Now that Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection has come out, gamers and reviewers can now take a much more detailed look at the game, which takes Assassin’s Creed fans through all three adventures of Ezio Auditore, from Assassin’s Creed 2 to Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. However, an Assassin’s Creed glitch video has led to Polygon criticizing the game.
The video in question compares the original Assassin’s Creed 2 footage (which begins with Ezio and a gang of his friends fighting Vieri de Pazzi, Ezio’s short-lived rival, on a bridge in Florence) to the upgraded and remastered version. Noticeably, an NPC in the background has a rather odd-looking face, being much redder, with bulging eyes and wide, big lips.
While Polygon apparently expected the internet to believe that glitches and other flaws in the Ezio Collection were like this, a second video posted by another Assassin’s Creed fan has proven them wrong, and now Ubisoft has stuck their head into the conversation. According to Ubisoft, the faces of NPCs in Assassin’s Creed 2 are randomly generated, which can unfortunately lead to the horrific face seen in the video.
According to Ubisoft, that NPC only appears during the first memory sequence of the game, before the title sequence, and even then only appears infrequently, so it’s likely that you won’t see him your first time playing the game.
The Assassin’s Creed glitch video does also mention that Ezio’s movements look as if they’ve been sped up, though Ubisoft hasn’t offered any sort of commentary on that. Whether they sped his movements up to avoid the sometimes-ponderous building climbing that the game originally had or it actually is a glitch that they’ll patch remains to be seen.
Either way, the original Assassin’s Creed glitch video can be found here, if you’re interested in seeing it, and Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection is now available for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC if you want it.