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Ubisoft Readies Assassion's Creed 2

Techstination feature for Tuesday, August 11, 2009

When your first video game sells 7 million copies...what do you do for an encore? I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. The phenomenal success of the video game Assassin's Creed has generated plenty of anticipation for the sequel which arrives this fall from Ubisoft. Executive Producer Jade Raymond....

"Assassin's Creed 2 take place in an all new historical time period. It's the Italian Renaissance. And some people think about the Italian Renaissance and they think...oh, it's new paintings.. it's art. But it was much more than that. It was really the birth of the modern age, the invention of the banking system as we know it, huge political turmoil, a lot of fighting between the big families, struggles for power between the church and the merchants. So really a rich setting for a lot of new game play."

The setting has been a challenge for the designers of Assassin's Creed2...which seems poised to make another killing. You can find us with archives, interviews...and this week...a giveaway contest for a Seagate FreeAgent Go hard I'm Fred Fishkin.