No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! Especially not Ezio, who's just traveling to Spain to hang with some fellow cold-blooded killers in Assassin's Creed II: Discovery on DS. Apparently there's also a Templar plot in there to discover the New World...is this sounding a little too much like medieval National Treasure to anybody? I wouldn't be surprised to see Nicholas Cage on the voice cast, but I'm just happy to see them trying more Assassin's Creed on DS after the inventive Altair's Chronicles.
The game lets DSi owners take their picture and paste it on in-game wanted posters, but I'm more interested in the gritty details, like is this 2.5D like the last game or true third-person platforming?
UBISOFT® UNVEILS ASSASSIN'S CREED II: DISCOVERY(TM) FOR NINTENDO DS(TM)
SAN FRANCISCO – September 24, 2009 – Today Ubisoft announced that
Assassin's Creed II: Discovery(TM) for the Nintendo DSi(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) systems will launch on November 17 for the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $29.99. The game is rated "T for Teen” by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).
Assassin's Creed II: Discovery takes players through an untold chapter from the Assassin's Creed® II console storyline utilizing the unique strengths of the Nintendo DS platform. In this new adventure, Ezio travels to Spain to rescue fellow assassins being held under the guise of the Inquisition, only to uncover a Templar plot to sail west and discover the New World.
The game takes platforming into the next generation with an emphasis on exhilarating speed and breathtaking acrobatics. The in-game animations provide players with a true visceral experience and the intuitive controls enable players to easily execute assassinations and nimbly navigate obstacles reaching daredevil speeds. Nintendo DSi owners will be able to take pictures of themselves and put them directly into the game as "WANTED!” posters.
"Assassin's Creed II: Discovery is a great way for fans to experience a new chapter of the Assassin's Creed II storyline,” shared Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. "We think Nintendo fans will be impressed with all the unique features in the game designed specifically for Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DS.”
Assassin's Creed II: Discovery is being developed by Griptonite Games.
More details on Assassin's Creed II: Discovery can be found at www.assassinscreed.com