Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood detailed

Ubisoft confirms Ezio will lead band of rogues in single-player action adventure, while multiplayer mode lets gamers fight for Templars online.

Last week, leaked promotional materials forced Ubisoft's hand in confirming the first few substantive details of the multiplayer-enabled Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this holiday, Brotherhood picks back up with Assassin's Creed II protagonist Ezio, who will take on the Templar order in Rome.

Ezio's Brotherhood includes at least one sister.

As promised, Ubisoft today delivered more information on what gamers can expect from Brotherhood when it ships later this year. The game's single-player component sees Ezio assuming control of an assassins network, commanding the combined effort to rid Rome of its corruption and the Templar order. Ubisoft notes that players will lead "an entire Brotherhood that will rally to his side," which will complement the series' hallmark free-roaming action.

In the multiplayer mode, players will apparently be able to align themselves with the pharmaceutical company Abstergo--which kidnapped the series' contemporary protagonist Desmond--and aid the Templar order. The publisher went on to note that players will be afforded a range of characters to choose from, each of which bears his or her own signature weapons and assassination techniques. Brotherhood's online component will also include a variety of different competitive modes.

On the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Web site, the publisher has posted a handful of examples of the kinds of weapons players will be afforded in the game. These include an axe, a syringe, a fan, a claw, and a dagger. The site also notes that gamers who preorder Brotherhood through GameStop will receive the exclusive Harlequin character for use in the game's multiplayer modes.

Ubisoft's massive Montreal studio has been charged with leading development on Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. However, the Canadian outfit will be supported in its efforts by Ubisoft studios in Singapore, Bucharest, Quebec City, and Annecy, France.

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bladek339
bladek339

i'm really happy i alredy got dis game on xbox360 special edition and brotherhood has got much better graphic

OthrandorEvel
OthrandorEvel

I'm really happy to see there'll be this chapter before Assassin's Creed 3. I'm happy because, aside from the multi-player mode, which seems quite entertaining, AC: Brotherhood could probably be a "proving ground" to test new stuff, see gamers' reactions and decide what could be implemented (or not) in AC3. Making Brotherhood is the right way to make an epic, engrossing grand finale.

mental_case_5
mental_case_5

@garcia_jx Assassin's Creed 3 will come out. This is just a side game. Pretty much another Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines

luxus99
luxus99

That's so cool, Ezio is such a great character. It's going to be fun to play.

garcia_jx
garcia_jx

So, does this mean that AC III is not coming out?

doogan123
doogan123

CO-OP! CO-OP! CO-OP! if were allowed to choose different assassins while playing you think the game could be co-op?

crossaxe
crossaxe

i know they probably won't but since this doesn't apear to be ac3 i woder if they will sell it cheaper not that i wouldn't buy it anyway

warlikemobster
warlikemobster

@MGSsuperfan it seems to be more like an assassins creed 2 1/2

GAMERVeiwer
GAMERVeiwer

yea this game should come out complete in the end with a solid single player and multiplayer...cant wait to see how the poison dart and the cross bow work out online .

Hm1911
Hm1911

ubisoft should remember that the single player story is much more important

kari_23
kari_23

I could care less about multiplayer modes, or online play, that's not what AC is all about. It's frustrating to hear that their jumping on the bandwagon and spending resources to accommodate unnecessary multiy and online modes. Assassin's Creed has always delivered a solid and beautifully rendered single player game. I just hope that all these unnecessary additions don't ruin the single player mode I know and love! If all the resources are spent revamping for these additional modes how much are they really going to put into the single player mode? Word to the wise Ubisoft; IF IT AINT BROKE DON'T FIX IT!

assanisskil23
assanisskil23

hope he doesnt like in the end like john marson something new would be nice

MGSsuperfan
MGSsuperfan

@ adam2me I think that its not a spin off cause it still continues whats supposed to happen and also it might be because they might not have wanted to have the usual "3" and put something no1 would ever think of like "brotherhood"

adam2me
adam2me

@The_People Its kind of a expansion/full game because its a spin-off, not AC3

ScytheofSight
ScytheofSight

Strange that Ubi would insert multiplayer, they would have to make a new combat system for that to work (If by competitive they mean direct pvp combat) Hopefully they will also make archived missions re playable, like AC1.

The_People
The_People

Sounds more like an expansion than a full fledged game...can't say I'm very excited about this. And not every game needs multi-player. Instead of listening to the fans who can't go 2 seconds without seeing that "+100" on the screen, why not work on perfecting the single player experience?

whakyZ86
whakyZ86

Hey guys, Competitive Mode classes: Abstergo (present day) and Templar Order Characters: Variety of Characters each w/ own 'assassin' style of takedowns Weapon Types include: claw, dagger -- the Fan, which has potential for freshness in combat and/or stealth. Quick kills are important to Assassin's creed, so we can assume that will make a comeback but with some tweaks so that player-on-player kills are possible (like in Splinter Cell). Maneuvering is also important in Assassin's, so we can expect that to be improved too (my guess is that it will be faster). Ubisoft also makes Splinter Cell (see Conviction multiplayer). Thinking about what Ubisoft has already accomplished in the Stealth genre, the different characters (who have their own set of takedowns) and the variety of the weapons, makes me anticipate very flashy, streamlined, and effective assassin gameplay. :) These are my favorite types of games so, Ubisoft, please, give me something that rises above the bar you guys just set with Splinter Cell: Conviction.

DrummaBoi2112
DrummaBoi2112

@ moe050 i agree with u wholeheartedly. ppl percieve ezio as a better protagonist because his life story was introduced and ppl could bond to him more as a character. ezio was given more resources which is the only thing tht puts him above altair (the original assassin)

moe050
moe050

altiar was a much better assassin than ezio... people mix up a better game for a better character, and that's why some think ezio was the better assassin. i find it quite telling, that it was altiar who created/designed all the techniques and gadets that people use to reason to place ezio above altiar. common sense says that altiar could use all the things ezio did, along with do all the things ezio could do physically. winner? altiar - clearly.

infernomonkey87
infernomonkey87

i wonder how the combat system is going to work online...

big_boss1988
big_boss1988

they always do that. forcing the multi mode in every single game. this what makes me sick of some games.

lucas645
lucas645

while ezio was cooler and had more badass moves i still liked Altair as a character more.

skyklg
skyklg

is this an expansion to AC2 or consider it AC3 ?

deycallmefigo
deycallmefigo

I can't imagine AC in competitive multiplayer. They should plan on providing players with maps that have battle ships, cannons, catapults in addition to the sword fights... @ d3a7hr0w: I wouldn't know how it would work if everyone played using counter kills, they need to work up a new combat system

evan321456
evan321456

I loved AC2 I hope this game is just as good if not better

d3a7hr0w
d3a7hr0w

just imagine every1 using counter attack when fighting eachother... i want a good singleplayer i dont plan on playing multy

UltraMert
UltraMert

Story co-op game like Splinter Cell Conviction would be pretty awesome but co-op isn't enough alone to make a stand-alone game.It still needs Versus, Deathmatch maybe capture point etc.

ldoyle0
ldoyle0

im sure this is going to progress the story enough to be worth being called a separate game

absolut_gamerz
absolut_gamerz

AC2 was really a good game and entertained me so much. I think that's enough to make me want to buy this game.

bcrofts8
bcrofts8

Multiplayer could be interesting but to release it as a seperate game completely seems like a bit of a joke tbh, i know it says about a storyline involving the brotherhood etc but seems to me like its just an excuse to release it seperate! :O

Zrent
Zrent

@34cCrazy_Crazy34 cus i only have 60 bucks left

Zrent
Zrent

im curious about it as well...but im trying to decide... call of duty black ops? or this?

Areyal
Areyal

Curious about the multiplayer mode.

slainta
slainta

It feels like this will be a pretty short game. Probably Ubi is taking what has already been developed as Rome (if any) and putting it in a multiplayer game. I dunno. I may or may not pass it. I'll see the reviews. If the multiplayer will be good why not.

unique_litani
unique_litani

seems ubisoft get carried away and overhyped by assassin's creed franchise.. @alien100000 i agree with you

unique_litani
unique_litani

what is this game? is it a full assassin's creed game?

Mariner32
Mariner32

Not so sure about this one. I just want Assassin's Creed III. AC was awesome and AC II was even better. Instead of giving us filler between II and III just give us III. Please?

rebfaction
rebfaction

Thanks Ubi but no thanks I will not be getting this one or eny other one.

Zrent
Zrent

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Zrent
Zrent

i already know what everyone of those asssassins weapons are, assassin on the very right, his weapon is a switch blade (kind of like the hidden blade, you can see him holding it in the screenshot), executioner is next with an axe.the doctor to your left of him has a seringe (it looks like something you would use to get a shot such for example H1N1, it probably has the option of containing poison.) the the, um i forgot what they are call, ill just say hookers xD have the fan, as you can see, looks normal but if you look closely the fan is tipped with blades at the edges.

Nyobman
Nyobman

To Lytek: You are right, this is not assassin's creed 3, but a spin off :)

LYTEK
LYTEK

Just so I'm clear, this is NOT Assassin's Creed III?