Assassin's Creed 2 details leaked

The first official details for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 2 were released after several people managed to get an early copy of the upcoming issue of Game Informer. As confirmed by Gamer Informer, Assassin's Creed 2 will be the cover story for the May edition of the magazine. Some of the features to be included in Assassin's Creed 2 are as follows:

  • New weapons to choose from including an axe, hammer, mace, spear, two different sword types, spear axe, and two smaller blades
  • The ability to swim
  • Leanardo Da Vinci's workshop and flying machine
  • Locations such as Saint Marks Basilica, The Grand Canal, The Little Canal, Tuscany, and the Rialto bridge
  • The game will open in 1476
  • You will play as Ezio Auditore de Firenze, a nobleman of Florence who is a descendant of Altair
  • People such as Machiavelli, Caterina Sofrza, and Lorenzo de Medici
  • New notoriety system
  • Each weapon has a special move
  • New way of disarming enemies by using their own weapons against them
  • Sixteen unique mission types
  • No pick pocketing missions
  • You will be able to see a street-side doctor when injured
  • Hidden objects
  • New opponents including archers, elite enemies, dagger wielders, armored troops and an intelligent halberd enemy
  • The ability to assassinate people while hiding in a hay bale
  • The Lorendo de Medici assassination attempt
  • A day and night sequence

In addition to the details mentioned above, screenshots of some of the gameplay were scanned from the upcoming Game Informer issue.

Screenshot courtesy of Game Informer

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