Ubisoft has announced Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection for Switch, launching on 17th February. An age-gated launch trailer can be viewed on YouTube highlighting the release.
This long-rumoured collection will include the acclaimed Assassin’s Creed II, the excellent Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations, plus Assassin’s Creed Lineage and Assassin’s Creed Embers, two short films featuring Ezio.
Although the Ezio Collection has launched elsewhere, Ubisoft describes this releases as ‘exclusive’, mentioning various Switch-specific features such as “Handheld Mode, HD Rumble, Touchscreen Interface, and Optimized HUD”. As with the versions available on other platforms, it will also feature all the original single player DLC for each game.
The game will cost $39.99 and is getting a physical release… sort of. Assassin’s Creed II will come on the cart, while the others will be codes that require a digital download. Here’s the full footnote from Ubisoft’s press release:
Assassin’s Creed® II game available on cartridge. Assassin’s Creed® Brotherhood, Revelations, Embers, Lineage and audio package for additional languages are provided as digital content to download (max. of 35 GB). Internet connection required. Content activable after cartridge insertion. MicroSD card required to unlock full collection at once.
Here are some more details on the games included in the official PR, plus some screenshots:
Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection includes:
Assassin’s Creed II. In this opus, players will embody Ezio, a new Assassin carrying on the deadly lineage of his forebears through Renaissance Italy, including Florence and Venice. Thrive in an environment rich with power, revenge and conspiracy, as they hone their art, wielding weapons and instruments designed by the legendary Leonardo da Vinci himself. All solo DLC is available along the single-player campaign.
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Playing as Ezio is an enduring struggle against the powerful Templar Order, all fans will journey into Italy’s most renowned city, Rome, center of power, greed, and corruption. This will require not only strength, but leadership, as they will command an entire Brotherhood who will rally to their side. All solo DLC is available along the single-player campaign.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations. In this game, Ezio must leave his life behind in search of answers. Player will walk in the footsteps of their legendary mentor, Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation. This perilous path takes them to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threaten to destabilize the region. All solo DLC is available along the single-player campaign.
Extra Bonus: Two Films about Ezio. In addition to gameplay, this collection also includes two short films that dive even deeper into Ezio’s story, Assassin’s Creed Lineage® and Assassin’s Creed Embers™.
Let us know below if you’ll be picking this one up.