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Assassin's Creed II PC Dated, Specs Revealed

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Assassin's Creed for the PC is hitting stores on March 16.

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 , January 26, 2010 1:49 AM
    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 , January 26, 2010 3:27 AM
    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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    welshmousepk , January 26, 2010 12:51 AM
    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 , January 26, 2010 1:05 AM
    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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    falchard , January 26, 2010 1:21 AM
    Its probably because writing:
    ATI HD2900, HD3870, HD4770 - HD4890, HD5670 - HD5970
    nVidia 8800 GT/S(G92), 8800GTX, 9600GT(Not GSO), 9800, GTS250 - GTX295

    Is too confusing and long.
  • 24 Hide
    xero9200 , January 26, 2010 1:49 AM
    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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    buzznut , January 26, 2010 1:50 AM
    Nice. Its about time we are able to put our hardware to good use. The consoles really do seem to be holding back pc games for now.

    One can only hope for pc exclusive titles and new consoles in the pipeline.
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    xero9200 , January 26, 2010 1:52 AM
    ...one more thing. All this special edition crap is annoying. Just make one standard game and be done with it! Sorry, just thought this would be a good time to vent my thoughts on this ;) 
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    the associate , January 26, 2010 2:02 AM
    Yea seriously, and is 59.99 USA's price? if so were paying 10 bucks more up north. These companies are just scamming us since back in the late 90's we were paying 70+ for N64 and PS1 games, I wouldn't be surprised if in 1 year it will be 69.99 for premium games, oh wait, it already is in canada for console games.

    They will keep doing this as long as there are idiots buying these games at the jacked prices. For those who will flame me for calling them (or you) idiots, you'll stfu when games are 80 bucks, won't you?
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    HKH , January 26, 2010 2:37 AM
    If the additional content isn't a "nude version"
    Then it ain't worth 10 bucks
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    andrewcutter , January 26, 2010 2:43 AM
    price of everything goes up inevitable i guess. whether it is worht that price is up to the market to decide. NO matter how much we argue we are still going to get it. PLus it doent look bad. The console version if 60 dollars. the 2 extra dlc are at 4 doll each so the total is around 68 dollars. We are getting that at around 60. So though the pc price have gone up so have the console
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    TheDuke , January 26, 2010 3:08 AM
    it shouldn't be $60
    delayed for months
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    universalremonster , January 26, 2010 3:14 AM
    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...


    It started with Activision and Modern Warfare 2. And I agree, I would only pay $50.00 for an absolute must have title....$60.00 is crossing a line that I'm not going to support.
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    spectrewind , January 26, 2010 3:27 AM
    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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    jfem , January 26, 2010 4:29 AM
    can't wait to play it.
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    dco , January 26, 2010 5:07 AM
    Be thankful you dont live in AUS over here we pay $90-100 for a new game, even with the dollar conversion you'd be looking at $80-90 USD.

    and they wonder why people pirate games....
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    micky_lund , January 26, 2010 7:12 AM
    aus rules... so do public holidays :D 
    but you can get new games for like 50aud, where its 90 in shops...just search around, and preorder by months..

    or pirate :p 
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    neiroatopelcc , January 26, 2010 10:04 AM
    From my past experiences with ubisoft 'additional content' it'll not be worth paying another 15 bucks for. Usually the extra contents consists of whatever trailers and gameplay demos they've released over time and nothing extraordinary you couldn't find on the internet beforehand. There won't be any behind the scenes footage, interviews or additional ingame content. Just go for the normal versions.
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    icepick314 , January 26, 2010 11:04 AM
    Ubisoft just announced they will roll out new DRM that requires their games to have internet connection if you want to play them...

    plus is that the saves are done online, will have unlimited installs, and won't require disc to be in the drive....

    have fun, gamers!!

    http://au.pc.gamespy.com/pc/the-settlers-7-paths-to-a-kingdom/1063391p1.html
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    neiroatopelcc , January 26, 2010 11:07 AM
    icepick314Ubisoft just announced they will roll out new DRM that requires their games to have internet connection if you want to play them...plus is that the saves are done online, will have unlimited installs, and won't require disc to be in the drive....have fun, gamers!!http://au.pc.gamespy.com/pc/the-se [...] 391p1.html


    Also means that when they deem their game end of life'd you can no longer play, and that you're dependant on their servers in order to play. So it means you cannot play when servers are undergoing maintainance - broken or something between you and the server blocks access. Even though you have paid for the service you're not able to receive it. It's a good busines model, but it is really bad for consumers.
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    phantomtrooper , January 26, 2010 11:22 AM
    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...


    You can thank greedy, greedy Activision and Infinity Ward for that. To my knowledge they were the first successful developers to charge $60 for a PC game.
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