Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Golden
Assassin's Creed II is one of our absolute favorites of the generation and all indications are that next month's new installment will rule.
Yep, our expectations our high, and there's no stopping it now. Today, Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has gone gold for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It will hit store shelves on November 16, one week after the mega-blockbuster Call of Duty: Black Ops drops. But Ubisoft shouldn't be worried; same thing happened last year in regards to Modern Warfare 2 and ACII, and the latter ended up selling over 8 million units. Brotherhood will also be the first title in the series to offer multiplayer, although it's interesting that the press release reminds everyone that the addition will not impact the single-player experience:
"The critically acclaimed single-player experience of Assassin's Creed is back and better than ever as Ezio returns for an epic struggle against the powerful Templar Order. Offering more single-player gameplay than Assassin's Creed II, players now play as a legendary Master Assassin, and journey into Italy's greatest city, Rome, center of power, greed and corruption to strike at the heart of the enemy."
And of course, that multiplayer ought to be fantastic, too. Awarded Best Multiplayer Game at E3 by the Game Critics organization, players can select from "a wide range of unique characters, each with their own signature weapons and assassination techniques." Said Sebastien Puel, executive producer at Ubisoft Montreal:
"Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is the largest and most ambitious title we have ever created. Not only will players get a fully robust and upgraded single-player game that is larger than Assassin's Creed II, but an award winning multiplayer component as well. Brotherhood is the biggest Assassin's experience we have ever created."
For more, head on over to the franchise's official site. What's our most anticipated game of November...? Why, it's right here, of course...now that Gran Turismo 5 may not see the light of day next month.
10/28/2010 12:17:33 PM Ben Dutka