Ubisoft today announced that Kristen Bell, the Hollywood actress, will reprise her role as Lucy Stillman in Assassin’s Creed II.
She won the “Hottest Newcomer” award at the Video Game Awards for her role in the original and is promised to again play a major role in the intricate and emotional storyline of Assassin’s Creed II.
“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.”
Now, you may only know Kristen Bell from “Heroes” and the hilarious Judd Apatow film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” in which she played none other than the Sarah Marshall, but she also enjoys video games and participating in their creation.
“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.”
Look for Assassin’s Creed II on Xbox 360 and PS3 November 17, or a week after Modern Warfare 2 releases, for those who count like that.