Ubisoft has finally revealed the first in-game footage of Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines for the PSP via a new trailer for the game which you can watch below.
The game will be released as both a standalone title and as part of a Limited Edition PSP Entertainment Pack that includes the game, a white PSP-3000 system, a UMD Movie and a 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo at a price of $200. It will be released this November 2009.
Here is the first trailer for the game.
So what exactly is Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines? Well here are answer from a Q&A straight from the horses mouth (via producer Frederic Lefrancois). Thanks to PlayStation Blog for the Q&A.
How is Assassin’s Creed PSP linked to the Assassin’s Creed universe?
Answer: “Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines” follows Altair’s story right after the events of Assassin’s Creed as he hunts down the ascending Templars in Cyprus. It’s the only game that explains the link between Assassin’s Creed and Assassin’s Creed 2. If you want to understand how Ezio is born and where the Codex comes from, you need this game.”
What is the storyline of the game? Can you give us a quick synopsis?
Answer: “Assassin’s Creed PSP picks up right where Assassin’s Creed ended. After the death of Robert De Sable by Altair’s blade, the Templars, led by Armand Bouchart, fled the Holy Land to settle on the island of Cyprus. Following their tracks, Altair has the firm intention to put an end to their quest for power. Altair will help the local resistance fight the Templar’s’ occupation and get rid of the Templar commanders.”
How is the open-world and free running that are key elements of the Assassins Creed brand presented in the PSP game?
Answer: “As it was the case in Assassin’s Creed, Altair will get to explore various large cities. This time around Altair will discover the cities of Limasol and Kyrenia in Cyprus, a beautiful and historically very interesting island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Once again, you can expect Altair to master his environment while performing all of his signature moves. In fact, Altair will free-run, sprint, fly between beams and climb everywhere to take advantage of its surroundings. This is a huge benchmark technology wise as this kind of freedom of movement has never been seen before on the PSP.”
You can read more information on the game via PlayStation Blog.