932575_5Ubisoft invited us to a preview of Assassin’s Creed 2: Discovery last week. In addition, we got a chance to talk with the producer, Ben Mattes about the game and Ubisoft’s plans for the iPhone.

Assassin’s Creed 2 is a 2.5D adventure game that takes place in the same story as the console version, but in 2 chapters of the story that are missing from that console version. There’s about 6 hours of gameplay along the main story line in this game that is definitely more arcade like than the console versions.

Assassin’s Creed 2 was accidently released a couple weeks ago. While no one will say exactly what happened, our best guess is that they were testing the infamous App Store approval process and forgot to set the release date out in the future.

Now the official release date is February 1st and the price is expected to be $9.99, but that’s not final. Ubisoft aren’t stupid, they just like other developers, know how to put their apps on sale to get exposure.

Read on for more screen shots and a video demo of Assassin’s Creed 2.

Here’s a gameplay demo of Assassin’s Creed 2 from YouTube:

The game looks fantastic on a 3GS / second generation iPod Touch, with silky smooth graphics and well detailed artwork. Be warned though, you will not get nearly the same experience on a first generation iPod Touch or original iPhone as you will on the latest devices. While the game will still work, the graphics won’t be nearly as good. This game was ported from the DS version, and perhaps this is a remnant of that port.

As far as the future for Ubisoft on the iPhone, they plan on bringing their biggest brands from the console over to the iPhone for both large games such as this one and smaller games like the recently released Rabbids Go Phone.

Assassin’s Creed 2 is set for release on February 1st. We’ll have a review ready for you then.

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