Assassin's Creed 2 Released on Steam and v1.01 US Patch

Assassin's Creed 2 now available in Europe, Asia, Australia
Tthe PC version of Assassin's Creed 2 is now available via Steam, Valve announced. 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 story that offers more variety in missions, surprising and engaging new gameplay 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.
Update: a patch is now available (thanks: The Patches Scrolls).