A fan-made remake of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed 2, built using Unreal Engine 5, breathes new life into the main character Ezio Auditore. The trilogy that is Ezio’s story follows a plotline that many fans agree is among the best of the franchise, with many debating which game in The Ezio Collection is best. Being among the first of its kind, Assassin’s Creed 2 opened the door and set the precedent for action-adventure games, and many are hoping to see its return after over a decade.
A new Assassin’s Creed 2 remake by graphics designer and YouTuber TeaserPlay shows iconic imagery of the game made in Unreal Engine 5, as reported by GamingBible. The trailer brings scenes that fans are familiar with into stunning detail, with realistic lighting and new textures. A close-up scene highlights a newly reskinned Ezio without his hood, and shows off his detailed face with impressive quality. This nostalgic trailer makes it clear why Assassin’s Creed 2 has such a legacy, and why it, like RDR2, is considered better than its sequel by many loving fans.
Ezio Makes A Stunning Reappearance With Graphics Update In Fanmade Trailer
This concept trailer has been well-received by fans, with many finding their enjoyment of the game reflected in TeaserPlay’s hard work and dedication. Despite Assassin’s Creed 2’s initial release in 2009, this trailer accurately shows what fans remember from this game – intricate detail and a new world to discover – without its outdated graphics holding it back. TeaserPlay makes it clear that their videos are made to express fan expectations to developers looking for future projects, and many have shown their support for this remake.
Although it is considered to be among the best, some fans agree that Ubisoft’s downward spiral started in Assassin’s Creed 2. The decisions made for this game have stayed true to its following sequels for better or for worse, with issues like cluttered maps and repetitive gameplay being widely prevalent despite complaints from players. If an Assassin’s Creed 2 remake is to be developed, a redesigning of this game with player feedback in mind should recreate that nostalgic feeling. This remake trailer exhibits what fans truly want from the franchise – an experience that developers take time and care to create.
The first three titles in the series, including the original Assassin’s Creed, Ezio’s trilogy, and Assassin’s Creed 3, gave fans something to be nostalgic for. However, Ubisoft’s increasing amount of problems and its accelerating game development cycle have made the newer installments in the series less impactful than they could have been. With 12 main titles to its name, many think Assassin’s Creed is 9 games too long and should take inspiration from TeaserPlay to return to its roots with an improved remake.
Source: TeaserPlay/YouTube (via GamingBible)