Actress Kristen Bell to Reprise Role in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed II
October 1, 2009
ACTRESS KRISTEN BELL TO REPRISE ROLE IN UBISOFT'S ASSASSIN'S CREED II VIDEO GAME
Sequel to the Fastest-Selling New Video Game IP will Feature Bell's Likeness and Voice Acting for Lead Character
Today Ubisoft announced that Hollywood actress Kristen Bell will reprise her role of Lucy Stillman for Ubisoft's critically acclaimed video game, Assassin's Creed® II. Bell's character will once again play a major role in the game's intricate storyline. In 2007, Bell won "Hottest Newcomer" at the Spike Video Game Awards for her role in the first Assassin's Creed.
"Kristen Bell is a talented actress that brought the depth and emotion necessary for the mysterious role of Lucy for the first Assassin's Creed video game. She breathed life into her character in a way that deepened the gaming experience," said Patrice Desilets, creative director for Assassin's Creed II. "She did such a fantastic job for this character that, for me, Kristen Bell is Lucy Stillman and no one else can play that role."
"Being a part of the first Assassin's Creed video game was an amazing experience. Video games is such a creative entertainment medium, and to be able to see and play myself as a video game character was surreal," said Kristen Bell. "As an actress, it's both challenging and rewarding to play a complex character with this great mysterious background. I'm very happy to be Lucy once more, and I look forward to fans discovering more about her - they will be pleasantly surprised."
Assassin's Creed II will be available in North America November 17, 2009 for the Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3, and PC. For more information, please visit http://www.assassinscreed.com.
About Kristen Bell
One of the hottest and most sought-after young actresses in Hollywood, Kristen Bell rocketed to stardom as the title character on the series "Veronica Mars." She was recently seen in the title role of the Judd Apatow produced feature film "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and on the hit television show "Heroes." She will next be seen in the romantic comedy "Couple's Retreat" opposite Vince Vaughn and Jason Bateman slated to open on October 9, 2009 and also in October you will hear her voice in the animated feature film "Astro Boy." On January 29, 2010 she will be seen as the lead role in the romantic comedy "When in Rome" opposite Josh Duhamel, Angelica Houston, and Dax Shepard. In July, Kristen will start shooting the lead role in the feature film "You Again" opposite Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver for director Andy Fickman and she continues to be the narrator on the popular CW series "Gossip Girl."
About Assassin's Creed II
Assassin's Creed II is the product of over two years of intensive development by the original creative team behind the Assassin's Creed brand. 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 game play 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.