|Release date:||April 8, 2008|
|Platforms:||Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3|
|Play Modes:||Single Player|
|Media:||Blu-ray Disc, DVD-DL|
Ubisoft has decided that Assassin's Creed will be an entire franchise. So far only this game on three platforms and the Nintendo DS game have been released, no future games have been announced. This first game is set in 1191 AD. The Third Crusade was in full swing and tearing the land apart. You are Altair, an assassin. Your job is to kill people and get away with it. As you embark on your quest to fulfill your contracts and eliminate targets, you learn more and more about your own history. In fact your name is Desmond Miles and you were supposed to be an assassin. The year is 2012 and you are reliving the memories of your ancestor Altair that are genetically stored in your body, using a machine called the animus. Confused? Don't be, this is just the start of a very interesting game.
On February 29 in 2008 a pre-release version of the game was to be found on the internet. Comments on the game though revealed that it was broken, namely entering the city of Jerusalem crashed the game. The first two blocks of the game and the first half of the third block though seem to be entirely accessible and playable.
The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 got the game in 2007, while the PC had to wait a bit longer, till April 8, 2008. Because of that, the PC got also a bit extra work put into it. Besides polishing the look a bit and making it work nicely on PC's, there has been a small addition. The missions you have to complete in order to be allowed to assassinate your target have been expanded. Now you also have to escort fellow assassins, kill archers perched inconveniently on roof tops and race from one assassin to the next across the city.