Need something to do while stuck at home? Look no further! Game developers all over the world are offering free titles to encourage players to stay at home and do their part to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This week, Ubisoft adds quite an exciting title to the list of games available for free: none other than Assassin's Creed II.
Starting this upcoming Tuesday, April 14, Ubisoft will be giving away Assassin's Creed II for free on PC via the developer's uPlay service. The offer isn't a temporary one, either — the game will be open to keep! This offer is valid through the following Tuesday, April 21.
Also, two other Assassin's Creed titles, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed: Revelations, will be available for a discounted price during this same time. Plus, an exclusive map for II, the Auditore Family Crypt, will be available for only 40 Ubisoft Club points.
This information was initially shared on Twitter by Daniel Ahmad, aka @ZhugeEX, a well-known analyst in the game industry. Ahmad first discovered a mention of the upcoming offer on a German deal-finding site. Ahmad later confirmed, also via Twitter, that the free copies of the game would be available to keep permanently, as long as they're acquired during the giveaway period.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) April 11, 2020
Assassin's Creed II remains one of the most popular entries in the franchise. First released in 2009, the game tells the story of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, an assassin living in Italy during the Renaissance, who seeks vengeance on those responsible for the death of his father and brothers. Ezio, who went on to star in several other Assassin's Creed titles, is one of gaming's most well-known characters. In his first adventure, he travels through Florence, Venice, and even the Vatican City alongside such notable figures as philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli and artist Leonardo da Vinci.
Keep an eye out for further exciting announcements from Ubisoft. Previously, the developer gave away two of their titles, Child of Light and Rayman Legends, for free during a similarly limited period. Their website also currently features access to free trials of The Division, Ghost Recon, and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, as well as a free download of the educational title Rabbids Coding.
Will you be picking up your free copy of Assassin's Creed II? What other free or discounted titles would you like to see from Ubisoft in the future? Let us know!