First Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer DLC will be free

Ubisoft has announced that the first batch of DLC for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will add a new map and multiplayer mode when it's released this December. Oh, and it'll be free.

Entitled the 'Animus Project Update 1.0,' the DLC will introduce players to the French island of Mont Saint-Michel, where they'll ply their stealthy trade in a whole new area filled with rocky streets, multi-level buildings and the prerequisite supply of ominous religious structures.

The update will also introduce players to an 'Advanced' Alliance mode which will enhance the existing Alliance mode by raising its difficulty and adding new gameplay elements.

“We are very thrilled to be able to offer the first multiplayer DLC for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood for absolutely free,” said Sebastien Puel, executive producer, Ubisoft Montreal. “We wanted to say thank you to our fans for making Brotherhood such a huge success its opening week. We are very proud of the unique and innovative multiplayer mode it offers, and hope the fans enjoy the new content.”

As any good historian knows (read: anyone with access to the internet), Mont Saint-Michel is named after the Archangel Michael who, in 708, appeared to St. Aubert, the bishop of Avranches, and ordered him to build a church on the island in his name. Though he initially refused the request, Aubert quickly changed his tune when Michael burnt a hole in his freaking head. 

The Animus Project 1.0 is due out December 14 for the 360 and PS3.

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  • RavielDeSilverlake - November 25, 2010 5:38 p.m.

    Cool! After the first free DLC for single, now we get another first free DLC for multi. I'm gonna love Ubisoft for the first time in so many years.
  • LarzimusPrime - November 25, 2010 4:37 p.m.

    This is great news, Im Addicted to Multiplayer even if searching for games is crap... And are thier gonna be any more new characters???
  • nadrewod999 - November 25, 2010 12:17 a.m.

    Hey, I know this is WAY off topic, but does anyone know what the "new" dialogue/e-mail outside the animus is for Sequence 8 (AKA the "final assault on the Borgia family" sequence)? I went out of my way to find out what was new at the end of each sequence, but I got too caught up in beating the final sequence, and I ended up getting to the final cut-scene without that dialogue (for an example of what the extra dialogue taught me, through a few secret e-mails on Lucy's account, I found out that she had feelings for Desmond, and they would be going to the Assassin's headquarters immediately after they get the Apple, so the voices after the credits are probably from the current "il Mentore" of the Assassins, who are reacting to Desmond apparently going crazy after being in the Animus for too long (this isn't what actually happens, but only the people who beat the game should know the actual series of events). When he appears to be "going into shock", they decide that the best way to save his life is to put him back in the Animus, which is why you can become Ezio again after the credits roll. However, they still think that this was another "bleeding effect", so Desmond's allies are worried about putting him back in there) Anyways, time to get back onto the topic of AC:B multiplayer. I have only gotten one achievement in multiplayer ("Synchronization Established"), and that was only because of the Introductory program that is easily accessible from the multiplayer main menu. Every time I tried to join a "Wanted" match, it said it was in the process of joining within two or three minutes, but it then seemed to stop connecting me, because it still hadn't loaded ten minutes later. Maybe the fact that I was playing at around 7AM on a Sunday had something to do with it, but maybe it didn't. IN CONCLUSION My comment on this article was: "I haven't even had much of a chance to check out the multiplayer because of a connection problem whose origin point is unknown at this time." My main reason for commenting was: "If anyone knows what the new unlocked dialogue is for Sequence 8, I would really like it if you could send me a private message detailing what is said (like, what e-mails did Lucy, Shaun, and Rebbecca send/receive, or what are the things Desmond asks his allies).
  • JoeMulvihill1 - November 24, 2010 11:46 p.m.

    multiplayer is good but nowhere near as good as it's amazing campaign, i've played like 22 hours and have only reach 55% sync! although to be fair, i'd say 3 hours of that was me running around with the mace clubbing people like a beast. i F-ing love the mace!
  • Defguru7777 - November 24, 2010 11:15 p.m.

    Always good to hear about free DLC. Haven't got Brotherhood yet, but plan too eventually. And the multiplayer is actually the part I'm interested in the most. Good to know that this DLC will be waiting for me.
  • ChrisAntista_isMyFather - November 24, 2010 11:02 p.m.

    I've had this game since it came out and I still haven't been able to join a multiplayer match. I just sit there waiting while it gathers players but it takes way too long.
  • ThePigHostage - November 24, 2010 10:43 p.m.

    Love this game. Multiplayer isn't my favorite part, but it's fun and free content is always welcome.
  • Hazgibbon - November 24, 2010 10:43 p.m.

    Free on X-Box? Nice. I'm getting a copy of the game by suscribing to Empire for a year. Gonna pick up the 2nd one too, cos I haven't played an Assassin's Creed before.

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