Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood free DLC drops Dec. 14

Ubisoft's first multiplatform add-on arrives next month on the 360 and PS3, bringing new multiplayer mode and map.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has been another hit for publisher Ubisoft, having only been held off the top of the UK charts during its launch week by Call of Duty: Black Ops. The first multiplayer-enabled installment in the series has also benefited from a strong reception from critics.

While the PlayStation 3 version of the game contains a code for exclusive downloadable content, the first cross-platform multiplayer DLC will be hitting Brotherhood on December 14. The Animus Project Update 1.0 will be released for free on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and it will incorporate both a new multiplayer game mode and a multiplayer map.

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The game mode is called Advanced Alliance and builds upon the existing Alliance game type. It will make target identification and engagement more difficult, with enemy locations being less specific than in the standard game mode. The new map is set in Mont Saint-Michel--a rocky, tidal landscape with narrow streets, multilevel architecture, and a bell tower.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

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AlchimistMaster
AlchimistMaster

Badboy_22 so how did you like the game ? was it what you were hoping for ?

charlie_bm
charlie_bm

@Sydwynder Couldn't agree more I've been playing multiplayer for 2 weeks and I haven't touched the campaign.

maxerx
maxerx

Well it would have been good to add more than one map but i'm fine with it.

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

Assassins Creed 1 floored me with it's visuals and unique gameplay. Assassin's Creed 2 grabbed me with all the new abilities and the amount of fun I had just tearing around the games worlds. Now Brotherhood comes along and well.....I haven't play the campaign yet, but the multi-player modes alone are worth the full price I paid. They are simply an absolute addictive blast to play.....I love this series.

kamikaze_pigmy
kamikaze_pigmy

I'd be tempted to call them generous if they hadn't excluded content from AC2 only to charge for it later...

Smoothy08
Smoothy08

@GraciousTaco All Assassins Creeds endings are really confusing, they do it so you buy the next one which will probs be released in 10 months time.

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Sigil77
Sigil77

Isn't it a bit early to release DLC's? I mean, I know it's free, but this game was released less than a month ago. I think they should of waited it out a little more, when people start getting bored of playing the same maps and modes over and over. That way, the free DLC would be more appreciated. Nevertheless: Who doesn't love FREE Downloadable Content, other than those conspiracy theorists that think it is just a marketing technique? It is rare to find DLC that is free these days, people. Appreciate it that you are getting it for free, as insignificant or significant as a map and a new mode is for you.

ShadeHunter1840
ShadeHunter1840

@imtonystark it was an amazing game and the end just added to it ill agree it was 2.5. but i gotta say ubi is great with shocker endings

ImTonyStark
ImTonyStark

and yeah if ur planning to skip ACB..........u'll miss a big part of the storyline ;)

ImTonyStark
ImTonyStark

I don't wanna ruin it for all who havn't got AC:B yet........but lemme assure u aftr playing ACB u'll be dying to get AC3......:P PS:-- Brotherhood isn't AC3.....it's more like 2.5 :)

ascalon94
ascalon94

@BlackForestHam im a couple of hours in the story and yes it does advance the story of desmond as far as i have seen dont wanna ruin it for u but u do play as him

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

free is a word that should b paired with dlc much more often. cuz most of it is content they just withhold from us and decide to price on top of the $60 we shell out

advocacy
advocacy

Free is always good. But please fix the long wait times for a match to commence.

ImTonyStark
ImTonyStark

Good news Good News!!! Geoffery Sardin, Ubisoft's EMEA chief of marketing and sales told MCV that next year there will be another installment in the Assassins' Creed series!!! Can't wait......just hope they don't do the repetative stuffs like Activision's CoD series!

KoreanSchoolKid
KoreanSchoolKid

i wish to go to mont saint michel but not in multi... golly gosh darn this all to tarnation

BlackForestHam
BlackForestHam

Just curious, does this game advance the plot of desmond in any way? Character development or something? Cause as much as I thought ACll had better gameplay than the first, I felt that it was lacking in what made the game so unique. It's always about ezio. Not thats entirely a bad thing, but im more intrigued with desmond than the characters you animate through the animas. Decided not to get AC:B cause so. Looks like it just about ezio.

SPBoss
SPBoss

And yes cross-platform means you can play with users from another platform meaning 360+PS3 can play together. Some games already have this but it is a very rare occurence

SPBoss
SPBoss

Most of you have fallen for it, hasn't it occured to you they most likely made this dlc before they released brotherhood? They are simply releasing this 'free' dlc in order to get in your good books, it would of been included in the original otherwise and you wouldn't no any better.

bramterris
bramterris

it looks like most people just run around, when i do it ima try pure stealth. Be like an npc lol

guertt
guertt

the online is awesome :) even my wife love it!

prideofNY
prideofNY

love the game but havent even touched the multiplayer since the beta was released since the single player is so deep. gotta start soon.

JOKER677
JOKER677

great cause i dont even play the single player i figured this would be a great game just from what they were saying how you play the multiplayer

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

nifty neato the more the better, and the price is just right

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

Yes, more free DLC for more games is something I can definitely stand behind.

tischla
tischla

By cross platform, it's just referring to the dlc being available for both consoles as opposed to the ps3 exclusive dlc that is mentioned in the same sentance.

KuRf
KuRf

one step closer to conquering the world. HAHAHAHA

valentinetru
valentinetru

@metalkid9 Actually they're making a comic book series for AC that's set in Russia. Its called The Fall. It looks pretty cool.

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metalkid9
metalkid9

As much as I prefer the next one to be set in either Egypt or the French revolution I wouldn't be surprised if they set it in Russia since the new hip thing in video games these days seems to be "snow".

metalkid9
metalkid9

I finished the game and honestly this game was pretty good but no where near AC2. Ac2 is still the best AC game imo. I'm not even gonna touch the MP so it's bye bye for me with AC till next year.

kuruppath
kuruppath

Please elaborate on "first cross-platform multiplayer"

Aletunda
Aletunda

what does it mean by cross platforming? does this mean we can vs people on ps3's on xbox's and visa versa?

thrasher510
thrasher510

@ snake3rules B!tch all you want, I'll be getting it cause its FREE! Don't whine about something when they are releasing something for free.

snake3rules
snake3rules

@shroudedeagle ... I believe i said whats wrong with it ... the people selling it early are the ones that are done with it, and those are far more likely to be the single player only people. Nothing wrong with it, Im just saying adding a slightly different mp mode and a map isnt going to prevent the people who are selling now from selling ... because right now, mostly those people are the SP-only-and-done types.

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

I like the idea CSonic had about a new gametype. (This advanced mode of alliance doesn't really feel like a NEW gamemode to me.) Some kind of Co-op, even if it is against AI would be nice. Actually, ANY new gametype where the hunted can actually fight back against the pursuers would be nice... Just being able to stun someone isn't enough, even if it actually works for you. (Just HOPE the other player didn't hit X or you automatically lose... Seriously?) I like the other gametypes, it just seems like it is missing something to me. And even though it might sound like it, I'm not compaining about the free DLC though. ;P

ShroudedEagle
ShroudedEagle

FREE DLC? Well, AC Brotherhood is very addictive at the moment, so this is just the icing on the cake for me! @snake3rules - They're working on Singleplayer DLC, it'll be out some time early next year. But what's wrong with a bit of Multiplayer DLC here and there?

snake3rules
snake3rules

note to devs ... u want people to hang on to your game for longer, make SINGLE PLAYER dlc .. those are the ones selling it two weeks after they get it, not the MP players, geniuses.