You have to use your Eagle Vision to scan for each Glyph in the below indicated environments. There are 20 Glyph Locations in total throughout the game, which will allow you to discover The Truth of the Assassin’s Creed universe after collecting them all.
This video is part 1 of 2, it walks you through “The Truth” Glyph Locations 1 to 10.
The Truth File 1: While standing on a roof, it’s on a wall at Santa Croce. — Solve the puzzle by choosing the paintings with an apple in them.
The Truth File 2: While standing on a roof, it’s on a wall at Ospedale Degli Innocenti. — Solve the puzzle more easily by rotating the circle puzzle pieces from smallest circle to the largest.
The Truth File 3: While standing on a roof, it’s on a wall at La Rosa Colta. — Solve the puzzle by highlighting the circular object in each photo.
The Truth File 4: While hanging from the roof, it’s on a wall at Villa Auditore. — Solve the puzzle by taking the hints literally.
The Truth File 5: In the bottom dwellings of Santa Maria Assunta, it’s on a wall near pillars. — Solve the puzzle by choosing the paintings with a sword in them.
The Truth File 6: While standing on a roof, it’s on a wall at Torri Dei Salvucci. — Solve the puzzle more easily by rotating the circle puzzle pieces from smallest circle to the largest, while keeping an eye on the two outer layers that will connect.
The Truth File 7: While standing on a roof, it’s on a wall at Torre Del Diavolo. — Solve the puzzle by choosing the paintings with red in them, this can be done in any order.
The Truth File 8: While standing on a roof, it’s on a wall at San Lorenzo. — Solve the puzzle by finding the Pieces of Eden (success is indicated with a sound). Then putting the flame over Joan on the world map. And finally, by moving Rasputin’s photo to the top of Czar Nicholas II’s photo.
The Truth File 9: While standing on a roof, it’s on a wall at Mercato Vecchio. — Solve the puzzle by taking the hints literally, with the last one being 6=1.
The Truth File 10: While standing on a roof, it’s on a wall at Monte Oliveto Maggiore. — Solve the puzzle by not looking for the Eagle Apollo lander on the moon. When found, it’s best to rotate the layers of the puzzle from the inside out until they all align, but note that inner layer 1 rotates on its own despite being connected to layer 4 as well in one instance, same story for layer 6. Lastly, the Piece of Eden is on the Moon’s surface.
The Truth File 11: While standing on the floor, it’s under a stone arch at Antico Teatro Romano. — Solve the puzzle by highlighting the light bulbs. After that highlight the middle of the photo above the doorway. Then highlight Nikola Tesla’s lap.
The Truth File 12: While standing on a roof (not the church tower itself), look down to the side of a wall attached to where you stand at Abbazia Di San Mercuriale. — Solve the puzzle by aligning red 4 with gray 1 on the wheel and entering the related code. Then turn off all the lights on the globe. Select the orb in the middle of the next photo. Solve the last puzzle by lining up the wheel like this: 1=II. 2=III 3=I..
The Truth File 13: Climb the base lookout tower until you see it on part of the stone walling on Avamposto Veneziano. — Solve the puzzle by lining up the wheel like this: 5=circle, square, square. 2=circle 3=triangle. Next press the red button so-to-speak. The last part you’ll find near the left-middle bottom of the letter.
The Truth File 14: Swim under the Ponte Di Rialto bridge, where you’ll find it on a wall near the edge of the water. — Solve the puzzle by choosing the paintings with Gods in them: Jupiter, Zeus, Cupid, Swan (AKA Zeus again) and Europa.
The Truth File 15: While standing on a roof, it’s on a higher up wall at Gilda Dei Ladri Di Venezia, right above a wooden hatch. — Solve the puzzle by working from the inside out, and realizing that these layers are connected: 1 to 6, the middle two, and 4 to 5.
The Truth File 16: Climb up the Campanile Di San Marco bell tower, until you can climb in, at which point you’ll find it on the floor. — Solve the puzzle by looking around on the map for the answer to appear. I’m not sure if this has to be done in any specific order, if so it’s: Naples, Alaska, Greece and Tunguska. Then go to the staff and stab the photo with it.
The Truth File 17: Climb up the Torre Dell ‘Orologio and on the floor you’ll find it. — Solve the puzzle by lining up the wheel like this: 7=broken square symbol, 9=six-sided hourglass symbol, 1=square with little square inside of it. Then the attic on the top-right will reveal an Assassin symbol for you to ID.
The Truth File 18: While standing on a roof (not the highest roof), it’s on a wall at San Pietro Di Castello. — Solve the puzzle by lining up the wheel like this: 6=YYY that looks like a capital M, 0=< and a Chalice sign to the left, 3= < < < Y. Next move the symbol over the thick blood vessels to finish the photo.
The Truth File 19: It’s on the back of one of the rounded-top walls that stick out on the side-parts of Scuola Grande Di San Marco. — Solve the puzzle by choosing the paintings with a sun in them. I’m not sure if this has to be done in any specific order, if so it’s: Aztec Calendar, Easter Gate, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Nazca Textile and Book of the Dead. Then find the part of the sun photo that has the most radiation and ID it.
The Truth File 20: From the roof with a fire near it, it’s there when you look down to a wall on the side of San Giacomo Di Rialto. — Solve the puzzle by working from the inside out, and realizing that these layers are not connected: 2nd inner layer, 5th outer layer. Then ID the sun. Next you can line up the code wheel any way you want to complete the puzzle. In the final puzzle, move the cursor over the bones to change the skeleton from a monkey into a human.
You can locate all the codex page locations by scaling every viewpoint in each city. This will reveal them on your map. So if you’re missing a few, travel to each city to find the viewpoints you haven’t climbed yet.
Once you find them all, go to Leonardo to have them translated by? him, and you’ll be able to put them on the codex wall at Monteriggioni Villa. It’ll glow on your map. Press the B button to do so. Now that you’re interacting with the wall, press the Y button to go into Eagle View. Then rotate all the codexes on the wall until their red outline shows a world map. To solve that puzzle completely look at this picture:
You can unlock six additional weapons in the PlayStation 3 version of the action-adventure game, by linking the Assassin’s Creed 2 console game to the related handheld game Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines on PSP. These six new weapons you can only unlock by completing certain objectives in Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines (which will be indicated in said game), after which you can connect the PSP to your PS3 via link cable with both games active to unlock the bonus content in the PS3 version. To clarify: These 6 weapons appear on top of the over 30 weapons already included in the game, and you can equip them in the Villa’s weapons room. The 6 unlockable weapons are:
1. Mario Thorpe’s Longsword;
2. Fredrick’s Hammer;
3. Mace of the Bull;
4. Dark Oracle’s Bone Dagger;
5. Twins’ Rapier;
6. Bouchart’s Blade.
As players unlock health and Hidden blade upgrades in Assassin’s Creed 2 PS3, the same upgrades will be unlocked in Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines (PSP). It also works the other way around: on the PS3 you will be able to access any Templar Coins and special weapons you’ve collected on the PSP. Ubisoft explains it in more detail: “How transferring collectibles from one version to the other works, is that you’ll be able to transfer all the Templar gold coins that you will collect in the PSP version into the currency of the PS3. Moreover, you’ll be able to collect the weapons of the targets (beaten bosses) you’re going to kill in the PSP version onto Assassin’s Creed 2 [on PS3]. Since Altair is actually an ancestor of Ezio, he passes on to future generation items he collected in a big chest. And the other way around you’ll be able to get the codex and health upgrades, and transfer them into the PS3 version.”
The basics of interactivity between the two PlayStation games explained:
PSP gold coins and beaten boss’ weapons get passed on to Ezio on the PS3.
PS3 codex can be translated into new weapons & more life for Altair on PSP.
We’ll update this section once it’s clear whether or not the Xbox 360 & PC versions will have another way to unlock this or other bonus content.
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