Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood golden

Next installment in popular action-adventure series set to debut on Xbox 360, PS3 on November 16.

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Last year, Assassin's Creed II brought Ubisoft's signature action-adventure series to Renaissance-era Italy with the introduction of protagonist Ezio. This year, the storyline will continue with the follow-up Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, which went gold today.

The game is slated to premiere on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 16 as scheduled, with a PC version to arrive on February 22. The former two versions will also be available in $100 collector's editions (pictured), which will include two exclusive single-player maps, a physical map of the game's Rome, an art book, a making-of video, a soundtrack, a jack-in-the-box figure, and a first look at the upcoming Assassin's Creed comic book.

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

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's single-player component sees Ezio assuming control of an assassin network, commanding the combined effort to rid Rome of its corruption and the Templar order. 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. Players will have a range of characters to choose from in multiplayer, each of which has signature weapons and assassination techniques. Brotherhood's online component will also include a variety of different competitive modes.

Thus far, the Assassin's Creed franchise has sold more than 19 million units worldwide, with Assassin's Creed II shipping 9 million units by itself. For more on Brotherhood, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

33 comments
maddog123
maddog123

@MellyMeI285 I know that games coming out soon. My sister is a die hard back to the future fan and she will cut me if I don't get it for her for Christmas.

MellyMel285
MellyMel285

@maddog123 Hey they have that game coming out soon too. Back to the Future.

maddog123
maddog123

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I FRIGGIN NEED THIS NOW NOW NOW!!!! I need the next few weeks to go by very fast. Like if I had a time machine and could go into the future and buy the game and then come back and play it, It would be awesome. But alas, I have no flux capacitor and no delorean to put it into either so I will just have to wait.... and I hate waiting.

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Man ... There are just so many games I have to play. And with such announcements, the list is only increasing !!!

shkar
shkar

Sh*t !!! Most probably I will be able to play this one a long time after its release ,,,, because I have a long To Play List .....

Spybreak
Spybreak

Sadly I'm probably going to pick up NFS: Hot Pursuit instead of this but It looks like a good game to keep on the list to grab latter.

MellyMel285
MellyMel285

I know that but if you check the time of death Cesare Borgia dies in 1507 at the ripe old age of 31.

isshiah
isshiah

@xakinator ezio was born in 1459 i believe so if the game is set in 1527, he'll be in no condition to fight.

xakinator
xakinator

@MellyMel285 don't be so sure. If you remember, AC2 stretched the timeline from the early 1460s (1470s?) to the early 1500s. Stretching the timeline from 1500 to 1527 wouldn't be that much different at all.

raichou
raichou

Will be waiting until February. Hopefully Ubisoft is smart enough to not implement the DRM this time round. It killed AC2 sales on PC so badly.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good news, here hoping it tops AC2

Nuggetol
Nuggetol

@MellyMel285: Then again the Assassin's Creed series has in the past messed with the timeline a bit.

MellyMel285
MellyMel285

Pretty sure Machiavelli doesn't die. Seeing how he doesn't die until 1527. I don't think Brotherhood stretches the timeline that long.

daltonhouse33
daltonhouse33

golden ??? and this is going to be awesome!!!!!! Game of the year!!! 18 more days and counting down

slynn94
slynn94

TINY SPOILER idk no if he was being bribed but he is killed idk how or who kills him just that he dies (it says in previous trailer that ezio is the leader implying that Machivelli dies sorry for ruining the surprise

TeenGamer92
TeenGamer92

This is going to be amazing. But was Niccolo Machiavelli being bribed!?

Skaterdude17
Skaterdude17

The video seems like its giving away a lot. Maybe even too much... It basically summarizes what were going to be doing storywise in the game. I regret watching it now. I would rather have found out for myself

Azghouls
Azghouls

Well it looks like I have to wait until Feb...and to avoid spoilers along the way...

cbfanboy
cbfanboy

its gunna be a good friday when this comes to my door im so pumped!

evan321456
evan321456

i can't wait for this game anymore

JoeJoeLaker
JoeJoeLaker

@ VideoGamerNerd 18 more days? Damnnnn cant wait, Assassins creed 2 was one of the best games ive EVER played. =D

XanderKage
XanderKage

"Jack-in-the-box just earned a new meaning." Er.. I'm pretty sure that's the original meaning...

myfirstfilm
myfirstfilm

Are they going to remove Chapter 12 and 13 and offer them as pay-to-download content later on?

jazzyrider
jazzyrider

counting the days for the release!

Kid2812
Kid2812

This, Black ops and KZ3 are going to be amazing

hyksiu
hyksiu

Well can't wait to get this. I've already pre-ordered!

k0k066
k0k066

nothing else t say an amazing,great,spectacular,fantastic,marvelous,extraordinary game best of 2011 for sure

irishscott99
irishscott99

I am sure this one will answer ALL unanswered questions!