Assassin’s Creed 2 Now Available

BREAKING NEWS: We are told by a person working for Ubisoft that this sudden, unexpected release and unusually high price point are a mistake. The game will be pulled soon because it may be buggy, and the $12 price will not be back. If you buy this game now you will be overpaying for a pre-release version, so please wait until the game is properly released at a lower price.

We haven’t seen so much as a pixel of this game since it was first revealed during Apple’s 9/9/09 press event, but maybe that’s just how Ubisoft rolls. Now, Assassin’s Creed 2 is out, for the whopping price of $11.99.

From our hands-on time with the game back in September, we can tell you that this is a much faster and smoother experience than the iPhone original, which was a mobile port. The timing-based platforming was largely satisfying, like when you have to swing from pole to pole while avoiding arrows.

However, $12 is an extremely high price for any iPhone game, and there would have to be a lot of content to justify spending that much. The camera feature, which lets you put your face on wanted posters around the game, is a cute bonus, but there’s got to be more than that. Since this game has gone underground since September, we honestly can’t tell you at this point if it’s worth a buy, but check back soon for a full review.