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E3 2010: First Gameplay For Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Assassin's Creed II is one of the best titles of the generation thus far, and one of our personal favorites at PSXE.

This is why we're excited to see more of the recently announced Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. The trailer starts by highlighting Ezio's considerable skill with the ladies (perhaps you will remember the character's healthy appetite for the opposite sex), but above all else, Ezio is no longer a no-name. He has become a legend who is "actively being hunted by the Templars," and who has learned a great deal since his last adventure. One of the game's advancements will be the reinforced horse mechanics; we will even participate in relatively complex battles while astride a horse later in the game. The gameplay shown at Ubisoft's E3 conference clearly shows an explosive part of the title; Ezio must escape a huge bombardment on his villa, and he even mans some cannons on the rooftop.

They say they gave Ezio a few more combat mechanics although we're not seeing anything too new in this footage, and we also hear that the AI will be "much more aggressive." We're a little confused as to why the player never chooses to counter - the most effective form of fighting in the AC games, usually - but whatever. The rest is very story-oriented, and looks great. Provided they keep the core gameplay systems that made the last two games so damn good, we'll be satisfied.

6/14/2010 9:34:59 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

Dancemachine55
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 9:55:31 PM
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Looks nice.

But with my wallet running thin, and so money games in my collection unfinished, this will either be a hire or a discount buy.

Unfortunately, Last Guardian, GT5, Gears 3 and Littlebig Planet 2 are higher on my must have list. Got a preorder on Demon's Souls too, so still have to get through that.

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Danny007
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 9:57:41 PM
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I was fascinated with the gameplay video. I can't wait to get my paws on this game.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 9:58:05 PM
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I'm liking E3 so far. MS was a little boring at times with the whole casual and social aspects of using Kinect, but I'm enjoying the heavy focus from many developers on hardcore games, like AC:B, COD, Halo, Gears, LBP2, Killzone 3, GT5, Infamous 2, etc.

Cannot wait for the Sony conference. No Cirque De Solais theatrics from them to distract from the fact that there's not much else to offer.

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hellish_devil
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 10:00:59 PM
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off topic:

Aparently, Sony will announce the Sly Cooper collection in HD and with 3D tomorrow.

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eLLeJuss
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 10:05:07 PM
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IT looks awesome!!!! Assasins creed 2 was really good! Im so ready for this. Its gonna be Fallout new vegas and AC brotherhood for me! And GT too.

Anyweiz! What happen to the virgin contest! Who won. only 33 guys retweeted! lol

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BikerSaint
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 10:18:02 PM

eLLeJuss,
Huh only 33 re-tweets?

Uh, you might want to re-check it again cause I already saw 121 re-tweets there.

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BikerSaint
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 10:13:44 PM
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Yawn.
Cirque has done three 3-month shows at our place so far, first with the original full cast, then with Cirque:Pandemonia, & now with Cirque Dreams:Jungle Fantasy,(direct from Broadway) till Sept 6th.

And even muchbigger yawn for all of MS's presentation, except for their new MGS:Rising video, that one looks like a definite sale.

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LightShow
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 10:17:12 PM
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WHAT THE??? I JUST FIXED THAT D*** VILLA!

seriously tho, gimme it now!

and as for suggestions that the sly cooper collection will be announced tomorrow, id like to put in my two cents that I'd really rather have the Jak and Daxter trilogy (maybe even Jak X, but dont count on it...)

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SvenMD
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 10:50:44 PM

SRSLY!!! I put up new shops...a tailor...and even a brothel! and this is the thanks I get.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 10:28:30 PM
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As a reminder to everyone, check the forums for recent giveaway details. I'm going to Tweet the link, too, but Twitter is "over capacity" right now, so-

http://www.psxextremeforums.com/gaming-discussion/12464-virgin-gaming-giveaway-winners.html

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booze925
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 11:15:27 PM
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i wasn't the biggest fan of AC2... but THIS looks great!

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Shams
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 12:05:43 AM
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Pity they include spoilers in the footage, but the explosions look good. And yep, the core gameplay is the same as ever ;)

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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 12:22:48 AM
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Fix the tearing Ubisoft or no deal.

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Kai200X
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 12:43:08 AM
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I saw AC: Brotherhood is gonna be same old samd old, until I watched the live demo at today's Ubi conference. It got alot of action and different gameplays. I'm officially excitied about this game again.

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kraygen
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 1:40:12 AM
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I'm sorry but the graphics for brotherhood didn't look as good as a lot of other games including AC2. All the characters were very smooth looking, the horse animations were terrible, and the gameplay looked worse than the first AC.

I was totally disappointed by this one, after riding horses in RDR the horse riding in the video looked like utter crap.

Also, all we've heard about brotherhood is going to be multiplayer and yet they showed no multiplayer whatsoever! What a disappointment this presentation was.

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___________
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:11:51 AM
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honestly i hope they dont change a thing with this, assassins creed 2 was near perfect!
all they really need to do is remove the bugs, and improve the AI.
enemies were a little forgiving and happy to let you run the show, instead of trying to take control themselves.
AI needs to be much more aggressive!

O, they better have this pick up where AC2 left off the ending bugged the hell out of me!
what the ^%$# was that b*tch going on about???????

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Gabriel013
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 7:23:27 AM
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I will be picking AC3 up but as I expect the same formula of delayed dlc I will wait the extra few months for the complete edition.

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erislocker
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 9:58:59 AM
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link no longer works...

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CharlesD
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:03:19 PM
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I am doubting that the story line will work with multiple assassins as I would agree w. some others who say that whole idea of an assassin is to be a lone sword, a loose cannon.. and of course a hired gun. So, the idea of a brotherhood or band of them seem a bit contradictory. It almost seems like it would border on the first mafia, seeing as how this would be an organized group of killers. But that might be a bit too far

The game-play looks awesome but as I have not yet completed ACII I am not sure if I am unhappy about the fact this is taking the more offensive approach.

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