Dragon Age $35, GTA4 $20, Brutal Legend $35, NfS:Shift $35 and a $10 gift card with CoD:MW2 or Assassin’s Creed 2. Also Game Fly members get a $10 coupon on Used or Keep games. Via Yahoo
It seems like PlayStation Home is really catching its stride, and offering up new content every week. This week, there’s a bunch of free videos available, including clips from games and episodes of before-they-hit-cable TV series, and even full-length episodes from other programs.
Between November 12th and 19th, courtesy of FUNimation, the first full episode of Full Metal Alchemist Season 2 will be available to watch in the theater. You can also download shows from the PlayStation Store if the show interests you. Also airing this Friday is a never before seen video of Final Fantasy XIII, also in the theater.
Sony and A&E Entertainment also teamed up to bring an advanced screening of their new series Steven Seagal: Lawman, which will also be shown in the theater. And just for watching, you also unlock the free virtual item, “Lawman Vest”. The show doesn’t hit TV until December 2nd, so this is a pretty advanced screening .
Also coming to the Mall tomorrow is a whole collection of Assassin’s Creed-related clothing, including hats, shirts, hoodies and wristbands to coincide with the launch of their next two titles, Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines and Assassin’s Creed II. There will be even more virtual goods next week as well.
I’m surprised this didn’t get posted on here yet. Anyway, Lineage is a prequel to the upcoming game Assassin’s Creed II, following the story behind Ezio’s (the main character of ACII) father, Giovanni Auditiore de Firenze. The plot is as follows (from Wikipedia):
Giovanni is an assassin living during the Renaissance in 15th century Italy. At this dawn of a new era, a conspiracy is being plotted by one corrupted family to overthrow the powerful Medici family and destroy an unified Italy. As an assassin, Giovanni must face this threat and bring justice.
The short movie itself has an art style similar to 300 in a way. The actors (who did actual voice work and motion capture for the game) performed on a green screen (at Hybride Technologies, where 300 and Sin City had their green screen work done, which had been acquired by Ubisoft in 2008), and all the assets in the film were apparently directly from the game, with a few set pieces here and there that had a few tweaks done to their geometry and had a little texture work. It’s looking pretty good and can’t wait for the future parts.
Yeah, I know this is a PSP game, but here is the interview, conducted by the guys at the Official Blog:
I bring this up because they have mentioned some cross-platform support between this and the PS3 version of Assassin’s Creed II. Here’s what the game’s producer, Frederic Lefrancois, said about what is supported (at least, as far as I can understand his accent ):
There’ll be ways to transfer collectibles from one version to the other and both ways so basically how it works is that you’ll be able to transfer all the Templar coins you collect in the PSP version onto the PS3. Moreover, you’ll be able to collect the weapons of the targets you are going to kill in the PSP version onto ACII. And the other way around, you’ll be able to get the (couldn’t understand) upgrade and transfer them onto the PSP version.
It’s pretty nice seeing developers do this kind of support between the platforms. I’d like to see more games support this kind of feature. To my knowledge, the only other game in the near future to have the feature is Gran Turismo on PSP and GT5.
GameStop will be having a Limited Edition version of Assassin’s Creed II for $70. The thing is, though, GameStop doesn’t mention anything about a 360 version, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it did, indeed, head that was as well (turns out it will be available for the 360). For now, though, it’s
only been announced for the PS3. Now, as far as the LE goes, here’s what is included in the packaging:
- Premium Collectable Metal Case
- 8.5 inch Collectable Ezio Statue
- Two Exclusive, in-game maps:
- Palazzo Medici
- Santa Maria dei Frari
- Additional content DVD:
- Behind the scenes of Assassin’s Creed
- Assassin’s Creed II Soundtrack
I’m not sure if the Altair is a misprint or not, because I’d expect the figure to actually be Ezio, so that may just be a misprint on GameStop’s end (afterall, they also said the figure was going to be 3 inches, but their Twitter said it was actually 8.5). As far as the price goes, $10 more isn’t too bad considering what’s included. You can check IGN’s posting on this story here. You can also pre-order online at GameStop.
Thanks to Eric for pointing it out, but the link to GameStop was the incorrect one. Also, it is not a PS3-exclusive bundle and is actually called the Master Assassin’s edition and will be selling for $80, not $70. Sorry for the mix-up folks.