Italy, 15th century. The dawn of a new era. Lead by enlightened minds like Leonardo da Vinci, the world witnessed an unprecedented rebirth of science, art, literature and knowledge. Scholars call it the Renaissance, but little they know that the truth lied in the shadows, a truth written in blood. The foundations of modern society emerged from the same bloody streets where a conflict stretches back in history. You are Ezio Auditore da Firenze, and you are an Assassin.