Rumored Assassin's Creed 2 Details Emerge

Update: Having seen the latest issue of Game Informer, Shacknews can now confirm that, despite the misspellings, the below list of details is indeed accurate.

Original: A list of supposed details from Assassin's Creed 2 has popped up at ScrewAttack.

Alongside the rumored information, the site posted a render of new main character Ezio, which apparently leaked on the Ubisoft Forums. In addition, the details seem to match up with the teases Game Informer posted after ScrewAttack's report surfaced.

The rumors seem to have originated from a removed post on the Ubisoft Forums, which cited the latest Game Informer issue, as archived by N4G and GameFAQs.

Thus far, all publisher Ubisoft has offered in the way of official word is a release window for the open-world action game--no later than March 31, 2010--and a teaser site.

Remember, the following is still unverified, so keep that in mind as you peruse:

  • You'll have a ton of new weapons to choose from including an axe, a hammer, a mace, a spear, 2 different sword types, a spear axe, and 2 smaller blades
  • You CAN swim
  • Da Vincis workshop is in the game
  • Locations include Saint Marks Basilica, The Grand Canal, The Little Canal, and the Rialto bridge.
  • The game opens in 1476, Altair is from 1191
  • So you do indeed play as a new ancestor of Altair / Desmond -You will see the countryside of Tuscany
  • The "Auditore" family is mentioned
  • The main characters name is Ezio Auditore de Firenze
  • He is a nobleman of Florence
  • Big characters are in the game including Machiavelli, Caterina Sofrza, and Lorenzo de Medici
  • YOU DO INDEED GLIDE on Da Vincis flying machine.
  • Game will feature a new notoriety system that governs how enemy soldiers and people will treat you.
  • You can disarm enemies and use their own weapons against them this time.
  • Each weapon has a special move.
  • 16 unique mission types.
  • No more ease dropping or pick pocketing missions.
  • If you get beat up to much you will need to see a street side doctor to regain full strength.
  • Hidden objects (like flags in the first one) are there to uncover but this time if you track them down you will get in-game bonuses that make it worth your time.
  • Items include, flags, statues, and gold coins and more that isnt mentioned.
  • New enemy types with unique attitudes and weaknesses are present in the game. Archers are mentioned, as well as elite enemies, dagger wielders, "Brutish" armored troops with heavy armor and 2 handed swords and axes, and an intelligent halberd enemy will probe hiding places with their weapons if they think you're near by.
  • While hiding in a hay bail you can assassinate people this time, but it may expose your position.
  • You can still climb towers and ride horses
  • The Lorendo de Medici assassination attempt is in the game.
  • There is now a night and day sequence in the game.
  • 240 people are working on this title.