Ubisoft producer Frederic Lefrancois has explained that PSP game Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines will unlock content on Assassin's Creed 2 on PS3 and vice versa. Both games are due out in November.
"As players unlock health and Hidden blade upgrades in Assassin's Creed 2 PS3, the same upgrades will be unlocked in Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines," writes Lefrancois on the US PlayStation blog. "It also works the other way round: on the PS3 you will be able to access any Templar Coins and special weapons you've collected on the PSP."
Bloodlines begins after Assassin's Creed finishes, and follows Altair on his quest to bring down Templar rule on Cyprus. Our white-robed hero is no longer bossed by Al Mualim, however, and so treads his own curious path.
The story, Lefrancois says, should fill in the blanks between AC1 and AC2.
Griptonite Studio will develop under the supervision of Ubisoft Montreal, and Lefrancois believes Bloodlines to be a "huge benchmark" - "As this kind of freedom of movement has never been seen before on the PSP."
Free-running across rooftops returns, as well as eight extra mission types to compliment the existing investigative techniques.
Head over to our Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines gallery for a glimpse.