Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer beta slicing PS3 Sept. 13

Ubisoft partners with GameStop for preorder exclusive prerelease sampler limited to Sony's console.

Ezio is headed to Rome for his next stealth action adventure, but gamers won't have to travel as far to try out Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Ubisoft and GameStop today announced that those who preorder the game for PlayStation 3 at the retailer will earn access to an assassination-themed multiplayer beta.

Ubisoft says that the beta--which hits September 13--will give gamers a first look and feel for the game's new multiplayer component. It will also act as a final "stress test" on Ubisoft's servers.

The killing starts on PS3 September 13.

Additionally, the publisher says there are only a "limited number of beta slots" available and tokens will be handed out on a first-come first-served basis. Further, those who have already preordered Brotherhood can bring their receipts to GameStop beginning August 9 to exchange for a beta token.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is due out November 16 in North America and is the first title in the stealth-killing series to include a multiplayer component. For more on the new element, check out Brotherhood's Comic-Con 2010 multiplayer movie (embedded below).

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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118 comments
Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@SunOfAtom @ crossaxe I think he is trying to say he likes the story and atmosphere of the series, like I like the Halo story and kinda the single player, but I hate the multiplayer and don't have fun playing. Same thing. If I am wrong then just leave it at that, everyone else is done.

crossaxe
crossaxe

@SunOfAtom obviously your your not getting it so im gonna give up

sieg6529
sieg6529

hopefully they will segregate the PvP areas from the co-op ones.

SunOfAtom
SunOfAtom

@crossaxe I've played ACII. I didn't like it. I still love the series. You can't refute that.

crossaxe
crossaxe

@Emraldo killzone 3 will be sony's answer to halo reach and yes i think it will be better but the a beta cant be compared to a full game

crossaxe
crossaxe

@SunOfAtom maybe you misunderstood i meant that you can't say you love a series if you havnt played the series. If you love ac1 you love that game, if you love both games you love the series. You have to love more than one game of a series to love a series. and sorry to say but i don't like your chances of there being another altair game especially as the bloodline's spinoff psp game was critically bashed.

Pr0ving4Gr0undz
Pr0ving4Gr0undz

aww lucky ps3 people =[ its seems like every single player game is starting to get an online multilayer now even dead space is getting online!! like wtf

Fajonkel
Fajonkel

I'm somewhat dissapointed to not see this on 360. Not out of complaining, but to see how the game plays on both systems. I'm still going to get this game probably, but it would really be nice to know what I'm getting previous to getting it.

KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

it will be interesting to see how this plays in multi...

ill-thoughts
ill-thoughts

i dont understand why this online wasnt in AC2 O_O this is basically DLC for 60 bucks....like Crackdown 2 was to Crackdown 1...ill wait until everyone else plays it first...and MAYBE put the cash down for it for Christmas.. iLL .

SunOfAtom
SunOfAtom

@crossaxe Of course I can love a series, even if I refused to play the second game. When AC returns to Altair's story, I will play it again.

crossaxe
crossaxe

@SunOfAtom Fair enough that you dont like multiplayer I myself didnt get into online til i got my ps3 last year but that doesnt mean the single player won't be great. It looks like brotherhood could be an awesome package. PS: what do you mean by the series you love. you cant love a series if you won't even play the second game

Helllish
Helllish

@ Emraldo You CLEARLY don't know what your talking about... Seeing as you would compare a Beta to a full game.. seriously man.. Pathetic

oms93
oms93

@ bacta_basics thanks 4 that

ShadowOfKratos
ShadowOfKratos

@AngryFingers That's right, it Assassin's Creed 3. Ubisoft announced way back that, the actual franchise (namely 1,2 & 3)would be a triology. Soo... @kvan33 My guess is that they are trying out the Multiplayer ideas to see if they add it into Assassin's Creed 3, which, if remember correctly, will be released 2012, the in-game year in which Desmond's story comes to a close (and starts too... right? Can't remember, but it's on Vidic's Laptop from AC1). Anyway, here's hoping that you get to *** SPOILER ALERT *** SPOILER ALERT *** play as Adam or Eve on Eden, in the time of "The ones that came before".

kvan33
kvan33

Multiplayer in AC just doesn't seem right. I hate to say it, but this just sounds like a quick cash-in from Ubisoft.

Fogshie7277
Fogshie7277

Ehhh not to sure on this one, I'll wait just gonna buy LBP 2 instead and maybe Black Ops.

crabapple87
crabapple87

I loved both assassin's creed game and i know i will love this one too.

AngryFingers
AngryFingers

I don't see a #3 next to the title, so I'm guessing this "sequel" will actually be more of a side-story. Anyways, I guess the PS3 is really getting all the goodies this year.

SunOfAtom
SunOfAtom

@crossaxe Yes, I have heard how good the demos are, but I see AC: Brotherhood as a dirty, rushed scam of a cash-in. I still don't believe the series should have departed from Altair's point-of-view and I refuse to pick up ACII to see the series I love ruined. I'm also not fond of multiplayer games - I'm a single player guy.

ArielDark
ArielDark

This song is Champion [Resistance] - Perfect In Between

CyberPenguin88
CyberPenguin88

Will people calm down? This is just a game not a life or death situation.

Spexter
Spexter

Can't wait for it to come,am really hyped about it...just hate I'll have to wait extra for the PC version...

hassy94
hassy94

@ShadowOfKratos Yeah fair enough I guess, still don't like it when PS3 players feel attacked by Xbox fanboys and wish ALL Xbox players to suffer some kind of inferiority. I'll have to see how things turn out, as I said previously I'll probably just end up buying this second hand on PC a couple of months after it comes out for PC..

kevorksalloum
kevorksalloum

I hope there's more characters . But I'm sure this will be epic

ShadowOfKratos
ShadowOfKratos

@hassy94 Like I said... it bullsh**! But anyway, few PS3 owners will be in the Beta and we're all getting the real deal anyway. November can't come soon enough, right? ;)

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

Almost sure this will go into an "open" phase soon enough after the gamestop beta concludes, thats how they always are.

hassy94
hassy94

@ShadowOfKratos "To those saying its BS that the Beta is exclusive for PS3... You're right, it IS bullsh**! But at least those 360 fanboys will know what it feels like the next time they decide to mock PS3 owners on how they got GTA4 exclusivity and stuff." What about us Xbox 360 owners who didn't mock and who aren't fanboys? What about the real gamers who just care about getting as many people as possible to experience great games?

hassy94
hassy94

What the hell Ubisoft!? PS3 only and USA only? 2 conditions that restrict access for a lot of people including myself. I didn't care for this game to begin with, I'll leave it and get it when it later comes out cheap for PC (second hand). If you gave me a chance at the beta I may have considered buying new on Xbox as I'm buying very few games this year, as of now there is no chance.

cloud_kai
cloud_kai

so much for a multi-platform game, oh well

oms93
oms93

whats the song name?

da_chub
da_chub

AC is a good series, but the gameplay gets boring. I've beat both 1,2, but i had a hard time staying into them. Not too interested in this, but i know i will be trying out the beta.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

The sequel was all kinds of awesome compared to the first game, which was OK with a lot of "grinding" moments. This could turn out to be an even better 3rd game.

ArielDark
ArielDark

Love it! I don`t understand why people who do not like this game are watching this and leaving stupid comments.

supdotcom
supdotcom

the thing i always wanted with ac was multiplayer. what's better than an assassin roaming the streets? a bunch of assassins roaming the street!

elmoro47
elmoro47

it looks rubbish just like the game

ShadowOfKratos
ShadowOfKratos

To those saying its BS that the Beta is exclusive for PS3... You're right, it IS bullsh**! But at least those 360 fanboys will know what it feels like the next time they decide to mock PS3 owners on how they got GTA4 exclusivity and stuff. Anyway, I'm not here to flame anyone, whichever the case I'm sure this game is gonna be awesome when it finally hits the shelves. I can't wait...

AceTheBat-Hound
AceTheBat-Hound

I still think this beta should have been put on the computer and xbox360.

madmanjim
madmanjim

cool that theirs a demo but why no 360 version? the full game is

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

i dont know about the multiplayer but ill surely get the game

crossaxe
crossaxe

@SunOfAtom have you not heard how good the demos have been. It will be awesome

SunOfAtom
SunOfAtom

I have absolutely no idea how they're going to pull off multiplayer seriously. This is what we've created for ourselves - multiplayer occasionally ranks higher than the single-player itself, and multiplayer modes which plainly don't/won't work effectively are attached on absent-mindedly.

amari24
amari24

@TrinityChica14 Opps didn't even know I put 360. Why is it only on PS3 is what I ment to say. I own both 360 & PS3, but that's still kinda sucks that the 360 owners can't play the Beta.

TheDecoy2124
TheDecoy2124

I don't understand why people are saying their doing this as an answer to Halo Reach. It's ridiculous that any news story on here dealing with exclusives has to have at least one idiot fanboy ruin it.

Emraldo
Emraldo

This is Sony's answer to Reach? Sorry guys, but it doesn't cut it.