New Assassin's Creed DLC emerging in March

The Da Vinci Disappearance updates Brotherhood with new single-, multiplayer content on Xbox 360, PS3 next month for $10.

Despite claims that the Assassin's Creed franchise would be taking a "breather," Ubisoft confirmed earlier this week that it will have a new Assassin's Creed out before the end of March 2012. However, that doesn't mean the publisher is yet through with the game's current iteration, confirming today that a new downloadable content update for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will be available in March.

Available for $10 (800 Microsoft points) through the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, The Da Vinci Disappearance includes both single-player and multiplayer content to extend the experience of Brotherhood. The solo mission sees players attempting to track down Leonardo Da Vinci, who was kidnapped by the Hermeticists after the fall of Borgias in Rome. As Ezio, players will track Da Vinci through clues found in art, uncovering two new locations and a pair of gameplay features.

Sapin's Albaicin of Granada has seen an influx of suspicious characters.

According to Ubisoft, The Da Vinci Disappearance represents the most substantive multiplayer expansion yet for Brotherhood. It will include a single map, Alhambra, which is set in Spain's Albaicin of Granada and features multistory gameplay in both indoor and outdoor areas. Four new characters will also be included: Dama Rossa, the Knight, the Marquis, and the Pariah.

The multiplayer add-on also includes two new gameplay modes: Escort and Assassinate. In Escort, two teams of four players guard their own VIP while attempting to assassinate the opposing side's very important target. Assassinate mode sees six to eight players attempting to off each other a la classic deathmatch.

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

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45 comments
sidious
sidious

I need to put DCUO down and finish this game. I love it, but it suffers from me paying a monthly fee for another game. That is my core problem with MMO style games, and one of the reasons I've not played one in years. I am the type who loves to play lots of games of different genres and on different platforms. But when I'm paying a monthly fee to play a game, I start to feel like I should be playing that game when I'm playing another. So where I would have beat this game by now under normal circumstances, I keep putting it off to put more time into DCUO. For that reason, I'm not sure how much longer I will keep up DCUO. I love it, but if it keeps me from playing other games, I may have to let it go. At least for a while.

mattg90520
mattg90520

@Andy9Beans Gamespot always seems to embed the wrong video in its articles. A lot of the time they seem to plug in a video even when the article has nothing to do with it, so when an opportunity to post something useful comes up, I guess they cant wait to ruin it

LYTEK
LYTEK

@foxrock: yes, actually. The second DLC was pretty good, IMO. 1st one, not so much - I'll agree with you and the others there. But Chest Capture mode actually was pretty good. Plus, community map releases are pretty nice and really convenient.

Grayzer
Grayzer

I just want Brotherhood to hurry up and get released for PC

therickmu25
therickmu25

They give us new DLC every year, but they just sell it for full price.

foxrock66
foxrock66

Oh dear. Has there been an AC DLC worth the USD yet?

Andy9Beans
Andy9Beans

@rigzzsy Go find the official trailer (top of video list on Gamespot's ACB page), there are 8 chievo's mentioned at 0:39s. It would have helped if Gamespot had embedded the official trailer on this page instead of the Animus Project 1.0 trailer from last December, d'oh!

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I love me some Assassin's Creed, but the way Ubi is pushing the series forward (quickly) is almost Activisionian in aggressiveness! That said, I got almost all the DLC for ACII, so I suppose I'll be getting this, too. Gotta catch up and beat the game, first!

Rasputin2011
Rasputin2011

I LOVE THIS SERIES!! it just keeps coming through with solid games! I just need to get back into playing it since I'm almost finished my first play through of dead space 2 :-P

rigzzsy
rigzzsy

where are the achievements?

isshiah
isshiah

i haven't played this since last year. damn it, why do so many good games have to come out at the same time?

ahnzz
ahnzz

i see... more teamwork, NICE!!!, looking forward to this

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

Considering they already gave us 2 substantial Multiplayer DLC packs for free this sounds good. I'm still going to check the reviews before I make my purchase though.

grant4500neo
grant4500neo

Since this is gonna be $10...achievements?

rageman45
rageman45

I am gonna get this DLC when it comes out :D (also with swordfighting, which that would be awesome.)

nickery123
nickery123

more cool dlc who can really complain, I mean if you really dont like it anyway, don't buy it lol

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

Assassinate mode sounds kind of like Manhunt. I want to hear more about it. I love Manhunt. :P

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

I don't really care for any AC DLC. Past experiences with AC2's ones showed me they were a bad idea. Anyways, we'll get another AC before the end of the year, so yeah.

jazzyrider
jazzyrider

Cool. Need to get going on AC:B again!

LpcWarrior
LpcWarrior

Achievments with this? I'll probably buy it regardless.

howie1926
howie1926

Sorry...Dragon Age 2 will be out...

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

i havnt played the multiplayer in awhile, this might get me back on it!!!!!!

angelbless
angelbless

Ok, well It was time to pay right? :P I hope they increase the max level with an update too, since many people already reached lv50 :)

parkergh
parkergh

Im not sure if Ill wait for it, I want the new AC but Ill have to wait a whole year.

jnw93
jnw93

koooooool a hole new story added for $10 i think £6 Cod games r other price 4 there crap this is worth the money

EzekyleAbadon
EzekyleAbadon

It's been a good run with the free DLC, now we pay.. :D

Hiroo4
Hiroo4

Sweet. Love BRotherhood's multiplayer. Just wish the servers worked a little better!

Linkari
Linkari

Sorry Ubisoft. It's bad enough I had to pay for the AC 2 DLC with no achievements but I'm passing this up easily.

Jbul
Jbul

Cool that DLC is coming out, NOT cool that if I want the single player content alone I'll have to pay $10 for the multiplayer nonsense I could care less about. Why does Ubisoft assume people give a s*** about their multiplayer? AC has been a single player IP forever. Oh well, they just passed up a chance to get money from this gamer. *shrug*.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Spain setting??? is this a heads up for the next Assassins Creed???

Rocker6
Rocker6

@DennisWZH How??? The PC version comes out 22th February,in a few days,and this DLCis announced for March,so that makes no sense. EDIT:Yeah,I just read PC version will come out in March,didnt notice that before.That sux,but I guess youre right,it will probably come with the PC version.

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

@rocker: they might be waiting to include them all in the PC version.. like how they did with AC1 and 2

parkurtommo
parkurtommo

danm it!!! They are charging for it!!!! I hate you ubisoft :x Just kidding :oops:

Rocker6
Rocker6

Im so tired of this PC ignoring.First they slap us with some stupid DRM,now no word about this DLC on PC.As a PC gamer,its hard for me to go around all this crap Ubisoft!!!