A high resolution render of Assassin's Creed 2's main character has been leaked to Ubisoft's official forums before getting taken down promptly.
According to Game Informer, Assassin's Creed 2's main hero is Ezio Auditore de Firenze, a nobleman of Florence from 1476. Ezio is yet another genetic predecessor of Desmond's.
Ezio will be able to swim and will have access to a gliding machine at DaVinci's workshop. The game will also feature more varied missions than the original Assassin's Creed.