PC gamers can finally get their hands on Renaissance man Ezio in the stellar Assassin's Creed II come this March.
Assassin's Creed II was a smashing success when it hit Xbox 360 and PS3 back in November, but poor PC gamers have had to sit on their hands and wait (or just play Torchlight or something) for the game to come to their gaming platform of choice. Well, PC gamers, wait no longer! Er, wait a bit longer, but now you'll know just how long you'll have to wait.
AssCreed 2 will be finally leaping from the console tower down into the PC haystack (no, that wasn't intended as an analogy to disparage PCs; put your torches and pitchforks away please) on March 16th. As with Activision's Modern Warfare 2, AC2's PC version will be priced at the console standard of $59.99 instead of the usual PC price of $49.99, but it's actually not quite as bad as you might think - seriously guys, you can put the pitchforks down again, really.
The PC port will be a so-called "Director's Cut" of the game, coming with the Battle of Forli and Bonfire of the Vanities DLC packs that console owners had to buy separately - so while it's the same price as a console game, you're still getting more content for your money. There will also be a "Black Edition" version of the game that will be digital-distribution only; this Black Edition will go for $64.99 and have further additional content that has yet to be announced.
And finally, here are the specs you'll need to make it run oh-so-prettily on your 22" widescreen LCD.
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 2.4GHZ
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 (see supported list)
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
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)
Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
ATI RADEON X1950, HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series
NVIDIA GeForce 7/8/9/100/200 series
Standard: Main game + Extra sequences Battle of Forli & Bonfire of the Vanities: $59.99 [Retail and Digital]
Black Edition: Main game + Extra sequences Battle of Forli & Bonfire of the Vanities + additional content: $64.99 [Digital Only]