I absolutely love getting to drool over Assassin’s Creed at every opportunity I get. It’s probably just the history dork in me… or my proclivity for dangerous men… or the fact that Altair has such outstanding fashion sense… anyway, I digress.
New video footage of Assassin’s Creed has been released to the web, demonstrating the game on the Xbox 360. As always, the footage is simply stunning in its detail and visual beauty, but it’s now looking even smoother than what I got to check out during E3 (at the time, it was only coming out for the PS3) now that a few more months of development have been put in. Essentially, this is what we saw behind closed doors back in May with a couple of visual upgrades and tighter controls (what I was demonstrated included the same target, town, and eventual fate of Altair… though I got to see a little more of the very end than is shown in the trailer), but it definitely seems to be running smoother and the use of “intuition” is totally different than the original targeting mechanic.
While there are a couple of graphical glitches, they look like fairly minor things capable of being ironed out before the game’s release in 2007 (though, admittedly, I suspect Ubisoft might delay the game if they think it needs some more QA time rather than let it hit the market before it’s ready).
Go ahead and check out the video: beware, though, the file’s huge and will take a while to load.