French publisher touts Ezio-led, multiplayer-enabled installment in action adventure franchise as highest pre-selling game in its history; franchise sales hit 19 million.
There's still about a month to go before Ubisoft releases Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and already the game is putting up big numbers for the French publisher. This week, Ubisoft announced that the console versions of the game have garnered more worldwide preorders than any other title in the publisher's catalog. (A PC version of Brotherhood is also planned for next year.)
Ubisoft has done its part to incentivize those preorder purchases. In the US, the publisher has offered those who prepurchase Brotherhood access to an exclusive character for the game's multiplayer mode. Further, those who picked up the PS3 version of the game at GameStop were offered advanced access to Brotherhood's multiplayer beta test.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's single-player component sees Ezio assuming control of an assassins network, commanding the combined effort to rid Rome of its corruption and the Templar order. In the multiplayer mode, players will be able to align themselves with the pharmaceutical company Abstergo--which kidnapped the series' contemporary protagonist Desmond--and aid the Templars.
Thus far, the Assassin's Creed franchise has sold more than 19 million units worldwide. For more on the latest installment, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
Whatever happened to reserving good games. Most people now are busy with same old Halo or Call of duty no offense to those that waste 60 bucks on them but its true.
@ricky0078: Glad you got to play it already. So are you telling me no one just sits around waiting for their mark to stroll by? Even if you don't sit and camp, they give you a picture and a friggen radar to follow. the video shows them just hanging around in a crowd. but honestly, players are not going to act like the CPU ones. Just look for the guy jumping buildings or hiding in a bush.
saw and tried beta and it was awesome. i would definitely recommend especially if you enjoy the series.
I hope theres split screen multiplayer, cuz i wanna kick my friends' asses at home with my harlequin!!!
elemenTTower, the 19 million is units sold, so that's individual games, and it's for the entire franchise, though I'm unsure if they are including the handheld games.
$19,000,000 divided by $60 is about 316,666 people preordering the game for the Xbox 360 and PS3. That's a lot. :O
I love Assassins Creed!!!, but i need to say...in the first if you want to get 100% of the game, there was a secondary mission: find 420 flags! I did but it was very boring...(spent a long time for doing that). In the AC2 there's an simmilar secondary mission, find 100 feathers - already improved from the first for sure :P Now i wonder what we will hunt in Brotherhood to beat 100% of the game... Anyway, i'm already counting the days to get mine of course!!!
am i the only one not looking forward to this? o_O idk i just loved assassins creed cause i was one guy taking tons of ppl out i felt like a badass and idk id rather have a new character per game than keep following ezio
I really loved AC2, great improvement from the first; however, it seems that Ubisoft is beginning to milk their cash cow and I fear the quality of the games will begin to suffer. I will most likely be sitting out on purchasing Brotherhood unless it fares much better than I anticipate.
Cant stand this series.... Such a great setting for a game and beautiful graphics, but to me it was boring, repetative, horrid story and no interesting characters. Hope the new one is better, but ill make sure to rent this one instead of buy it like I did AC1 and AC2.
nice one, AC is a great series. i know the single player will be amazing, im just hoping that the multiplayer will work out well.
@MOwens9512 I agree with you on the issue with the numbers, but if you think about it, the game hasnt come out yet, so they cannot be specific on the numbers based on just reservations, they obviously dont know how many people reserved the game and will cancel later.....
@Petruvai, My thoughts exactly. Sums the same reason why I'm getting it perfectly. ;) Personally, I would assume that is probably just as big of a factor in the preorder numbers than the MP mode being added, itself. I think that many that solely enjoyed the story and didn't care for MP probably wouldn't have preordered Brotherhood had Ubi not announced the SP mode also being in there. I'm sure that's when Ubi's preorder numbers really jumped up then, lol.
@Dynamo11, Well I partly agree w/ you there, but I'm not going to go so far as to say I won't ever play it b/c of that. Frankly, the only reason I considered getting it is b/c they mentioned a standalone SP mode. So if anything, I will support the title for that. But do kinda agree, I don't normally enjoy having MP tacked on to a SP game, if it really doesn't need it. (I've yet to even be bothered w/ UC2's MP mode b/c I'm not interested in that).
More MP being forced on a SP game. I am unlikely to ever play it however otherwise the SP looks amazing.
I have to say that I'm not at all concerned with the multiplayer. I only care about the single player portion of the game, and that's why I've preorded it. If the multiplayer ends up being fun, then so be it, but I'm not really thinking about it.
@arockbamd remember dude that in the end ac2 they found out that they had to find some artifacts so the could stop "the end of the world" . so ubisoft had to do a story that shows desmon finding these things, to save the world , is like the Said its not a ac2.5 is a full on ac game (like the gta series)
That's pretty cool I guess. The game looks like it's going to be really good. Never been a huge multiplayer person but I'm really interested in playing this game's online mode. Chasing each other in a game of stealth seems like it would be so much more fun than just the usual run and gun most games with multiplayer offers. One thing though: why were no numbers released with this announcement? Yeah I understand that the franchise has sold 19 million, but how much does this game amount to with its pre-order sales? Just found it odd that they'd brag on their sales without specific numbers.
I loved the first 2 AC games but this really doesn't excite me....would have preferred they just made AC3 instead of this AC 2.5....never really had a desire for MP in AC either, just seems like it'll be a camp and pounce fest.....who knows though the first 2 games have been impressive so hopefully I'm proven wrong
@lithus I was one of the lucky ones that got to play the multiplayer, dude, I got to tell you that it is very interesting the way they planned this joker up. One of the best and innovative multiplayers that I have seen so far. You go out there running everywhere looking for your target but at the same time you are somebodie's target...it is just awesome....
I can see the multiplayer now...everyone dressed like a shakespear acid trip camping away and nothing gets done. You can't have a mulitplayer game where EVERYONE is an assassin. Well, I guess you can...if you enjoy watching people in the square for an hour.
@thorughfire I spend money on my Pc to play a variety of games. sure not a big difference between AC2 on console of PC but I enjoy a FPS of 100-110 FPS on PC , on my mates PS3 the framerate was not stable at all. Also Dead Rising 2 while not being the best PC port , I enjoy a FPS of 100-140FPS with all the setting on and loading time of around 3 seconds, I heard that the console are at an unstable 15-30 FPS with long loading times. As they say you get what you pay for. I am interested in Onlive, does anyone know how much bandwidth Onlive chows after an hour of play? Because yes it might solve the PC's upgrade problems but how much money are we going to shell out for bandwidth?
@sammoth Thanks for that info. I honestly perfer console over pc, Though there are games like lets say Command and Conquer that are better for pc, Its just I dont feel like sending thousands of dollars on my computer to play a single game.
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