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Ubisoft Loads Brotherhood With 150 Minutes Of Cut-Scenes

Some of us have been a little suspicious of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, but perhaps we needn't have worried.

For fans of the series, there were two causes of the aforementioned suspicion: firstly, we just had Assassin's Creed II in November of 2009; to release another in only one year gave the "rushed" implication. Secondly, with the new addition of multiplayer, some were concerned that Ubisoft would sacrifice a certain amount of single-player robustness. However, Ubisoft explained away the first concern by saying they had the second leg of Ezio's journey written long ago, and of course, they're using the same engine. As for the second part, yeah, the multiplayer will be huge...but with two and a half hours of cut-scenes, it doesn't sound gimped in any way. According to a UK BBFC classification of the game, there are over 150 minutes of said cut-scenes, which is definitely good news from a plot-related standpoint. Let's not forget how in-depth and complex the storylines have been in these games...

Anyway, this is good to hear. And of course, we'll be looking for Ezio to be better and more effective than ever, so we can't wait to step into the skilled assassin's boots come November.

Tags: ac brotherhood, assassins creed brotherhood, ubisoft

9/29/2010 9:07:46 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (35 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 9:37:52 PM
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Are the fans looking forward to this multiplayer aspect?

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:13:35 PM

I'm a fan of the single player campaign but I'll be damned if the marketing isn't getting to me. There's a whole "how to trust your friends again after AC mp" brochure in the latest GamePro and it's brilliant.

And of course, good marketing equals good multiplayer. Right?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:36:54 PM

No.

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 7:12:29 AM

HECK YES !

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ABUrabad
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 7:25:51 AM

please people,i have never enjoyed any multiplayer online game , the only game I have enjoyed playing online was KILLZONE3 because the single player was insane , awesome ,great , wonderful , magical and so epic and still i need to find all that in any other game so i may enjoy its online experience

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Simcoe
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 8:08:24 AM

@ABUrabad
QFT "the only game I have enjoyed playing online was KILLZONE3"
And how is the future? Which did you like more GT5 or Killzone 3? ;)

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ABUrabad
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 8:21:26 AM

ops 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2 sorry for the 3 again
i wish that was true

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Lotusflow3r
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 9:33:40 AM

I was usually like Ben and had no desire for multiplayer unless it's a MMORPG. However that changed with GTA4's multiplayer and how fun it was, but it was missing depth and thus failed to completely push me.
Then in stepped Red Dead with a similar online component, but with added RPG elements and such...and i can't get enough!

So, i presume AC: Brotherhood online will be similar as it's sandbox....but playing as assassins instead??? PUT ME IN!

Hopefully, this has RPG elements too.

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Alienange
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 7:08:55 PM

@ Lotusflow3r - We all come around eventually. Saying mp is no fun is nonsense.

And yeah, RDR online is brilliant.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 9:49:10 PM
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Well that is really good news, i was actually going to pass this one up because i thought it was only going to have a 6 hour single player campain but now that this has been revealed i might get it

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X_shadowkilla_X
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 9:51:30 PM
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@ world: i could take it or leave ... gives the game something else to do, the beta is alright but nothing grand or unexpected

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FxTales
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:02:31 PM
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Multiplayer was never a concern I just really love this franchise and at first was worried as it was rather soon for any type of installment. However as I said I enjoy these games even more so after AC2 so as long as it's a full game I'm in.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:14:49 PM
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I sent EA my survey on Dead Space 2, I know that is unrelated but remember to be good beta testers or you can't complain about crappy online!

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:15:48 PM

What'd you say? That you can't kill anything as a necromorph?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:29:36 PM

Nonsense, the oversized babies with blade hands were very effective.

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Alienange
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 7:10:36 PM

Yeah they were the best of the three for sure. Playing as the humans though, I blasted those things into November.

By the way, did you play against the devs the other night? That was a hoot.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:15:17 PM
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I like how the multiplayer aspect actually plays into the overall plot. That was a really good idea. Gives it less of that tacked on feeling.

It might not be day one, but I will be buying this one. The campaign sounds sweet.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:30:34 PM
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One day I'd like to see a world in which the SP is $30 and the MP is $30. Only then will the world make sense.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:22:59 PM

Yes World, YES!!!!

And then I'd even buy every SP mode game brand spanking new.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 12:54:02 AM

Don't suggest such a thing...things would only get worse with that pricing format.

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Alienange
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 7:11:47 PM

World never makes sense.

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:33:09 PM
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I might buy this when it hits the bargain bin. I was really hoping for a new setting or era, but its just a new story in the same place. Which is cool, but i dont want to spend $60 on something if i'm not going to get $60 worth of fun out of it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:53:57 PM

Don't worry a new setting, era, and character will likely be available in one year's time.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 1:39:13 AM
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Wow... that's cool, but I've long since decided that AC is going to be a Platinum franchise for me. Yeah, I'll get Brotherhood, but not until at least this time next year. And the multiplayer actually sounds really cool to me. Something different from gunplay for a change.

Still have to find AC2 in a Plat case though...
Peace.

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SvenMD
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 6:08:13 AM
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So does this game have anything to do with Desmond or that actual story of assassins creed?

I want to play this game, but I really just want to know if anything in this game is cannon to main story arc which I thought was supposed to be a trilogy....

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A2K78
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 7:53:57 AM
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150 mins of cut-scenes? That seem like 150 minutes of gameplay being given up.

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Underdog15
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 9:47:55 AM

......... huh??? How in the world does that make any sense?

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tridon
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 8:30:44 AM
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On a somewhat unrelated note, Ubisoft just announced BEYOND GOOD & EVIL HD for the PSN and XBLA in 2011!

All I need is a MGS Collection and all my PS2 favs will be on the PS3! :D

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Amazingskillz
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 8:51:33 AM
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I'm amazed at the number of people who say they don't like multiplayer. Multiplayer gives any game more bang for its buck. Uncharted 2's multiplayer deathmatch is insane. To me it's what made UC2 the game of the year. Especially since UC2's story was not nearly as good as UCDF and its final boss fight with Lazarevic was weak. If AC Brohood's MP is done right it could be really special. Don't get me wrong, I do love a good story and single player, but multiplayer is also a good thing.

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tridon
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 9:10:40 AM

Wow! Someone who agrees with me that the first Uncharted had a better story and villain? That's crazy!

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Temjin001
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 9:20:09 AM
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I just hope they take the time to create "cutscene" models. Many story heavy games, FF10-FF13, use gameplay game models for in-game play, and story segment game models for the cutscenes(higher detailed models to better present subtle expressions, and likenesses etc)
I thought AC2 could've benefited a lot in this respect.

Not a big deal, but something I would've appreciated from AC2.

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Lotusflow3r
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 9:34:59 AM
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Extremely looking forward to this.

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Amazingskillz
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 12:30:00 PM
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@Tridon - Oh absolutely. Drakes Fortunes story was much better than Among theives. It tied together better, made sense, and left you with no questions. Part 2's story fell apart right after they discovered the Cintamani stone didn't exist. After that the story was downhill. I still don't understand why the lost city all of a sudden started having earthquakes and explosions. It made no sense. Also, running in circles shooting the resin was wack for a final boss fight. I think UC2 had better scenery and it also had Chloe!!!! Plus the multiplayer deathmatch is downright addicting. I'm currently a level 54.

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Lotusflow3r
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 1:24:22 PM

Spoilers, brother.

I thought the story on the 1st was just as silly tbh.

And just to throw in, i hate stories that tie everything up and leave little for self interpretation or to go deep with....but i understand Uncharted is supposed to be light entertainment so, i don't actually mark it down for it. It's supposed to be quite tongue in cheek, cheesy etc.

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daus26
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 2:14:13 PM
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A non-Japanese developer made game with that much cut-scenes? I don't know much, but that's a first for me.

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