Assassin's Creed II DLC drops Jan. 28

Battle of Forli, the first of two add-ons to Ubisoft's stealthy action adventure, arrives on Xbox 360, PS3 next week for $4.

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The week after it announced a stand-alone, multiplayer-enabled installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise, Ubisoft has dated the first single-player downloadable add-on for the sextuple-platinum Assassin's Creed II. The publisher today announced that the Battle of Forli will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on January 28 (that is, next Thursday). The DLC pack will be available for $4/MSP320 on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

Battle of Forli sees the stealthy assassin Ezio teaming up with Niccolo Machiavelli and Caterina Sforza in an effort to withstand the Templars' siege of Forli. The DLC pack includes six new memories, and players will also be able to pilot Leonardo da Vinci's flying machine over Romagna.

Ezio isn't beneath hamstringing a man.

As previously announced, the Battle of Forli add-on pack will be followed by the Bonfire of the Vanities expansion in February. Coming in slightly more expensive at $5 (MSP400), the second round of DLC sees Ezio teaming with Machiavelli as they work to subvert the evil machinations of the monk Savonarola. Bonfire of the Vanities includes 10 memories to work through and a spring-jump ability for Ezio, and it also unlocks a new district in Florence.

Discussion

115 comments
soufoong
soufoong

any one know when is the add on available in asia region cause i can't find it in asia ps store

lukec221
lukec221

Definitely worth buying. While it only took me about 2 hours to complete its full of assassins creed goodness

Osgoth
Osgoth

I've already played too! Agree with lilmp89! Just one thing, whem we are gliding across Forli, is there something to do, a goal, or just gliding over and over, hitting some foes once in a while? A "must have" upgrade for AC 2 fans!

Darth_Psychosis
Darth_Psychosis

it was interesting at like 630 am or whenever I noticed it was going for like 99,999 microsoft points, which I thought was kinda funny. Can you imagine what microsoft would think if you were rich and actually bought it for that

lilmp89
lilmp89

Got it and played it. It is great. It's short in number, but plenty of action. The story, as short as it is, is even better. It's a very good purchase. The neatest part is the addition of a location to use Da Vinci's glider across Forli and the marshes.

subyguy02
subyguy02

I checked it about 1030am on the PS Store and it wasn't there yet.

KingKevo71789
KingKevo71789

Sounds like a sweet deal, I just hope they're not ultra short

sssb
sssb

europe store is now out but we should still wait for us store

Hydrolix
Hydrolix

Nice! Now that is DLC priced right. Only question is, how do these missions fit into the story line?

lilmp89
lilmp89

Just a few more days to play some more!! =)

zskrabs24
zskrabs24

rather than complain about this. embrace it you ungrateful b******s. stop being ignorant and look up the borderlands story about the first dlc and the explaination as to why this stuff isn't on the original disc. they work on this DLC stuff during the certification process (3 months or so) rather than sitting on their ass and waiting for the game to come out. rather than being lazy they are bringing you more gaming goodness in their free time. stop b******g please. you only sound dumb when you talk.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Great news. ACII is a great game

mikey1611
mikey1611

So... I'm really into the story so far (haven't played AC2 yet), so would I need to buy these, to complete the story? or these aren't really compulsory and can live without? @Triton haha nice, in a weird psychotic way. I think the only reason to collect all flags in AC1, is if you got an Xbox360. Unless they released a trophy patch for AC1 for the PS3 and I didn't know about it -.-

Kezman118
Kezman118

Wow, 2 pieces of DLC that is under $10 together, now that is probably worth it.

BriceFoo
BriceFoo

Wow the guy in video is a jackass. Altair was so much cooler then Ezio.

pvspartan36
pvspartan36

320 MS points for DLC is great, especially when you look at DLC for other games like Fallout 3, which is 800 points per piece, which gets expensive when there are five different packs!

BTroxell
BTroxell

Haha people with their "this is a rip off" statements are ignorant. Even if you do think so, do you honestly think people are completely oblivious and you're the voice of reason? You're not. On top of that its redundant and unnecessary to mention it. The content probably extends over several hours and the company thought it'd be good to put it as dlc to increase profit. It's a business all this talk about entertainment and morality is completely bereft of the fact that it is a business and these people are trying to make money. Who gives a damn, just buy the dlc and stop whining with your nonsense comments that mean nothing.

1penance1
1penance1

i wish Ezio would get a third hidden blade... Not like that, get your mind out of the gutter!!! I meant like in his shoe or like on his shoulder so he could like bump into some one and kill them.

GAMERVeiwer
GAMERVeiwer

i cant wait... but i wanna see some DLC's that have Ezio sneak accross sea's on a ship for more Templar assassinations or a templar assassin like Ezio trying to take him out.

Gezquester
Gezquester

Sweet, this is one of the best games of 2009!!

kalajj
kalajj

Hey, I got it for cheap, so I'm glad to pay $10 for DLC...Also it's a great game, I mean c'mon, if you really like the game then there's no harm. Unlike when a music CD comes out with the original version then they put out a "Ultimate" version with some of the original and some new songs. Also the worst is buying it a one store and it's slightly different at other stores that sell it...At least the DLC is incremental and you get the whole same experience if you buy everything.

Triton
Triton

Gonna have to finish the fist one, this one is still sitting on my shelf. I Curse all the flag collecting, which is holding me up. Must find the flags, I need the flags, they will all be mine one day...

badtaker
badtaker

Still Waiting for Ac2 to be released on PC.

zMd113
zMd113

great, i love AC2!

captainpoop92
captainpoop92

No one cares if you guy aren't going to buy the dlc so stop complaining ,it's you're loss if you don't get it

1stormbringer77
1stormbringer77

$4 for this is not something to complain about.I agree that it should have been on the disc originally but why it wasn't is beyond me when they knew people would beeotch about it.Yeah,you can say it's just another scam to drag more cash out of our pockets for something that should be free,but I won't mind paying a few measly clams for this dlc.And besides,it's more game time for a game that's better than the first AC.

mitsmirage
mitsmirage

I will be getting it, i enjoyed Assassin's Creed 2 so much and can't wait for the DLC to be released.

jakarai
jakarai

There is no way in hell I am paying for this. Should have been on the disc from the start.

XT-inc
XT-inc

I guess in addendum to clarify what I mean. Final Fantasy 7-12 ,Front mission3-4, Metal gear solid 1-3, Disgaea, many others felt complete. I think completion at is base form is the feeling that one would never expect dlc for it. If dlc came out for a game it should be unexpected and fresh. Games now are more well this is great I wonder what dlc will come for it. Crack down and its expansion should have been one game and I am sure there are others to be named.

awwmanitsdan
awwmanitsdan

ohh my god! YES! I was so bummed out when they said they canceled it! Yes im so happy! God today is a good day.... my first time getting a madden box at KFC (really awesomely delicous btw) and now this! Can this day get any better!

megamega777
megamega777

holy crap cheap as anything! Now if i can just peel away from Mass Effect 2 for a few days then it wouldn't be so bad!

XT-inc
XT-inc

I think peoples issues are founded. I at least was raised on games that felt finished. They only left out or hinted to things that were meant to be finished in a sequel in the years to come. New games leave holes that are just made for a quick fill in with expensive dlc. In my mind when I shell out 80 bucks with tax there shouldn't even need to be dlc imo. I may not have a definitive idea of what dlc is, but what ever it should be is not what next gen mutated it into.

Miroku32
Miroku32

Well; because it seems pretty cheap then this will be the first dlc I'll buy

NeveorNafelian
NeveorNafelian

Awesome, now if only I could get my stupid credit card to work...

i_PWN_fanboys
i_PWN_fanboys

Thats a great price. I just wish that more games would have cheaper dlc

LOXO7
LOXO7

[QUOTE="mike12431"]Once again, I hate paying for unfinished games.[/QUOTE] AC2 is a finished game. The part where you may think it's unfinished is where they "skipped" a couple of sequences. This is Ubisoft's creative way to put in DLC.

Haseo106
Haseo106

Good Job, Ubisoft. But I am saving my money for Heavy Rain's DLC.

skateboard1587
skateboard1587

i thought it was kind of weird that macchiavelli showed up near the end and was like "ohaiguyz" and then just disappeared. guess this will fill in the blanks.

guardianangel10
guardianangel10

sounds great and yea i'm also hoping for some achievements too! excried

overdos
overdos

acheivements? yes, no? if there is none I might not get them don't know yet

mike12431
mike12431

@cyclonus743 Wow thats a lot lol

ShadowOfKratos
ShadowOfKratos

I'm just acccepting this rip-off becouse the game is already so big... So I don't mind. However if it was that short lived MW2.... I'd be really piissed!

ShadowOfKratos
ShadowOfKratos

Mike has a point, even though I want this DLC, and I'd pay for it, I still think it's a rip off. Becouse the District in Florence is already there, you just can't go there, but you can see it.