After escaping from Abstergo, Desmond Miles is led to an assassin safe house by Lucy Stillman, and accesses the genetic memories of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, his ancestor from 15th Century Renaissance Italy. After witnessing his father and brothers murdered, Ezio becomes an assassin and vows revenge on those who committed the crime. With the help of family and real historical figures, including Leonardo da Vinci, Ezio uncovers a greater conspiracy which would lead him directly to the religious hub of the world and a Spaniard by the name of Rodrigo Borgia, the man who would become Pope Alexander VI. Written by
The truth is written in blood
Did You Know?
This marks the sixth of seven games that Jesper Kyd has made music for in which the main protagonist is an assassin. The first four being the Hitman series and the last three being the Assassin's Creed series. See more
Leonardo Da Vinci would have never been called "Mr. Da Vinci"; that would have been the equivalent of someone calling a person "Mr. From New York". He would have been properly addressed as "Leonardo." However, in the first Assassin's Creed Lucy explains to Desmond that the Animus translates the spoken language in the past to current day terms and grammar so that he would better understand the scenes.
(In Italian, "da" means "from", as in "from" Vinci; e.g., Leonardo da Vinci. "De" means "of" as in Lorenzo de Medici (of the family of the Medici). "Di" means "of" as in tintura di iodio.) See more
We put our faith in your family and you repay us with inaction and incompetence? Then when asked to account for your failures, you make excuses and insult us? How do you expect me to respond?
Jacopo de' Pazzi
I... don't know...
It's alright, I do.
Spun-off from Assassin's Creed: Lineage