Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection will officially arrive on Nintendo Switch this February, Ubisoft announced. Set to release on 17 February 2022, the bundle will include Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed Revelations as well as a pair of short films.
The short films, called Assassin’s Creed Lineage and Assassin’s Creed Embers, provide a deeper dive into Ezio’s story and explores the popular protagonist’s history and character. The Switch version will also include enhanced features such as Handheld Mode, HD Rumble, Touchscreen Interface, and Optimised HUD.
Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection first released in November 2018, bundling and remastering the odyssey of all Assassin’s Creed games featuring Ezio, who has since gone on to become one of the franchise’s most recognizable protagonists. This is largely due to the popularity of Assassin’s Creed II, which many consider to still be the best in the series.
It’s been quite a few years since The Ezio Collection launched on PS4, Xbox One and PC, so it arriving on Nintendo Switch this late is certainly strange. Nonetheless, better late than never. This also marks a push from Ubisoft to get their games on the Switch, which is slowly amassing a sizeable base of third-party games.
Meanwhile, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the latest entry in the series, is expected to receive a massive new expansion called Dawn of Ragnarok, which will release in March 2022. However, an ambitious crossover event between Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which saw the latter’s protagonist Kassandra cross paths with Eivor, was released last month.
Ubisoft have been quiet regarding the future of the Assassin’s Creed franchise outside of Valhalla‘s expanded content, but they’re reportedly shifting their attention to the live-service model for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Infinity.