Monday, January 14, 2008

Assassin's Creed Confirmed for DS

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One of the greatest action games of last year was Assassin's Creed, being available on the Xbox 360, PS3, and cell. However, Nintendo fans were sadly unable to take part in the crusade. There was a rumor of a Nintendo DS version, many assumed it would end up like Halo DS.

Well, fear not, because the February 2008 edition of Nintendo Power has just confirmed an Assassin's Creed game to be featured on the Nintendo DS! The article features a few screen shots of the game with some pretty amazing graphics (by DS standards). The article's writers claim that though the game is 3D, it plays much like a 2D Prince of Persia game.

Except this isn't just a simple port being downgraded for a handheld. It's actually a completely different game! A prequel, actually. It may be a bit more linear and on a Nintendo system, but in the article the game producers state:
"The team spent a lot of time making sure the main character, Altair, as well as his allies and enemies move onscreen, are up to the ground breaking standards the Xbox 360 and PS3 set. Bringing a fluid dynamic 3-D movement for a character was not an easy task indeed. We had a top notch animation team that really put their heart into capturing the grace and deadliness of a medieval assassin. Assassin's Creed DS pushes to the limits of the DS hardware."

Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles will be released for the Nintendo DS on February 5, 2008.

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