Assassin's Creed 2 playable at Eurogamer Expo, major publishers backing show

We're a bit wary of more convention-style events in the already event-filled year, but the Eurogamer Expo this year is promising something we've yet to do at any convention before -- get our hands on Assassin's Creed 2 before its November release. Taking place in both Leeds and London (October 27/28 and 30/31, respectively), attendees will be treated to a smattering of playable titles from a handful of major publishers.

Though we might argue that the show could come a bit earlier in the year -- didn't that other convention in October not do so well? -- a chance to play a mess of major holiday releases early sounds perfectly fine to us. Microsoft, Sony, Capcom, EA and a few others will be there, so for our friends across the pond who can't make it all the way to PAX, this seems like your best bet.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.