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This page explains in detail the interactions between the Assassin's Creed series and the Mario series.

Assassin's Creed 2

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Assassin's Creed 2 It's a me, Mario!

Mario Auditore presenting himself.

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In Assassin's Creed 2 there's a character named Mario Auditore, who's the uncle to Ezio Auditore, the game's protagonist. When met for the first time in the game, he introduces himself by saying "It's-a me, Mario!" referencing the same line spoken by Nintendo's Mario in many occasions, first heard in the title screen of Super Mario 64.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

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One of the achivements in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is called "Principessa in Another Castello", that can be translated to "Princess in another castle", referencing the phrase "Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!" said to him by the Toads after completing a castle in Super Mario Bros. This achivement is obtained after completing DNA sequence 4 and is worth 20G.


ACB Achivement Plumber Logo
Another achivement is called "Plumber", is obtained by discovering the Shrine in the Cloaca Maxima and is worth 20G. Its logo is a pipe looking like Warp Pipes from the Mario series and clearly references Mario himself being a plumber.
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AC Brotherhood - Femme Fatale - 100% HD

Playthrough of the "Femme Fatale" mission. Lucrezia's phrase can be heard at 2:57.

Additionally, in the mission "Femme Fatale", after Ezio grabs Lucrezia Borgia to drag her toward Caterina Sforza's cell, she comments:

Rescuing princesses from castles now?

This is believed by some to be a reference to the Mario series, where Mario has to save Peach from a castle, however, since it wouldn't make sense for a fifteenth-century person to make a videogame reference, this is more likely just a reference to classic fairy tales. Basically there's nothing suggesting the developers specifically referenced Mario in the sentence rather than a generic tail of a hero saving a princess.

License

Assassin's Creed's company Ubisoft don't have any right over Nintendo's Mario, but they only included minor homages to that series.

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