Assassin's Creed II PC date, price and specs revealed

After two months of the game’s availability on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Ubisoft has dated the PC version of Assassin’s Creed II for March 5 in Europe and March 16 in North America.

Like the original before, it will be labeled as a “Director’s Cut”, packaging the full game and its two DLC episodes coming to the consoles, The Battle of Flori and Bonfire of the Vanities, for $59.99. In addition to the standard edition, a “Black Edition” for the PC will also be released by the developer for $64.99, with added extras that aren’t specified.

Ubisoft has also posted the system requirements for the Renaissance-based action-adventure game.

Minimum Configuration: 

  • SUPPORTED OS: Windows XP (32-64 bits) /Windows Vista®(32-64 bits)/Windows 7 (32-64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHZ RAM: 1.5 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista - Windows 7
  • Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0–compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 –compliant sound card DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
  • Hard Drive Space: 8 GB
  • Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller

Recommended Configuration: 

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better
  • Video Card: GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4700 or better
  • Sound: 5.1 sound card
  • Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, joystick optional (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
  • Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: ATI RADEON X1950, HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series NVIDIA GeForce 7/8/9/100/200 series
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Just a little correction - there are 3 editions - Standard, White and Black:
Standard - Main game + Extra sequences Battle of Forli & Bonfire of the Vanities
White Edition - Main game + Extra sequences Battle of Forli & Bonfire of the Vanities + 1 Templar Secret location (Santa Maria Dei Frari)
Black Edition - Main game + Extra sequences Battle of Forli & Bonfire of the Vanities + 3 Templar secret locations (Palazzo Medici, Santa Maria Dei Frari, and the Arsenal Shipyard)

Source: http://assassinscreed.uk.ubi.com/assassins-creed-2/community_news/?p=6111&paged=1

I'm playing it on the PS3 at the moment. It doesn't suffer the repetition problem from the first game at all.

Edited by DonC, Jan 27 2010, 11:53am :

i can't wait to play this with my 360 controller for windows. i hope it has dx10/dx11 enhancements to max out my ati 5770 card.

I wouldn't think this game would be very fun to play on a PC. I much preferred it as a console. Although I do prefer Splinter Cell games on the PC. Need that extra control for stealth!

The early EU release will likely hurt NA sales once people start pirating it.

bubbl3 said,
Like the early release in EU much, Mass Effect 2 delay is killing me :(

why? My ce is delayed even more thanks to some error but I am kinda happy for it, sure I get it later, but when I get it the online functions and Cerberus network will be working and all the dlc problems fixed

Leonick said,

why? My ce is delayed even more thanks to some error but I am kinda happy for it, sure I get it later, but when I get it the online functions and Cerberus network will be working and all the dlc problems fixed

There's problems? It took me 5mins to get all that down and working fine.

kinda smart of ubi to release it later in n.a. and earlier in europe...guess they didnt want to butt heads with e.a. and bfbc2 which has almost the exact opposite respective release dates.