I was just looking at the release schedule for this upcoming holiday season and didn’t see a whole lot besides Modern Warfare 2.  Last years was so chalk full of blockbusters that it would be hard to duplicate this coming season.  Just today UbiSoft Montreal announced that Assassin’s Creed 2 will launch for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC sometime during the holiday 09 season, probably in late November.  According to the quote below from Game Informer, you no longer play as Altair and that there is “Profound” Character progression involved.  There better be!

In a vast open world environment, the game invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who’s been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy. Ezio’s subsequent quest for vengeance plunges players into a captivating and epic story that offers more variety in missions, surprising and engaging new gameplay elements, diverse weapons and a profound character progression that will appeal to fans of the original Assassin’s Creed as well as entice players new to the brand.


Jeff B