Assassin's Creed II PC Dated, Specs Revealed

Earlier today, Ubisoft sent over the technical specifications of Assassin's Creed II for the PC. The company also revealed that the game is slated to ship in North America on March 16, 2010, and will come in two flavors: Standard and a Black Edition.

According to Ubisoft's email, the Standard retail and digital version includes the game and extra sequences (Battle of Forli and Bonfire of the Vanities) for $59.99. The Black Edition will be digital only, and will include everything found in the Standard version along with "additional content" for $64.99.

As for the system specs, Ubisoft said that Assassin's Creed II supports ATI's Radeon X1950 and the Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series out of the box. On the Nvidia front, the game supports the GeForce 7/8/9/100/200 series at time of release.

Minimum Configuration:

  • SUPPORTED OS: Windows XP (32-64 bits) / Windows Vista (32-64 bits) / Windows 7 (32-64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 1.5 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista - Windows 7
  • Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 -compliant sound card
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
  • DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
  • Hard Drive Space: 8 GB
  • Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller
  • * This product does not support Windows 98/ME/2000/NT


Recommended Configuration:

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better
  • Video Card: GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4700 or better
  • Sound: 5.1 sound card
  • Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, joystick optional (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
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  • xero9200
    What is up with PC games costing $60 now? It used to be a $50 premium for new games, then somewhere along the lines they decided, "Hey, why not match our console prices even though we make the same profit on both?, If they'll pay $50, they'll pay $60" WRONG! I already hesitate to spend $50 on a game, but $60 crosses the line...I wonder how many more copies they'd sell if games were new at $30...
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  • spectrewind
    xero9200What is up with PC games costing $60 now? It used to be a $50 premium for new games, then somewhere along the lines they decided, "Hey, why not match our console prices even though we make the same profit on both?, If they'll pay $50, they'll pay $60" WRONG! I already hesitate to spend $50 on a game, but $60 crosses the line...I wonder how many more copies they'd sell if games were new at $30...


    I know... It seems like they are following COD.

    I have the PS3 version, $45 used from GameCrazy. I would buy the PC version at a similar price in addition to that. Yes, two copies for two platforms. NO WAY IN HELL IT IS WORTH $60. F*ck that. Not gonna happen...

    I'm not entirely sure, but I think Assassins Creed isn't a multiplayer game, which means it will be cracked in every way possible.
    I would (and do currently) pay $50.00 for a PC game title, online or not. At a price of $60.00, they will not see me buy it. -and I DO speak with my wallet.

    This is just more more cluelessness from idiot execs from UBI as far as I can see. Their loss. They automatically lost a sale from me for any PC title more than $50.00.
    Easy decision for me...

    UBI - If your financials observe THG, you really need to listen to this:
    I am fully capable of pulling down a torrent and pirating pretty much anything I really want to use in an offline sense (knowing online play require some kind of per-user key).
    I buy my software knowing I am supporting devs, although my ceiling for payment is $50.00. I am not alone.

    UBI - Imagine your game(s) being the most pirated in history. At a price of $50.00 it matters to me, as this is the price I expect to pay for a PC game title. And I will pay that.
    At $60.00, may the software pirates have their way with you and your financials suffer as a result. Period.
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  • lasaldude
    Wow! How Are The Nvidia Cards Equivalent To The ATI Cards Aren't The 4700's In A Different Gen Than The 8800's? Just Asking?
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  • welshmousepk
    played this game to death on the 360, its one of my favorite console games. can't wait to have the PC game looking awesome :D
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  • duckmanx88
    lasaldudeWow! How Are The Nvidia Cards Equivalent To The ATI Cards Aren't The 4700's In A Different Gen Than The 8800's? Just Asking?


    click on the gpu charts at the top of the page. nice comparisons there.
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