Assassin's Creed 2 "Black Edition" Confirmed For Europe
It's one of our most anticipated games of the year, and we have no doubt it will be a popular title. And what good is popularity if you don't take advantage of it with a special collectors package?
According to Kotaku, "The Black Edition" of Assassin's Creed 2 will boast a "holographic signature," a 64-page leather-bound book filled with concept art and other behind-the-scenes stuff, an Ezio figurine, three in-game bonus quests, and more. That's one hell of a package but Ubisoft has confirmed that there are no current plans to release it in North America; it's only scheduled for PAL regions. For those areas, the bundle will carry a price tag of £69.99 in the UK ($115 USD) and $149.95 in Australia ($121 USD). It will launch on November 20, three days after the North American release of the game. Of course, it's highly unlikely that we won't see a limited edition of some kind; we expect it to be a variation of The Black Edition that will go on sale overseas. For those of you who love collectibles and want the most out of your favorite hobby, such packages are like catnip, aren't they? They may be pricey, but you just can't resist that tempting allure of bonus goodies...
Anyway, we'll let you know as soon as Ubisoft comes forward with the special edition Assassin's Creed 2 details for the U.S. We hope it won't be any less impressive.
6/12/2009 Ben Dutka