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Assassin's Creed II: Discovery extends the saga of Ezio Auditore da Firenze to the DS as gamers take the cloaked protagonist to the Iberian Peninsula where he must rescue his fellow assassins from the Spanish Inquisition. Assassin's Creed II: Discovery is set 15 years after the initial events of Assassin's Creed II, and it eschews 3D action in favor of fast-paced side-scrolling combat. The series' signature use of stealth is not completely abandoned, however, as Ezio's best course of action is often to avoid attention by sneaking up on enemies. If players are detected, they must engage in hand-to-hand combat featuring the same sort of rhythmic parries and ripostes as the console versions. As the action unfolds, gamers can unlock faster health regeneration, new outfits, and better climbing skills, and at the end of each level the game displays a player's stealth numbers, damage taken, and notoriety stats. DSi gamers have the option of putting their own face on wanted posters strewn throughout each level, but ripping the posters down makes it easier for Ezio to operate undetected. ~ Christopher Brown, All Game Guide