Following the unveiling of the Assassin's Creed II teaser site last week, Ubisoft have today officially announced Asssassin's Creed II, which is currently slated for a Christmas 2009 release, and seemingly comes replete with a host of differences that were either expected or completely unknown.
Assassin’s Creed II is the product of over two years of intensive development by the original creative team behind the Assassin’s Creed brand. In a vast open world environment, the game invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who’s been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy.
Ezio’s subsequent quest for vengeance plunges players into a captivating and epic story that offers more variety in missions, surprising and engaging new gameplay elements, diverse weapons and a profound character progression that will appeal to fans of the original Assassin’s Creed as well as entice players new to the brand.
Looks like there's no Altair now, which confirms initial rumours the Assassin's Creed brand would transcend time with a new assassin with each iteration. We also have a single piece of character art
for your perusal, as well as a teaser trailer
. Stay tuned for any new details as they become available.