Today; Ubisoft officially announced that they are releasing Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection this November after the series has surpassed 100 Million copies sold.
Today, Ubisoft® announced that Assassin’s Creed® The Ezio Collection will be available on November 17th for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. Fans of the series and new players alike can relive the adventures of legendary Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze as the franchise’s most celebrated games come to current generation consoles.
Assassin’s Creed has become one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, with more than 100 million copies sold to date. The series’ compelling, innovative gameplay, rich narrative and detailed, historically-accurate open world environments have spawned a passionate, global fan following. As players’ interest in Assassin’s Creed has grown, Ubisoft has expanded into Assassin’s Creed-themed books, comics, and short films, and is now set to release a major motion picture on January 1st, 2017 in the UK (with preview screenings from December 26th, 2016).
“This is a huge milestone for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, but we believe the best is yet to come,” says Etienne Allonier, Brand Director for Assassin’s Creed.“Having seen what’s gone into the movie and into future Assassin’s Creed games, we think fans and newcomers alike will be excited by everything Assassin’s Creed has to offer.”
Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection includes the acclaimed single-player campaigns and single-player add-ons for Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations, with enhanced graphics for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Telling an epic three-part story of vengeance, intrigue, and romance, Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection lands on shelves this holiday for gamers who want to relive the Renaissance and experience the thrilling adventures of Ezio in Florence, Venice, Rome, and Constantinople, or newcomers stepping into the world of Assassins and Templars for the first time.
The Assassin’s Creed series tells the tale of the centuries-old battle between Assassins and Templars through rich storylines and captivating characters. Assassin’s Creed is an action-adventure series set in fully realised open worlds throughout notable times in history such as the Third Crusade, the Golden Age of Pirates and the Industrial Revolution. Using the infamous hidden blade and other tools and weapons specific to the time period, players will fight for the greater good from the rooftops in Italy to the shores of Cuba through the core tenets the series is known for: combat, stealth, navigation and parkour.
In addition to the single-player content, Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection includes the complete Assassin’s Creed Lineage and Assassin’s Creed Embers short films, giving a clearer glimpse into the background of the dashing yet dangerous Ezio Auditore da Firenze, from beginning to end.
Additionally, Ubisoft announced the release of the Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection Collector’s Case. Exclusive to Uplay Shop the Collector’s Case brings back souvenirs from the Auditore Family crypt. Along with the game, players will discover a set of exclusive lithographies, the game’s official soundtrack, featuring a selection of 40 tracks from the three games, and an exclusive Black Edition collectible bust of Ezio Auditore.
Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection will be available at retail and digitally for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One on November 17th, 2016.
So what do you think? Are you excited to revisit the adventures of Ezio Auditore? Will you be picking up the collector’s edition? Are you seeing the Assassin’s Creed Movie? Be sure to let me know what you think of this news in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In the meantime; Check out the trailers below for The Ezio Collection & the Assassin’s Creed Movie (Which hits cinemas Boxing Day).
Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection
Assassin’s Creed (Movie)
Article by Matthew McNamee