Ubisoft has officially announced Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will launch in North America on November 15th and in Europe on November 17th.
The collection will include the single-player campaigns and single-player add-on content from Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations. The multiplayer from these games, or multiplayer in any form, will not be included in the collection.
As you may remember the collection leaked back in August via a ratings board, however, until today, nothing was official.
Here’s everything you can expect with the collection, via Ubisoft:
Live the life of Ezio, learn the ways of the Assassins, and get vengeance for the betrayal of your family through 15th-century Renaissance Italy, into Rome, and finally in 16th-century Constantinople.
- Assassin’s Creed II – Ezio’s saga begins as you fight and explore the open world of the Italian Renaissance in an era of arts, riches, and murderous conspiracy.
- Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – Journey into Italy’s greatest city, Rome, the center of power, greed, and corruption, as Ezio takes leadership of an entire Brotherhood of Assassins.
- Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Two Assassins, one destiny. Embark on Ezio’s final adventure as he walks in the footsteps of his great mentor, Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation in 16th-century Constantinople and the heart of the Ottoman Empire.
- Live Ezio’s complete life story – Play as Ezio, the most celebrated and iconic Assassin in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, on his journey from a young man to the most legendary leader of the Assassin Brotherhood, and in his final quest for discovery and revelation through all single-player campaigns and single-player add-on content from the three collected games.
- Enhanced for the new generation – Experience these three classics with greater hardware capabilities and processing power, bringing the stories and immersion to life with enhanced graphics and post-processing.
- Exciting game content and bonus films – Learn more about Ezio’s life with the complete Assassin’s Creed Lineage and Assassin’s Creed Embers short films included.
In my expert, inarguable opinion, Assassin’s Creed 2, and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood are the best games in the series. While the collection would be tempting to just jump into those two again — who cares about Revelations — I likely won’t be picking this up. Further, releasing this collection doesn’t really make sense (nor is it needed), and really just seems like a cash grab.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.