UPDATE 13/9/16: Ubisoft has finally confirmed the leaked Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection, which will launch on 15th November and contain Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood and Revelations.
Roughly two-thirds of the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie will be set in modern times.
The Assassin's Creed movie won't be out until 21st December, but it's reportedly already greenlit a sequel.
According to The Tracking Board, New Regency has already signed with producers Jean-Julien Baronnet from Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Frank Marshall through his Kennedy-Marshall Company, along with Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan through DMC Films.
It's not clear if Assassin's Creed co-stars Marion Cotillard or Jeremy Irons will return. The same goes for director Justin Kurzel. For that matter, it's not 100 per cent confirmed that Fassbender will star in the sequel, but the fact that he's co-producing it suggests he'll reprise the role.
Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond has left Ubisoft after over a decade of service.
More than 80 Ubisoft titles have been reduced in a huge Steam sale, which is running from now until 24th February.
Cut-price games include downloadable gems such as Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes (£1.99), Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (£7.79) and Rayman Origins (£6.49).
The first two Assassin's Creed games are £6.49, while more recent entries Brotherhood, Revelations and AC3 are £9.74.
Have there really been five Assassin's Creed games? All on just one generation of consoles? How time flies.
As previously rumoured, Microsoft has just announced a new, sleeker version of the Xbox 360. It'll be available from today - at least in North America.
We'll check on European availability when all the hubbub has died down.
Microsoft also revealed a new offer for Xbox Live Gold subscribers - you'll now get two free game downloads per month, similar to Sony's existing PlayStation Plus service.
UPDATE: A Ubisoft representative has confirmed the existence of the Assassin's Creed Anthology to Eurogamer. Full details will be announced later this week.
The discounted, downloadable PS3 Essentials range arrives on PlayStation Network today.
Assassin's Creed 2 has given up its Platinum trophy more often than any other PlayStation 3 game, Sony has revealed.
The story kick-started by 2007's Assassin's Creed will be tied up before December 2012, with developer Ubisoft Montreal strongly suggesting that Desmond Miles' tale will conclude next year.
"In Assassin's Creed we set up a timeline with this whole end of the world plot of December 2012," Assassin's Creed: Revelation creative lead Alexandre Amacio told Eurogamer. "That's fast approaching, and the story we have to tell, we obviously need to do it before we arrive at that point."
Ubisoft Montreal has created four main games since the Assassin's Creed series debuted in 2007, and 2009's Assassin's Creed 2 has enjoyed two follow-ups in quick succession with last year's Brotherhood and the forthcoming Revelations.
Sony has outlined the bare-bones August content for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Ex-Assassin's Creed main man Patrice Désilets begins work for new employer THQ today – and will reveal his new game to core games boss Danny Bilson over the phone.
Ubisoft has put a recruiting call for an Assassin's Creed buff to help pen a forthcoming franchise encyclopedia.
Ubisoft is considering film versions of its Ghost Recon and Assassin's Creed franchises, so suggests a new customer survey from the French publisher.
Assassin's Creed's Animus, the virtual reality machine that reads a subject's genetic memory and allows them to relive it as an ancestor, helped the phenomenally successful stab-em-up series to expand beyond the limits of the first game's setting.
Ubisoft will patch out its controversial always-on PC game digital rights management on a case-by-case basis.
Ubisoft appears to have stopped forcing PC gamers to maintain an internet connection while playing its games.
Ubisoft has aired plans to release "another big Assassin's Creed game" in 2011.
There will be a new Assassin's Creed game in 2011, Ubisoft has confirmed, despite earlier promises that the series would be taking a year off.
Speaking at an investor call today, CEO Yves Guillemot revealed, "There will be something around Assassin's [next year]. That's all we can say."
No clarification was offered as to exactly what form the game might take, but CFO Alain Martinez said "Maybe after Christmas in January we'll be able to talk about what kind of product we have."
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - the one what did multiplayer - arrives next week, and Ubisoft is banging its drums by discounting AC2 downloadable content.
A surprising 60 per cent of people gave up on story-led action game Assassin's Creed II before the end.
Ex-Assassin's Creed main man Patrice Désilets will join THQ in summer 2011 to form a new Montreal Studio focused on creating brand new games.
Upcoming stab-em-up Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is not Assassin's "2.5", Ubisoft has insisted.
Stab-'em-up series Assassin's Creed will be as big as Grand Theft Auto "in the not-too-distant future", Ubisoft reckons.
Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin's Creed II sold "nearly nine million units" during its last financial year, which ended on 31st March 2010.
Assassin's Creed antagonist Dr. Warren Vidic has popped up on Facebook and left a mysterious message.
Ubisoft's told Eurogamer that its "online services platform" for PC games will "evolve and improve" and is most certainly here to stay.
Ubisoft is said to be offering compensation to gamers who experienced problems with its controversial digital rights management system.
Ubisoft's piped up and explained that Assassin's Creed II and Silent Hunter V were not removed from Steam due to DRM disagreements.
Ubisoft has blamed problems with its controversial digital rights management solution for PC games on outside attacks.
Update: Ubisoft has blamed the outage on outside attacks.
The PC Gamer Blog has first-hand confirmation that the PC version of Assassin's Creed II features Ubisoft's controversial new anti-piracy system.
Ubisoft has announced that the next batch of downloadable content for Assassin's Creed II will arrive tomorrow.
BAFTA has announced the nominations for the British Academy Video Games Awards for 2010, with Uncharted 2 receiving the most attention.
The first lump of Assassin's Creed II DLC - The Battle of Forli - will be released tomorrow on Xbox Live Marketplace.
Update: Ubisoft's confirmed a 5th March release date for the PC edition of Assassin's Creed II [and not Mass Effect 2, obviously. Idiot - Ed] in Europe. That means we get the game earlier than the US. Shh, don't brag.
The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 2009 Videogame Writing awards.
As reported by Kotaku, those in the running include Assassin's Creed II (written by Corey May, Joshua Rubin and Jeffrey Yohalem) and Uncharted 2 (Amy Hennig).
Then there's Wet (Duppy Demetrius) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Marc Guggenheim). There may not be room for all the writers on the stage if Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 wins (written by Jesse Stern; additional Writing by Steve Fukuda; story by Todd Alderman, Steve Fukuda, Mackey McCandlish, Zied Rieke, Jesse Stern, Jason West; battlechatter dialogue by Sean Slayback).
Ubisoft's told Eurogamer that prizes for the Assassin's Creed II Live by the Creed promotion will be sent out "within the next week".
Assassin's Creed II's dad Patrice Desilets has confirmed that the Battle of Forli and Bonfire of the Vanities download packs due next year were originally meant to be in the main game.
Ubisoft has detailed the upcoming Assassin's Creed II downloadable content packs it announced just recently.
The first, the Battle of Forli, is due out in January for $3.99 and features six new memories. It focuses on Ezio's work to protect the town of Forli from the invading Orsi family, and fleshes out Caterina Sforza, who you encountered briefly in the main game just before you went off to Florence.
The second pack, the Bonfire of the Vanities, is due out for $4.99 in February, and unlocks a new area of Florence. Ezio has to liberate the city from Savonarola, who has taken it over thanks to an Apple of Eden.
Ubisoft has announced a pair of downloadable add-ons for Assassin's Creed II.
Ubisoft has just announced that Assassin's Creed II sold 1.6m units worldwide in one week, according to "internal estimates".
That's 32 per cent better than the original Assassin's Creed, which is still the fastest-selling new IP that North America has ever seen.
The increase may be attributed to Assassin's Creed II being a much better game. Eurogamer scored the original Assassin's Creed 7/10 and gave the sequel 9/10.
Neither Assassin's Creed II nor New Super Mario Bros. Wii have managed to displace Modern Warfare 2 at the top of the UK All-Formats chart, despite Activision's champion selling 86 per cent fewer copies during its second week on sale.
Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed II is compatible with the beta version of Uplay, its upcoming loyalty and rewards system.
The beta focuses on the Uplay Win aspect of the service, where you collect units (don't call them achievements!) for doing certain things in the game. These can then be traded for rewards, including exclusive in-game content.
Alternatively, you can save them up and use them cross-game to unlock things in future Ubisoft titles like Splinter Cell: Conviction.
The American ESRB has posted its rating summary for Assassin's Creed II, drawing attention to a "seduction mini-game" among other things, some of which constitute minor spoilers.
Update: Ubisoft has confirmed to Eurogamer that there are "no plans" for an Assassin's Creed II demo.
Never mind a third Assassin's Creed game, Ubisoft producer Sébastien Puel reckons they could do any number of them.
Ubisoft has just announced that Assassin's Creed II has slipped to Q1 2010 on PC.
A trusted retail source has corroborated earlier reports and told Eurogamer that a 250GB PS3 Slim will arrive here as early as October, as part of three console-plus-game bundles.
Desmond, the man whose genetic recollections fuelled Altair's murderous rampage in Assassin's Creed, sounds like he will get to do a lot more than just stroll around an Abstergo prison cell and steal pens in the sequel.
Ubisoft has told Eurogamer that Assassin's Creed 2 will launch on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 here on 20th November. The 17th November date announced at E3 was for the US.
The UK will also get an exclusive Black Edition of Assassin's Creed 2, which costs 70 English Queenpounds.
That's because the black, holographic box will be stuffed with goodies. Specifically, a 64-page leather-and-parchment-style "Conspiracy" development book; an Ezio figurine wearing "Master Assassin" garb; three in-game bonus quests promising to cover "the most prestigious moments" of the Italian Renaissance; the soundtrack by Jesper Kyd; and behind-the-scenes developer interviews.
Ubisoft's Jade Raymond is working on Assassin's Creed 2 as executive producer.
Ubisoft showed off Assassin's Creed 2 during Sony's E3 conference, which just finished, and reminded us that it's out on 17th November.
Ubisoft has revealed the sequel to Assassin's Creed to will be out on 17th November.
It's set in 1486, according to a trailer which was played at Ubi's E3 press conference. It showed a group of men in masks going to a ball in Venice. One of them gets separated from his mates while dancing with a lady, and next thing you know he's keeling over with a very sore throat.
Altair replacement Ezio's to blame. A bit of kicking and stabbing ensues before Ezio is chased through the canals of Venice, ending up in St. Mark's Square. One of his pursuers appears unimpressed by the fact Ezio can produce a blade from his sleeve, but is less smug when he's shot by whatever's up the other one.
Ubisoft's loving the DLC! That's the word from its latest conference call thingy following financial results.
Gamestop executive David W. Carlson has revealed what we've got to look forward to in the run-up to Christmas.
Assassin's Creed 2 is being made by a team of 450 people, which is three times more than worked on the original game.
Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed 2 will be released on "all current-generation platforms" during this "holiday", which usually means the period leading up to Christmas, as opposed to, say, that week I've booked off in May.
Assassin's Creed is set in 15th-century Italy and stars a young nobleman-turned-assassin called Ezio Auditore de Firenze, according to the Game Informer preview teased last week.
Assassin's Creed 2 will be unveiled in mid-April according to a teaser site for the game that went up this week.
Ubisoft has delayed the release of I Am Alive until its next financial year, which runs from the start of April until the end of March 2010.