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Some new information has hinted at the possibility of a remastered edition of Assassin's Creed being in development, or at least being prepped for release. This is according to some listings on a Korean ratings board.
According to VG 24/7, the listings for the remastered editions of Assassin's Creed were spotted by the folks over at NeoGaf. The listings are for the Xbox One and the PS4, with the Korean Game Rating Classification Board stating that Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection is set to arrive on the eighth gen home consoles.
The rating was just recently issued on August 18th, after it was sent in for review on August 9th. The ratings board gave it an 'M' for Mature for direct suggestive themes, excessive violence, realistic weaponry, sound effects and blood, criminal representation, excessive swearing, and criminal acts of pickpocketing and assassinations (amongst other things).
The collection will likely contain Assassin's Creed 2, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed: Revelations, each of which featured Ezio Auditore.
You can view the Xbox One and PS4 ratings over on the Korean GRB site. And while they don't list a release date for the remastered edition of Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection, it's likely that the game could be due out this year. VG 24/7 points out that since Ubisoft is skipping 2016 for a new Assassin's Creed title, they could be using this opportunity to roll out the remastered edition to work as a hold-me-over until 2017's release.
For those of you wondering, Ubisoft decided to give their team an extra year to work on the newest Assassin's Creed title after they received heavy criticisms for Assassin's Creed: Unity being broken out of the gate. Not everyone had problems with the title, but there were some serious frame-rate issues where the game would drop down as low as 12fps during some segments. Not to mention that Assassin's Creed: Unity had some major bugs in the form of character heads and faces completely disappearing.
While the sales for Assassin's Creed: Unity were decent enough, the poor quality of the game at release drastically affected the sales of the following year's outing, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. The game sold well under expectations even though it was not broken at release, and the overall quality was far higher than expected.
In an attempt to give the brand a break and to give the team some extra time to polish up the new game, Ubisoft opted to skip a release for 2016, instead letting the upcoming movie starring Michael Fassbender take over in its place.
However, if the rumors are true and the ratings for this Ezio Collection is any indicator, then it won't just be the Michael Fassbender movie based on the popular franchise that quenches the thirst for fans of the historical adventure series. Of course, Ubisoft has yet to make any full announcements about Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection, so until they do the only thing we know for sure is that it's coming... we just don't know when.