Altair failed to impress us with his first foray into DS assassinations in Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles, but we were quite excited to spot another dual-screen stealth outing in Ubisoft's long term release schedule.
It now seems this new handheld instalment won't be starring Altair, but his 15th Century counterpart, Ezio, in a DS spin off of the highly anticipated super-console sequel called Assassin's Creed II: Discovery.
The game has been prematurely revealed on its ESRB listing, which describes Discovery as "...a side-scrolling action game, set during the Renaissance, in which players assume the role of an assassin fighting against an enemy group known as the Templars. Players traverse rooftops and alleyways, employ stealth attacks to kill targets, and engage in combat by using swords and throwing daggers. The stealth attacks represent the most intense instances of violence and usually require players to sneak up on targets unnoticed. When players stab enemies in the back or chest, a "blade unsheathing" noise can be heard as the target falls to the ground and disappears."
According to Ubisoft's release schedule, Assassin's Creed: Discovery is due to launch on the same day as the console game and the PSP follow-up (Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines) on November 20th.