Ubisoft Reveals Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Details
Assassin's Creed II was one of our favorite games of the generation, which is why we can't wait to step into Ezio's shoes once again.
Ubisoft has released a horde of new details for the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, set to launch on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC this holiday season. Ezio does return, this time as a legendary Master Assassin (ACII dealt with the origins of Ezio's initiation into the trade), and he will visit Italy's great city - Rome - in order to combat the rampant greed and corruption that plagues the metropolis. This time, in addition to his own vast array of skills, Ezio will have an entire Brotherhood of assassins at his command, who will be ready and willing to assist in sticky situations. This, in addition to the new multiplayer option, will really open up the gameplay; each member of the Brotherhood will have his or her own set of skills and weapons. Ubisoft also says the single-player campaign will last about 15 hours and as far as we can see, we may only be visiting Rome (in contrast to the multiple cities on display in ACII). But we're certainly expecting a vastly expanded city and key historical characters will be involved, including Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli and Caterina Sforza. You've read "The Prince," right?
Secret weapons like darts, parachutes, double hidden blades, hidden guns, and an advanced flying machine will be featured as well, and instead of always blending in and avoiding the citizens, you'll have to get the city to join your cause. The key is to get the mob to love you, right? Anyway, we'll have more on Brotherhood as it becomes available; we're just hoping this new multiplayer mode and seemingly shorter single-player campaign won't turn away long-time fans... But we're optimistic. This is Assassin's Creed, after all.
5/11/2010 9:11:30 PM Ben Dutka