Yeah, there’s hardly any new info in this Assassin’s Creed II video. However, it contains 90 seconds of Ezio killing random people thanks to his DaVinci-made arsenal, and thus is 90 seconds of videogame bliss. I’m still kind of irked at the whole flying machine bullshit, but if Leonardo’s going to make more useful Italian-murdering weapons like poison knives and hidden wrist guns, I suppose I can let it slide. (Via Kotaku)
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