Ubisoft have yet again announced that new DLC for their record breaking game Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is on the way. This time however it is different in two important ways: firstly you will have to pay for it (800 Microsoft points/£6.85), and secondly it will contain both single player and multiplayer goodies. Exciting isn’t it? Well yes actually.
The official blurb reads somewhat dramatically and is just as bizarre as any of the Creed storylines.
“After the fall of the Borgias in Rome, Leonardo Da Vinci is kidnapped by the Hermeticists, an underground cult dedicated to transforming mankind. Ezio will embark on a relentless quest to recover stolen paintings in order to find Leo before it is too late, discovering two new locations and two new gameplay features along the way.”
As for the multiplayer stab-happy-craziness, it’s looking pretty darn big. With four new characters, two games modes, and another map thrown in for good measure. The characters are known as Dama Rossa, the Knight, the Marquis (I’m genuinely worried), and the Pariah. I say ‘known as’ for no apparent reason, hmmm.
The additional modes are called ‘Escort’ and ‘Assassinate’. The first being about two teams of four trying to protect their own VIP, or kill the other teams VIP – which sounds pretty awesome to be honest. The latter mode is a Brotherhood team deathmatch as far as I can gather.
The whole package is coy-ly named “The Da Vinci Disappearance”. Ubisoft have been supporting this title from the very first week of release so what do you make of this? Surely more characters and finally some single player content is a win? Right?
Check out the trailer and official press release below.
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ASSASSIN’S CREED® BROTHERHOOD
“THE DA VINCI DISAPPEARANCE” DLC AVAILABLE EARLY MARCH
Montréal, Canada – February 17th, 2011 – Ubisoft announced today the release of a new downloadable content (DLC) for Assassin’s Creed® Brotherhood for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. This new DLC called “The Da Vinci Disappearance” will be available for download beginning of March 2011 on XBOX LIVE® and on the PlayStation®Network. The DLC will be made available for 800 Microsoft points or 9.99$.
The Da Vinci Disappearance will include both single-player and multiplayer content for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. After the fall of the Borgias in Rome, Leonardo Da Vinci is kidnapped by the Hermeticists, an underground cult dedicated to transforming mankind. Ezio will embark on a relentless quest to recover stolen paintings in order to find Leo before it is too late, discovering two new locations and two new gameplay features along the way.
The multiplayer addition is the biggest expansion to the award-winning multiplayer yet, including one new map, four new characters and two new game modes. The new multiplayer map, Alhambra, is a lush environment set in Spain’s Albaicin of Granada and provides multileveled indoor and outdoor areas perfect for predators to lurk in the dense crowd for unsuspecting targets. The four new characters will undoubtedly be a huge hit with Assassin’s Creed fans, consisting of the Dama Rossa, the Knight, the Marquis and the Pariah. The two new gameplay modes, Escort and Assassinate, will provide a whole new gameplay experience for Brotherhood players. In Escort mode, two teams of four players compete in this team-based mode where each team must protect their VIP target or assassinate the other team’s VIP target. In Assassinate mode six to eight players are pitted against each other deathmatch style in one ten minute round.