Assassin’s Creed cover boys Ezio and Altair may dress the same and share similar mannerisms, but we’re told that the two are totally different people. For example, Ezio has two wrist-strapped knives while Altair doesn’t. Also, Ezio likes to have fun, unlike Altair, who was a major bummer at our Halloween party last weekend with all his moping about being stuck in a sinister building all day long.
In the latest developer commentary for Assassin’s Creed II — available above, of course — the people behind the game attempt to tell us that Ezio and Altair are different sorts of people. The support for the statement is weak. Yes, Ezio is a bit testy after daddy visits the gallows one fateful morning, and yes, he does have two knives, but we haven’t seen Ezio do anything that Altair wouldn’t — at least, not yet.
Well, unless that whole Da Vinci flying thing and his ability to jump in not-a-haystack counts as a personality trait. We’ll see, we suppose, closer to the game’s release this November.