Assassin's Creed 2 first impressions are mighty positive

The official Xbox 360 magazine has revealed a few interesting tidbits of information on their website regarding the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed 2, including news that it will feature a property investment mini-game that they describe as being “rewarding and fun.”

Judging by their remarks, which are based on time spent playing the game in preparation for review, it appears that the main character Ezio will have a range of combat moves that Altair didn’t have in the first game, including the ability to “pick people up and throw them around” and “kick them while they’re on the ground.” The reviewer describes the combat as “FANTASTICALLY violent.”

Furthermore, they’ve revealed that we’ll be able to jump into a Gondola and punt around the canals of Venice. Though nothing was revealed about the game’s storyline, they have said that the ending of Assassin's Creed 1 will be explained and that the game is "infinitely better than the first game." Sounds very promising!

We’ll have a full review of Assassin’s Creed II ahead of its release date in North America on November 17, 2009 and in PAL regions on November 20, 2009.

A gamer since the days of the ZX Spectrum, Steven Williamson now works as General Manager for PSU. He's supposed to be managing, but if you're reading this, it means he's dipped into editorial again. Follow @steven_gamer
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