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Assassin's Creed Goes Multiplayer; Ezio Still The Lead Man

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Interesting news comes from Ubisoft for all those fans of our favorite deadly Italian prettyboy. Along with a slew of announcements regarding their financial forecast (including a tactical delay of Splinter Cell: Conviction into April), Ubisoft revealed they're working on a new, standalone title in the Assassin's Creed franchise. The next game in the series should be within our grasp in the next fiscal year (before April 2011) and will see the return of Ezio, picking up his destiny where it left off in Assassin's Creed II. Even better, they're adding multiplayer. Ubisoft's statement follows:
The 2010-11 fiscal year will see a greater number of franchise releases than fiscal year 2009-10, including Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction, a new game in the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series, Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands, Driver, Raving Rabbids 4 and a new episode of Assassin's Creed, which will be the first in the series to have an online multiplayer mode.
Ah, you found another one! How exciting!

The company has also clarified that this update is definitely not referring to the two DLC packs, "The Battle of Forli" and "Bonfire of the Vanities," but instead to a new, full-price product. In addition, it's seeing development by multiple Ubisoft studios, rather than just Ubisoft Montreal.

For this gamer's money, I can't wait to see what can be done in the Assassin's Creed engine for multiplayer. The chase sequences in the game are still some of my favorite, involving reflexes and agility as much as they do a sharp eye for terrain and parkour prospects. The continued popularity of Uncharted 2's multiplayer also points to freerunning as a fine method of locomotion and ambush, so long as the levels are well-designed for it. And if anyone can design levels well, it's the team behind this franchise.

Assassin's Creed II already featured a short section with a computer opponent, based on capture-the-flag, which required non-lethal takedowns to get the flag back. So it does tickle the mind: what would be the best way to incorporate the actual assassinating in a multiplayer Assassin's Creed?

New Assassin's Creed Announced, Features Multiplayer [IGN]

3 Comments

erastes said:

is it very sad of me that i love you included leonardo's catchphrase?

Katsuya Kaiba said:

How did I not see before...how HOT Ezio is?

buffymitch said:

so ot's not AC III. No problem but i do have a problem with AC turning into a mulitplayer. Why does every game turn into a multiplayer? Is the average gamer getting lonely or something? It should stay a one player game. Play a other game or make a other game.

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