Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection’s release is reportedly happening this year. News about the development of this game compilation first circulated after it was previously spotted in the Korean Ratings Board. And now, the latest talk of the town for the Ezio Collection is its alleged looming release – a few months away from now.
PlayStation Lifestyle cited a marketing photo posted on Gameblog, a French website, which seems to confirm that Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection is slated for November 2016 release. The special compilation is said to highlight three Assassin’s Creed games, all going to be remastered in 1080p resolution running at 30 fps and will feature reworked textures. The Ezio Collection, according to reports, will bundle together Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and lastly, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.
Assassin’s Creed 2 was released in 2009 for the Sony PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Mac OS platform. On the same year, it received the VGX Award for Best Action Adventure Game. IGN gave an 8.9 rating for the PC version of the game. The description for the game posted on the site read as follows:
“Assassin’s Creed 2 is an epic story of family, vengeance and conspiracy set in the pristine, yet brutal, backdrop of a Renaissance Italy. Ezio befriends Leonardo da Vinci, takes on Florence’s most powerful families and ventures throughout the canals of Venice where he learns to become a master assassin.”
The 2010 Assassin’s Creed offering, subtitled Brotherhood, also got the VGX Award for Best Action Adventure Game. Two of the DLC packs released for this game were The Da Vinci Disappearance and Copernicus Conspiracy. Brotherhood received an 8.5/10 score from GameSpot.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is Ubisoft’s 2011 entry to the game franchise, made available for various platforms such as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Symbian, and Android. With an 80/100 Metascore and a 7.5/10 User Score from Metacritic, critics and gamers are one in sharing positive insights about the game.
“Revelations closes the Assassin’s Creed journey with a familiar looking videogame, but with a new iteration so epic and amazing as you might expect,” 3DJuegos’ review for the game noted, as featured on Metacritic. “It’s a worthy end for the first volume of the series.”
“Revelations follows master assassin Ezio Auditore as he walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altair, on a journey to recover five ancient seals that hold the keys to the future of the Assassins brotherhood,” the game summary posted on the website read. “It’s a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.”
Going back to the rumored The Ezio Collection, also included in the pack are all the DLCs released for the three aforementioned AC titles. Two animated short films, Assassin’s Creed: Lineage and Assassin’s Creed: Embers, can be expected from the package as well.
As for the pricing, Gameblog reported it will be available for 70€. Gamespot explained that it is “typical for a full-priced title in France.” For the US market, Gamespot noted that it will most likely get a $60 price tag.
The rumored release for Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collectionis further supported by a listing posted on Amazon Italy. Accordingly, it will be available on PS4 and Xbox One beginning November 17, as also reported by Gematsu. The listed price on the online marketplace is £ 50.82.
There won’t be a new Assassin’s Creed game set for release this year. The new one is expected to arrive in 2017, and it allegedly takes place in Egypt.
Ubisoft has yet to confirm Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection. The Inquisitr will continue to keep you in the loop for more developments in this game compilation as well as for other AC news.