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Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection Announced For Nintendo Switch

Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection - which includes Assassin's Creed 2, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin's Creed Revelations - will be released on Nintendo Switch on February 17, 2022 for $39.99.

Switch owners will soon be able to experience the full tale of Ezio Auditore da Firenze in one complete package, and this collection will take "full advantage of the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch, including
enhanced features such as Handheld Mode, HD Rumble, Touchscreen Interface, and Optimized HUD."

Furthermore, all solo DLC will be available alongside two short films - Assassin's Creed Lineage and Assassin's Creed Embers - that "dive even deeper into Ezio's story."

Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection was first released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2016 and, in our review, we said, "Ezio’s trilogy helped build Assassin’s Creed into the giant franchise it is today thanks to its fantastic storytelling, amazing characters, and gorgeous world building. And while all of that is still here in The Ezio Collection, the lack of meaningful improvements and any sort of substantial bonus content make it a tough compilation to recommend."

Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection joins Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection - which includes Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed Rogue - as the only games from the franchise on Nintendo's latest system.

Hopefully, it fares better than Assassin's Creed III did on Switch, as our review noted that it was "an ugly mess that barely looks better than it did on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and yet somehow runs worse."

For more on Assassin's Creed, check out the crossover that brings Valhalla's Eivor and Odyssey's Kassandra face-to-face, Valhalla's expansion Dawn of Ragnarok that turns you into Odin, and the latest on Assassin's Creed Infinity - a new entry that is said to be an online platform that will feature multiple historical settings and will evolve over time.

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