Assassin's Creed II DLC set for next year

Ubisoft action game gets Battle of Forli pack in January, with Bonfire of the Vanities to follow in February.

As anyone who finished the recently released Assassin's Creed II can attest to, Ubisoft has more stories to tell in its open-world action series. Gamers won't have to wait for Assassin's Creed III to get more action in the world of Altair and Ezio, as the publisher today detailed its first downloadable content plans for the second game in the series.

"Here are some florins. Two downloadable contents, please."

Ubisoft is prepping a pair of add-ons for Assassin's Creed II, with the first expansion (Battle of Forli) due in January, and the second one (Bonfire of the Vanities) following in February. The publisher hasn't announced details or pricing for either pack, except to specify that each downloadable content pack will require at least 1GB of hard drive space to install.

Assassin's Creed II shipped November 17 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and sold 1.6 million copies worldwide in its first week. It arrived in stores alongside two portable spin-offs: Assassin's Creed II: Discovery for the DS and Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines for the PSP. A PC edition of Assassin's Creed II is due out in early 2010, and an iPhone tie-in was also released last month.

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175 comments
whotookthetom
whotookthetom

I totally love this game i got it before i got 1 and i have 1 now but i really think 2 is better.

moe725
moe725

@Darth_Pietrus i don't know i heard from IGN's reveiw but so i'm not sure.

moe725
moe725

@buft i don't know about how long assassins creed 2 is but i'm just excited for dlc

mikeg4
mikeg4

Love this game better then first and how do i change my gamespot picture

CaptQuebon
CaptQuebon

Heard they were working on a multiplayer dlc.......you heard it here first

aaron25m
aaron25m

I hope they do what others have been doing with dlcs and putting them to disk after the online release i might have to wait a little longer but its worth it due to the slightly poorer state of new zealand broadband services

mistaicyfresh11
mistaicyfresh11

woohoo i cant assassins creed 2 took me to complete in 38 hours with all da side missions i stopped jus to do side missions and pick up controls find iems and stuff now big dlc woohoo getting dis early

snaggleoooo
snaggleoooo

@ AceTurtle Oblivion DLC's were released with integrity? Are you forgetting Horse Armor? Probably the worst gaming money grab ever thought of.

Darth_Pietrus
Darth_Pietrus

@moe725 AC2 is not short at all. Ive been playing it 2 hours a day and in the weekends 6 or something for 2 weeks or something and im still not done. Of course you have to do some side missions aswell. And after ive finished it, ill just try get all of the trophies.(achievements) And then u also have that u-play thing.

EL1CHEF
EL1CHEF

if it has new weapons or pouches up grade (like the smoke-bomb and bullets)it will be nice to buy

buft
buft

@moe725 the story alone should take about 15-20 hours add the side missions and its not unreasonable to get 30 hours out of it . i for one am excited about this new dlc ,could and have recommended this game to anyone

moe725
moe725

i didn't get assassins creed yet but i heard it was short i guess this will add more to the game

AceTurtle
AceTurtle

Sequence 12 and 13 should have been part of the game! This is like buying a best selling novel with pages missing from within. The developers of Oblivion proved releasing DLC's can be done with integrity while providing the consumer with a high quality product at a fair price. ACII is an excellent game...supported by shabby business philosophy.

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

More stuff for AC. This is really good since it has no mp. I hope the price will be reasonable.

joeborg14
joeborg14

I really hope these DLCs can be unlocked through the in-game achievements that Ubisoft was mentioning earlier! That would be amazing!

Shinkada
Shinkada

1: Lucy confirmed in-game that the Bonfire of the Vanities is among the events missing between Sequence 11 and 14. Between that and the fact that there just happens to be two, it's more than likely the DLC is the missing sequences. 2: I was originally going to agree with the call-out on BS for already-made DLC, but it would actually make a lot of sense that they rushed the game out to meet a release date while putting finishing touches on some not-as-important missions, releasing them as DLC later. Once you have all the models, textures, voices, etc done, then a surprisingly large amount of work can be done in two or three months' time. For all we know Sequences 12 and 13 could have only been half finished when the game shipped. So, give 'em a break. This looks like a legit 'we needed some extra time for these ones' situation. My only concern? ADD IN THE ABILITY TO REPLAY MISSIONS. Holy crap, I could forgive the fact that there are way less modern-day sequences, and I could forgive the post-assassination speeches being pointlessly short and simplifying all the political inner workings for your every day FPS tard, but the inability to replay missions?! That's just a stupid, moronic design oversight that should NOT have slipped past a game of this caliber.

projectpat72988
projectpat72988

To all those who keep commenting to me...get off my nuts...Who are you to say its not already been completed? Do any of you have a clue how long these games are actually completed before released? Are you so ignorant to think its still being worked on the week of launch? Besides WHO CARES if its already been done...thats not what pisses me off...what pisses me off is you no longer get THE GAME when you BUY THE GAME..So we should have to pay $60 for the game...then another $20 for..$10 a piece for the missing sequences...It AMAZES me how few people have absolutely no problem with being ripped off...Some DLC is ok...I love Fallout ones...but jesus this game was LAUNCHED with two missing sequences...they just con anyone into wanting tothe full story to have to pay an extra $20

muppen
muppen

Good news! I want more AC 2

darkcomedian
darkcomedian

I'll consider it, lets hope its not tacked on.

ShroudedEagle
ShroudedEagle

@shaunk89 Not much to explain about his beard. Middle age kicked in :P

ShroudedEagle
ShroudedEagle

@chris_assassin I agree, they are. But how many years of Ezios life were we missing in those sequences? He was 40 when we got to sequence 14, and I think he was something like 27 when we got to sequence 11. I don't think he would've been spending all that time in Spain (which is where I assume this game is entirely based on, the Spanish Inquisition and saving your brothers and that), but he wouldn't necessarily be spending 13 years there. Sure he spent some decent time of his life in Venice but that was because Leonardo moved there, and he had nothing else left in Florence. Besides, one of the DLC sounds like he went to Forli to visit "his next conquest" ;)

DatGwopBoyx
DatGwopBoyx

This news just gave me a reason to hurry up and complete the game lol www.twitter.com/The_Lions_Den

theIDENTITYof
theIDENTITYof

dude, i am READY! (better not be like that cheap add on for PoP that was only like 2 hours of gameplay for ten freaking bucks...:( @LOVERPS3 it goes up to sequence 14, but in this game, there's no sequence 12 or 13, so you're obviously not finished. i think i also reached a point in the game like that... so try wandering around everywhere, i guess.. you'll find something eventually... sorry, can't help you any further, cause i couldn't understand you... :S

Cetanu07
Cetanu07

as much as i love this game im kinda of iffy on the DLC i guess i'll have to wait n see

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

i am loving this assissins creed 2 i am not that far into it yet because i love my zombie games and have been playing so much left 4 dead 2 but what i have played of assissins creed 2 so far i love. the original was good but this is even better.

chris_assassin
chris_assassin

i don't get why any one is saying its the missing sequences. they're in the ds game.

LOVERPS3
LOVERPS3

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lmcalack
lmcalack

Thats gonna take a while to download on my crappy service..oh well worth the day long wait

InExcelsis
InExcelsis

Sweet cant get enough of this game. This and Modern Warfare 2 of course

DeanCorleone
DeanCorleone

Sounds like already pre-made DLC waiting for release prior to the game even shipping in Nov. A tactic that seems to be trendy here lately for companies to make extra bucks, with that negative comment said though I must admit, Assassins Creed II and the first was very enjoyable, and I won't mind pushing out EXTRA cash for already costly game (that is, once the DLC is reviewed.)

Nkenobi
Nkenobi

I don't think I have 2g to spare sadly O.o

Lionoversusking
Lionoversusking

@ shaunk89: Its not the missing memories because apparently thats whats in the ds games

Lionoversusking
Lionoversusking

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shaunk89
shaunk89

The content will almost certainly be the "missing" memory segments that have you jumping from your acquisition of the Apple to assassinating Borgia in the main storyline... Which is great, because I'd love to know what happened to Ezio in all that time. Also I demand explanation of his beard :P

TripSe7en
TripSe7en

And don't think that they are going to create all new cities either. Forli was already a city in the game, albeit a small village, but already there none the less. I wondered why they never had more objectives there and why the woman from Forli didn't play a bigger role than getting you a ticket on the boat to Venicia.

TripSe7en
TripSe7en

I really hope they add a multiplayer counterpart! CTF, Races, and Assassinations would be AMAZING in multiplayer! Otherwise I personally do not see the need to get the DLC. Im not saying this game isn't good because I think it's a GOTY contender, I just don't want DLC that has me doing the same stuff over again...

JMizzle
JMizzle

the large size of these packs gives me hope that they will be enjoyably substantial. much DLC i have purchased in the past has been fun, but most are rather short.

tatu2004
tatu2004

sweet looking forwards to that..

Xtatic324
Xtatic324

I cant WAIT for this to come out!

Torque203
Torque203

damn that was fast, didn't even wait a month. but at least they waited longer then dragon age did

Buffalodude
Buffalodude

YES!!! This is sweet. I have really wanted some downloadable content for AC2.

Ashman555
Ashman555

Why moan about the gap left out? Its not like it had to be there to support the story, its most likely going to be where hes joined the assassins group and carrying out repetitive missions for them. Although i loved the game on its own i dont think playing the dlc is going to reveal much more of the epic story.

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

@ Vanshluuugnheim I never said that they say " Oh How can we make this take as much space as possible." . But rather that they INVEST little to nothing into making it smaller. It is usually a big deal to make it is small as possible when it is released on a disc but it seems like a second thought with DLC. \ \ Either way I like squirrels so ship my award to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20500, or call me at 202-456-1111. \ \ I triple dare you to call me.

Vanshluuugnheim
Vanshluuugnheim

@ taylormadederek. . Im sure thats exactly what happens. Everytime a developer wants to release new content they think " Oh How can we make this take as much space as possible." It may just be the most ignorant thing Ive heard for a couple weeks. Maybe ill give you a trophy. A trophy in the shape of an ignorant Squirrel. Is it really that big of an issue? I have 30 gb worth of game related stuff on my 360 hd and Less than 5 of that is because of dlc that is "too big". You should care less about how big it is and more about the fact that the developer is actually supporting a game. And a great game at that.