There might not be a new Assassin’s Creed game this year but Ubisoft keeps the franchise ticking over with The Ezio Collection.
Released on 15th November, Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection comprises of new editions of Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations.
The three games are arguably the most successful in the series, with Ezio proving to be the definitive assassin and yet to be bettered in the five years since his last appearance.
Details of any major improvements are scant, save for the fact that they’ll feature ‘enhanced graphics’. We’d expect a frame rate and resolution boost as a bare minimum.
The compilation also includes each game’s single-player add-ons that were previously available as pre-order bonuses or paid DLC. Unfortunately, the hide-and-seek multiplayer modes that graced the latter two titles in the trilogy will not be included.
The collection is completed with Assassin’s Creed Embers and the three-part Assassin’s Creed Lineage, short films that dig into Ezio’s backstory and add an epilogue to his trilogy.[youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzjCC7Uwnj0″ autoplay=”no”]
The news comes as the Assassin’s Creed franchise passes more than 100 million copies sold, something that Martin Schelling, senior producer for the series, says is a remarkable achievement.
“Creating an Assassin’s Creed game is no easy task. It takes the creativity and hard work of many people in many different Ubisoft studios all over the world. To have this franchise join the ranks of those that have reached more than 100m sold is a testament to the teams that have taken on that challenge over the years.”
So, just as we think we are done with remakes, remasters and compilations, another one is announced that piques our interest. But what we’d really like is a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One edition of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue. How about that, Ubisoft? Everything is permitted, after all.
Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 15th November, 2016.