If you were excited by the prospect of Assassin's Creed appearing on the iPhone, well, good for you. Just a word of advice, though: you might want to scale that excitement back a little.

Why? Because the game isn't a new title, developed with the iPhone in mind to take advantage of the platform's numerous strengths. It is instead a port of the DS version of the game, which was short, and ugly. Just what the iPhone needs! Another port!

This version will be just as short, only less ugly, with the graphics getting a touch-up for Apple's more powerful handheld. It will also include the touch-sensitive mini-games from the DS version.

Assassin's Creed: Exclusive First Look [IGN]