Focus Multimedia is re-releasing the hugely successful Assassin’s Creed II on PC at the budget price of £10.20.
Building on and surpassing the original’s success, Assassin’s Creed II has a Metacritic score of 86 on PC as well as a whole host of awards to its name, with the entire franchise having sold a staggering 30m+ units worldwide.Focus Multimedia says the budget re-release opens the game up to plenty of new buyers.
“There are new consumers joining the market all the time, whether they’re discovering PC for the first time or returning to it as their format of choice,” says Focus Multimedia PR and marketing manager Alan Wild.
“Then there are those who didn’t buy Assassin’s Creed II at release, but would love to get their hands on the action. And, of course, the youngsters who have matured and can now legally hand over their pocket money and buy BBFC 15-rated games for themselves. To anyone in any of these brackets, Assassin’s Creed II is a fantastic proposition at an incredible price.”
Assassin’s Creed II sees the Middle Eastern setting of the original replaced with the open world of Renaissance Italy, relived by Desmond Miles via ‘genetic memory’.
A new beginning
The game has dozens of weapons, a new health and monetary system introduced, giving players the chance to purchase armour. It also features a new protagonist Ezio Audituerre de Firenze.
The title was followed by Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, a PC and console title that received a Metacritic score of 88. There is plenty of anticipation for the next release in the series – Revelations – the final chapter of the Ezio trilogy. But it’s II that really put the series on the map.
“We expect Assassin’s Creed II to be up there with our biggest successes,” adds Wild. “We’re building on the original and we’re looking forward to contributing significantly to the success of the Assassin’s Creed brand as a whole.”
Since the first Assassin’s Creed hit shelves in 2007, the series has become one of Ubisoft’s strongest franchises. The games allow players to take control of an assassin who must travel across an open-world environment and take down a number of targets.
The next game in the series, Assassin’s Creed Revelations, arrives on November 15th on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. A beta for the game will kick off on September 3rd for PSN+?and Uplay members.