Assassin's Creed 2 Game Informer First Details Revealed

From the official Assassin's Creed forums:

"Sooo I'm looking at the new Game Informer right now, and it tells a few thing but only has one new image, the one we already have, the 5th one.

- You'll have a ton of new weapons to choose from including an axe, a hammer, a mace, a spear, 2 different sword types, a spear axe thing, and 2 smaller blades
- You CAN swim
- Da Vincis workshop is in the game
- Locations include Saint Marks Basilica, The Grand Canal, The Little Canal, and the Rialto bridge.
- The game opens in 1476, Altair is from 1191
- So you do indeed play as a new ancestor of Altair / Desmond
-You will see the countryside of Tuscany
- The "Auditore" family is mentioned
- The main characters name is Ezio Auditore de Firenze
- He is a nobleman of Florence
- Big characters are in the game including Machiavelli, Caterina Sofrza, and Lorenzo de Medici
and thats just what I got from the pictures. I'll let you know more details as I read more.
- Game will feature a new notoriety system that governs how enemy soldiers and people will treat you.
- You can disarm enemies and use their own weapons against them this time.
- each weapon has a special move.
- 16 unique mission types.
- No more ease dropping or pick pocketing missions.
- If you get beat up to much you will need to see a street side doctor to regain ful strength.
- Hidden objects (like flags in the first one) are there to uncover but this time if you track them down you will get in-game bonuses that make it worth your time.
- Items include, flags, statues, and gold coins and more that isnt mentioned.
- New enemy types with unique attitudes and weaknesses are present in the game. Archers are mentioned, as well as elite enemies, dagger wielders, "Brutish" armored troops with heavy armor and 2 handed swords and axes, and an intelligent halberd enemy will probe hiding places with their weapons if they think you're near by.
- While hiding in a hay bail you can assassinate people this time, but it may expose your position.
- You can still climb towers and ride horses
- The Lorendo de Medici assassination is in the game.
- There is now a night and day sequence in the game.
- 240 people are working on this title."

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Straight Life4796d ago (Edited 4796d ago )

This game would have been a TRUE NEXT GEN open world game, if it was a PS3 exclusive using a 50gig bluray disk.

Dont be ignorant.

PS. Dont mention the PS3 GPU bullsh*t, its been said hundreds of times when it works with the Cell, it is very powerful.

004796d ago (Edited 4796d ago )

Your a horrible troll who sounds like a broken record.

Philip J Fry4796d ago (Edited 4796d ago )

Seriously, why do you feel it is so important to tell us all this. We all know what each machine is capable of. That is why we are on this site, we know and follow video games. So what, the open world aspect of the game was not the downfall of the first game. It was the repetitive missions.

John HX4795d ago

Can we please drop this allready?

ProperFunked4795d ago

and the fact thats it's hardly a stealth action game but more of an action game. dont give me that "social stealth" bullshit, if it did what it was supposed to, you could assassinate a target without being noticed. i tried on many different occasions to pull this off, but it never worked.
however, even the the combat was repetitive as well, i still found the animations and counterkills enjoyable. everything else...not so much.

N2NOther4795d ago

Really? I was able to pull off an unnoticed assassination 2 times during the game.

The_Beast4795d ago

Don't go around telling everyone.

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Nightfallen4796d ago

Really excited for this title. The day and night sequences are very interesting. Assassinations at night sound more appropriate.

Freak of Nature4796d ago (Edited 4796d ago )

Yes love this new feature,lots of new optons with this....

I mentioned flight in another thread,and got mocked for my comment.I have a friend that worked on the title early on,pre viz/concept art,and he mentioned to me long ago about flight/Davinchi contraptions....

Looks like they have been listening to us.....: the swimming issue, lack of weapon variety, lack of mission variety, stronger, smarter, more unpredictable enemies, a night and day cycle, collectable items that DO something, no more gigantic life bar...

The first one was a "flawed masterpiece" IMO.I liked it,but it had it's issues........I have always said that they should do everything possible to keep this next one as "un-repetitive" as possible,keep it fresh,and stay away from anything remotely repetitve.With the 16 unique missions,looks like they have been listening to us fans real well....

Cannot wait to play....

SuperM4795d ago

looks very good.

wow @ 240 people working on the game. Seems promising.

Jinxstar4795d ago

@ Super M

I hope so but I feel the old saying of 'Too many cooks spoil the stew" may be a caution flag here...

gaminoz4795d ago

If all that is true I am so pumped for this game...

Mozilla894795d ago

Do you guys think it would be a good idea to try and play the first game before playing this one? I've been toying around with the idea of getting it but never actually went through with it.

locos854795d ago

I would. I liked the first one and the story was pretty good. The game really relies on its story.

The Lazy One4795d ago

Guerilla probably had close to 200 people working on killzone 2 when it was in it's final push before release. There might be many cooks, but there are only a select number of chefs, and they're the ones that make or break the food.

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Sanzee4795d ago

Way to keep the vg spirit alive here. All you did was mention a feature in a videogame, and as if by magic, ps3 and 360 fans stopped arguing!

Avenged Sevenfold4796d ago

Give it to me baby! Uh huh, uh huh.

Bren864796d ago

Sounds like a ton of new improvements/features. Can't wait to fly.

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