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Assassin’s Creed II PC: Release date announced

Friday, January 29, 2010 , Posted by Technoratti-Anuraag at 10:00 AM

Ubisoft recently announced the release date for Assassin’s Creed II on PC as March 16, 2010. This means that the PC version of last year’s hit game will be release full four months after the console releases. The American release of the game is priced at a whopping $59.99, for both the retail and downloadable versions. This high price tag can be blamed on the inclusion of two upcoming DLC episodes titled Battle of Forli and Bonfire of the Vanities.
As if this is not costly enough, Ubisoft has announced that they will also be releasing what they are calling the “Black Edition”, with a price tag of USD 64.99. Ubisoft has not divulged any details on the exact content of this Black Edition and according to a post on Joystiq, the publisher has asked us to wait until next month for more information.

Assassin’s Creed II will hopefully be priced much lower in the Indian market, where the prices of PC games have always been significantly lower than other major market. For those who have been waiting for the PC version of this game, here are the system requirements:

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 2.4GHZ 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
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 –compliant sound card DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
Hard Drive Space: 8 GB
Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller

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)
Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: ATI RADEON X1950, HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series NVIDIA GeForce 7/8/9/100/200 series

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