Is This The Protagonist of Assassin's Creed 2?

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Joystiq believes this is the new main character for Assassin's Creed 2. According to a tipster over there the image was up on the official Ubisoft boards briefly before being quickly pulled. Screw Attack has more details on the game which seem to confirm it is indeed within a renaissance setting, specifically 1476 Italy and you play as Ezio Auditore de Firenze, a nobleman from Florence, Italy. Rumors abound that you'll be able to pilot Da Vinci's flying machine and hang out with historical figures like Machiavelli (author of The Prince). I'm sure there'll be some, you know, fascinating assassinating as well.

The best news though is that there are apparently 16 mission types this time around. That's definitely an improvement on the three or four from the last game. I'll admit that as soon as I got to the third city and realized I was playing the same stuff over and over, I quickly abandoned the first game. Still, I can't not be excited about a sequel to the series, mostly because the world and climbing mechanics were so unique. If they can do something about the repetitive combat then I'll start to get really excited.

Now to take this news post on a tangent. Whoever can leave the best caption for our new friend Ezio by 5PM PST today in the comments to this post will get a free Giant Bomb Jeff t-shirt. If it's really good I'll find some goodies from the office to throw in as well. I'll announce the winner in this post and get your shipping info by private message. Let the contest commence!

Update


It was a tough vote with so many submissions, but the team narrowed it down to a couple standouts. Eventually though we couldn't resist an appropriate Mortal Kombat joke.

Runner-Ups


iamcool388  - Yo FITTY, where mah Jazz Hands?
FallopianTube - I stole this dress from Jade Raymond!
yoshimitz707 - Hello. My Name Is Ezio Auditore de Firenz. You Killed My Father. Prepare to Die.
pakx - As you can see, Michael Jackson's new look is, as ever, risky and colorful.
x52z - Assassin's Creed 2, starring Grammy winning musician Prince.
lind_dc - Your Mission: KILL THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER!

Winner


Matt Bodega - BARAKA WINS. FATALITY.
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#1  Edited By sbritton

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Joystiq believes this is the new main character for Assassin's Creed 2. According to a tipster over there the image was up on the official Ubisoft boards briefly before being quickly pulled. Screw Attack has more details on the game which seem to confirm it is indeed within a renaissance setting, specifically 1476 Italy and you play as Ezio Auditore de Firenze, a nobleman from Florence, Italy. Rumors abound that you'll be able to pilot Da Vinci's flying machine and hang out with historical figures like Machiavelli (author of The Prince). I'm sure there'll be some, you know, fascinating assassinating as well.

The best news though is that there are apparently 16 mission types this time around. That's definitely an improvement on the three or four from the last game. I'll admit that as soon as I got to the third city and realized I was playing the same stuff over and over, I quickly abandoned the first game. Still, I can't not be excited about a sequel to the series, mostly because the world and climbing mechanics were so unique. If they can do something about the repetitive combat then I'll start to get really excited.

Now to take this news post on a tangent. Whoever can leave the best caption for our new friend Ezio by 5PM PST today in the comments to this post will get a free Giant Bomb Jeff t-shirt. If it's really good I'll find some goodies from the office to throw in as well. I'll announce the winner in this post and get your shipping info by private message. Let the contest commence!

Update


It was a tough vote with so many submissions, but the team narrowed it down to a couple standouts. Eventually though we couldn't resist an appropriate Mortal Kombat joke.

Runner-Ups


iamcool388  - Yo FITTY, where mah Jazz Hands?
FallopianTube - I stole this dress from Jade Raymond!
yoshimitz707 - Hello. My Name Is Ezio Auditore de Firenz. You Killed My Father. Prepare to Die.
pakx - As you can see, Michael Jackson's new look is, as ever, risky and colorful.
x52z - Assassin's Creed 2, starring Grammy winning musician Prince.
lind_dc - Your Mission: KILL THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER!

Winner


Matt Bodega - BARAKA WINS. FATALITY.
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#2  Edited By Mushir

He looks pretty badass. Pretty similar to Altaïr though.

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#3  Edited By Drebin_893

Caption: I'm just too sexy for my shirt.

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#4  Edited By CarlZehTard

Yea he does really look awesome, but thats not enough, i sure hope they make him think like Altaîr, making him want to find out what the hell is going on

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#5  Edited By Lestater

At least with all that silk he won't have to worry about chafing when jumping from building to building.

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#6  Edited By ht101

You know what's better than one retractable blade attached to your hand?  Two fucking retractable blades attached to your hand.

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#7  Edited By MasterSquirrel

Caption: Engraved underarm retractable fountain pens. For when you just have to sign in someone else's blood.

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#8  Edited By captainawesomo

We heard you kill people for a living so we put a hidden blade in your hidden blade so you can stab while you stab.

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#9  Edited By GiantGUS

Dude, TWO BLADES! Enzio is equipped for double penetration. Or did I mean double assassination?

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#10  Edited By toowalrus

It'll be tough to blend in wearing that outfit.

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#11  Edited By Fracture

Looks like Chris Angel has a new job.

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#12  Edited By Quesa

Caption: who wants a FRIEND HUG!?

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#13  Edited By McMooMan

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I hope nobody knows i'm wearing a corset, i'v been trying to lose weight but it's really hard!

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#14  Edited By DaFT_PLAyeRr

Caption: because one blade just wasn't enough

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#15  Edited By Death_Burnout

Aww great...some jackass is gunna win awesome stuff just because i can't think of anything.

That might aswell be my caption, because damn.

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#16  Edited By Serker

there moving more and more towards vega from street fighter

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#17  Edited By Volgin13

lets see the lepers fuck with me now

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"Of course you can have some spare change, lady. Cm'ere, let's hug."

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#19  Edited By dulmonkey

so they're slowing evovling him into Wolverine?

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#20  Edited By Valke

Caption: Ezio Auditore de Firenz, relaxing at home

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#21  Edited By RiddleBrother

Caption: Man, Siegfried's been geting into some dark shit since Roy left him.

Also

This looks like the costume for Assassin's Creed : On Ice!

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#22  Edited By droop

"Hello, and welcome to Ezio's Barber Shop. I am Enzio and I will make you look fabulous"

He's looking pretty cool.

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#23  Edited By VWGTI

Caption - "Who's bad?!"

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#24  Edited By BiggerBomb
Twilight said:
"He looks pretty badass. Pretty similar to Altaïr though."

I think that's the point, in looking similar to Altair and Desmond. But yeah, I agree, that's pretty badass. I think even moreso than the original Altair. Also, the sketch of Leonardo's flying contraption leads me to believe that we might have the ability to use these. Then again, I could be completely wrong! =P...oh, haha! I just read the topic, sbritton said that! =/

Oh, and for the caption:


What say we settle this on the runway...Han-Solo?
What say we settle this on the runway...Han-Solo?








































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#25  Edited By shaunwoo

"Let's get this over with...I have a opera to attend."

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#26  Edited By TatoBins

yip.

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#27  Edited By Aaron_G

He looks awesome. 

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#28  Edited By Aas

Caption: I feel fabolous!

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#29  Edited By AnAnonymousHobo
Inconspicuous!
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#30  Edited By Hamz

That costume / outfit looks pretty nice actually. Not sure I like the hood though, I'd rather a big flamboyant hat with feathers on it.

Caption:

"The new Hashashin edition of the Gillette Mach 1476 Turbo. Now with extra blades for your shaving pleasure"

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#31  Edited By JaqRabitSlim

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Cumbersome leather boots: 183 florins, 15 layers of white shirts: 96 florins, Jabbing a guy in the neck with steel blades hidden in your sleeves: priceless.

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Caption: You can't beat 100%.

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#34  Edited By MAST

Caption: "The ladies lov'em! They're like a tickly surprise!"




... Too far?

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#35  Edited By laticsfan

After looking at how he is walking.

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#36  Edited By albedos_shadow

Caption: If I knew it was this hot in Florence, I wouldn't have worn like 3 shirts.

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#37  Edited By kennybaese

Caption: Next stop, Castlevania!

Seriously, he looks like someone out of Castlevania. But that could just be me. See, if the wrist blades are made out of silver...

Okay, okay, it's reaching, I know. But it the best I can do. I never claimed to be creative!

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Caption: Imma ass-ass-inate your ass !!

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#39  Edited By SamuSlave

"Welcome to season 3 of Criss Angel: Mindfreak!"

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Caption: Fear the magician with something up his sleeve.

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#41  Edited By damnboyadvance

Caption: "The new 1476 North Pole line of clothing. Comes with free blades that stick to your hands and switch the style up."

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#42  Edited By Tarakun

"Excuse me sir, but would you kindly jump on my blades? Stabbing is just so much effort, and frankly, I don't think you're worth it."

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#43  Edited By RafamanGrundy

"Straight out of Florence, a crazy motherfucker named Dante... wait I mean Ezio. Whatever. YEAYEA!!"

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#44  Edited By nasher27

Game Informer has confirmed this as the new costume.

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#45  Edited By TheHBK

Caption: "Criss Angel's Assassin's Creed 2"

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#46  Edited By digital_sin

Caption: "Fluffy Shirts are back in style!"

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#47  Edited By haethos

he looks FABULOUS

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#48  Edited By Aufaber

Well.. I guess now we know where Michael got the whole One Glove thing.

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#49  Edited By soybob

Caption: "I wanted to be a Final Fantasy villain, but apparently hoods are no replacement for stupid haircuts"

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#50  Edited By falconer

Caption: Heeeeere's Ezio

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