Last month, Ubisoft's finely bearded Patrice Desilets walked us through Assassin's Creed II's newest features—new weapons, improved free-running and "Eagle Vision" and much, much more. Now's your chance to revisit a bygone era with this gameplay walkthrough.

As someone who was there, I can assure you this virtual recreation of our Gamescom hands-off demo is incredibly accurate. The environments, the secret missions, the chase scene and even Ezio himself are presented exactly as we witnessed them many weeks ago, as if we'd been transported back in time by a few weeks, give or take. It's really amazing what they can do with technology today.