Assassin's Creed II limited edition detailed

Among the night-vision goggles, premium DJ controllers, and actually locking lockers, this holiday season's batch of limited-edition bundles is pushing the envelope when it comes to packed-in perks. While other publishers are focusing on high-priced props to pump up preorders, Ubisoft is taking a...

Among the night-vision goggles, premium DJ controllers, and actually locking lockers, this holiday season's batch of limited-edition bundles is pushing the envelope when it comes to packed-in perks. While other publishers are focusing on high-priced props to pump up preorders, Ubisoft is taking a more tried-and-true approach for its biggest title of the season.

The publisher today announced the Master Assassin's Edition of Assassin's Creed II, an $80 bundle for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 version of the game that goes on sale alongside the regular version November 17. The package will be exclusive to US GameStop stores and features an 8.5-inch-tall statue of protagonist Ezio, a hardcover art book, bonus disc with a soundtrack and "making of" feature, and two in-game maps.

One of the maps, the Palazzo Medici, was previously announced and will serve as a bonus for all GameStop preorder customers. The second, Santa Maria Dei Frari, will only be available as part of the Master Assassin's Edition of the game. Though the word "maps" is commonly used to describe multiplayer levels, an Ubisoft representative confirmed for GameSpot that the game is single-player, adding, "More details on how the exclusive maps work will be revealed at GamesCom."

For more on Assassin's Creed 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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224 comments
gunners4
gunners4

i have been dissapointed by the game game, ever since you finish it there is nothing to do. It says there were assassination contracts, pigeon coup and carriage races but none of these are available on the map. Also the fact that you cant use rome as a city is really bad.

surikik
surikik

It's not available in Indonesia too... how come...

gauty
gauty

@johnis80 india

gauty
gauty

we don get em in our countries :(

emeraldqueen
emeraldqueen

Awesome I got it....is the best Special Edition I have gotten so far....

Sheldog21
Sheldog21

wow Im glad I pre-orded Master's edittion After I got my Holoween costume

TheDarkDestroyr
TheDarkDestroyr

What is the difference of the black special edition and the white one

Lexaeus775
Lexaeus775

@ SeveredBonez that is highly unlikely, but it would be cool

SeveredBonez
SeveredBonez

The special edition pack is totally awesome but in assassins creed 3 I hope they have like a hidden blade for the special edition

Solidsnake13_2
Solidsnake13_2

Man I'm so mad. I was about to pre-order that at my GameStop, but my manager told me that they stopped taking pre-orders so I was like oh well. At least I save an extra $20 in my bank lol

Mar_The_Dragon
Mar_The_Dragon

is the master verision available for in-store purchase?

johnis80
johnis80

can't it come out this friday!!!!

johnis80
johnis80

i preordered mine in october

gold_leader
gold_leader

I wonder why they decided to crap on PC gamers by not offering any of the extras that the console versions get.

CovertChris
CovertChris

I pre-ordered my game atleast a month ago, but that Gamestop went out of business...i think i am SOL.

Regisland
Regisland

u guys canr preorder anymore? really?....glad i preordered mine 1 month ago

Mar_The_Dragon
Mar_The_Dragon

the statue is 8.5 inches tall i know you cant preorder the master version anymore, but can you still buy it in the store?

johnis80
johnis80

i'v pre ordered the black edition and how big is the statue?

johnis80
johnis80

IT'S GOING TO BE EPIC!!!!!!!

chaosbrigade
chaosbrigade

One word: wow. Already pre-ordered the game and can't wait for it.

Mar_The_Dragon
Mar_The_Dragon

is the master version for pre-order or in-store purchase only?

frolunda92
frolunda92

@gunners4 I think it's 8.5 inches

gunners4
gunners4

Thats just an E3 demo its not a level in the game How big is thew Ezio figurine in the black edition

dutchantichrist
dutchantichrist

how did it come from middle of the night to midday with a 15 second cut-scene???

itwiz90
itwiz90

Luckily I preordered the Master Assassin's Edition. I cannot wait to get my hands on this game November 17. 8)

Rsafa
Rsafa

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Rsafa
Rsafa

Gamestop wouldn't just stop taking pre orders for the special edition, would they? If so, I'm totally f'd. Is there any other way for me to get it?

poderazteca
poderazteca

yea the game is not available for pre order anymore on the web sites but i already pre order mine a long time ago tho....and now the guys from ubisoft changed everything now its called assassins creed 2: the black edition its the same thing but waaaaaaay better...i hate gamestop

epicsephiroth
epicsephiroth

The Limited Edition or Master Assassin's Edition of Assassin's Creed II is no longer available for pre-order from the Gamestop website.

Lexaeus775
Lexaeus775

i mean, probly not it wudn't b surprising considering how popular the game is thats y i ordered mine waaay bak in the beginning of october

punkrockernick
punkrockernick

Is it just me or is the Limited Edition no longer available on any websites?

lozvil
lozvil

Wow... I can't wait... ok I'll play Dragon Age for now while waiting...

theIDENTITYof
theIDENTITYof

siiiiiiiick. i have to wait an extra 6 days for mine to get here, though... :( i don't think i can handle it...

Se7en18sHiNoBi
Se7en18sHiNoBi

dammmm it cant wait anymore.i wonder how many cities in this game.same demo gameplay

cogoga
cogoga

NFD, We r all praying for that, but, unfortunatly, its just a dream, a sweet dream, but still...

Wwfl
Wwfl

did anyone notice at the top of the page at the ratings it says critic score 10!!! HAHA PERFECT GAME!!!!

Wwfl
Wwfl

in the video how would someone email them questions????

NFD
NFD

Exclusive maps? God I hope there is a secret previously unannounced multiplayer mode. Won't happen, but a man can dream, a man can dream...

IRISH_VANDAL
IRISH_VANDAL

tude22: Yes, You can change ur pre-order at aytime b4 release. u could switch it to another title if u wish. Got the LE on pre-order myself. The developers are getting a bit out of hand with the LE content of titles recently. Just another way to justify higher game costs i suppose. Anyone else noticed how our premium hits are not 19.99 anymore? 29.99? man, may as well get it used from Gamestop and use the Edge card for added savings. Love the biz. Jeez.

tude22
tude22

I already pre-ordered the regular, you think i still have time to change it? Will Gamestop let me? Still not entirely sure it's worth it though, unless this extra level is completely awesome.

Hizakii
Hizakii

damn, so no ltd editions for asia.

JediMaster210
JediMaster210

ME M.C. from Australia is getting The Black Edition, can't wait, it will be one of the best gifts for finishing High School, this looks soooo good!

marshin7
marshin7

whats in the balck edition??

TylerDurden___
TylerDurden___

i live in south africa and im getting black edition, not sure why though

Intrude23
Intrude23

@Lexaeus775 and Ibetterhaveit I think you'll find that the black version is also available in Australia.