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jimbo11235813
10-23-2010, 06:19 PM
Not sure whether this has been posted before or speculated before (and wasn't sure if it was even worth making this thread), but I've been noticing a couple for things that suggests that Ezio only has one hidden blade at some point in the game.
First of all, do NOT watch the videos if you want to avoid potential spoilers. Also, by "start ACB" I mean [possible spoiler] <span class="ev_code_WHITE">after the siege.</span>

My first point is the weakest 'evidence', if you can call it that, where you may or may not have noticed that Ezio sometimes wears a vambrace on his right arm (can be seen in the E3 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzNs4-kRLaE) and Dev diary 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLYaMkhs0Nk&feature=channel)). I say that this is the weakest evidence because you could say that its simply an armour bought at a later stage, which is quite true.

But my second point is that I haven't seen a video where Ezio actually kills/assassinates someone with two hidden blades (can't remember if he did when he did Parachute to ground assassination, but I can't find the video to find out). This includes combo kills and counter kills, as they seem to be doing only single bladed kills unlike AC2 which does only double bladed kills once you get the second one. Here is one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mspOR1U6Gg) which shows single bladed counter kills at about 37 secs.

To me, this missing-second-hidden-blade situation makes sense since [possible spoiler] <span class="ev_code_WHITE">we see Ezio only put one on during the siege, while the other is probably lost in the wreckage.</span>
[possible spoiler]

I may be looking too deeply into it, but thought I'd open this up for discussion (if anyone else cares).

P.S. I seriously doubt anybody who plans to get ACB doesn't know the about the info in the spoiler tags, I'm just being overly cautious.
Also, apologies for a semi-long explanation for such a small thing.

jimbo11235813
10-23-2010, 06:19 PM
Not sure whether this has been posted before or speculated before (and wasn't sure if it was even worth making this thread), but I've been noticing a couple for things that suggests that Ezio only has one hidden blade at some point in the game.
First of all, do NOT watch the videos if you want to avoid potential spoilers. Also, by "start ACB" I mean [possible spoiler] <span class="ev_code_WHITE">after the siege.</span>

My first point is the weakest 'evidence', if you can call it that, where you may or may not have noticed that Ezio sometimes wears a vambrace on his right arm (can be seen in the E3 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzNs4-kRLaE) and Dev diary 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLYaMkhs0Nk&feature=channel)). I say that this is the weakest evidence because you could say that its simply an armour bought at a later stage, which is quite true.

But my second point is that I haven't seen a video where Ezio actually kills/assassinates someone with two hidden blades (can't remember if he did when he did Parachute to ground assassination, but I can't find the video to find out). This includes combo kills and counter kills, as they seem to be doing only single bladed kills unlike AC2 which does only double bladed kills once you get the second one. Here is one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mspOR1U6Gg) which shows single bladed counter kills at about 37 secs.

To me, this missing-second-hidden-blade situation makes sense since [possible spoiler] <span class="ev_code_WHITE">we see Ezio only put one on during the siege, while the other is probably lost in the wreckage.</span>
[possible spoiler]

I may be looking too deeply into it, but thought I'd open this up for discussion (if anyone else cares).

P.S. I seriously doubt anybody who plans to get ACB doesn't know the about the info in the spoiler tags, I'm just being overly cautious.
Also, apologies for a semi-long explanation for such a small thing.

MT4K
10-23-2010, 06:43 PM
i believe at the very begginning of the game you WILL have both hidden blades, (it starts directly where ac2 finished in the vault) so it would make sense...., but as far as we know, you only end up with one when you get back to your villa and obviously will have to get ahold of a 2nd one later in the game

we know he gets a 2nd hidden blade again later on... afterall he has 2 on the cover of the box.... aswell as a him having 2 in the story trailer, and using 2 from a parachute in a double air assasination in another video

EzioAssassin51
10-23-2010, 06:53 PM
UbiGabe answered a tweet asking the same thing with a question:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Did Ezio have 2 hidden blades at the start of AC2? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


So, i'm guessing we will start with one again before progressing to two!

tyrce111
10-23-2010, 06:58 PM
I don't think I saw ezios second hidden blade in the story trailer.
And to OP, In the E3 Trailer you see him stap 2 guys with duel blades at: Hopefuly those guards have good armour! No they don't... In the literal trailer.

Oatkeeper
10-23-2010, 07:08 PM
ezio looses the second hidden blade (most likely he leaves it behind in the rush when the villa is attacked, and like it was stated earlier he doesnt seem to have it during the attack)

He does get a new one eventually, and Im betting money the one lost/left in the villa will be discovered by Desmond at some point (since he does discover several artifacts left behind like his sisters journal)

Mr_Stunner
10-23-2010, 07:14 PM
Someone said that during the attack to the Villa he looses one blade

MT4K
10-23-2010, 07:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tyrce111:
I don't think I saw ezios second hidden blade in the story trailer.
And to OP, In the E3 Trailer you see him stap 2 guys with duel blades at: Hopefuly those guards have good armour! No they don't... In the literal trailer. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfw4WbnVqjg story trailer... around the 34-35 second mark if you pause the video, is that not 2 hidden blades? (he kind of hits the guy with a low blow lol) after which it snaps to him using a dagger and throwing knives

Eziosantos
10-23-2010, 09:10 PM
If you're talking about the BEGINNING then yes considering that you start EXACTLY where AC2 ended. My most reasonable explanation for the single hidden blade is that during the Siege he lost it. All the gameplay vids that show him with two is most likely before we get the second one. If i remember i think it was a forum poster or an interview that said "The Siege tells you that basically Ezio is being demoted back to level one". The only thing that i find wrong with that comment is that theres no way you can forget how to do something that you've been doing for years (e.g. Monkey Leap). Another theory I have is that maybe Ubi has given us the option to remove a hidden blade if it our bidding.But this was never confiermed.

MT4K
10-23-2010, 09:20 PM
i believe you will keep all your abilities like the aforementioned monkey leap, it's only equipment that will be lost (afterall, you're a master assassin now, so it only makes sense to remember how to do everything you learned from ac2)

AnthonyA85
10-23-2010, 09:36 PM
I'm pretty sure we'll get the second blade back, in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBGH0MVh_Hc), when Ezio takes out those two guards from above just before going after the tower leader, he uses two blades, so we obviously do get the second one back at some piont.

I'm thinking that during the siege, Ezio only has time to put on one of them. Sadly, none of these early videos show the weapon icons.

salted onions
10-23-2010, 09:37 PM
And while we're at it, speculating on the hidden blades in ACB, in one video you can see him having two hidden blades, sometimes one or both of them seem to be black

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eKF_zH_G5I

1:26 to 1:47, you see both vambraces black, might just be the video quality but eh..

2:04 to 2:17, his right arm is basically pitch black, but i don't know about his left.

2:19 to 2:45, you can see his left arm with his hidden blade and silver vambrace, and his right arm has no weapon.

OR I'm just over analyzing everything, and it's just reflecting the darkness of the night and shadows or something, and you should completely ignore me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

iNt0xiCaT3dSainT
10-23-2010, 09:39 PM
Gabe answered this on Twitter he said ill answer ur question with a questions did ezio have 2 hidden blades in the begging of AC2. Which is no.

jimbo11235813
10-24-2010, 10:55 AM
Good to see that I wasn't over-analysing. I don't use Twitter so I haven't been following Gabe on it. After thinking about it today, it makes sense since he did lose his traditional outfit and had to get a new one.

P.S. just watched one of the videos I posted in this thread and noticed that the hidden blade icon in one of the fights only has 1 hidden blade.