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Apple Games Features Assassin's Creed II
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Apple Games has posted a new feature article, this time entering the stealth action world of Assassin's Creed II from TransGaming. Apple's article includes an overview of some of the game's features, commentary from designer Jean-Francois Boivin, a rundown of the historical setting, and a list of the iOS titles featuring characters from the series.

Boivin observes: “One thing that came up a lot with fans of the game was the first one’s fighting system, which many thought was slow-paced and lacked variety, so we wanted to improve upon that in Assassin’s Creed II. Adding more weaponry, more counter kills, and more moves was how we attacked that need. The AI system was also much improved, which required us to invest in more ways to use social stealth, such as hiding spots and blend groups.”

Ezio dispatches the last of his enemies and takes a break. I ask Boivin about the decision to include a young Leonardo da Vinci, who turns out to be a key ally of our hero by decoding mysterious writings left behind by Altaïr, a 12th century assassin whose memories were visited by Desmond in the first game. Boivin nods and responds: “There were very important historical events that happened in Florence and Venice between 1470 and 1500 that we wanted to include, such as the Pazzi conspiracy and Borgia becoming Pope Alexander VI.
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