The rumours about Ezio are true… The Ezio Collection is headed to Xbox One.
Ezio is quiet the fan favourite amongst Assassin’s Creed fans and featured in three games on the Xbox 360 – Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations – and will now make his way onto Xbox One.
Launching November 15, you’ll be able to go back and experience the most successful series of games in the franchise’s history. The collection includes the single player portions of Ezio’s adventures including all previously released single player expansions, and the short films Assassin’s Creed Embers and Lineage.
Assassin’s Creed II will be free to download from Games on Demand today as part of the Games with Gold promotion for Xbox LIVE Gold Subscribers which sees a free title available on the 1st and 16th of every month.
As part of the “Games With Gold” program announced at E3 in June, I wanted to give you a heads up the next title will be Assassin’s Creed II. Normally US $19.99, Assassin’s Creed II will be will be free for Xbox LIVE Gold members staring tomorrow through July 30th .
Assassin’s Creed II will be FREE until July 30th 2013. If you check out the Games channel later today you will also see a selection of discounts on other Assassin’s Creed related content and DLC.
Major Nelson has confirmed that the FREE Games with Gold game for July is in fact NOT Assassin’s Creed 2 or Halo 3, but some cheap nasty Xbox LIVE Arcade game instead. Defence Grid The Awakening will be free on the marketplace for Xbox LIVE Gold Subscribers today.
Major Nelson tries to defend the E3 Press Briefing which heavily misled press and gamers to believe that the Games with Gold would start with Assassin’s Creed II and Halo 3.
FAQ: “Halo 3” and “Assassin’s Creed II" were mentioned as part of the program – no date was given for their release http://t.co/vjnE1sBAYj
However, from the video clip of E3 below, the exact wording used to describe Assassin’s Creed II and Halo 3 as part of the Games with Gold was “and to kick off that program I’d like to share just two of the titles we’re going to offer over the next few months – Assassin’s Creed two, and Halo three”