Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Collector's Edition detailed

Ubisoft announces $100 top-tier edition of upcoming stealth action game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3; incentives include Harlequin jack-in-the-box collectible figure.

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood--possibly the only franchise installment gamers will see until 2012--is due out during the holiday rush this November. Today, the French publisher took time to announce a $100 collector's edition of the game, set to debut alongside the standard fare on November 16 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 only.

Jack-in-the-box just earned a new meaning.

In addition to the game, those who pick up the collector's edition at GameStop will walk away with a Harlequin jack-in-the-box collectible figure (pictured). At all other participating retailers, gamers will receive a different collectible, the doctor jack-in-the-box.

The CE also includes two exclusive single-player maps (Aqueduct and Trajan Market), as well as a physical map of Rome and the obligatory art book. Additionally, the premium package will include a disc that houses an Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood making-of video, as well as the game's official soundtrack, trailers, and a first look at the upcoming Assassin's Creed comic book.

Those who preorder the title at GameStop for the PlayStation 3 can hop into a multiplayer beta beginning September 13.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is the third installment in Ubisoft's stealth action series. It follows main character Ezio's vengeful adventures through Rome and is the first game in the franchise to include a multiplayer component.

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114 comments
daltonhouse33
daltonhouse33

only a little bit longer wont hardly be able to focus in scool tomorow o well sweet game

aliloooz
aliloooz

Hey has anyone noticed the game cover in the picture is totally different from the actual game cover in the unboxing videos recently posted by ubisoft and gametrailers? the one in the actual CE is the usual standard edition cover. I donno if I am the only one but this REALLY pisses me off, I mean I potentially ordered the CE because of the cover thing, jack in the box is just the lamest of AC the collectables yet, I'd take the usual action figure over it anyday. If it was up to me I'd put the double blades in there :P

papartusedmcrsk
papartusedmcrsk

Eh $100 is a bit much. And, honestly, what am I gonna do with a Harlequin-in-the-box?

nitsujdragon
nitsujdragon

w00t already got this edition pre ordered from eb games, so pumped for the release!!!

gamimgGT
gamimgGT

Yep i'm getting the CE from Gamestop.

VirS0
VirS0

-_im getting this Collector's Edition!!!its amazing_-

gamerdude909
gamerdude909

all the upgrade for the town was for nothing

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@mwmars I agree. I absolutely loved AC2! And I really am ecstatic for this game! I can't wait to see where they take the series in the future.

mwmars
mwmars

well, i'll know how to take down that tower when I get to it :-/ (in the gameplay video)

Red_Dawn345
Red_Dawn345

I want to get it but its 100$ for a bunch of useless stuff

akasha_ishtar
akasha_ishtar

I think that’s wicked, if it was for sale over here I would get it, the Harlequin jack-in-the-box is a nice touch indeed!!!

berto64
berto64

@im-a roustabout this is not nazi germany alright irs america and there are alot of fans that will be offended of your comment and just take it easy alright

prioritymail
prioritymail

I got the collectors editions for AC 1 and 2, but I don't think I'm getting this one...

hyksiu
hyksiu

Gunna buy this and the last guardian and little big planet 2 and probably won't have the money for all the other stuff that comes out.....

saintsrowpimp
saintsrowpimp

honestly, so long as the games keep using the animus or the ancestors, that will mean there's gonna be a another because the true story is the the templar/assassin conspiracy in modern time and the assassins try and stop the templars from getting the pieces of eden. Well, that's the how it seems now and i think this is more like an assassins creed 2.5 because the last time your in the animus before the game ends is... well, i won't spoil for the few people who haven't finished it but i'll say that it does show that ezio still has a LOT to do with the story. Some people are saying it might be going around in the real world, well that might not be good because of all the modern time weapons. But, the assassins and templars are still around so they must have evolved their weapons. I think that in the last game, Desmond and Lucy will join up with the rest of the creed and try and stop the templars. And i would assume that one of the main templars will get it and only desmond will be able to stop him because he's from the immediate bloodlines of altaЇr and ezio so the bleed effect will reach it's highest point and desmond will be the only one.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

There are some interesting things in this package, although the price is considerably high.

mwmars
mwmars

in response to / @im-a-roustabout, I've known since the middle of the first Assassin's Creed that the series has to conclude in the modern day. They could make it cool by traveling the world in search of the pieces of eden (or what have you) to ancient sights like Stone Henge, Machu Picchu, the Roman Coliseum, etc. The modern storyline has to remain for the story to fully unfold. 'Brotherhood', to me, is a way to cash in on what was the absolutely awesome game world of AC2, and is not a true sequel. As long as the game is fun and adds a little bit of intrigue to the already existing storyline, I'm cool with it.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

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im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@berto64 Allow me to elucidate on my previous comment. My hand is broken and when you can only type with 1 hand while seeing two of everything from the opiates (Vicodin) I take for the pain, there must have been some lost in translation from thought to keyboard. About a few months ago I believe, I read an article where they interviewed the creators and they told them that most fans don't like the story thats being told from the modern day stand point, and felt that they lose a sense of immersion when they get taken out of the Animus. Ubisoft responded with "I don't know what game the gamers think they're playing but it's not that kind of game, and continued to talk about how the story line in the modern day sequence is integral to where the game is going and should not be considered a GTA but in olden days." So I said "poor Ubisoft...blablabla" They wanted the series to span 3 games and now they come out with this, which is fine but clearly it seems they are abandoning there old business model to cater to the fans which is why Ubi is one of my favorite game companies. So no I don't consider this a true sequel because it does not have the AC3 moniker, much like Final Fantasy X had a Final Fantasy X-2 then came 11 and 12 etc, and Modern Warfare 4 now has the Modern Warfare: 2 instead of going to 5 and so on. There's nothing wrong with that I was just pointing that out. Idc if it's a full game, Ubi is expanding on the old premise and not moving on so saying expansion has more than a 20 dollar add on meaning you know. They are quite literally expanding on AC2 so I said it's an expansion. Everybody got hung up on that word for some reason. It says at the end of my last comment that I love this game anyway. Don't type words in my mouth please. And even if i did say it sucked I played and own both of them, and very much so am entitled to my own opinion. This is a U.S based website, not Nazi Germany.

Jir11
Jir11

It's amazing what they do with marketing these days....

Pete5506
Pete5506

Nothing I need, just get me the game

Jimbobthon
Jimbobthon

Play version looks sweet, but am already getting the Fable III collectors edition so won't have extra funding for the collectors edition Creed from Play. Unless i get a new job.

DanteDelacoix
DanteDelacoix

personally prefer the UK version that play.com are offering.

InExcelsis
InExcelsis

Looks pretty cool cant wait for this game either way

jokerman_28
jokerman_28

why not just a figure of Harlequin or Ezio? that would be better

Miroku_of_Nite1
Miroku_of_Nite1

I seen the one with the codex. Man I want that since: 1: I'm a sucker for game art. 2: I love the lore of the series.

amagama14
amagama14

I'm tired of people saying there is nothing more than a Jack in the box

amagama14
amagama14

@drummerdickens its not just the jack in the box, hardcover strategy map, art book, making of video, sneak peek at the AC comic, trailers, sound track, and u get to play as Harlequin if u pre-order from gamestop.

berto64
berto64

@Gelugon_baat thanks man and its mainly up to me but thanks for the advice man

drummerdickens
drummerdickens

An extra $40 for a jack in the box? We're not 3 years old!

evan321456
evan321456

eb games codex edition looks better

hahnasty
hahnasty

That jack-in-the-box is stupid. At least make it a cool figurine of Ezio, or something more relevant, or worth $100.

t0taldj
t0taldj

I would rather buy 100 chicken sandwiches from jack in the box.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Instead of a Jack in the box how about something as awesome as the arm blade thing that shoots out; something that is worth $100.

jonesy565
jonesy565

The CE looks really great and I'm excited for the game, but $100 is too much. I was comfortable with the $80 price of the AC2 CE and these are really similar...too similar to be worth a $20 price difference.

Negator59
Negator59

$100 for a crappy jack in the box and a DVD with trailers on it!?! Are you kidding me? I will buy this game for sure, but the CE is a total let down. The UK CE is better but still not sure it's worth the price.

Mrsteven_o
Mrsteven_o

This looks pretty sweet, but wasn't impressed with the AC II CE, so i think i will give this one a miss. And @Torque203 its because of the few americans like you, that the rest get a bad name around the world. Stop being a shame to your people. Do some research on your own country and others before you try to disrespect them.

TheDecoy2124
TheDecoy2124

I'm excited for the game, but this really isn't much bang for your buck.

berto64
berto64

@im-a-roustabout listen the ac series is great but Ezios story isnt finished yet and ubisoft didnt screw it up there timimg it right unlike call of duty a game every year and as my friend TeenGamer92 said its not just a add on its part of the series if you think the ac series suck or if you dont have anything clear to say then dont say it at all @TeenGamer92 thanks for defending this series it this person makes a bad example of the ac series and im proud you defend it and i did too thanks and i go report this to the ac union leader

orb_03_2006
orb_03_2006

I'll buy the CE next year. Possible price drop?

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

lokking forward to this

TeenGamer92
TeenGamer92

Sweet! Definitely gonna pre-order this! @im-a-roustabout: All of the people that have played the game have said that it's not just an add-on to Ezio's story, but a full game that is just as big and important as the first two AC games.