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Free Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood DLC Hitting In December

A new map and a new mode to stab people in! Stab, stab, stab.

Need a new Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood level or mode to stab dudes in? Want 'em or not, you'll be getting both if you choose to grab "Animus Project Update 1.0," a free DLC pack which should hit both Xbox Live and PSN on December 14, according to Ubisoft.

The new map, "Mont Saint-Michel," is set on the island of Normandy, France. Ubisoft says to expect plenty of tight steets, high places, and multi-tiered buildings. It also says that the scenery is "breathtaking," so do remember to focus on inhaling and exhaling the first time you see it.
 

  
The new mode, "Advanced Alliance Mode," is basically an update to the game's pre-existing "Alliance Mode" that makes it more challenging for experienced players.

Ubisoft says this DLC isn't about keeping the disc in your hands, though I'd imagine it wouldn't mind if you did. The DLC is free because you helped make the game "such a success on opening week," according to Ubisoft Montreal's Sebastien Puel. Don't you feel special now? 
 

 Guys, I can't breathe. I am dying.
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Posted by BradNicholson

Need a new Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood level or mode to stab dudes in? Want 'em or not, you'll be getting both if you choose to grab "Animus Project Update 1.0," a free DLC pack which should hit both Xbox Live and PSN on December 14, according to Ubisoft.

The new map, "Mont Saint-Michel," is set on the island of Normandy, France. Ubisoft says to expect plenty of tight steets, high places, and multi-tiered buildings. It also says that the scenery is "breathtaking," so do remember to focus on inhaling and exhaling the first time you see it.
 

  
The new mode, "Advanced Alliance Mode," is basically an update to the game's pre-existing "Alliance Mode" that makes it more challenging for experienced players.

Ubisoft says this DLC isn't about keeping the disc in your hands, though I'd imagine it wouldn't mind if you did. The DLC is free because you helped make the game "such a success on opening week," according to Ubisoft Montreal's Sebastien Puel. Don't you feel special now? 
 

 Guys, I can't breathe. I am dying.
Posted by 49th

Sweet, I love free DLC.
Also, I already have the quest.

Posted by gla55jAw
@49th said:
" Sweet, I love free DLC. Also, I already have the quest. "
I hate you.
Posted by OREOphosphate

@gla55jAw 
i hate both of you

Posted by sixpin

Man, I really need to get to trying out multiplayer, but the single player portion is so good!

Posted by kist

Already DLC!? im still waiting to just play the normal game!

Posted by Pedro

This is AMAZING news!!

Posted by tobygw

UH UH UH UH

Posted by ImperiousRix

Cool beans.  Just got finished playing some AC: Brotherhood multiplayer myself.

Posted by carlthenimrod

New map? Awesome!
 
New mode? Awes... wait a second... that's not a new mode. heeeeyy! :-(

Posted by captain_clayman

nice.  gotta work my way through AC2 first.

Posted by HT101

This weekend is a free Gold Weekend so I will be playing the multiplayer pretty much exclusively since I only have Silver at the moment.

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Edited by WindFall259

New mode? Meh. New Map? YES. 
If Bad Company 2 had that new maps attitude going into the whole free DLC thing, then I would imagine there would be happier people over there.

Posted by stenchlord

Damn, I better finish the game off soon, I'm only up to Chapter 5 and have spent 26 hours exploring, buying everything and training up my Assassin's trainees.

Posted by L

Just finished the game. France better be good.

Posted by Arbie

Awh, that's what I like to see! Ain't that sweet of them. If only you got something free every time you stabbed someone in the face.

Posted by Bloodgraiv3

That map does look pretty cool, and im digging the multiplayer. 
Posted by Grissefar

I wonder. Will this piece of DLC have heck of face and neck stabbing?

Posted by Greenlight13

I've yet to actually jump into the multiplayer, wanted to get the single finished first. Slightly worried there's going to be a huge gap in player quality, steep lever of entry or whatever. I'll give it a go soon though, and free DLC is awesome.

Posted by 137

legit

Posted by Landon
@137 said:
" legit "
Too legit to quit
Posted by BounceDK

I hate any news of dlc when the fucking game isnt even out yet. Another fail from ubisoft.

Posted by gizmo88

No word about them fixing the game breaking bug of Templar Vision in Manhunt?  The MP will still suck for months it looks like :(

Posted by SonicFire

Why don't they focus instead on the bug that MADE PARACHUTES DISAPPEAR FROM MY GAME!!!
Posted by Ohvee
@BounceDK said:
" I hate any news of dlc when the fucking game isnt even out yet. Another fail from ubisoft. "
But...  it is out.
Posted by ThricebornPhoenix

I heartily approve of this price point for DLC. 

Seriously, this sounds like a cool little bonus.

Posted by fox01313

Female masquerade assassin looks hot in these screens, if I get AC2 Brotherhood I'll definitely pick this DLC up.

Posted by Deusoma
@BounceDK said:
" I hate any news of dlc when the fucking game isnt even out yet. Another fail from ubisoft. "
You know, I could have sworn that I went out last Wednesday, the day after its release date of November 16th, 2010, and bought a copy from the EB Games in the plaza down the street, but maybe I was mistaken. 
 
Sarcasm aside, I agree with you, it always sucks when they announce "pre-DLC", but this is not one of those cases.
Posted by mordukai

Screw the DLC. Fix the damn bugs. Right now I have a copy of Brotherhood collecting dust while I wait for them to fix it. 

Posted by trophyhunter
@gizmo88 said:
" No word about them fixing the game breaking bug of Templar Vision in Manhunt?  The MP will still suck for months it looks like :( "
that's not a bug
Posted by Cybexx

Good to hear from Ubisoft that this game is doing well for them. It is a pretty great game and I was worried due to all the marketing confusion that is was not going to sell. Everybody at my work thought it was a multi-player focused game with little or no single player content and I work for a game developer.

Posted by Kendstorm

Thank you Ubisoft =)

Posted by wazp

Yeah, thanks alot Ubi, but please... patch the regular game first, and then give us new bugs with a dlc.

Posted by Eristocrat

Alliance sucks and I imagine Advanced Alliance will advanced suck but new maps is super neat-o, there need to be more maps.

Posted by Dany
@BounceDK said:
" I hate any news of dlc when the fucking game isnt even out yet. Another fail from ubisoft. "
The game came out last tuesday
Edited by BBQBram

I actually went there in real life two summers back. Beautiful place, but like Venice it's literally crawling with tourists packed into the tiny streets shuffling forward to reach the top of the island. Also, something about this map seems a bit off. There's a lot more natural growth on the island, but maybe it wasn't always like that. 
 
ALSO: It's not set on the island of Normany. Saint-Michel is an island in the province of Normandy in France. Don't know if that's a mistake in the article or in Ubisoft's original press release but it rubs me the wrong way as most Americans will just shrug and go "yeah that sounds like a place".

Posted by Cuuniyevo
@BBQBram said:
It's not set on the island of Normandy. Saint-Michel is an island in the province of Normandy in France. Don't know if that's a mistake in the article or in Ubisoft's original press release but it rubs me the wrong way.
*Fixed. That struck me as kind of weird, too, but unlike your original snarky post, I assumed it was a simple mistake and they meant to write 'in' rather than 'of'. There's no need to insult over 150 million people just to make a point about geographical knowledge. =p
 
On-topic, I've always wished I could get into the AC games, because the gameplay and levels look fantastic, but I've never been able to get behind the story and premise of the series. =/ The new level looks great, but I wonder how they'll manage to fit it into the story, if at all. Is it multiplayer-only? The article doesn't specify, so is there a chance that it could be story-driven like the AC2 DLC?
Posted by EmuLeader
@stenchlord said:
" Damn, I better finish the game off soon, I'm only up to Chapter 5 and have spent 26 hours exploring, buying everything and training up my Assassin's trainees. "
I know what you mean.  I wasn't even done with sequence 2 and i had been playing for about 9 hours.  Now that my data got deleted/corrupted/misplaced i'll be spending even more time in the single player.  TOO MUCH TO DO!!
Posted by asian_pride

I've already finished the main story, almost have all the collectibles, completed most of the side quests, and pretty much rebuit Rome 100%. Plus the multiplayer is hella fun. More face and neck stabbing? Hell yeah. Bring on the DLC; I'm ready for more.

Posted by Vinny_Says
@BounceDK said:
" I hate any news of dlc when the fucking game isnt even out yet. Another fail from ubisoft. "
I hate it when people live two weeks in the past. Another fail from society.
Posted by funsohng

oh dang, i haven't even started multiplayer yet.

Posted by Tweeker

Nice, can't wait to pick this game up next month.

Posted by ninjadodo

Best setting ever.

Posted by Dustpan

Give me single-player DLC, please!

Posted by RiotBananas
@blacklabeldomm said:
" @BounceDK said:
" I hate any news of dlc when the fucking game isnt even out yet. Another fail from ubisoft. "
I hate it when people live two weeks in the past. Another fail from society. "
Destroyed.
Posted by haggis

Looks pretty decent. I like this idea of handing out free DLC, but it raises the bar for paid DLC when they do so. If I get something great for free, I'm going to be expecting something truly great if I've got to pay. But it's free, so even if it's just "meh" I can't really complain.

Posted by Vorbis

Hate to say it but the busy street maps are the worst kind, the big open areas make for the best MP games, less climbing around and chasing guys up buildings. But hey, I'll still take it.

Posted by Vendetta

I feel like I should point out that Normandy isn't an island.

Posted by Agent47
@JustTheDoctor: The just came out recently calm down man.
Posted by Agent47
@gizmo88: You mean Templar vision is bugged?Or that Templar vision is a bug?I thought it would be a game breaking thing unless it only lasted for a few seconds and that's excatly what Ubisoft did.I don't think it should be in the game at all because it takes the seek aspect out for a lot of players.But it is fairly balanced so what can I say?
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