Charles Randall, who currently works at Below studio Capybara Games, tweeted his belief that some animations in Shadow of Mordor have been lifted wholesale from Assassin’s Creed II – animations he himself worked on.
“Seriously, can someone tell me how Assassin’s Creed 2 code and assets are in this Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor game?” he asked.
“Watch the video. That’s AC2 stuff in there. Code/animations for sure,” he said. “I spent two years staring at AC2. I know it when I see it.”
“I know I don’t have any legal rights to what I did on Assassin’s Creed 2 but I sure hope I get a special thanks on that Middle Earth game,” Randall added.
“For the record though, that Middle Earth game looks pretty damn awesome. And I love AC2 so it’s kind of a double win.”
When approached by CVG, Ubisoft declined to comment.
Seriously, can someone tell me how Assassin's Creed 2 code and assets are in this Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor game?— Charles Randall (@charlesrandall) January 23, 2014