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Development Crew For Assassin's Creed II Triples In Size

It's one of our most anticipated titles of the year and every time we hear more about it, our anticipatory level rises a few notches.

Assassin's Creed 2 has already become the focal point of the latest Game Informer issue and is consistently on the minds and tongues of many gamers. According to NowGamer, the team assembled for this hotly anticipated sequel is three times the size of the team that produced the original title. Producer Sebastien Puel said around 450 people are currently toiling away on ACII, and about 75% of the original group is involved. Added Puel:

"The team's size for the second title of Assassin's Creed 2 is about three times the size of the team of the first game. Making [Assassin's Creed] from A to Z took around four years...it's a very good thing we are keeping most of the core members who envisioned the first Assassin's Creed. They know the project very well."

He went on to say that designers who worked on the first game had "thousands of ideas" that weren't implemented, but they're trying to put as many as they can into the sequel. Although we loved Assassin's Creed, many will say that while the foundation and concept was undeniably excellent, there were a lot of ideas that didn't quite come to fruition on screen. Well, those naysayers ought to be encouraged by what they see here.

5/18/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (40 posts)

Juanalf
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 3:22:54 PM
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So it should be triple the fun and three times less boring than the first one.

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sabitrulz
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 3:28:42 PM
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Juz can't wait 4 diz game........itz ubi soft's best tittle in diz gen

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kratos17
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 3:33:54 PM

i dont know about that

the sequel to PoP might be better but still im gonna preorder this one

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SarahPalinMILF
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 5:33:14 PM

learn how to speak you miscreant

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kratos17
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 7:23:48 PM

i didnt realize this was english class

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 7:31:29 PM

have to agree with palin on this one, that took a second glance to figure it out

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SarahPalinMILF
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 9:15:28 PM

well i didn't realize that it's cool to be a retard...since when is it that hard to use english...

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kevinater321
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 9:41:17 PM

Rất cứng

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kevinater321
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 9:42:03 PM

btw that says very hard in vietnamese

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Alienange
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:20:17 PM

@SarahPalinMilf - Grow up. English isn't the only language on this planet.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 7:27:43 PM

@ Alienage

Yes, but what he wrote isn't any of them.

Grammar police FTW

Last edited by Fane1024 on 5/19/2009 7:28:11 PM

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007
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 3:32:19 PM
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same though first one turns out ok i still have faith in the second one

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 3:35:11 PM
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the first one was fun at first then it got very repetitive fast. i hope this one is not like that.

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Sir Shak
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 3:37:00 PM
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The way Ubisoft replicated the architecture in the first game is enough to sell me on the second one .

I loved just sprinting around the beautiful cities and was awestruck by the majestic ancient setting . I can only imagine how good Venice would look .

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coldbore
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 3:38:45 PM
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i really hope that in a future assassins creed you get to play as a modern assassin, im sure they have it planned because in the first one i remember the building you are in was being attacked by operatives and that the building you are in seemed to be in an urban envirement, seemingly perfect for a sequel in a modern envirement, just an idea but it would be so siq if they put in some modern assassin stuff in a future assassins creed.

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SarahPalinMILF
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 5:34:56 PM

oh that would be so cool...they could call it Modern Warfare and set it in the not to distant future with futuristic weapons...oh wait...that already exists...

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 7:34:28 PM

except that's not just assassinations with you walking through crowded cities ;)

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jlch777
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 3:43:14 PM
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i hope the quality of the game improve x3 too.

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Oxvial
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 3:50:09 PM
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360 its the lead plataform for this one?

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sticklife
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 4:34:55 PM

i hope not.

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Oxvial
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 5:42:51 PM

yeah I'm in my own individual campaign of no buying multiplat games when the lead plataform its the 360.

I want my own PS3 version like the ninja gaiden sigmas.

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kratos17
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 7:37:28 PM

maybe i should start thinking like you oxvial

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migabyte
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 8:30:48 PM

Come on their not that different. You will miss some good games....

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Oxvial
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 9:24:11 PM

say that to GTA4 , virtua fighter 5 and Fallout 3

no great miss..I usually can get the ''free'' pc version of those ones.

I buyed a ps3 I want games made for it or at least multiplats with the same quality and features ..lucky that PS3 its starting to get them.

Last edited by Oxvial on 5/18/2009 9:28:06 PM

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kevinater321
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 9:47:11 PM

i agree with Oxvail, the quality of the games that are multipat are downgraded just because they started it all wrong. but if they started on the ps3 they might exceed the restraints and then have to downgrade for the 360 anyway. just make it for ps3 only!

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Jalex
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 3:52:57 PM
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That's really good to hear.
The first one had such gorgeous environments and interesting characters, yet there was a very noticeable lack of interaction with these. Hopefully, the sequel remedies this.

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sticklife
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 4:37:08 PM
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thanks to the first one i now hate the homeless. however i have a new found love for hey.

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Highlander
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 4:52:21 PM
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With a Team of that size, they better sell a crap-ton of copies of that game when is lands.

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Geobaldi
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 5:10:52 PM
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After being letdown so badly with the first one, I think I'll wait and either rent it, borrow it, or wait till it's a budget title.

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556pineapple
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 6:42:29 PM
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I'll buy it. Although the first one was repetitive, I still had a lot of fun playing it.

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Mr Bitey
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 7:21:16 PM
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The first one was good and had a lot of potential, but it was way over hyped. Doing the same 5 or so missions (which weren't that exciting) again and again killed the game for me. It's one of the few PS3 games I never finished.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 7:33:33 PM
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Pretty much all I do when playing AC, is find a street corner with a cart of hay. Hide in it, jump out and stab a couple ppl (low profile) then hide, guards show up, stab them hide some more, ppl take a bit before coming through again but they will, and repeat =) also I barely walked out of the area =\ like half the bodies disappeared...i felt depressed lol

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Zaben
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 8:07:09 PM
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People call AC repetitive and I agree. But I actually enjoyed the missions and whatnot so it didn't bother me at all. I absolutely loved the exploration of the first, with the exception that climbing was (slightly) too slow. Well... that and the hydrophobia.

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Alienange
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:16:57 PM
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Is it cool to hate AC ? I must have missed that boat because that game is awesome. The game's wall scaling embarrassed countless Spider-Man games that came before it. The battle system is still one of the best out there. Bring on part two and keep that awesome white mantle.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 7:30:36 PM

On this point I agree with you 100%.

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Kangasfwa
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:45:49 PM
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The AC team listened to all our complaints and they are changing a whole lot of stuff for the sequel.

Btw, the "latest" issue of Game Informer has a preview of Modern Warfare 2 (cover story).

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slackernz
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:34:21 PM
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I believe the 360 is the lead platform... Sure it will not benefit from the ps3's power but if the game's good, I'm in

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CrazyIrishBoy
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 6:08:06 AM
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Id say this game is gonna be all hype like the last one, so im not gonna allow myself to get excited about it, but fair f**ks to them on making the team bigger, more brains = better ideas.

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Turbey
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 9:03:19 AM
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Can`t say I loved the game! It was mostly boring and repetive.

And the "capture the flags within a time limet", what was that all about?

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King James
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 8:01:23 PM
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Sounds like ingredients for a massive clusterf*%k

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