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First Look: Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines for PSP

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Sep 15, 2009 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Recently, Ubisoft invited us over to their San Francisco warren to check out Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines. I wasn’t really sure how they were planning on jamming Assassin’s Creed’s exploration, climbing, and free-running into a PSP, but I’ve got to say, they’ve done an excellent job (don’t take my word for it, IGN agrees).

In a theme we’ll be seeing a lot of this year, developer Griptonite Games didn’t produce a watered-down side-scroller and slap the Assassin’s Creed name on it – this is a true follow-up to the original, only portable.

The story picks right up where the first one let off, putting you back in the familiar boots and blades of Altair. How do the controls translate to the PSP? What tweaks have been made to the formula? Has Altair stolen any cool new moves from Ezio (the protagonist of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed II)? Producer Frederic Lefrancois and Senior Producer Dan McAuliffe answer these questions – with the added bonus of a bunch of brand new video.

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+ SPARDA on September 15th, 2009 at 12:21 pm said:

keep the PSP love coming….


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+ EvDeval on September 15th, 2009 at 12:21 pm said:

Looks cool.


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+ Appo on September 15th, 2009 at 12:27 pm said:

Was that second paragraph a shot at the DS game? >.>


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 15th, 2009 at 5:32 pm said:

    huh, what o_O


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+ Appo on September 15th, 2009 at 12:27 pm said:

Was that second paragraph a shot at the Assassin’s Creed DS game?


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+ Crazy_Jackal on September 15th, 2009 at 12:28 pm said:

looks great


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+ Appo on September 15th, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:

Heh, didn’t show that I posted anything. My bad.


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+ DDark on September 15th, 2009 at 12:30 pm said:

Definately looks cool! If they could only put inFamous on the psp then I would be a happy man!


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+ EvoAnubis on September 15th, 2009 at 12:30 pm said:

Looks good!


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+ Lambrick on September 15th, 2009 at 12:32 pm said:

was the video cut short?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 15th, 2009 at 5:35 pm said:

    You\’re right, the wrong version of the video was embedded. Fixing that now.


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+ ptrek85 on September 15th, 2009 at 12:33 pm said:

Is it just me or does it sound like Jeff was cut off in mid-sentence at the end of the video?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 15th, 2009 at 6:21 pm said:

    OK, fixed now!


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+ jimfear on September 15th, 2009 at 12:35 pm said:

i wonder if this game will be boring as the 1st one


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+ NARDE15 on September 15th, 2009 at 12:41 pm said:

looks freakin awsome. Thanks Jeff!


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+ BlooodyCow on September 15th, 2009 at 12:41 pm said:

meh…Asscreed is one of the most overrated game this generation.


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+ bendeboy on September 15th, 2009 at 12:41 pm said:

when will 3.00 get fixed?


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+ NARDE15 on September 15th, 2009 at 12:42 pm said:

Looks freakin awsome

Thanks Jeff


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+ BlooodyCow on September 15th, 2009 at 12:46 pm said:

@7 DDark
We need more inFamous dammit. Sony, make it happen. DLC or something, but I need more inFamous.


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+ Pelt_Hunter on September 15th, 2009 at 12:46 pm said:

I’m inspired even more to buy the PSP-3000 GT bundle when it comes out to pick up this as well. Looks to be the year of Sony.


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+ poodude on September 15th, 2009 at 12:47 pm said:

Jeez Sony stop making so many great games. I’m spending so much on PS3 games alone this year and now you’re shoving all these great PSP games in my face.

@ Bendeboy
Please, we’ve had enough of this. This is an ASSASSINS CREED post, not a 3.00 post. Take your stupid complaints over to the Playstation Network forums where they belong.


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+ BlooodyCow on September 15th, 2009 at 12:47 pm said:

hay, Jeff
What is that on your shirt? Is that a Chimera?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 15th, 2009 at 5:35 pm said:

    It\’s an evil panda. They\’re all evil, you know.


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+ Pelt_Hunter on September 15th, 2009 at 12:48 pm said:

3.00 fix came out yesterday smart guy.. 3.01.

I don’t know why my comment didn’t post but I’m definitely going to be buying the PSP-3000 GT bundle when it drops and getting this as well.


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+ KazeEternal on September 15th, 2009 at 12:52 pm said:

@4 Appo
If it was the DS version deserved it.

DS = Watered down portable games device with touchy feely games that don’t add a whole lot to the experience lol.

@Griptonite Games
Great job guys. I’m not a fan of the series, but I know a few people who will be excited about this game and what has been done so far with it. Definitely will help push a few PSPs out the door as well.


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+ TheGuardianFID on September 15th, 2009 at 12:55 pm said:

Sweet, great job Jeff, will you marry me??? Just kidding Jeff I don’t swing that way but if I did you’d be my first choice!!! :P :D


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+ Jim777 on September 15th, 2009 at 12:56 pm said:

Cool vid i cant wait, but one thing the vid seems to cut in the middle of Jeffs question was that supposed to happen you kind of left me hanging :O


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 15th, 2009 at 5:36 pm said:

    Yeah, fixing that now! D\’oh!


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+ TwiztedR3DHead on September 15th, 2009 at 12:57 pm said:

Beautiful


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+ LadyCroft75 on September 15th, 2009 at 1:02 pm said:

Lo attendo fremendo :)


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+ typikal82 on September 15th, 2009 at 1:05 pm said:

Video gets cut off at 5:45


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+ KillerDante on September 15th, 2009 at 1:06 pm said:

Love it, cant wait to get my hands on it. Btw what are the PSP and PS3 perks. I know you can get the bosses weapons but what else is there?


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+ NightHawk17 on September 15th, 2009 at 1:06 pm said:

I know this is off topic but jeff my gs uncharted code isn’t working :(


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+ madtyger on September 15th, 2009 at 1:17 pm said:

I’m definitely excited about this game. The 2009 holiday season is looking great for PSP owners.


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+ RedGiant17 on September 15th, 2009 at 1:19 pm said:

@26 Mine got cut off too.

Did you announce a PSPGo! bundle in that missing portion Jeff?


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+ Shy_Guy92 on September 15th, 2009 at 1:22 pm said:

@Bendeboy
it got fixed you Tard go download 3.01 and quit complaining

AC looks great on the PSP and Im going to buy it.


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+ SilverPR on September 15th, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

Yeah I think they edited the video wrong and was cut short at the end.


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+ Ftwrthtx on September 15th, 2009 at 1:37 pm said:

Nice interview and the game looks great!


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+ Den_of_Iniquity on September 15th, 2009 at 1:48 pm said:

Hey Jeff how Does the gameplay look?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 15th, 2009 at 5:37 pm said:

    It looks good, a streamlined version of the PS3 edition. But this was an eyes-on preview with Ubi driving. I haven\’t been hands on.


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+ Den_of_Iniquity on September 15th, 2009 at 1:48 pm said:

Hey Jeff how is the gameplay?


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+ poweredbyzen on September 15th, 2009 at 1:59 pm said:

i love assassin’s creed – can’t wait!


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+ Brapp347 on September 15th, 2009 at 2:03 pm said:

i agree. Infamous would be awesome on the psp


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+ Resistance7383 on September 15th, 2009 at 2:32 pm said:

Looks great can’t wait for it.


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+ ilikemonkeys on September 15th, 2009 at 2:45 pm said:

Looking good, not quite as good as the trailer made it out to be which is unfortunate. Still looking really good and I may by another PSP just for this (upgrade time).

Btw, I like the shirt Jeff.


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+ Caires on September 15th, 2009 at 2:46 pm said:

AC Bloodlines, AC2 and Uncharted are going to be awsome!


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+ Caires on September 15th, 2009 at 2:49 pm said:

Can’t wait to get my hands on it!


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+ brad450 on September 15th, 2009 at 2:49 pm said:

EZEE-O?? really jeff??. anyways when can we see you in montreeal?? hit up the developers @ UBI montreal. and trust me montreal is one of the best cities in north america. maybe a meet up????

ohh ya the guy in AC2 his name is ETZIO where the T an Z are pronounced together.

seriously come to montreal. for ubisoft or EA MTL to great studios, with really good games in development.

PS. make sure you try “poutine” when ur here XD


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+ D-Squad3 on September 15th, 2009 at 3:09 pm said:

Looking great for the PSP


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+ RSX-0806 on September 15th, 2009 at 3:12 pm said:

Awesome shirt Jeff.


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+ Thrasher20 on September 15th, 2009 at 3:19 pm said:

I second what post #1 said :P


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+ KinjiroSSD on September 15th, 2009 at 3:20 pm said:

Looks great. I’m ten times more excited for this than AC2 and my purchase will reflect that.


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+ katsuo7171 on September 15th, 2009 at 4:00 pm said:

Where’s the rest of the interview? You were cut off.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 15th, 2009 at 5:38 pm said:

    It\’s coming, it\’s coming.


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+ R1LEY62 on September 15th, 2009 at 4:56 pm said:

hey please reply i know this is about
assassins creed(awesome game!)but what is the exact littlebigplanet psp release date please reply.


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+ altair04 on September 15th, 2009 at 5:37 pm said:

I can’t believe how good this looks on the psp !


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+ DustyBlue on September 15th, 2009 at 5:50 pm said:

Cool shirt, Jeff.


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