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Ubisoft: Brotherhood Has An "AC II-Sized Script"

With Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood all set and ready to drop towards the end of 2010, only one year apart from the release of Assassin's Creed II, many fans have asked the same question: "isn't this rushed...?"

It doesn't really appear rushed in looking at the first gameplay footage, but the question lingers. Thankfully, Ubisoft Montreal designer Patrick Plourde addressed this concern in speaking to CVG; he says Brotherhood features an "AC II-sized script" and that because it's a direct continuation of last year's story, it came quickly and naturally. Thing is, they already have the story and characters established - not to mention the necessary game engine - so perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised to see another title so soon. Said Plourde:

"For us, since it's a direct sequel to AC2, it's a continuation of the Ezio story we know and we'll be able to convince people that actually it's not rushed. It's like a new season of a TV show. We have established characters, we have an established setting, we can move on to just telling a brand new storyline, introducing new skills, new features within a known frame that we actually spent more time polishing and figuring out how we're going to introduce new characters."

Plourde went on to add that the script is just as long as it was for ACII, and that players will "realize the scope" when they sit down to play Brotherhood. He mentions "a lot of content," and admits that if they were using a new hero and an entirely new setting, then maybe the project would be rushed. But as this isn't the case, we probably shouldn't worry.  That's fine by us; we just want to make sure they keep the same style of stealth-related gameplay; this, along with the freedom, is the heart and soul of AC.

6/15/2010 10:16:04 AM Ben Dutka

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kraygen
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 10:35:10 AM
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Sorry it looked like they rushed it to me, I was way under impressed by what I saw, AC2 had better graphics.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 4:33:43 AM

how is it rushed, its been in development since the first assassins creed!
the guys who did AC and AC2 are not doing this.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 10:42:00 AM
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I have not looked into this much as i have still not played ACII (It's on my list), but i was very impressed by the gameplay i saw from the e3 footage where he is using the cannon's, it cetainly looks like that have chopped the repetative gameplay of the 1st game, so i am looking forward to this, when i go back to Uni and have my PS3 available i will certainly be picking up ACII just to prepare for this.

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Evil tele
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 10:42:34 AM
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i'm looking forward to this.... this better be good.
I hope they dont sacrifice good story for 'good' coop - to me the story is more important than coop.

also... how does this continuation work? at the end of the first one... they were in the van heading to a different HQ, they sorta hinted that he can enter the animus along the way - is there a mobile version of the animus?

anyway, as long as they keep the 'story' prioritized above all else (especially coop)
all will be well

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Evil tele
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 11:23:29 AM

input this URL:

shut the eff up

or better yet... imma go to your site, just to post an advertisement (like you do), but about games..

but i guess since you're just a bot... you're not even reading this...
u also can't spell...... odd

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big6
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 12:32:44 PM
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I loved both AC1 and AC2, so I'm really looking forward to Brotherhood.
I'm hoping they can find a better way to implement the monetary system they introduced in AC2. It was cool, but felt very incomplete in AC2 as, once you've gotten enough money to do all your fort/castle upgrades, there is no further need for money.

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ed_winchester
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 2:02:08 PM
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cant wait for this game, even the multiplayer sounds surprisingly good

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:48:30 PM
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Why did this look like a PS2 game at E3?

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 4:35:12 AM
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i cant wait for this, its going to be a direct sequel to AC2 apparently.
i cant wait to find out what that crazy b*tch from the end of AC2 was cracking on about.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 2:37:00 PM
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Ubisoft,
Just how many chapter's will be locked for more DLC money this time????

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