Sony has finally detailed the Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines PSP bundle that they announced back in February. They've also posted a new trailer and gotten producer Frederic Lefrancois to give us a brief background on the game and how it ties into the Assassin's Creed universe.
First, let's talk bundle. The limited edition Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines PSP Entertainment Pack will come with a pristine white PSP-3000, a copy of the game, an unnamed UMD movie, and a 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo. You can pick this bundle up in November for US 199.99.
Now for the interview with Lefrancois. It's actually kinda long so I'll just break it down into bite-sized chunks. You can check out the complete interview at the source link.
Assassin s Creed: Bloodlines follows Altair s story right after the events of Assassin s Creed as he hunts down the ascending Templars in Cyprus. It s the only game that explains the link between Assassin s Creed and Assassin s Creed 2. If you want to understand how Ezio is born and where the Codex comes from, you need this game.
You can expect to enjoy the core gameplay of the original Assassin s Creed including the signature free-running and the intuitive combat system. Before killing his targets, Altair will get to complete a variety of missions, not always investigations. There are 8 new mission types and we wanted each mission to feel as fresh and exciting as the final Assassination moment.
As it was the case in Assassin s Creed, Altair will get to explore various large cities. This time around Altair will discover the cities of Limasol and Kyrenia in Cyprus, a beautiful and historically very interesting island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Once again, you can expect Altair to master his environment while performing all of his signature moves. In fact, Altair will free-run, sprint, fly between beams and climb everywhere to take advantage of its surroundings. This is a huge benchmark technology wise as this kind of freedom of movement has never been seen before on the PSP.
As players unlock health and Hidden blade upgrades in Assassin s Creed 2 PS3, the same upgrades will be unlocked in Assassin s Creed: Bloodlines (PSP). It also works the other way round: on the PS3 you will be able to access any Templar Coins and special weapons you ve collected on the PSP.
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