Assassin's Creed 2 to reach PCs in early 2010

Once again, PC gamers will have to wait a few months for their port of an Assassin's Creed game. Shacknews reports that Ubisoft has postponed the PC version of Assassin's Creed 2 until the first quarter of 2010.

Proving that it's still hip and in touch with PC users, Ubisoft made the announcement on its corporate Twitter feed. The tweet explains the delay by saying the new schedule leaves "a bit more time for the dev team to deliver the best quality game to you." The title will hit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 17.

For what it's worth, the first Assassin's Creed game saw a similar mid-November console release, but the PC version didn't make it in stores until the following April. PC gamers did get bonus missions for their trouble, though. Shacknews says Ubisoft hasn't yet revealed whether the sequel will reward PC gamers for their patience with extra content, as well.

Assasin's Creed 2 will continue along the same lines as the original, with parkour-infused assassination missions. However, Ubisoft has changed the setting from the Holy Land during the Third Crusade to Renaissance-era Venice, Italy. Leonardo da Vinci should have a cameo, too, along with some of his inventions. You can check out a screenshot gallery and a six-minute gameplay video on Shacknews.

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