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New Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood details announced

New details have emerged regarding Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, the latest instalment in the series. We've listed the key points below for easy ingestion - this follows the first teaser trailer and official site we pointed you towards yesterday.


Above: The Colosseum makes an appearance in AC: Brotherhood

Single player:

- The game is set in Rome, not far away from the cities of Venice and Florence, which formed the backdrop of Assassin's Creed 2.

- It promises 15 hours of single-player gameplay.

- In the single player game Ezio returns, now a Master Assassin, and is tasked with cleaning up corruption that is rife in the Italian capital.

- Ezio will meet up with Italian noblemen like Leonardo Da Vinci, Niccolò Machiavelli and Caterina Sforza - which dates the game sometime in the early 1500s.

- Ezio can now train a 'brotherhood' of young assassins and use them as he wishes to fight the Templar order.

- Weapons and gadgets look set to include poison darts, fans, blades, claws, guns, a new version of Assassin's Creed 2's flying machine and a parachute, should you need to bail out.

- Villa management is re-presented on a more epic scale, with Ezio able to spend cash on rebuilding parts of Rome - in the process unlocking new missions and factions.


Above: We're guessing these are some of the multiplayer character classes 

Multiplayer:

- Although multiplayer is a new addition to the series and Ubisoft are bigging it up, this is not just a multiplayer add-on pack with a single-player afterthought - as the above details make clear.

- We can't name any specific multiplayer modes, but players will be able to chose different character classes, which feature their own weapons and killing methods. It's not hard to imagine free-for-all deathmatch and team-based games working well - and it's conceivable UbiSoft will produce specific multiplayer maps that are either modified areas from the main game or entirely multiplayer specific.

More information and images will become available later in the month when two magazines release further details of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Official Xbox Magazine UK (June 10 2010) and PSM3 UK (June 3 2010).



May 12, 2010

13 comments

  • Ezios - February 9, 2011 8:30 p.m.

    I played on xbox360, was fantastic... now i'm waiting for pc version and i'll buy a key for cheape price here http://www.assassinscreedbrotherhoodkey.com/ :) Loool
  • Leadman - May 12, 2010 10:33 p.m.

    I personally think this is going to be amazing im glad that Assassins creed III wont have Ezio be the ancestor and im really looking forward to the multiplayer if they do it right
  • Z-man427 - May 12, 2010 8:10 p.m.

    "No real add-ons to actual gameplay"? Do you not notice the crossbow on Ezio's back in the screen? What I've heard elsewhere is that in the multiplayer, you'll play as new subjects at Abstergo, plugged into the Animus to relive memories as Templars to take down the Assassins. This could work nicely.
  • JADENkOTOR - May 12, 2010 6:45 p.m.

    @wriggly/tronto the 15 hour campaign is less then that of II and on top of that to only develop one new city? c'mon... not to mention no real add-ons to actual gameplay. As for Rome not being the capital of Italy you are right but it was the capital of the Papal States which is the same thing. Hopefully the multiplayer will be great and have a bunch of cool game modes that we haven't seen yet. Its obvious there are a ton of ideas that could play with the stealth aspect of the game but lets just hope they are fun. In my opinion this game will ride or die with the multiplayer cause the campaign will just be more of the same old.
  • Tronto13 - May 12, 2010 6:02 p.m.

    @wriggly ive got to agree with @Jbo87 15hour campaign, whole new city, multiplayer. This sounds like its gonna be bigger than a lot of current retail games.
  • Clovin64 - May 12, 2010 5:54 p.m.

    I can imagine a AC multiplayer mode: two players will stand and stare at each other for hours, each waiting for the other guy to make the first move so that they can counter it...then another guy just runs up and stealth kills them both...lol...
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  • Jbo87 - May 12, 2010 1:05 p.m.

    Hugely excited for this, cannot wait. @Wriggly A full city is slightly more than DLC considering how big some of the cities in AC2 were. And provided that the multiplayer is not simply shoehorned in for the sake of it then it could have huge potential. Also if you will permit me a moment of pedantry, Rome was not the Italian capital at the time as Italy didn't actually exist as a country. I'm really, really sorry. ;-)
  • FreekinIdiot - May 12, 2010 11:50 a.m.

    @vinicusg.t.guedes I couldn't agree more. Miss timed your jump off a cathedral and plummeted 200 meters? No problem, have some medicine! Axe to the head? No problem, have some medicine.
  • Wriggly - May 12, 2010 11:36 a.m.

    Still seems like completely overpriced DLC. It's not like they had to spend a lot of time making new things like models and textures, they just reused all the old ones and made a couple here and there. ACII took a lot more work to make than this ever will, so how this deserves a $60 price is beyond me.
  • sterlins16 - May 12, 2010 11:34 a.m.

    excited for the new setting and multiplayer they could do some interesting things in multiplayer like maybe one team protects a ai official while the other team tries to assassinate him or her and they could be different officials in different setting
  • vinicusg.t.guedes - May 12, 2010 11:29 a.m.

    I hope they make medicine not as overpowered as in AC2, it took away the whole fun out of the combat when you simply couldn't die. Other than that, this game will be amazing even if the developers just copy AC2 formula.
  • Snakeman - May 12, 2010 11:13 a.m.

    Hmm, it'll be interesting to see how Ubisoft handle AC multiplayer. Still, as an AC fanboy, I can't say I'm not excited!

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