Assassin's Creed II is developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. As in Assassin's Creed, the story revolves around the "Animus", a machine which makes it possible for the player to view the genetic memories of protagonist Desmond Miles' ancestors, a long line of assassins. In Assassin's Creed II, the machine is used to view the memories of a young nobleman-turned-assassin named Ezio Auditore da Firenze in the late 15th and early 16th century in Italy, during the Renaissance. The game thus incorporates numerous real-life historic events, places, and people throughout Italian Renaissance history, all of which play a key part in the plot and in Ezio's journey to uncover a hidden conspiracy after the murder of his family. Minimum Req. * Processor: Dual Core 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ * RAM: 1 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista / Windows 7 * Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 10.0-compliant video card or DirectX 9.0-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher * Hard Drive Space: 12GB Recommended Req. * Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or better * RAM: 2 GB Windows XP / 3 GB Windows Vista / Windows 7 * Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 10.0-compliant video card or DirectX 9.0-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (nVidia 8800 GS/ Radeon 3800 Series) * Hard Drive Space: 12GB Game release date is 16th March 2010. P.S : The game has got excellent ratings for PS3 and X360 so keep your hopes high for the game. Its way better than AC 1.