Assassin's Creed II: "Most Covered" Game In History
If someone asked what you thought was the "most covered" video game ever; i.e., the game that snagged the most magazine covers, what would you guess?
Of all the huge games out there, we're willing to bet most wouldn't think of Assassin's Creed II and yet, that's the correct answer. According to Ve3tro, Ubisoft has received confirmation from the Guinness World Records that their excellent sequel is officially "the most cover-featured video game." ACII was the lead cover story for 127 different publications between April 2009 and April 2010...and considering the game launched in November, it's more like April 2009 through October 2009, but we digress. It's quite the accomplishment, no? Said Ubisoft boss Alain Corre:
"Assassin’s Creed is one of our most well-loved brands. The worldwide interest for the brand, coupled with the energy and creativity of our press team made for a winning combination and I am proud of receiving this Guinness World Record."
Even Gaz Deaves, Editor of the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition admitted that he would've expected the record to be held by another title, and "this achievement is even more impressive in view of the other 2009 releases Assassin's Creed II was able to beat." Well, we knew Ubisoft and the industry really pushed this game hard but we hadn't quite realized it was this hard. And at least the game is easily one of this generation's best, so it's not like it received all that attention for nothing.
4/15/2010 10:36:32 AM Ben Dutka