In early February we were tipped off to a mysterious announcement on Ubisoft's web site regarding a multiplayer Assassin's Creed game exclusive to the iPhone and iPod touch. Last night Assassin's Creed II: Multiplayer [App Store] was released, along with the surprising promotional price point: Free for the next 48 hours.
AC2: Multiplayer initially appears to be an extremely simple game. Players are matched with other assassins online, and then pick up assassination targets to determine which player they need to kill. Following this, you wander around town until you find them, then tap to assassinate. Doing well in a game seems to actually require a surprising amount of skill, as you need to walk with the other civilians around town, matching their movement as much as possible, all the while looking for other civilians who are moving irregularly or are somewhere they wouldn't normally be.
The game is loaded with several different power-ups, online leaderboards, a friends system, and other cool unexpected features. It's even under 20MB, so you can download it over 3G. In two days it's going back to its normal price of $2.99, so be sure you grab this game while it's still free.
App Store Link: Assassin's Creed II: Multiplayer, Free (For a Limited Time)