November is going to be a massive month this year. For millions of gamers, the juggernaut that is Call of Duty will launch itself back onto shelves and into stores with Modern Warfare 2. After so much anticipation for Infinity Ward’s shooter, it’s surely going to rear its monstrous head and devour millions of gamers money. Looking down at my list of likely purchases for this year – of which MW2 had been written but now has been stricken-out – there are only two certain purchases set for November 2009. One is Assassin’s Creed II.
Creative Director Patric Desilets has said that Assassin’s Creed II’s chances will not be hampered by the close release to Modern Warfare 2. He draws upon the experience of the originals release, that came up against the original Modern Warfare back in 2007. “The first game we released two weeks after Modern Warfare, and we still sold 9 million copies. People, when they want their first-person shooter fix, they buy Modern Warfare. If you want you a swords, running on rooftops, big open city fix, this is it.”
Desilets also wants to ensure to consumers that the sequel isn’t just a rehash of the original. “It has the same appeal as the first one, but we got rid of all the frustration, and it’s much bigger. Really, we give a lot more to the player.”
From what we’ve seen of the game already it looks stunning and is set to be a massive hit later this year. Oh, and the other purchase will be Left 4 Dead 2, for those of you who care.