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New Assassin's Creed II Images? Really?

Italian site Mondo Xbox has a bunch of possibly illicit images from Ubisoft Montreal's next action game.

A bunch of new images for the set-in-Renaissance-Italy Assassin's Creed II have appeared on Mondo Xbox, a site based in--where else--Italy. Via a Google-translated page, the site "entered into possession" of the shots... and that's all the explanation for their presence. So I'm just going to put these up, let you look at them, and slowly back away.


(Via N4G.)

EDIT: Yes, as Mondo Xbox points out, a number of these shots appeared in Game Informer, though some of them are also new.

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Posted by Brad
A bunch of new images for the set-in-Renaissance-Italy Assassin's Creed II have appeared on Mondo Xbox, a site based in--where else--Italy. Via a Google-translated page, the site "entered into possession" of the shots... and that's all the explanation for their presence. So I'm just going to put these up, let you look at them, and slowly back away.


(Via N4G.)

EDIT: Yes, as Mondo Xbox points out, a number of these shots appeared in Game Informer, though some of them are also new.

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Posted by deadly_polo

hmmm, real or photoshop, who really cares

Posted by Hobbies

Wow, very impressive. Looks like it has a much darker tone than the first.

Not the best water effects I've seen, though.

Posted by Grady

about 2/3 of them are from the gameinformer may issue.  so the pics are real.  who knows about the others though.

Posted by KommanderCevin

Yeah, There are about 2 I havn't seen yet, so...

Posted by Oy

I thought these screens were already released?

Posted by Alexander

I think we've seen these already dude?

Posted by ElectricHaggis

In terms of atmosphere, the original Assassin's Creed was amazing.  So if they can bring mission variety and challenging gameplay to that quality of setting: I'm all for it.

Posted by ZmillA

there better be wall running in this one

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Posted by Venatio

¨Looks real to me, I think they look good

So Brad, are you saying that these images look bad?

Posted by Coltonio7

That looks great...like REALLY great!

Posted by SgtReznor

screen-grabs from cut-scenes are fun! Just a pity they're absolutely no freakin' help

Posted by ParanoidFreak

I still can't believe how beautiful this game looks.

Posted by Seram

Hey, he's in water and not dead.

Posted by Sabata

Dude, gliding machine? Awesome.

Posted by Slique

And lo, my anticipation of Assassin Creed 2 has risen ten fold.

Posted by lordofultima

Man this looks awesome, I loved the first game so this really can't disappoint.

Posted by c1337us

Its doesnt look like Altair (who ever is the current assasin guy) has updated to the fashions of the time and place as well. No more blending into a crowd of similarly dressed guys? Also seems like a lot more water in the environments hopefully the Assasins have incorporated the obligatory sequel swimming classes into their daily regime.

Posted by ZombiePie

So touching water doesn't equal instant death like in the last game? That's a relief because I hated the level in the ship dockyard from the first game.

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Posted by VegaDemonLord

Did anyone just seem to forget how tedious, repetitive, and lame the first one got?

Posted by End_Boss

Hey, that's definitely Assassin's Creed. Also, the Da Vinci flying machine? Aaaabsuuurd.

Edited by Jimbo

I was hoping for a radically different character design from Altair (ie. based on a different animal) and, tbh, a more interesting setting.  Maybe that's like The Creed gang colours now, they have to dress like Altair no matter how inappropriate it is.

The knight with the axe looks pretty bad ass, I bet he doesn't waste his time skulking around roof tops like a girl either.

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Posted by MrMiyagi

Looking good.

Posted by c1337us
VegaDemonLord said:
"Did anyone just seem to forget how tedious, repetitive, and lame the first one got?"
I certainly didnt forget the repetitiveness. But hopefully the increase in mission types will go a long way into improving that problem.
Posted by TigerDX

Seems it is not only set in renaissance Italy, but Venetian renaissance Italy!

Even better.

Posted by CL60

This is gonna be good.

Posted by jkz

Yeah since most of these are from GI it seems believable they're real. Game does look nice, and to whoever said it, the cutscenes in AC were part of the game, in other words there really weren't any, so I'd say this is GP footage

Posted by CL60
VegaDemonLord said:
"Did anyone just seem to forget how tedious, repetitive, and lame the first one got?"
Did you forget to read anything about this one?
Edited by AHappyPanda

I suppose it isn't GB's responsibility to put up impartial, unbiased news posts (it's really not) but if the headline lacked "Really?" part, there'd be very different responses to the images. Just sayin'.

Posted by gunslingerNZ

Looks hot, didn't play the first one so I can approach this one with a fresh view. Should be a lot of fun hopefully.

Posted by Nick

There's a screenshot of the character jumping into water, so I'm hoping you'll be able to swim in the game. I thought it was kinda lame that jumping in the water in the first game was an instant death.

Posted by manathirst

Wow, the graphics look amazing.

Posted by zityz

Looks awesome. I enjoyed the first one so I'm looking forward to this.

Posted by bombHills

HEY! Assassins can't swim!

Posted by RandomInternetUser

Wow.  This looks amazing.

Posted by pirate_republic

this actually looks pretty awesome.

Posted by ReTarDedFisHy

ReTarDedFisHy is really lookin' forward to this one.
Hopefully they'll be able to iron out some of the flaws of the first (repetitive missions, too much dialogue).
Other than that, the first Assassin's Creed was a really fun game.

Posted by natetodamax

Pretty neat.

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Posted by carpei

If the ones that feature swimming turn out to be fake I'm going to be SO mad.

Posted by Noremakk

*drool*

Posted by Soulless

That glider shot looks absolutely fantastic.

Posted by Darknesszora

Man that looks awesome, lots of detail!!

and it looks like you can steal weapons of enemies, mabey im just guessing
100% getting this when it comes out
Posted by TwoOneFive

im waiting for reviews. cant believe people are getting this excited over it, you do remember how much the first one sucked right?

Posted by Tearhead

I want this game. NOW!

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

Looks really cool, can't wait.

Posted by DEADMARCH

Yea! i saw that! i think that may very well be that Da Vinci flying machine thats awesome!
I really like how they have incorperated the night scene, after playing the first AC, i got sick of seeing sun scorched grass and dirt lol.

Posted by PremierOctopus

Damn. I was all ready to cynical, but now I'm really excited for assassin's creed 2.

Posted by coffeesash

If it's in Venice, please tell me the idiot can actually swim this time xD

Posted by RobDaFunk

Bring on more Creed, its gonna be a Winter of the sequel.....MW2, Bioshock 2, Dead Rising 2 and this.......BUSY, BUSY!!

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