All is not what it seems in the pristine and fabulous time of Renaissance Italy. Noblemen and families command a great deal of respect, which allows for a world of corruption, greed and murder to take place underneath the social surface. When Italian nobleman Ezio Auditore ad Firenze's family gets betrayed he aims to seek vengeance against the corrupt class that once suited him. With nowhere to turn to satiate his anger, Ezio turns to the ways of the assassin to teach his foes a lesson. It is through new hero Ezio you experience Assassin's Creed II, with improved gameplay features over the original 2007 hit that aims to surprise and challenge your skill. Missions can now be accessed whenever you like and you can approach them in whichever way you please, with an open world that promotes free-running and human acrobatics to evade capture. With new locations you get new methods of blending in with the crowd, and new weapons to take advantage of. In Assassin's Creed II, every character is an opportunity for the player, and working with NPCs may reveal something surprising, depending on exactly what their true nature is. Help Ezio learn to become a true master assassin, know how best to disarm and assassinate enemies and once again be the most nimble stealth killer with the aid of your hidden blades.