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ASSASSIN’S CREED® THE EZIO COLLECTION RELEASES GRAPHICALLY ENHANCED AND WITH IMPROVED EFFECTS FROM VIRTUOS

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Shanghai, China - November 17, 2016 - Virtuos, a worldwide leader in videogame content production, announced its partnership with Ubisoft Montreal for the portage of Assassin’s Creed® The Ezio Collection is out. Available for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, Assassin’s Creed® The Ezio Collection offers fans single-player campaigns and single-player add-ons for Assassin’s Creed IIAssassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Additionally, this three-title bundle includes the complete Assassin’s Creed Lineage and Assassin’s Creed Embers short films, giving a clearer glimpse into the background of the dashing yet dangerous Ezio Auditore da Firenze, from beginning to end.

Set during the Renaissance era, Ezio’s journey begins when his family is struck with tragedy, propelling him into a lifelong quest to avenge his loved ones. Through the three-part saga of Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection, players will witness Ezio evolve from an impetuous young man full of vengeance to a mature and Master Assassin, mentoring new recruits with his wit and wisdom.

Produced by Virtuos, Assassin’s Creed® The Ezio Collection brings enhanced graphics that includes 1080p resolution, and improved textures, lighting and visual effects. Taking advantage of the current console generation, post-processes as godrays, anti-aliasing, depth of field and motion blur have been implemented for an even more immersive gaming experience inviting to discover or re-discover Ezio’s adventures.

Gilles Langourieux, CEO of Virtuos, said: “We pride ourselves in delivering best-in-class design and development for our partners, and today’s launch is a reflection of our capabilities. We’re looking forward to seeing how fans respond to the new game content.”

Assassin’s Creed is an action-adventure series set in fully realized open worlds throughout notable times in history such as the Third Crusade, the Golden Age of Pirates and the Industrial Revolution. Initially launched in 2007, Assassin's Creed games have sold more than 100 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, throughout the years, Assassin's Creed has succeeded to position as a true entertainment license, transcending video games to offer new and immersive experiences on comic books, mobile games, and novels and even movie with the worldwide release of the feature film “Assassin’s Creed®” which opens in theaters on December 21, 2016. 

For more information on Virtuos, please visit www.virtuosgames.com.

About Virtuos
Founded in 2004, Virtuos Holdings Pte. Ltd. is a leading videogame content production company with operations in Singapore, China, Vietnam, Canada, France, Japan, Ireland, and the United States. With 1,600 full-time professionals, Virtuos specializes in game development and 3D art production for AAA consoles, PC, and mobile titles, enabling its customers to generate additional revenue and achieve operational efficiency. For over a decade, Virtuos has successfully delivered high quality content for over 1,300 projects and its customers include 18 of the top 20 digital entertainment companies worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.virtuosgames.com.

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s CreedJust DanceWatch Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2015–16 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,394 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com

Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection © 2009-2011 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.

Media Contacts:
Lydia White for Virtuos
lwhite@virtuosgames.com

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