IGN writes: "Assassin's Creed II is getting religion. Well, more religion than the previous chapter – which was already essentially soaked in the intrigue and horror of the Crusades. The ending of the original Creed tackled a cornerstone of the rise of civilization head-on, too: the birth of a shared mythology and its power to shape the course of human history. Prior to his PAX presentation of Assassin's Creed 2 to a crowd of 5,000 eager gamers, creative director Patrice Desilets sat down with IGN for a few minutes to talk about the game. In our conversation, Desilets confirmed that the series will continue to delve into the use (and abuse) of religion in the ongoing struggle between the Templars and the assassins".