Free games: Assassin’s Creed 2 will be free to keep on Uplay this week

Assassin’s Creed II, which is widely regarded as one of the series best titles, will be free to keep for a limited time starting this week. Ubisoft will be offering the game for free starting April 14 through Uplay., a German site for spotting videogame bargains, highlighted the upcoming giveaway, and industry analyst Daniel Ahmad noted it on his Twitter account. The site shows what appears to be a promotional image for the giveaway, with Assassin’s Creed II marked for free, while Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations both offered at discounted prices. The prices are marked in Chinese yuan.

Set in Renaissance Italy, Assassin’s Creed II follows the adventures of Ezio Auditore da Firenze. After learning that his late father was a member of the Assassins, Ezio sets out to avenge his death, exploring Florence along the way and running across all manner of historical figures in Assassin’s Creed’s now well-established formula. Eventually, Ezio learns of a plot to unify Italy for the Order, led by none other than Rodrigo Borgia – the man who would later become (the notorious) Pope Alexander VI.

Fortunately, Ezio has help from a couple Renaissance luminaries – Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli both provide advice and support along the way, as Ezio travels from Florence to Venice, Forlì, Venice, and eventually Vatican City in 1499.

To redeem your free copy, fire up Uplay and head to the store tab. Once the reduced prices are live, you should be able to see the offer on the front page. If not, click on the Assassin’s Creed franchise icon and find it there. If you have 40 extra Ubisoft club points, you can unlock a special Uplay-exclusive map for the game – the Auditore family crypt. Find that in the Club Rewards section once the game is in your library.