Ubisoft saved the best till last at their 2009 E3 conference with a trailer for Assassin’s Creed 2. After a drag of titles I personally didn’t find particular interesting, Laurent Detoc declared the words: “Renaissance” and “15th Century,” which could only mean Assassin’s Creed 2.
Before unveiling the brand new trailer, Detoc reported how the predecessor sold over 8,000,000 units to become the fastest new-selling IP to date.
The trailer confirmed the game is set in 1489 in Venice, Italy, where a party is taking place in the town square. As you would expect, the game’s protagonist whose identity is currently unconfirmed, turns up to eliminate his target. He then escapes after being spotted by a king or someone with high authority, who attempts to prevent the assassins’ escape by blocking the exit, assisted by guards. What he doesn’t know is that the assassin has a mechanical bow and arrow device, something that appears to be the leading edge of technology in the late 15th century.
Unfortunately, the trailer is currently not available for embedding but I hope the stills I managed to obtain will serve justice. Ubisoft announced a release date for the title of 17th November 2009, almost two years on from Assassin’s Creed’s release.