Back in early February, Ubisoft announced an upcoming, mysterious app store game...an online, multiplayer game based on Assassin's Creed II. Early this morning, Assassin's Creed II: Multiplayer made its appearance on the App Store. Most startling, however, was its promotional price: for the first 48 hours of its launch, Ubisoft is giving the game away for free.
Afterwards, of course, the game will be converted to a paid one, with a supposed price of $2.99. We can only assume that the giveaway is meant to boost the ranks of players, since this is an online-only game.
Here's some snippets from our preview article:
Titled “Assassin’s Creed II: Multiplayer,” this iPhone-exclusive title will feature some sort of four-player assassin deathmatch. The screenshots show a top-down view and feature environments inspired by the cities featured in Assassin’s Creed II.
It’s all live, and will use a WiFi connection for matches. You’ll have six powerups at your disposal, but perhaps your most important tool will be your assassin’s stealth, as you can take advantage of your environments and hide within crowds of citizens. The teaser website also mentions a “notoriety” system, which will use a “dynamic ranking system” to place players on the leaderboards, as well as built-in achievements. You’ll be able to challenge friends to matches, but I hope that random matchups are also included.
Be sure to grab the game while it's free. Hopefully we'll have our own impressions up soon!