Ubisoft Officially Unveils Assassin’s Creed DS

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Last October as part of a holiday lineup roster, Nintendo had a listing for a DS version of Assassin’s Creed, pegging the game for a February launch. Well, Ubisoft has finally released official word on the title, today announcing Assassin’s Creed: Altaïr’s Chronicles exclusively for the DS (and yes, it will be shipping in February in North America and Europe for $29.99). As the subtitle indicates, this DS entry is a prequel to the hit PS3 and 360 Assassin’s Creed, delving deeper into the history of Altaïr within a fully 3D world comprised of four cities from the the Crusades-era Middle East. All of the acrobatic action and visceral swordplay of the console game is said to be intact as well, but that’s the extent of the gameplay info Ubisoft has revealed so far. It’ll definitely be interesting to see how the game translates to the DS. I know I’m looking forward to it, no doubt about that.

“The success of Assassin’s Creed worldwide has been incredible and we’re excited to delve deeper into the story and bring it to the Nintendo DS,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed Altaïr’s Chronicles will be a title that resonates with those who played the console version as well as those who have yet to discover the secrets of Assassin’s Creed.”

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