Expanded Description Single-handedly take out well-guarded targets through a combination of stealth and acrobatic maneuvers in this anticipated sequel to 2007's Assassin's Creed. Featuring a new protagonist in a different era, you'll control a young nobleman named Ezio Auditore da Firenze in 15th century Italy, at the height of the Renaissance. After a tragic event befalls his family, Ezio trains to become a master assassin, looking to exact his revenge on those responsible. Ezio will explore three sprawling cities, countryside, and various small villages while completing objectives during the day or at night. Assassin's Creed II offers three times the mission types found in its predecessor, with more things to see and do within each setting.
Money is now an important part of the game, allowing Ezio to purchase weapons, clothing, armor, repairs, and decorative items for his Italian villa. Ezio can pickpocket people, search for hidden chests, and complete side missions to fill his coffers. Other key changes include Ezio's ability to swim and even soar through the sky thanks to friend Leonardo da Vinci's flying machine. The open-ended world also allows for more free-running, climbing, and leaping from great heights. Among the new weapons at Ezio's disposal are pikes, maces, war hammers, scimitars, axes, and twin wrist-mounted blades that can be used to kill two people at once. Updated combat techniques include the ability to grab, kick, head-butt, drown, disarm, or pounce on enemies.
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Game Special Features
Freely explore the bustling cities of Rome, Venice, and Florence
Swim, fly, ride, and perform other new actions
Learn new information on the conflict between the Templars and assassins
Disarm enemies to use their own weapons against them in combat
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction CONTROLS: Left Bumper = contextual cameras; Left Trigger = target lock; Right Bumper = weapon selector; Right Trigger = high profile; Left Thumbstick = move; Back Button = map; Start Button = pause; Y Button = head; X Button = weapon hand; B Button = empty hand; A Button = legs; D-Pad = quick inventory; Right Thumstick = look; ACTIONS; ON GROUND; LOW PROFILE; A Button = steal; B Button = gentle push; X Button = attack; Y Button = eagle vision, talking; HIGH PROFILE; A Button = free-run, sprint; B Button = grab and throw, tackle; X Button = attack; Y Button = eagle vision; HORSE; LOW PROFILE; A Button = walk; B Button = dismount; X Button = rear up (if weapon is sheathed); X Button = attack; Y Button = eagle attack; HIGH PROFILE; A Button = gallop; B Button = dismount; X Button = attack; Y Button = eagle vision; SWIMMING; LOW PROFILE; A Button = dive; X Button = attack (throw knives); Y Button = eagle vision; HIGH PROFILE; A Button = get out of water, fast crawl; X Button = attack (throw knives); Y Button = eagle vision; BOAT; A Button = step out of rowing stance; B Button = row