Assassin's Creed Sequel Learns to Swim

Work on the sequel to last year's open-world old-time murder simulator Assassin's Creed is still progressing at developer Ubistoft Montreal, according to a new interview with the studio's Prince of Persia animation director David Wilkinson.

After praising the efforts of animator Alex Drouin, Wilkinson told AusGamers that Drouin is "busy making [Assassin's Creed lead] Altair even more beautiful, adding that the last time he saw Dourin's work he "was getting Altair to swim."

The original Assassin's Creed (PC, PS3, 360) broke sales records for publisher Ubisoft, and a sequel was confirmed by the Associated Press last December.

In June, Ubisoft North American president Laurent Detoc informed Forbes that there would be no new Assassin's Creed in 2008, but noted that "when we bring [the franchise] back, there will be more anticipation for it."

No other details on the Assassin's Creed sequel are available, though Ubisoft Montreal's latest Prince of Persia (PC, PS3, 360) effort will hit retailers on December 2. Thanks to Joystiq for the tip.