Not to be outdone by EA and their Mass Effect Trilogy box set announced just an hour before, Ubisoft went ahead and revealed Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Trilogy, a compilation of all three games in the Assassin’s Creed II trilogy.
Unlike Mass Effect though, where the sticking point is a slightly later date for the PS3, this one leaves a few heavy set elephants in the room. First, The Ezio Trilogy will be a PlayStation 3 exclusive, continuing Sony’s ongoing love affair with the franchise. Microsoft and Nintendo fans won’t get to play along with this one. It’s kind of a strange move though considering it’s the Nintendo fans who haven’t gotten a chance to experience them yet.
With the Ezio Trilogy, you get Assassin’s Creed II and its expansion pack sequels that add a few interesting gameplay ideas to the mix, but they will ultimately find their way into Assassin’s Creed III anyway, so what’s the point? Ezio’s tale is intriguing enough to carry this first game, but if the overarching adventures world’s least charismatic walking mannequin, Desmond Miles, are really that important to you, then this is the package you want. If not, hold out for Assassin’s Creed III because that’s going to rock your socks off.
Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Trilogy will be available on November 13th, two weeks after speed runners will have already defeated the British in Assassin’s Creed III. It will be exclusive for the PlayStation 3 and will set you back $39.99, a more than fair price considering the amount of content you’ll be getting. Hopefully it’s the last time we’ll ever see Assassin’s Creed II, because I think I see Street Fighter IV over there telling it that it needs to slow down.
[via PlayStation Blog]