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ThrasherX11
06-01-2009, 11:22 PM
Assassin's Creed II Black Edition Pre-Order (http://assassinscreed.uk.ubi.com/assassins-creed-2/preorder.php)

just saw this on the site so i wanted to share. sorry if its been posted already

UchihaKarasu
06-01-2009, 11:26 PM
....O.O
I wants

Kaxen6
06-01-2009, 11:39 PM
Waitaminute... Ezio upgrades to wearing black at the end of the game?

*headdesk* his costume never fails to drive me insane on a lazy doodler level...

ThrasherX11
06-01-2009, 11:47 PM
yeah i hope this is available in the US, it seems like the pre order on play.com is just the normal game not this special edition and on there is says only playable on a uk ps3 or something.

i really hope US gets this special edition not just the gamestop bonus level

Tenshi23
06-02-2009, 12:14 AM
I'm so happy I placed my pre-order weeks ago http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Darkrose_971
06-02-2009, 03:21 AM
Agreed with c-swain, this looks sorta suspicious.
I think the whole AC2 site is still a beta and some of stuff doesn't work. Ubis are in a hurry for game teasers, I do not support that =_=.

Account_Deleted
06-02-2009, 03:30 AM
wait did i say about customizable wardrobe ;P

or maybe it's for a night mission http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Tenshi23
06-02-2009, 03:45 AM
Originally posted by c-swain:
Is it just me that thinks the "Play.com" link isn't right ?

I go to the limited edition black figurine info page. Click on the "Play.com" link and then just get sent to some normal, version of the game. Not even a whisper about any type of figurine.

Play.com have updated their site Xbox 360 LE (http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/4-/10287842/Assassin-Creed-II-Black-Edition/Product.html)

Need to change my pre-order now and that is a big price difference.

RuYi89
06-02-2009, 03:54 AM
Now if they'd only accept PayPal. = =
I don't have a credit card.

Xanatos2007
06-02-2009, 04:52 AM
Good to see Jesper's back. I might get it...

moqqy
06-02-2009, 04:55 AM
On a related note, I hope we will be able to play the game again with all the upgrades (clothing, abilities) after beating it.

UchihaKarasu
06-02-2009, 09:33 AM
Man, I want one so bad but I don't know if I'll have the money before they're all sold out.
Do they have one for PS3 or the PC?

caswallawn_2k7
06-02-2009, 09:44 AM
PS3 (http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStation3/4-/10287856/Assassin-Creed-II-Black-Edition/Product.html) and PC (http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/10287867/Assassin-Creed-II-Black-Edition/Product.html) just rember Play is a UK firm they do ship outside the UK but I belive the game is above the price limit so they will probly only ship to the UK.

I orderd the PC version http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

UchihaKarasu
06-02-2009, 10:04 AM
So....say if they will ship, how much would I have to pay in US dollars to pre-order?

Chiiru22
06-02-2009, 10:07 AM
Awww me want D:

xSpottyZebrax
06-02-2009, 10:10 AM
I thought the release date was the 17th not the 13th, or is that just play.com guessing the release date because it hasnt been confirmed..?

caswallawn_2k7
06-02-2009, 10:53 AM
it's simple they just wont ship to the US, they are only shipping to EU countries as that way there is no mess on with import tax's

Quote from Play.com's shipping info


Products eligible
DVD, music, games, books, and clothing are eligible. Unfortunately, we cannot delivery electronics, personal computers, gadgets, or mobile outside of the UK.



Export countries we deliver to
Our FREE export delivery usually takes 7-10 days to the following countries

Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Cyprus
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece*
Greenland
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
San Marino
SpainSweden
Switzerland
Vatican


*Unfortunately, we are unable to deliver items over £30 to Greece.



How to place an order for delivery for export
To order a product for delivery outside of the UK, you will need to change the currency on the Play.com website from sterling to Euros. Remember delivery is still FREE outside of the UK.

To change currency, simply click on the Euro image at the bottom of the shopping basket on the left hand side of the page and all prices will be automatically converted into Euros. Alternatively, click here to change the website into Euros.

If you want to change it back to sterling, just click on the UK flag in the checkout box.

dougien1
06-02-2009, 10:58 AM
The Black Edition does look amazing, especially with 3 bonus quests, but I wonder whether it is worth £70.

mikeh1294
06-02-2009, 11:34 AM
Probably going to get this, stand up Ezio next to Altair :P

ThrasherX11
06-02-2009, 02:47 PM
don't suppose i could get a mod to comment on this, i just really would like to know if this "black edition" is a UK only thing. i keep checkin the site for more info just get the same play.com offer and the bonus map offer from gamestop

DiDoFRGT10
06-02-2009, 02:58 PM
Cool LE! Will it be available on the ubi store? I can't buy stuff from play, it's for UK only, and I'm in Egypt..

Dead-M
06-02-2009, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by ThrasherX11:
don't suppose i could get a mod to comment on this, i just really would like to know if this "black edition" is a UK only thing. i keep checkin the site for more info just get the same play.com offer and the bonus map offer from gamestop

That black edition is just the Limited/Special Edition.

And Ezio has a black outfit, because that's what he will be wearing at the end of the game (Or the last few levels).


I too have it Pre-ordered now! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif but another site.. i dont have a credit card

ThrasherX11
06-02-2009, 03:16 PM
where did you preorder it from? i know its the limited edition but from the sounds of play.com the ps3 version says something about only playing on UK ps3 systems, but idk i just would like some clarification on all of it or if it will be on the ubisoft store

deskpe
06-02-2009, 03:53 PM
Noooooooooooooooooooooo! i want that figurine in white and standar clothes for ezio, didnt really like that costume and if its white it goes much much better with altair they should do a normal limited edition and not only a black edition http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

RuYi89
06-02-2009, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by mikefacts:
I too have it Pre-ordered now! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif but another site.. i dont have a credit card

Where did you pre-order it from? I don't have a cc either.

caswallawn_2k7
06-02-2009, 04:45 PM
£70 isnt that much realy most PS3 game sin the UK retail for between £40-£45 when they release. £70 is a prety standard price for a collectors edition similar to this.

UchihaKarasu
06-02-2009, 04:53 PM
Where can I order one if I live in the US?

caswallawn_2k7
06-02-2009, 04:55 PM
that is for Ubisoft to decide, untill a US site list's it and some1 finds it no1 knows. I live in the UK so it makes no differance to me.

marzipanbomber
06-02-2009, 05:29 PM
Damn I want to know how to order the German version of it.. seems like it's just the German site where they didn't post any link to a site where you could buy it. Btw the price in € on play.com is a bad joke. 70 pounds make about 80€, not 90. I saw that on the french site who's offering it costs only 70€, so I definitely won't buy it on play.com.

caswallawn_2k7
06-02-2009, 05:35 PM
they have to make some money since they arnt charging for shipping to europe, the extra €'s could be to cover the postage to make it seem free or it could just be something to do with the import/export laws.

MrMoo333
06-02-2009, 06:11 PM
Man I hope theres a US LE with a figuring so that my Altair can hang out with someone besides a big Fallout 3 bobble head!

Keksus
06-03-2009, 04:48 AM
AC2 PreOrder at amazon.co.uk is only 27 pound. Does anyone know if this is the black edition?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/UBI-So...id=1244025459&sr=8-3 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/UBI-Soft-Assassins-Creed-PC/dp/B001TK3DO0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1244025459&sr=8-3)

Dead-M
06-03-2009, 06:13 AM
I doesn't look like it's the Black Edition.
And it's to cheap to be an SE :P

And is it just me, or is 27 pounds VERY cheap for such a great game?

OniLinkSword
06-03-2009, 06:36 AM
I hope the USA gets something like this. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DimmuB0rgir
06-03-2009, 06:51 AM
EB Games is selling the Black Edition here in Australia, its an exclusive for EB Games, I would imagine EB Games in the US would have a similar thing going.

Newventolero
06-03-2009, 07:14 AM
do you know where can I found the black edition? In Spain, I mean.

caswallawn_2k7
06-03-2009, 09:33 AM
Originally posted by c-swain:
"Assassin's Creed II: Black Edition (Play.com UK Exclusive Collector's Edition)"

Im sorry to say, but it looks like it is UK only. Uk exclusive from Play.com

But yeh, if Ubisoft could comment on whether another distributor is sending it to the US that would be nice [for those in the US anyway :P]

actualy they say play exclusive as the 4 main game supliers in the UK fight for exclusive collectors ed's such as this. so it only actualy aplies to the UK.

UchihaKarasu
06-03-2009, 10:16 AM
This is kind of off topic but
How do I e-mail Ubisoft? (geez, sounds like a n00b question XD XD)

KZarr
06-03-2009, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by UchihaKarasu:
This is kind of off topic but
How do I e-mail Ubisoft? (geez, sounds like a n00b question XD XD)
Try: http://ubisoft-en.custhelp.com...e.php?p_sid=5RUzGrzj (http://ubisoft-en.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/ubisoft_en.cfg/php/enduser/home.php?p_sid=5RUzGrzj)

Most dev's have a private email and blog. But I don't think we're allowed to post them here.

JRRZombie
06-03-2009, 10:55 AM
I looked up what was in the black edition and ubisoft better come out with something like this in the US. i hope the special edition in the US for Assassins creed II is better then the one for Assassins creed. I like the figurine and the Tin, but i want something special for the game.

mikeh1294
06-03-2009, 10:57 AM
Just pre-ordered this now.


5 months and counting.

XIXDunedainXIX
06-03-2009, 11:10 AM
Will the Black Edition be available in South Africa? Kind of seems unfair to only be available in the UK, there are other gamers in the world who are also AC fans too.

Could a Dev please comment on this.

mikeh1294
06-03-2009, 11:19 AM
Seems to be, Play advertise it as "Exclusive Play.com UK Black Edition", so I think it is.

Maybe other countries will get their own?

Rumble5
06-03-2009, 11:40 AM
It looks like the US will get a bonus map (http://assassinscreed.us.ubi.com/assassins-creed-2/preorder.php).
Watch GameStop.com for any details news on the Collector's Edition.

UchihaKarasu
06-03-2009, 11:59 AM
XD
So the UK get all the Black Edition awesomeness and the US gets a map. Lol

Hopefully the states will get the black edition too.

thebatman226
06-04-2009, 03:32 AM
In Australia, we get the 'Black Edition' from EB games and then a 'White Edition' from GAME.
The only difference is the figurines, ones black and ones white haha

Drakonous505
06-04-2009, 04:44 AM
It's still to early to say the U.S. isn't getting one. Besides that extra map is a perk for those who preorder AC2 normal edition. If a Black Edition for the U.S. comes out it will no doubt contain that map as well and everything else Europe's Black Edition's getting

dtisalive
06-04-2009, 04:50 AM
India? What part of the world would that be, my young lad? Oh don't mind.........there're ONLY 1.1 BILLION PEOPLE HERE!!

I hate this my country when it comes to gaming. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif Actually, I hate local distributors who don't get great games which I want, and when they do, it's already out for a decade!!

All right, got to control myself. To be true, it's not that bad - games are available around their release date in larger cities, but not where I live http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif.

BTW, did you read the product page?

The limited collectable figurine of Ezio wears an upgraded cloak. This is something Ezio only has access to in the advanced stages of the game.

More Upgrades! Yay!

miroku_jacob
06-04-2009, 10:55 AM
as i take it as of now there has still been no word on the LE coming to the States?...

it might be a last min thing... all the game stores around here will only give it to the ppl that wait in line for it.

but thats just a guess

miroku_jacob
06-04-2009, 11:11 AM
i like your answer and i was kinda thinking the same thing. im more interested in the box more then the doll....

UchihaKarasu
06-04-2009, 11:12 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I don't want to have to get someone else to order the LE for me, pay them back, then have them ship to the US.....
And, I also don't care much for the figurine, I just want the box http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

altairego
06-04-2009, 11:16 AM
ok, what if i were to get the UK edition shipped to US for hte PC as it appears Play.com does have one available? will it play on a PC here?

caswallawn_2k7
06-04-2009, 12:46 PM
PC games are universal as no PC has regional locations. Intel and one of the disc driver manufacturers did try to bring it in at one point but too may other firms were against it.

altairego
06-04-2009, 04:58 PM
thanks for that. now i can sit back and continue the search for the name of the borgia Ezio kills in the trailer.


Originally posted by caswallawn_2k7:
PC games are universal as no PC has regional locations. Intel and one of the disc driver manufacturers did try to bring it in at one point but too may other firms were against it.

DimmuB0rgir
06-04-2009, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by thebatman226:
In Australia, we get the 'Black Edition' from EB games and then a 'White Edition' from GAME.
The only difference is the figurines, ones black and ones white haha

Actually theres a few more differences.

White Edition gets: White Figure
3 In Game Quests
T Shirt (Only if you PREORDER)

Black Edition gets: Black Figureine
3 In Game Quests
Artbook
Soundtrack
All videos, behind the scenes and e-goodies about AC2

thebatman226
06-04-2009, 11:11 PM
Originally posted by DimmuB0rgir:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by thebatman226:
In Australia, we get the 'Black Edition' from EB games and then a 'White Edition' from GAME.
The only difference is the figurines, ones black and ones white haha

Actually theres a few more differences.

White Edition gets: White Figure
3 In Game Quests
T Shirt (Only if you PREORDER)

Black Edition gets: Black Figureine
3 In Game Quests
Artbook
Soundtrack
All videos, behind the scenes and e-goodies about AC2 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh i see, thanks for the correction http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

syphonzero
06-05-2009, 12:20 AM
Well i want the figurine!
and living in the US will make this a task indeed....

thebatman226
06-05-2009, 04:45 AM
The US will get it, just give it time

KZarr
06-05-2009, 04:49 AM
What about the rest of the world?

thebatman226
06-05-2009, 04:56 AM
Originally posted by KZarr:
What about the rest of the world?

Possibly, define 'the rest of the world'

Xalathor1
06-05-2009, 08:25 AM
theres aslo a black edition here in australia on eb games. so its not only in the uk

KZarr
06-05-2009, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by thebatman226:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by KZarr:
What about the rest of the world?

Possibly, define 'the rest of the world' </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
France(their own HQ)
Canada(their Montreal studio is three)
Benelux
Germany
France
Scandinavian country's
Italy
South africa

and other modern nation where there is a huge fanbase of ubi.

Borgleader09
06-06-2009, 01:20 PM
I must say I'm quite anxious to see whether or not Canada will get the Black Edition although...I wouldnt be surprised they have a huge building there (I visited it it's awesome).

caswallawn_2k7
06-06-2009, 01:50 PM
Kzarr germany, france and italy are in europe so they can order from play if they realy want it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Skaevola
06-06-2009, 02:14 PM
Guh!
Game Crazy doesn't have Black Edition for preorder yet... They said they would closer to release, but...
Must... be patient... must... contain... violent urges...

Wait a minute! Black Edition doesn't come with a T-Shirt, too? But I want an Assassin's Creed T-Shirt! Aww...

Borgleader09
06-06-2009, 02:30 PM
if you look a few posts up someone posted a package comparison of the black & white editions. Sure a t-shirt is cool, but I much rather have the artbook/soundtrack/videos http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PaskalG
06-06-2009, 07:36 PM
Hi all, I'm new here and I'm Spanish, so sorry for my English.

My question is about the Black Assassin's Creed II.

I want to know if in this version, it will be possible play with the white and the black Ezio or it will be only the black Ezio. I would like to have possibility of have both, choosing each one when it's possible, but in the same game, to don't have to buy then the normal Asssassins's Creed II to have the white one.


Thx to all!!

OniLinkSword
06-06-2009, 07:45 PM
...this limited edition collectable figurine of Ezio wears an upgraded cloak, something Ezio only has access to in the advanced stages of the game.

You can tell from the description that it's in the game normally.

UchihaKarasu
06-06-2009, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by Wingf00t:
Guh!
Game Crazy doesn't have Black Edition for preorder yet... They said they would closer to release, but...
Must... be patient... must... contain... violent urges...

Wait a minute! Black Edition doesn't come with a T-Shirt, too? But I want an Assassin's Creed T-Shirt! Aww...

Wait!
Did you say Game Crazy is going to release the Black Edition in America eventually? Or that they plan too?

Skaevola
06-06-2009, 11:12 PM
That's what the guy at the desk said, but he seemed sort of unsure about it. He used phrases like, "It's in our computers" and "It's not available yet".

altairego
06-07-2009, 04:36 AM
Canada always gets screwed on these things. so don't hold out any hope of the Black LE here, bulding or no building...


Originally posted by Borgleader09:
I must say I'm quite anxious to see whether or not Canada will get the Black Edition although...I wouldnt be surprised they have a huge building there (I visited it it's awesome).

obliviondoll
06-07-2009, 05:00 AM
Originally posted by LoKo_GpL:
Hi all, I'm new here and I'm Spanish, so sorry for my English.

My question is about the Black Assassin's Creed II.

I want to know if in this version, it will be possible play with the white and the black Ezio or it will be only the black Ezio. I would like to have possibility of have both, choosing each one when it's possible, but in the same game, to don't have to buy then the normal Asssassins's Creed II to have the white one.


Thx to all!!

The black cloak is an upgrade you get during the course of the game, from what I've heard of things. So yes, you do get to play as both, no matter which copy of the game you buy.

andreasGA
06-07-2009, 06:57 AM
I live in Denmark, on the Play.com delivery policy they say that to any of their free export countries (Denmark included) it will take 7-10 days for the product to arrive. Does that mean that i get my game 7-10 'after' release date or will Play.com ship the products before release date so i get the game when it is released. (i assume that they get the copies before the game is released)

P.S sorry for my bad english

mikeh1294
06-07-2009, 08:25 AM
I live in the UK, and whenever I or my friends order a game from PLAY we get it 1-2 weeks early, so you may get it on the release date.

andreasGA
06-07-2009, 09:14 AM
Thanks c-swain and mikini

Been sleepless the past few days wondering about it!

caswallawn_2k7
06-07-2009, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by andreasGA:
I live in Denmark, on the Play.com delivery policy they say that to any of their free export countries (Denmark included) it will take 7-10 days for the product to arrive. Does that mean that i get my game 7-10 'after' release date or will Play.com ship the products before release date so i get the game when it is released. (i assume that they get the copies before the game is released)

P.S sorry for my bad english
play for the most part normaly ship the tuesday or wednesday before the game launched if you pree order, so you probly wont get it the day it comes out but it should only be a couple days after.

god_raizen
06-07-2009, 09:41 AM
Hello, I'm from Venezuela and I would like to buy Assassin's Creed 2: Black Edition, now I think that Ubisoft can put up for sale in the U.S. the same package as the UK but with something like assassin's creed shirt

caswallawn_2k7
06-07-2009, 09:44 AM
the black edition isnt only in the UK is's a play.com Exclusive in the UK, play and Game in the UK both put it as a UK exclusive as they have exclusive rights to sell it in the UK, every other country will have differant stores get the right to sell it.

it obviously just hasnt been decided for the rest of the world yet as each store will pay a premium to get the exclusive rights to sell it in that country.

Losk_
06-07-2009, 10:00 AM
I hope that Ubisoft clarifies this soon so I can pre-order a copy.. Here is the funny thing: If you choose "Canada (French)" it will show you the black edition under the pre-order page, where the "Canada (English)" option seems to take you to the U.S. site.

When I called an EBGames location, the staff there didn't know which versions of the game they will be getting.


Originally posted by altairego:
Canada always gets screwed on these things. so don't hold out any hope of the Black LE here, bulding or no building...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Borgleader09:
I must say I'm quite anxious to see whether or not Canada will get the Black Edition although...I wouldnt be surprised they have a huge building there (I visited it it's awesome). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

HK-42
06-07-2009, 04:55 PM
Didnt see these postedhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gifoff AC facebook)

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs010.snc1/4459_86979698067_6119163067_1864900_2236937_n.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4459/237/101/6119163067/n6119163067_1864901_2032811.jpg
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs010.snc1/4459_86979728067_6119163067_1864902_1097232_n.jpg

god_raizen
06-07-2009, 07:41 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Tela
06-07-2009, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by god_raizen:
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

I wonder what goodies other places will get with their special editions... <_<

UchihaKarasu
06-07-2009, 07:58 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif
I just want them to release it in the US already

Aramintai
06-08-2009, 04:48 AM
Why on Earth the Black Edition is available on French Amazon while on UK and US isn't? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

http://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_...lack+edition&x=0&y=0 (http://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_ss_vg?__mk_fr_FR=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Dvideogames&field-keywords=assassin%27s+creed+2+black+edition&x=0&y=0)

Would love to see it available on amazon.co.uk very much. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

caswallawn_2k7
06-08-2009, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by Aramintai:
Why on Earth the Black Edition is available on French Amazon while on UK and US isn't? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

http://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_...lack+edition&x=0&y=0 (http://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_ss_vg?__mk_fr_FR=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Dvideogames&field-keywords=assassin%27s+creed+2+black+edition&x=0&y=0)

Would love to see it available on amazon.co.uk very much. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
because in the UK Play got exclusive rights to sell it, so it will never go on amazon.co.uk unless some1 put's it on there like they would ebay.

Aramintai
06-08-2009, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by caswallawn_2k7:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aramintai:
Why on Earth the Black Edition is available on French Amazon while on UK and US isn't? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

http://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_...lack+edition&x=0&y=0 (http://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_ss_vg?__mk_fr_FR=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Dvideogames&field-keywords=assassin%27s+creed+2+black+edition&x=0&y=0)

Would love to see it available on amazon.co.uk very much. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
because in the UK Play got exclusive rights to sell it, so it will never go on amazon.co.uk unless some1 put's it on there like they would ebay. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
That's just great http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif. Play.co.uk does not send games to my country even though it's in Europe. And that does not explain why amazon.com doesn't have it either. I hope it's just a temporary hype and it will become available at other big stores eventually...

Grimm-X67
06-09-2009, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by UchihaKarasu:
So....say if they will ship, how much would I have to pay in US dollars to pre-order? I used an online converter for pounds and dollars and it said that it owuld cost $111 US plus a bunch of other cents there. I love A.C. and bought the LE of the first game but I'm not gonna go through the trouble of ordering this. It wouldn't make sense for it to get released only in the U.K. and Australia.

Shadowmere117
06-10-2009, 03:39 PM
http://www.ebgames.com.au/xbox...14740&refer=rightcol (http://www.ebgames.com.au/xbox/product.cfm?id=14740&refer=rightcol)


i think that might be it for US

Shadowmere117
06-10-2009, 03:40 PM
oh snap nevermind thats for Aust.
>.<

caswallawn_2k7
06-10-2009, 03:47 PM
just give it time there is 6 months before the game comes out. some1 in america and most other countries will eventualy list it.

deskpe
06-13-2009, 09:11 AM
so a white edition si confirmed!!?
i want a white figurine, but i want the artbook more then the hoodie.

and im scared i'll like the black costume more after playing the game and regret buyinga white edition figurine. but i guess the theme of all the assassin agmes are white costumes sooo maybe the white one is the one to get (if possible)
*preorders black edition just in case a white ed. doesent show up in norway*

cheers!

ThrasherX11
06-15-2009, 08:04 PM
still no news on the U.S. version looks like, but gamestop updated their info on the regular version to include 1 bonus map. didn't the black edition say 3 bonus maps?

godsmack_darius
06-15-2009, 08:08 PM
Any Canadian versions? Or does U.S. count as Canadian as well

Xanatos2007
06-15-2009, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by deskpe:
so a white edition si confirmed!!?
i want a white figurine, but i want the artbook more then the hoodie.

and im scared i'll like the black costume more after playing the game and regret buyinga white edition figurine. but i guess the theme of all the assassin agmes are white costumes sooo maybe the white one is the one to get (if possible)
*preorders black edition just in case a white ed. doesent show up in norway*

cheers!

All the rafiks and even Al Mualim wore black. i think it's a symbol of wisdom.

Losk_
06-16-2009, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by godsmack_darius:
Any Canadian versions? Or does U.S. count as Canadian as well

Its kind of confusing, if you pick Canada (English) you are taken to the US page. If you pick Canada (French) you're taken to the page for France... Which does list the Black Edition.

Right now im just waiting for some kind of confirmation before I pre-order. That said, I'm not holding my breath for good news http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

UchihaKarasu
06-19-2009, 10:50 PM
This was probably posted in one of the other million Black Edition discussions but since this is the main one I'm posting it here.
A lovely view of the whole sha-bang when you order the BE....a lovely view the US doesn't seem to get the privilege of ordering http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif .

http://www.pushsquare.com/wp-c...-edition-ac2_ps3.jpg (http://www.pushsquare.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/uk_black-edition-ac2_ps3.jpg)

ThrasherX11
06-19-2009, 11:13 PM
Very nice, yeah i Really hope (hint hint nudge nudge Ubisoft) that this will come to the states

pretty pl0x http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Weedwalk
06-20-2009, 12:37 AM
Made a pre-order last week for the PC version. Very happy to see the nice content of this edition!

LaurenIsSoMosh
06-20-2009, 04:08 AM
I really hope the US gets a Black Edition... GameStop's pre-order bonus is so lame compared to this.

dougien1
06-20-2009, 04:15 AM
What's really bugging me is the price. I'd love to get all that (especially the 3 bonus areas), but there's quite a few games coming out around that time that I want to get that if I got the AC2 black edition I probably couldn't afford the other ones I want to get http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

NotLordAtkin
06-20-2009, 05:09 AM
Apparently, you don't need to pre-order to get your hands on it.

The Assassin’s Creed 2 Limited “Black” Edition is expected to ship alongside the regular retail version of the game and sell for around $80-90 bones US. We’ll keep you posted as more details emerge.

http://www.gametrailers.com/ne...s-creed-2-black/1033 (http://www.gametrailers.com/news/assassin-s-creed-2-black/1033)

LaurenIsSoMosh
06-20-2009, 05:28 AM
Thanks, Kanuch! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

OniLinkSword
06-20-2009, 06:41 AM
Hmm... Should I spend the $20-30 more to get this awesomeness?

Xanatos2007
06-20-2009, 07:04 AM
Yes. I did, it's what all the cool kids are doing.

I don't think the money is the main issue. The question is: can you survive another two days?

FIREBLADEbiker
06-20-2009, 02:09 PM
i hope the black eddition gets released here in south africa, come on ubi, pretty please. anyone konow how to pre-order outside the UK ?

UchihaKarasu
06-20-2009, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by Kanuch:
Apparently, you don't need to pre-order to get your hands on it.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> The Assassin’s Creed 2 Limited “Black” Edition is expected to ship alongside the regular retail version of the game and sell for around $80-90 bones US. We’ll keep you posted as more details emerge.

http://www.gametrailers.com/ne...s-creed-2-black/1033 (http://www.gametrailers.com/news/assassin-s-creed-2-black/1033) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So, wait....
forgive my naiveness but does this mean the US is getting it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

NotLordAtkin
06-21-2009, 03:36 AM
probably yes.
and even if the Black edition wasn't available in retail, Slavakia and Czech republic will get a retail version anyway. Playman has exclusive rights to distributing UbiSoft games in these two countries (probably also poland, but I'm not sure) and it always makes special pre-order editions go retail about two weeks after the first shipment.
I bought Prince of Persia the moment it came out, Imagine my anger and frustration when I found out that special edition was available two weeks later for the same price.

bokeef04
06-21-2009, 04:23 AM
Originally posted by Xanatos2007:
Yes. I did, it's what all the cool kids are doing.

I don't think the money is the main issue. The question is: can you survive another two days?

why two days? I pre-ordered the black edition and it comes out the same time as the regular version

Dog nose
06-21-2009, 09:02 AM
Come on UBI where's the US version? Stop teasing.....

ShadowRage41
06-21-2009, 02:35 PM
Originally posted by ThrasherX11:
yeah i hope this is available in the US, it seems like the pre order on play.com is just the normal game not this special edition and on there is says only playable on a uk ps3 or something.

i really hope US gets this special edition not just the gamestop bonus level

I agree with you and noticed the same thing and had to wonder if at some point we US people will get the same offer. being that I intended to go ahead and order it now. otherwise it's drop 5 bucks at game stop and wait until the normal edition is released. I don't much like it when game companies do that to anyone. like Exclusive in the us or Europe. We are all fans. I did dig the new Theme for the 360 though.

kim_hill_546
06-23-2009, 10:22 AM
im saving up for mine so i cant wait til i finally get all the money. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

oooooooooooooooo im sooooooooooooo excited lol :L http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ammy2222
07-04-2009, 10:06 PM
dude im in egypt 2 and i cant find any1 with a ps3 or xbox... my email is ammy2222@hotmail.((co.uk)) not .com add me plz

Ureh
07-05-2009, 12:20 AM
I just hope they release the Black Edition in the other countries that don't have the exclusive privilege that only PAL Territories currently have.

Does anyone know if GameStop lets you pre-order from their stores (not the website)?

El_Gastro
07-10-2009, 02:45 AM
Hello everybody ! I'm from Ukraine and i want to know how i can get russian version of AC II Black edition ? And how much it will cost ?

Xanatos2007
07-10-2009, 03:34 AM
Originally posted by Ureh:
I just hope they release the Black Edition in the other countries that don't have the exclusive privilege that only PAL Territories currently have.

Does anyone know if GameStop lets you pre-order from their stores (not the website)?

You can pre-order from the EB Games stores, so I think GameStop should have the same service.

Shadowland69
07-10-2009, 06:32 AM
Hey guys i'm from Australian and as far as the EB description goes the Black Edition has more going for it then the White Edition.

Black includes:
" * Rare “Master Assassin” upgrade Ezio figurine: This highly collectible figurine produced in limited quantities introduces a unique and powerful design of upgraded Assassin cloak that Ezio will only access in the advanced stages of the adventure.
* 3 in-game bonus quests: Enter and explore the Renaissances most prestigious monuments to reveal mysterious unique artifacts hidden within their walls:
o Palazzo Medicis in Florence
o Santa Maria Dei Frari In Venice
o Arsenal Shipyard Warehouse In Venice
* Conspiracy book: This unique piece of art regroups exclusive development team insights on the game art, story and background, revealing secret faces of the Assassin’s Creed overarching conspiracy. The 64 pages book comes with finely crafted leather style hardcover and parchment finish pages.
* Game Soundtrack by Jesper Kyd (British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominee for “2009 Best original score in a game”)
* All videos, behind-the-scene interviews and e-goodies about Assassin’s Creed II
* Collectible black packaging featured with unique authenticity holographic signature"
http://www.ebgames.com.au/ps3/...&refer=productsearch (http://www.ebgames.com.au/ps3/product.cfm?id=14742&refer=productsearch)

While white includes:
" * White collectable Ezio figurine
* Collectible white packaging
* Bonus in game content"
http://www.ebgames.com.au/ps3/...&refer=productsearch (http://www.ebgames.com.au/ps3/product.cfm?id=14737&refer=productsearch)

Sry for the long post....

Thanks ^^

Account_Deleted
07-10-2009, 06:51 AM
Shawdow,
i'm from Aus to http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
just a note
while Black has 3 of the 3 in game bonus
white with randomly have 1 of the 3 in game bonus

onemic22x
07-10-2009, 06:53 AM
What the hell is the deal with the U.S not having any special edition....If they don't come out with a collectors edition they are complete idiots becuase they could make a Killing off of it...I know I want one and every one else I talk to and see on the forums from the U.S wants one 2. Not a crappy 1 bonus level if you pre-order with gamestop GARBAGE.

EmperorxZurg
07-10-2009, 10:49 AM
should have got those other limited edition games when i could. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Account_Deleted
07-10-2009, 10:52 AM
still plenty to come.
let us keep the momment http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif
i can think of about 5 games editions US got exclusively

Biomedical-Fire
07-12-2009, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by c-swain:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by onemic22x:
What the hell is the deal with the U.S not having any special edition....If they don't come out with a collectors edition they are complete idiots becuase they could make a Killing off of it...I know I want one and every one else I talk to and see on the forums from the U.S wants one 2. Not a crappy 1 bonus level if you pre-order with gamestop GARBAGE.

in the nicest way possible...

SHUT UP AND QUIT MOANING !!!
USA almost ALWAYS gets the big limited editions, and the UK and rest of the world usually miss out. So just for once, its your turn to miss out as the UK is getting it and you are not.

just deal with it ok.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So the US got a lame 3 inches tall Altair figure, crappy and cheaply made 4 page penny arcade comic, another worthless piece of paper and the game packaged in a cheap box really something to be jealous of? I really don't call that a fair trade-off compared to what comes in the Black Edition! The first AC Collector's Edition wasn't worth the $70 USD that I or anyone else payed for it. Now if the first AC Collector's Edition that NA received had everything in it that the Black Edition does, then yeah, I'd be jealous that the US and Canada got it and not the UK and Europe.

onemic22x
07-18-2009, 09:20 AM
If this is the "nicest" way in which you can convey something to someone, then it is best to not post in these forums. If I see one more post of yours done in this manner, your posting privileges will be permanently revoked

Ureh
07-18-2009, 10:13 AM
Quiet, troll!
First you make a post about how the Black Edition will be in the U.S. because a "source from ubisoft" told your friend in New York it will come. And then you come here and make up this horse crap about how people in the U.S. should get it!

caswallawn_2k7
07-18-2009, 10:16 AM
well dont reply to him as you are only encouraging him.

zgubilici
07-18-2009, 10:36 AM
If this thread transforms into more bickerings and insults, it will be closed. Either the differences between limited editions can be discussed in a constructive manner or not at all anymore, because every such discussion leads to needless arguments.
Fair warning.

oldman765
07-18-2009, 02:48 PM
@Cynn5435 AC2 Black Edition will be available only in Europe & Australia. In the US, there's an exclusive bonus for preorders at GameStop2:31 AM Jul 17th from web in reply to Cynn5435

That's pulled directly from ubi's twitter so umm yea here's a link if you want proof.
http://twitter.com/Ubisoft
I wonder if NZ will be able to 'borrow' a few aussie copies.

Backadd
07-18-2009, 02:59 PM
well.... i don't have time to read the whole thing but the pre order ain't exclusive on play.com (someone maybe already mentioned that but as i said i don't have time to read the whole thing xP) anyway i could pre order it from Swedish GAME (www.game.se) so it's probably available for pre order on other sites)

Fairus60
07-18-2009, 08:58 PM
its weird that the black edition aint in the US, here in Mexico it is for preorder at gameplanet

ThrasherX11
07-22-2009, 08:23 AM
So its confirmed that the U.S. gets the gamestop bonus and thats it? hmm and its still only just 1 bonus level right? out of possible 3 from black edition....hmm i smell some DLC $$$ coming to the U.S.

Biomedical-Fire
07-22-2009, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by ThrasherX11:
So its confirmed that the U.S. gets the gamestop bonus and thats it? hmm and its still only just 1 bonus level right? out of possible 3 from black edition....hmm i smell some DLC $$$ coming to the U.S.
Yep and they'll more than likely be 800MS points a piece. So on top of the $59.99 price tag we'll have to pay an additional $20 on top of it since 1600MS points is 19.99 at most stores.

KZarr
07-27-2009, 07:43 AM
White edition AC2 just went on sale in EU:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y192/nerwan/acwhite.png

Ureh
07-27-2009, 09:31 AM
Why is there a $15 difference for the PC version and PS3/XB360 versions?

Danvish
07-27-2009, 10:31 AM
I've been asking myself the same question.
I guess they have to pay something to Sony or Microsoft for the use of the console, or perhaps it's more expensive to design the game to the consoles than to the pc.

caswallawn_2k7
07-27-2009, 12:13 PM
PC games are generaly cheaper as there is alot more compertition, were on consoles they just set one price any every1 releases at it (in the UK new console games about £40-45 and new PC games are around £30 but many come out around £20) but now PC prices are getting pushed down even more to compeate with digital download services for games, since PC's have much larger storage than a console so they never actualy need a disc for games (other than stupid security disc checks that are removed on digital downloads)

Raide
07-27-2009, 12:21 PM
PC games have always been cheaper than console games. It is an odd thing but something that is just part of the industry.

I am sure there are some technical reasons behind it i.e. cheaper manufacturing costs etc but I really have no idea what PC is cheaper that Consoles. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

caswallawn_2k7
07-27-2009, 12:32 PM
Raide I just noticed something slightly strange game and gamestation dont seem to be listing AC2 for PC but they have it for the consoles.

Raide
07-27-2009, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by caswallawn_2k7:
Raide I just noticed something slightly strange game and gamestation dont seem to be listing AC2 for PC but they have it for the consoles.

Sounds odd. It is still planned for PC as well as 360 and PS3.

caswallawn_2k7
07-27-2009, 01:02 PM
as long as I get my PC black edition from play I'm happy, just thought it was strange as was looking for a cheap price for the normal version for a friend.

Danvish
07-27-2009, 01:22 PM
is $110 a reasonable price for the PC Black Edition? (espicially if I need it to be specially delivered to Israel)

KZarr
07-27-2009, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by Ureh:
Why is there a $15 difference for the PC version and PS3/XB360 versions?
Actually the prices are in Euro's, so it's a difference of $20.


Originally posted by Danvish:
is $110 a reasonable price for the PC Black Edition? (espicially if I need it to be specially delivered to Israel)
Sounds reasonable, I payed E90 for mine which is like $130. And the store is in my own country.

Grimm-X67
07-27-2009, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by KZarr:
White edition AC2 just went on sale in EU:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y192/nerwan/acwhite.png

That statuette doesn't look that impressive, compared with the Black Edition one anyways, looks like a slightly more blue Ezio. I was expecting something more.

dakota94
07-29-2009, 06:32 PM
Hmmm, the statue of the "Master Assassin" Ezio. Is that really what he is going to look like when we are about to beat the game? becuase if so i think i stand for everyone when i say, Yay!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Michael.83.
07-29-2009, 09:53 PM
I gota question about pre-ordering..i preordered the speical edition in canada, will i get it the day the normal game comes out???

lame question i know but this is my first preorder

Biomedical-Fire
07-29-2009, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by Michael.83.:
I gota question about pre-ordering..i preordered the speical edition in canada, will i get it the day the normal game comes out???

lame question i know but this is my first preorder

Otherwise noted, you should have it the same day as the regular edition.

jaspermyriad
07-31-2009, 04:32 AM
IM ****ED BEYOND ALL RATIONAL REASONING OVER NOT HAVING ACCESS TO THE BLACK EDTION GGRRRRAAAAAAHAHAHHFAIDGFASOGHIAEOGUAEOGUERFGAGFADV UHDFIVGUH%^@^%^%@#$%^%^#e^&#$^&!!!!!

dakota94
07-31-2009, 03:29 PM
Hey Guys http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I dont know if this has been stated yet but

DigitalBattle.com said the US price for the Black Edition has yet to be Announced. Personally i think they just have other things on there mind then saying the US priceing for the Black Edition. Man i want one SOO BAD

Heres the link where it says it

http://www.digitalbattle.com/2...ck-edition-revealed/ (http://www.digitalbattle.com/2009/06/11/assassins-creed-2-black-edition-revealed/)

dakota94
07-31-2009, 03:42 PM
Ok guys here is the way i see it other then they just are focused on other things

Can we all just make a union, i meen If the information is correct, that is the end game suit you get in the game(Black Edition Master Assassin Suit). I meen yea, it would be awsome to put that Figurein on my computer desk, but i guess its time to give the other countrys a Chance too. And if you think about it, People in the US can just find on off ebay.

And hey guys we still have about 4 months until the game comes out, i thinking thats plenty of time for them to make a US version of the Black Edition. I could Honestly care less about the White one lol. Seems like the Gold in is in the Black Edition

iAnDyx
07-31-2009, 09:34 PM
i heard it got sold out ? and ders a different version out?

Leongfun
08-01-2009, 06:08 AM
I'm from Malaysia,apologize for my english if there is any mistake.

Ubisoft please make the AC2 "Black Edition" Available around the world.I know it is hard but it seems to be unfair to the other Assassins Creed fans around the world.I doubt there is no one who do not want it.Personally i want it ! but if only the "Black Edition" wont have any region lock.Correct me if i'm wrong but from what i saw at the pre-order website,down there it stated "PAL:Only work in Europe & UK PS3" so that means is there region lock?

sm312
08-03-2009, 03:55 PM
Assassin's Creed II limited edition will be available in USA and etc. proof here. (http://twitter.com/Gamestopcorp)

caswallawn_2k7
08-03-2009, 04:00 PM
you do know it could just be white.

sm312
08-03-2009, 04:13 PM
Yeah But like I believe (this might be stupid) that when you buy a special edition whatever it shows how much you love that thing like in this case I love Assassin's Creed it's the best game ever to me while other people are into cod and such so I for one am buying this

Biomedical-Fire
08-03-2009, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by caswallawn_2k7:
you do know it could just be white.
I think you may be right Cas, because from what I have been hearing (rumor wise) that the CE that N. America would get would be the White Edition. So I guess it'll have to do, it's better than no CE at all. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

sm312
08-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by Biomedical-Fire:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by caswallawn_2k7:
you do know it could just be white.
I think you may be right Cas, because from what I have been hearing (rumor wise) that the CE that N. America would get would be the White Edition. So I guess it'll have to do, it's better than no CE at all. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You're right better than having nothing

Biomedical-Fire
08-03-2009, 07:13 PM
I just got this tweet on Twitter from Ubisoft: "Ubisoft RT@assassinscreed Check out the Assassin’s Creed 2 Limited Edition Exclusively at GameStop available in the US+CAN http://twitpic.com/co0r4" It's the White Edition with a couple of extras, it's not the Black Edition, but I guess it'll have to do.

Leongfun
08-03-2009, 08:00 PM
Is there going to be any region lock for this white edition? i know this is a stupid question but i just curious...

Biomedical-Fire
08-03-2009, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by Leongfun:
Is there going to be any region lock for this white edition? i know this is a stupid question but i just curious...
It should, because Microsoft put a territorial lock on the 360. The only Publisher's that made their games available region free were Activision and Midway. Of course Midway is no longer around.

bokeef04
08-03-2009, 09:04 PM
if your using HD on a PS3 then whether your TV uses PAL or NTSC is irrelevant, I recently went to America and bought a game over there and it works fine for me here in Australia(we use PAL like UK here)

UchihaKarasu
08-03-2009, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by Biomedical-Fire:
I just got this tweet on Twitter from Ubisoft: "Ubisoft RT@assassinscreed Check out the Assassin’s Creed 2 Limited Edition Exclusively at GameStop available in the US+CAN http://twitpic.com/co0r4" It's the White Edition with a couple of extras, it's not the Black Edition, but I guess it'll have to do.

I just checked GameStop.cpm and I didn't see it. Have they not put it up on their website yet?

EmperorxZurg
08-03-2009, 10:02 PM
not yet, august 4th they might lol

Biomedical-Fire
08-04-2009, 07:56 AM
Originally posted by UchihaKarasu: I just checked GameStop.cpm and I didn't see it. Have they not put it up on their website yet?

They haven't put it up yet and I don't know if the stores have it in their systems yet because the stores are still closed and they don't open for another 5 minutes.

Ureh
08-04-2009, 09:26 AM
Does anyone know how pre-order at GameStop works?
1. Can I go directly to a store to pre-order AC2: white ed. there? instead of on the website?
2. Can I use cash to pre-order at a store? or it must be a card?
3. What happens when I pick up my pre-ordered copy of AC2 and it turns out that there are visible defects on the box before I even opened it? Can I ask for a replacement on the spot? or am I forced to return it and wait again for another copy?
Sorry this is my first pre-order, so I'm completely clueless with how it works. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

Biomedical-Fire
08-04-2009, 09:43 AM
Originally posted by Ureh:
Does anyone know how pre-order at GameStop works?
1. Can I go directly to a store to pre-order AC2: white ed. there? instead of on the website?
2. Can I use cash to pre-order at a store? or it must be a card?
3. What happens when I pick up my pre-ordered copy of AC2 and it turns out that there are visible defects on the box before I even opened it? Can I ask for a replacement on the spot? or am I forced to return it and wait again for another copy?
Sorry this is my first pre-order, so I'm completely clueless with how it works. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

1. Go to your local store
2. Ask to pre-order the AC2 CE
3. Put $5 USD on your pre-order
4. Go to the store on the day of release and pick-up your game

That is all there is to it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Side Note: The boxes are really never in pristine condition, so don't sweat it unless there is a problem with the game disk.

Black_Widow9
08-04-2009, 12:33 PM
I'd suggest pre-ordering as soon as possible because when they're gone they're gone. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Hopefully it will be up on Gamestop's site soon.

UchihaKarasu
08-04-2009, 12:37 PM
Psh, maybe it's not as packed as the Black Edition but, hell, I'm still getting it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
...once I get the money http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

XIXDunedainXIX
08-04-2009, 01:24 PM
I dunno if I'll get the Black Edition...not really a fan of paying almost double for a game. For me in South Africa, the price is almost double the price of normal edition...so...it had better be worth it if I'm to consider purchasing it.

caswallawn_2k7
08-04-2009, 02:30 PM
US editions features (also only seems to be on console)


The Assassin’s Creed II: The Master Assassin’s Edition GameStop Exclusive comes with:
8.5 inch Collectable Ezio Statue
Artbook: The Art of Assassins Creed
Premium Collectable Metal Case
Two Exclusive, in-game maps:
Palazzo Medici
Santa Maria Dei Frari
Additional content DVD:
Behind the scenes of Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed II Soundtrack

Biomedical-Fire
08-04-2009, 02:39 PM
I like how they're calling it Assassin’s Creed II: The Master Assassin’s Edition and it doesn't even come with the Master Assassin Edzio figurine! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Ureh
08-04-2009, 03:49 PM
1. Go to your local store
2. Ask to pre-order the AC2 CE
3. Put $5 USD on your pre-order
4. Go to the store on the day of release and pick-up your game

That is all there is to it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Side Note: The boxes are really never in pristine condition, so don't sweat it unless there is a problem with the game disk.

When do I pay the rest of the money (and can I also pay the rest in cash)?
Also can you tell me how GameStop return/refund works? Lets say I find something wrong with the disc or any of the bonus stuff, do I get a full refund? can I also get a replacement?

caswallawn_2k7
08-04-2009, 03:57 PM
if you pre order in store you will pay the rest when you go to pickup the game and will beable to pay in any way the store would normaly accept.

as for returns I'm not sure how that would work since it is limited edition so once they are gone they are gone.

Biomedical-Fire
08-04-2009, 04:12 PM
I think the same would hold true for CE's as they do Regular Edition's, but to be certain when you go to pre-order the game ask the game advisor about their return/exchange policies. Oh and I was wrong earlier, you have to put down $10 USD on CE's not $5, my bad!

AnomalousInsect
08-04-2009, 06:45 PM
No PC version of this spec ed? Man, that's a load off of my chest.

It's good to know that Ubisoft still has the best interests of their PC fans in mind. Now I can spend my money on something else, instead of frittering it away on extras that I might truly enjoy, just like with the Prince of Persia DLC.

Hats off. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ureh
08-04-2009, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by Biomedical-Fire:
Oh and I was wrong earlier, you have to put down $10 USD on CE's not $5, my bad!

I just went to a store and pre-ordered it about two hours ago. The clerk only asked for $5. Is this right? or should I go and make sure they sold me the right thing? They even pointed at a paper on the counter with the words, "Assassin's Creed 2: Master Assassin's Edition" on it. But my receipt only says "Assassin's Creed".

Biomedical-Fire
08-04-2009, 08:55 PM
Call them in the morning and check to be sure that the GA gave you the right pre-order and if not, I'd head on over to the store and change it quick. Not sure how limited they are, but I wouldn't take any chances.

NoxieDC
08-05-2009, 06:54 AM
Ok, help needed. I have someone in Denmark who can preorder the Black Edition. But he says he doesn't want to pay with a credit card online. Is there a way to pay cash for this?

MrNussbaum
08-05-2009, 07:16 AM
Originally posted by Ureh:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Biomedical-Fire:
Oh and I was wrong earlier, you have to put down $10 USD on CE's not $5, my bad!

I just went to a store and pre-ordered it about two hours ago. The clerk only asked for $5. Is this right? or should I go and make sure they sold me the right thing? They even pointed at a paper on the counter with the words, "Assassin's Creed 2: Master Assassin's Edition" on it. But my receipt only says "Assassin's Creed". </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you pre-order online and select in-store pick up, you don't have to put any money down.

caswallawn_2k7
08-05-2009, 09:43 AM
Originally posted by keffy:
No PC version of this spec ed? Man, that's a load off of my chest.

It's good to know that Ubisoft still has the best interests of their PC fans in mind. Now I can spend my money on something else, instead of frittering it away on extras that I might truly enjoy, just like with the Prince of Persia DLC.

Hats off. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
the black edition is on PC not sure why the american collectors ed isnt on PC.

@noxeiDC: if you ordering anything online you ahve to pay with a credit card over the net, the only way round this is if you can find the item in a local store.

An_Idea
08-05-2009, 02:37 PM
nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu not fair. i want the black edition. i dun even like living in US that much. i wanna live in europe XD

Ureh
08-05-2009, 05:45 PM
What the heck is going on?
Now there is a White Ed., Black Ed. and Master Assassin's Edition!
What's the point of having three?
I'm going to feel a little disappointed if Ubi releases the Black Ed. into North America after releasing the Master Ed. That's just not right.

I do kinda care that I don't have the third map, but if it turns out I need a internet connection just to download the two I already have then it wouldn't have mattered even if they included the third one.
---
Anyway, I went to GameStop again today and asked if it was $10 or $5 down payment for reserve and this time (it was a different clerk) they said it was definitely $10. So I checked to make sure I did have Master Ed. reserved (they said yes), then I paid the other $5.

Grimm-X67
08-05-2009, 07:32 PM
Yes, to reserve L.E./S.E. stuff you always have to put down $10, $5 is for regular edition games.

The return policy is as follows: If there's anything wrong with the game they will replace it, if it is S.E. and there's something wrong with it you can either return it within the first 30 or so days (Used games is 15 Days and so are used/opened products i.e. guitar hero controllers and so forth.) WITH YOUR RECEIPT. If they ran out of S.E.'s to give you then they'll search on their database thing to find a local GameStop that has one so you may replace yours. And that's it, I'm pretty sure I've been through all my GameStop receipts to know this. Well, I live in Miami though, so I dunno if it'll be the same where you live. God forbid anything happens to this game as the chaos that Microsoft made Lionhead's Fable II release go through.

An_Idea
08-05-2009, 08:46 PM
just reserved ma master assassins edition a bit ago. cant wait XD. it may not be as good as the black one but it still is pretty awesome

obliviondoll
08-05-2009, 09:35 PM
My pre-order receipt is sitting next to my Nine Inch Nails concert ticket and under my dragon knife box, on the altar in my room.

Ureh
08-05-2009, 11:49 PM
lol I hope they don't make my first pre-order experience miserable by forcing me on a wild goose chase. I want to pick up my game from the store I reserved it in, not be told that I'll need to travel even farther away.

Anyone know what date we'll be asked to pick up our CEs at GameStop? I think it's Nov. 17 for all GameStops in NA...

Grimm-X67
08-05-2009, 11:57 PM
Anyone know what date we'll be asked to pick up our CEs at GameStop? I think it's Nov. 17 for all GameStops in NA...
You always get a call from GS HQ in Texas saying "Hi! This is Ashley from GameStop notifying you that your game: 'Assassin's Creed II', will be ready for pick-up tomorrow!" Horribly annoying voice but you're always happy to hear it 'cause it's when our nerdy versions of '24' starts. XD And yes, it's the same release date as the regular edition, so Nov. 17. unless UbiSoft delays it like they did with AC1.

Ureh
08-06-2009, 12:06 AM
Thanks Grimm. You're my GameStop expert! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
I'm new to GameStop, so I'm depending on you.

Can anyone tell me what's the difference between the CE and BE bonus features disc:

BE says this:
All videos, behind-the-scene interviews and e-goodies about Assassin's Creed II

And CE says this:
Behind the scenes of Assassin's Creed

Is it true that the Black Ed. gets all videos and goodies while the Master Ed. only gets behind the scenes?!

SWJS
08-06-2009, 12:07 AM
Funny... Gamestop didn't give me an option for in-store pickup... I paid $90 for my preorder, AND I have to wait about 2 weeks until it gets here after release, asuming they don't send it to the wrong address...

Gamestop are templars! Die Templar! *leaps onto Gamestop manager and assassinates him*

Ureh
08-06-2009, 12:16 AM
I have to pay $87.95 (assuming there aren't any other hidden fees - I'm just counting $79.99 + sales tax).
Since I reserved inside the store, I need to pick it up from there (unless they tell me I need to go to another store).
Has anyone chose in-store pickup, but then they tell you that you need to go to another store?

Biomedical-Fire
08-06-2009, 08:35 AM
Originally posted by EzioTheAssassin:
Funny... Gamestop didn't give me an option for in-store pickup... I paid $90 for my preorder, AND I have to wait about 2 weeks until it gets here after release, asuming they don't send it to the wrong address...

Gamestop are templars! Die Templar! *leaps onto Gamestop manager and assassinates him*

Same here, I always pre-order my CE's online to get around the $10 deposit and choose "In-Store Pick-up", but didn't get the option to. That 's one of the things I do hate about doing it online, if it doesn't have the store pick-up option, then I have to pay tax on top of the shipping costs.

MrNussbaum
08-06-2009, 11:14 AM
Originally posted by Biomedical-Fire:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by EzioTheAssassin:
Funny... Gamestop didn't give me an option for in-store pickup... I paid $90 for my preorder, AND I have to wait about 2 weeks until it gets here after release, asuming they don't send it to the wrong address...

Gamestop are templars! Die Templar! *leaps onto Gamestop manager and assassinates him*

Same here, I always pre-order my CE's online to get around the $10 deposit and choose "In-Store Pick-up", but didn't get the option to. That 's one of the things I do hate about doing it online, if it doesn't have the store pick-up option, then I have to pay tax on top of the shipping costs. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you pre-ordered the day it went up then there wasn't the option for in-store pick-up. I waited a day, and the option was there.

Grimm-X67
08-06-2009, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by Ureh:
CE says this:
Behind the scenes of Assassin's Creed

Is it true that the Black Ed. gets all videos and goodies while the Master Ed. only gets behind the scenes?!
Well the LE for the first AC brought everything that came out with the U.K. releases (Trailers, contest-winning vids, etc.) I'm sure UbiSoft is filled with enough good-hearted people to give us the same stuff. The only thing that won't be released is the soundtrack which frankly I don't care much as I play with my own soundtrack. The AC1 LE said that the bonus disc was "behind the scenes" but it obviously brought much more.

Ureh
08-06-2009, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by Grimm-X67:
Well the LE for the first AC brought everything that came out with the U.K. releases (Trailers, contest-winning vids, etc.) I'm sure UbiSoft is filled with enough good-hearted people to give us the same stuff. The only thing that won't be released is the soundtrack which frankly I don't care much as I play with my own soundtrack. The AC1 LE said that the bonus disc was "behind the scenes" but it obviously brought much more.

What?! How do you know the Master Ed. won't come with the soundtrack? That's part of why I'm getting the CE, so I can listen to the music without accessing the game.
It says right there, Master Ed. gets soundtrack:
http://www.gamestop.com/Catalo...spx?product_id=75654 (http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=75654)

Grimm-X67
08-06-2009, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by Ureh:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Grimm-X67:
Well the LE for the first AC brought everything that came out with the U.K. releases (Trailers, contest-winning vids, etc.) I'm sure UbiSoft is filled with enough good-hearted people to give us the same stuff. The only thing that won't be released is the soundtrack which frankly I don't care much as I play with my own soundtrack. The AC1 LE said that the bonus disc was "behind the scenes" but it obviously brought much more.

What?! How do you know the Master Ed. won't come with the soundtrack? That's part of why I'm getting the CE, so I can listen to the music without accessing the game.
It says right there, Master Ed. gets soundtrack:
http://www.gamestop.com/Catalo...spx?product_id=75654 (http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=75654) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yea, just looked at GameStop, sorry man, it's that the only thing I see when I look at it is "Behind the scenes" which is all I care about XD. Yea it will have the soundtrack too, don't worry. It's that I don't see how all behind the scenes, trailers, and contest movies will fit in with the Soundtrack, unless either the soundtrack is really short or the other stuff is short.

Biomedical-Fire
08-08-2009, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by MrNussbaum: If you pre-ordered the day it went up then there wasn't the option for in-store pick-up. I waited a day, and the option was there.

I e-mailed GameStop and they changed my shipping to the In Store option. So now all I have to do is pay the sales tax when I pick it up and plus I get it the day that it comes out instead of waiting a few days after it ships! Now if only they'd do the In Store option for the Dragon Age: Origins CE! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

CFord664
08-10-2009, 09:30 PM
Are there going to be any more Limited / Collector Editions for Assassin's Creed II or are these pretty much it? And why isn't there one for North American PC http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif ?

An_Idea
08-10-2009, 09:37 PM
rrmmmm there isnt one for PC? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif weird.

well i know they aren't going to release any other bundles but if there isnt a pc special edition its very plausible that they will just chuck a PC version of the game into one of the bundles...

PC games always cost less though so that might be one of the reasons why... i dunno thats weird

CFord664
08-10-2009, 10:04 PM
Grrrr. That's irritating. I was hoping for Black Edition. Shot down, since Master Assassin replaced it for North America (Am I right on this: no Black Edition for NA even later?). Then I was hoping for Master Assassin. That's only for XBox and PS3, though. Could this be revenge for the US leak of AC1?

An_Idea
08-10-2009, 10:11 PM
hmmmm possibly. that kinda sucks that there isnt a special edition for the PC.... lucky im not a PC gamer

CFord664
08-10-2009, 10:36 PM
I am, so it's a real pain. And I paid for AC 1. I love it, and I'll probably have to settle for regular AC II. *sigh* Why, Ubi, WHY??????

Xanatos2007
08-10-2009, 10:40 PM
There is a special edition for PC, three in fact (I saw them for pre-order at EB games, under the PC section with 'PC DVD' on the covers). There's the Black Edition (the best, the one I pre-ordered), the Master Assassin Edition and the White Edition. This is in Australia by the way, might be different where you're located.

An_Idea
08-10-2009, 10:46 PM
EB game stores still exist? i thought all of them changed their name to GameStop

Xanatos2007
08-10-2009, 10:55 PM
Not in Australia, I thought Gamestop and EB were totally different companies. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

An_Idea
08-10-2009, 10:59 PM
oh... well GameStop bought EB Games.... weird.

CFord664
08-10-2009, 11:01 PM
Master Assassin is only XBox and PS3. I can't get Black or White, because they are U.K. and Australia, and I am in U.S. So, no PC special edition in U.S. of any kind. I would get Black, but I have no options. Do I?

Xanatos2007
08-10-2009, 11:03 PM
Get someone overseas to buy it for you & have them send it to you. I'm not one of those people, sorry.

CFord664
08-11-2009, 03:16 PM
I think I'll just get the base model and the Prima Games Collector Edition book for ACII. That'll have to do.

caswallawn_2k7
08-11-2009, 03:20 PM
I dont get why the master edition doesnt have a PC version considering the black edition does (backed up by being shown on the Ubi promotion page for UK pre order)

CFord664
08-11-2009, 03:27 PM
I don't either, but it doesn't. I checked everywhere. The only thing I can come up with is that it's backlash for the leak.

Grimm-X67
08-11-2009, 04:36 PM
If Ubi does say it was because of the leak then it'd be funny if like console gamers everywhere find and beat the crap out of PC gamers, we'd walk outside and have blood red skies like in From Hell and have bodies dangling from street posts, hung by component and HDMI cables holding their keyboards in their charred hands. XD But seriously, I don't think it's cause of the leak, it could be it could not (Ubi, would you risk announcing that and have my fantasy unfold? XD)

I say that I doubt this because such a mature company like UbiSoft with such mature people in it wouldn't give a million loyal gamers a 'mind-spanking' because a couple of hundred others downloaded their game which got out to the public probably because one of their own threw it out there for everyone to fight for like dogs.

CFord664
08-11-2009, 04:53 PM
Yeah, that's probably true. Nevertheless, the point is moot because there is no North America PC CE. *Sigh*

An_Idea
08-11-2009, 05:42 PM
send sum angry mail to ubi http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Emilie666
08-11-2009, 06:08 PM
Oh my, this just made me sad, so no ACII limited edition in black, in U.S. for now?

Biomedical-Fire
08-11-2009, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by Emilie666:
Oh my, this just made me sad, so no ACII limited edition in black, in U.S. for now?

Nope, N. America will get The Master Assassin's Edition. The way I see it, it's better than nothing.

godsmack_darius
08-11-2009, 08:09 PM
Will the masters edition have the conspiracy book?

CFord664
08-11-2009, 08:19 PM
The Master edition has an equivalent, minus the nicer look. I have a question in to Ubi to find out about the Master edition for PC.

An_Idea
08-11-2009, 09:44 PM
the MA edition has an art book. but if anyone is nice enough to scan the conspiracy book pages or something like that it would be awesome. cause i wanna see whats in it

Biomedical-Fire
08-12-2009, 05:37 AM
I think that the art book that comes with the Master Assassin's Edition will probably have a little less inside than the Black Editions' conspiracy book. On a side note, hopefully N. America will get the better Collector's Edition of SC: Conviction when they "finally" release it.

Ureh
08-12-2009, 10:54 AM
Originally posted by Biomedical-Fire:
I think that the art book that comes with the Master Assassin's Edition will probably have a little less inside than the Black Editions' conspiracy book. On a side note, hopefully N. America will get the better Collector's Edition of SC: Conviction when they "finally" release it.
If that's true, then that means the bonus discs will also have some difference (dunno if it's a huge difference though). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

caswallawn_2k7
08-12-2009, 11:57 AM
I told you before why Europe gets black and America doesnt, Europe is now the largest console hardware, console game and PC game market in the world. we over took america quite a few year back, PS3 sales for example Europe beats the US by sevral million and that is not counting the UK and it having Sold sevral million more PS3's ontop of the europe total.

it is the same with every console and piece of software now, most firms are changing thier focus towards Europe.

mikeh1294
08-12-2009, 12:42 PM
Ireland is the 2nd biggest hardware or software (forgot which :P) manufacturer in the world.

AssassinEdge187
08-12-2009, 02:48 PM
I'm also someone who is ****ed over the difference in the editions and I'm from the US. I don't get why they do different editions across different countries. Why not have 3 and just make them available to everyone? No one should feel like they are getting screwed.

Biomedical-Fire
08-12-2009, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by AssassinEdge187:
I'm also someone who is ****ed over the difference in the editions and I'm from the US. I don't get why they do different editions across different countries. Why not have 3 and just make them available to everyone? No one should feel like they are getting screwed.
Your not alone amigo, there a lot of people that feels the same way about Collector's Edition's being the same across the board. Apparently only Infinity Ward understands this concept, hence the Hardened and Prestige Edition's of MW2 being released world wide.

AssassinEdge187
08-12-2009, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by Biomedical-Fire:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AssassinEdge187:
I'm also someone who is ****ed over the difference in the editions and I'm from the US. I don't get why they do different editions across different countries. Why not have 3 and just make them available to everyone? No one should feel like they are getting screwed.
Your not alone amigo, there a lot of people that feels the same way about Collector's Edition's being the same across the board. Apparently only Infinity Ward understands this concept, hence the Hardened and Prestige Edition's of MW2 being released world wide. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I can only hope that they get the picture at some point. Infinity Ward definitely get's a nod for doing that. Ideally, I would buy the black edition. The "Master Assassin" edition here is a bit of an insult seeing as it doesn't include the extra area, possibly a lesser art book and white figure. I know some countries get less so I'm complaining for them as well. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

L.Cie
08-12-2009, 09:31 PM
... I don't want to sound hostile, because I'm not being so, but, well, now the U.S knows how people in the PAL/Europe region felt missing out on a lot of the goodies over the years...
Plus yeah, it's a logical decision to release the higher-priced collector's editions into the larger markets, they'll sell a lot more.

EmperorxZurg
08-12-2009, 09:41 PM
yes but i was never a part of it, the only spec edition I've ever gotten was the Gears of War 2, this was supposed to be the uber-awesome one I saved all my money for, but if no one else got the GOW2 spec ed then my bad and I guess I had it coming

CFord664
08-12-2009, 10:23 PM
I think Ireland is mostly software, though they do have a lot of hardware production. Eirinn go bragh!!!! (Ireland forever, for those non-Gaelic-speakers among us)

I agree that introducing more expensive stuff to larger markets is a strong business idea, but wouldn't it be smart to sell it everywhere and just play it up more in your larger market? Assassin's Creed hasn't been that largely marketed recently anyway, except by electronic means. No TV spot this time, I think.

I still think the big one (Black Edition) at least should be everywhere; smaller bundles could be region specific, perhaps in the spirit of cultures being marketed to. Still, everyone should have a shot at all the content. Just my thought. No conclusive word from Ubi yet.

obliviondoll
08-12-2009, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by CFord664:
I still think the big one (Black Edition) at least should be everywhere; smaller bundles could be region specific, perhaps in the spirit of cultures being marketed to. Still, everyone should have a shot at all the content. Just my thought. No conclusive word from Ubi yet.
much as I approve of this idea, I'm enjoying the revenge of actually getting something the US gamers don't for once. mainly so I can show off to the friends who did it to me with their Altair figurines which never made it here (but did make it to the country through which all our games are shipped, oddly enough)

Azugo
08-12-2009, 11:56 PM
I dunno if this has been said or not but I'm not going to read through 12 pages. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
Okay, so, Europe and Australia get the Black Edition while the US get's the Master Assassin Edition. From what I've seen, they're both fairly similar. The Master Assassin Edition contains an 8.5-inch Collectible Ezio Statue, an Artbook, a Premium Collectible Metal Case and two exclusive in-game maps. (Palazzo Medici, Santa Maria Dei Frari.) And also an Additional Content DVD.
The Black Addition Contains an Exclusive Conspiracy Book, an Ezio ''Master Assassin'' Figurine, Bonus DVD plus 3 in-game Maps. (Palazzo Medici, Santa Maria Dei Frari and Arsenal Shipyard.)

Just saying this incase somebody didn't know.

Xanatos2007
08-13-2009, 12:24 AM
Hence the search button. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9672/findbuttonh.jpg

obliviondoll
08-13-2009, 12:30 AM
Or alternatively, you could direct him to read almost any page of the thread he's posting in...

Biomedical-Fire
08-13-2009, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by obliviondoll: much as I approve of this idea, I'm enjoying the revenge of actually getting something the US gamers don't for once. mainly so I can show off to the friends who did it to me with their Altair figurines which never made it here (but did make it to the country through which all our games are shipped, oddly enough)

Why does everyone think that N. America, the U.S. in particular, gets the best of everything? Do you really know who gets the royal treatment? The Japanese get the best of everything. Every gaming company out there tries win the hearts and minds of the Japanese gamers. Do you see all the cool console bundles they get? Their consoles come in every color of the spectrum and their Collector's Edition are sights to behold!

Ureh
08-13-2009, 02:41 AM
Originally posted by AssassinEdge187:
I can only hope that they get the picture at some point. Infinity Ward definitely get's a nod for doing that. Ideally, I would buy the black edition. The "Master Assassin" edition here is a bit of an insult seeing as it doesn't include the extra area, possibly a lesser art book and white figure. I know some countries get less so I'm complaining for them as well. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Also there's a chance the bonus disc will probably have less content too.

Azugo
08-13-2009, 06:50 AM
Originally posted by Xanatos2007:
Hence the search button. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9672/findbuttonh.jpg

Lol. Shush you XD

AssassinEdge187
08-13-2009, 11:36 AM
Originally posted by Ureh:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AssassinEdge187:
I can only hope that they get the picture at some point. Infinity Ward definitely get's a nod for doing that. Ideally, I would buy the black edition. The "Master Assassin" edition here is a bit of an insult seeing as it doesn't include the extra area, possibly a lesser art book and white figure. I know some countries get less so I'm complaining for them as well. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Also there's a chance the bonus disc will probably have less content too. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

"Urge to kill...rising" haha

I agree with Biomedical-Fire. I haven't checked out Japanese editions on other games though. I do know that we have been screwed on some content before. No collectors edition for Stalker ever came here. Also, if I recall correctly Neverwinter Nights 2 preorders were scatter shot of different things for different countries. I believe I would have preferred a different countries bonuses.

Also, d1sturbedme_468, I got the I got the special edition for GOW2 + Lancer. Don't know anyone else who did though.

AssassinEdge187
08-13-2009, 04:59 PM
I urge anyone that is annoyed by the mix of editions to email your local press contact. The list is found here...

http://www.ubisoftgroup.com/index.php?p=69

Please be civil.

MapleGrunt
08-13-2009, 04:59 PM
So what do we Canadians get?

So far Best Buy and Future Shop are only offering the regular edition. No sign of ANY special editions.

This is really weird considering that the AC dev team is in Montreal (Canada) and yet it looks like they completely forgot about their own country.

I would really like to be able to buy the Black Edition, but I'd be more than happy to settle for the "Master Edition" that the Americans are complaining about so much.

Though I must admit that they have a point. Why on earth would Ubi limit the shipyard to Europe only? It's digital content: the content is already either on the disc or on Xbox Live and they can generate millions of codes at the click of a button. And it's not like Europeans will have a worse experience with the Shipyard if people from North American can play it too.

While I'm at it, why even make so many gimped special editions in the first place? It would be much cheaper to stick to two SKUs (regular and black) and this would make everyone happy. What Ubisoft is doing makes absolutely no sense.

Biomedical-Fire
08-13-2009, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by MapleGrunt:
So what do we Canadians get?

So far Best Buy and Future Shop are only offering the regular edition. No sign of ANY special editions.

This is really weird considering that the AC dev team is in Montreal (Canada) and yet it looks like they completely forgot about their own country.

I would really like to be able to buy the Black Edition, but I'd be more than happy to settle for the "Master Edition" that the Americans are complaining about so much.

Though I must admit that they have a point. Why on earth would Ubi limit the shipyard to Europe only? It's digital content: the content is already either on the disc or on Xbox Live and they can generate millions of codes at the click of a button. And it's not like Europeans will have a worse experience with the Shipyard if people from North American can play it too.

While I'm at it, why even make so many gimped special editions in the first place? It would be much cheaper to stick to two SKUs (regular and black) and this would make everyone happy. What Ubisoft is doing makes absolutely no sense.

You should be getting "The Master Asssassin's Edition" just like America since it's a GameStop exclusive. So you'll have to check with your local GameStop.

Warrior-Within2
08-13-2009, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by MapleGrunt:
So what do we Canadians get?

So far Best Buy and Future Shop are only offering the regular edition. No sign of ANY special editions.

This is really weird considering that the AC dev team is in Montreal (Canada) and yet it looks like they completely forgot about their own country.

I would really like to be able to buy the Black Edition, but I'd be more than happy to settle for the "Master Edition" that the Americans are complaining about so much.

Though I must admit that they have a point. Why on earth would Ubi limit the shipyard to Europe only? It's digital content: the content is already either on the disc or on Xbox Live and they can generate millions of codes at the click of a button. And it's not like Europeans will have a worse experience with the Shipyard if people from North American can play it too.

While I'm at it, why even make so many gimped special editions in the first place? It would be much cheaper to stick to two SKUs (regular and black) and this would make everyone happy. What Ubisoft is doing makes absolutely no sense.

EB game should be getting the master assassin set.

Unstop4ever
08-14-2009, 10:00 AM
Er well U.S. gamers get no special edition and play.com does not deliver outside of U.S. Dang :P. I'm talking for PC here.

thekyle0
08-14-2009, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by MapleGrunt:
So what do we Canadians get?

So far Best Buy and Future Shop are only offering the regular edition. No sign of ANY special editions.

This is really weird considering that the AC dev team is in Montreal (Canada) and yet it looks like they completely forgot about their own country.


I'm not too suprised. It is Canada afterall.

Sorry, Sorry. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif
I'm American so that just came to me instantly.

Making fun of Canada is not ok. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

Azugo
08-17-2009, 03:23 AM
Alot of Aussies (such as myself) regard Canadians as cousins. And vice-versa.
So, don't pay out my cousins mate! XD

dragon999300
08-17-2009, 07:44 AM
I pre ordered the regular first because the closet store is gamecrazy. For anyone whos pre-ordered it at gamecrazy can you tell me if you still get the extra maps and that or is only at gamestop.

Ureh
08-17-2009, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by dragon999300:
I pre ordered the regular first because the closet store is gamecrazy. For anyone whos pre-ordered it at gamecrazy can you tell me if you still get the extra maps and that or is only at gamestop.

I think only GameStop and EB Games (they're basically both under the same name now, since GS bought EB) offer the maps. It's exclusive to their stores.

Biomedical-Fire
08-17-2009, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by Azugo:
Alot of Aussies (such as myself) regard Canadians as cousins. And vice-versa.
So, don't pay out my cousins mate! XD
Apparently Ubisoft doesn't consider them the Aussie's cousins, considering they're not getting the Black Edition either. Ubi must consider them the black sheep of the family I guess!

SLB_2009
08-17-2009, 05:25 PM
I was looking at the play.com black edition and at the related items there was an Assassins Creed 2 Collectors Edition Official Game Guide (18,49€).
Isn't it to soon to pre-order it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Also, can anyone please tell me that everyone on the internet is lying and that play.com acepts PayPal? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif
Without PayPal I won't be able to get the Black Edition... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

dotdrew
08-17-2009, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by SLB_2009:
I was looking at the play.com black edition and at the related items there was an Assassins Creed 2 Collectors Edition Official Game Guide (18,49€).
Isn't it to soon to pre-order it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Also, can anyone please tell me that everyone on the internet is lying and that play.com acepts PayPal? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif
Without PayPal I won't be able to get the Black Edition... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif
I think your luck is out anyway, according to an article I read the black edition sold out a week or two ago. It's not even in production yet and they've sold out!

MartaVasques
08-17-2009, 05:38 PM
Actually, Dotdrew, I ordered mine the day before yesterday… And I got confirmation for my order!
SLB_2009, can’t you ask a friend or a relative for their card just to place the order? Just a thought…

SLB_2009
08-17-2009, 05:48 PM
@dotdrew: I read that in a website, but as play.com is still selling the black edition, I think that it's still available.

@MartaVasques: I'll try to make my aunt or my cousin order it for me, but it will be hard. it seems that i'm the only portuguese without Visa...

dotdrew
08-17-2009, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by MartaVasques:
Actually, Dotdrew, I ordered mine the day before yesterday… And I got confirmation for my order!
SLB_2009, can’t you ask a friend or a relative for their card just to place the order? Just a thought…
Play.com continue to take orders up until launch. With special editions they might stop taking pre-orders about a week before launch though. The problem is, the black edition is a very limited edition, they all have unique holographic 'signatures'. Play.com probably doesn't know how many are being produced. I hope they do still have more but here's the article I read: the original one I read (http://www.n4g.com/pc/News-367516.aspx) and more proof (http://www.ps3vault.com/ubisoft-announces-assassins-creed-2-white-edition-for-pre-order-5498).


Not to be cynical, just informative, it would appear the white edition is your only option, as those articles are dated around the end of July.

MartaVasques
08-17-2009, 05:59 PM
Dotdrew: I sure hope they have enough, or they’ll have to deal with a lot of mad people with quite an extensive knowledge on how to assassinate someone at their door! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

SLB_2009: I knew you were Portuguese! Sport Lisboa e Benfica! Yay! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif So, being Portuguese, you still have the MBNet option!

SLB_2009
08-17-2009, 05:59 PM
I'm starting to lose hope but until Ubi or Play.com say that the Black edition is sold out, i'll try to get it.

If I can't get the BE, I won't even bother to get that horrible White Edition...

I'll just buy the regular game and cry a lot http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif


@MartaVasques: Play.com accepts MBNet?