It may seem hypocritical of me to pick the cover of Assassin’s Creed 2 as the cover of the week this week since I really didn’t care for the guide itself, but its cover is outstanding. It captures Ezio’s signature stance that the boxart exemplified, but it’s more vibrant and the larger cover makes it easier to catch all of Ezio’s little details: every fold of his armor, his arrogant smirk, and just how heavily armed he really is.
It’s hard to see from the scan, but the white background is lined with traces from the Animus synchronization (or desynchronization), effectively bringing both Desmond’s past life as Ezio and his present life chained to the Animus to the forefront. To further enhance the synch or desynch of the Animus, the background people have been blurred out and then colored blood red.
So many aspects of the game have all been brought together with this cover, making it one of my favorites.