SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Ubisoft® announced that Assassin’s Creed® The Ezio Collection is now available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection is available for an MSRP of $59.99 and is rated M for Mature. In addition to the massive amount of content in the collection, specially marked packages at participating US retailers include a free* movie ticket to see Assassin’s Creed in theaters starting December 21. To complete the experience, fans in the US and Canada can also purchase Assassin’s Creed: The Essential Guide to dive deeper into the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Bringing players to the streets and rooftops of Florence, Venice, Rome and Constantinople, Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection brings to life the unique story of Ezio Auditore da Firenze. This collection includes the thrilling single-player campaigns and single-player add-ons for Assassin’s Creed® 2, Assassin’s Creed® Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed® Revelations, with enhanced graphics on PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One. Also included with the single-player content are the short films Assassin’s Creed Lineage® and Assassin’s Creed Embers™, which delve into the background of the dashing yet dangerous Ezio.
Set during the Italian Renaissance, Ezio’s journey begins when his family is struck with tragedy, propelling him into a lifelong quest to avenge his loved ones. Through the three-part saga of Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection, players will witness Ezio evolve from an impetuous young man full of vengeance to a mature and Master Assassin, mentoring new recruits with his wit and wisdom.
Produced by Virtuos, a worldwide leader in videogame content production, in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection brings enhanced graphics that includes 1080p resolution, and improved textures, lighting and visual effects. Taking advantage of the current console generation, post-processes as godrays, anti-aliasing, depth of field and motion blur have been implemented for an even more immersive gaming experience inviting players to discover or re-discover Ezio’s adventures.
Gilles Langourieux, CEO of Virtuos, said: “We pride ourselves in delivering best-in-class design and development, and today’s launch is a reflection of our capabilities. We can’t wait to hear about players’ feedback.”
Today, Ubisoft also announced that Assassin’s Creed: The Essential Guide is now available online and at retailers in the US and Canada. Published by Ubisoft and distributed by Simon & Schuster, Assassin’s Creed: The Essential Guide is a beautifully illustrated handbook for newcomers and fans alike on everything you need to know about the world of Assassin’s Creed. Packed with information, it features details on the franchise’s key characters, storylines and historical settings.
Assassin’s Creed is an action-adventure series set in fully realized open worlds throughout notable times in history such as the Third Crusade, the Golden Age of pirates and the Industrial Revolution. Initially launched in 2007, Assassin’s Creed games have sold more than 100 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, throughout the years, Assassin’s Creed has transcended video games to offer new and immersive experiences in comic books, mobile games, novels and even movies, with the worldwide release of the feature film "Assassin’s Creed", which opens in theaters this December.
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