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New Assassin's Creed Campaign DLC Slated For This March

In "The Da Vinci Disappearance" you'll be tasked with... what else? Finding Da Vinci!

A good-sized DLC pack for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood has been announced for the console versions of the follow-up’s follow-up. Slated to hit this March, “The Da Vinci Disappearance,” as its being called, adds some more campaign content and a bunch of new stuff for Brotherhood's online component.

The campaign portion of the DLC is something of a mission that’ll have Ezio attempting to find two paintings in order to discover the whereabouts of Da Vinci, who has been artist-napped by “an underground cult” called the Hermeticists. On his travels, Ubisoft is promising that he'll discover two new locations as well as two fresh, though unspecified, “gameplay features" (whatever that means). I should note that this takes place after the game's conclusion, so it'll be interesting to see how Ubisoft works this into the overall storyline.    
  

        
 == TEASER ==As for the multiplayer additions, here’s a handy bullet-point list:

  • One new map called “Alhambra” -- described as a “lush environment set in Spain’s Albaicin of Granada.” Will have multi-leveled areas. 
  • Four additional characters -- Dama Rossa, the Knight, the Marquis, and the Pariah 
  • Two new modes -- Escort and Assassinate. Escort is your standard VIP affair; both teams are tasked with killing one special player while protecting their own. Assassinate is a DM mode for six-to-eight players. 
 


 

If you couldn’t tell, there’s no hard date on this content, but we do have a price. Ubisoft has confirmed that it’ll cost 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Marketplace, which means the PSN version should also be priced at 10 bucks or so.
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Posted by BradNicholson

A good-sized DLC pack for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood has been announced for the console versions of the follow-up’s follow-up. Slated to hit this March, “The Da Vinci Disappearance,” as its being called, adds some more campaign content and a bunch of new stuff for Brotherhood's online component.

The campaign portion of the DLC is something of a mission that’ll have Ezio attempting to find two paintings in order to discover the whereabouts of Da Vinci, who has been artist-napped by “an underground cult” called the Hermeticists. On his travels, Ubisoft is promising that he'll discover two new locations as well as two fresh, though unspecified, “gameplay features" (whatever that means). I should note that this takes place after the game's conclusion, so it'll be interesting to see how Ubisoft works this into the overall storyline.    
  

        
 == TEASER ==As for the multiplayer additions, here’s a handy bullet-point list:

  • One new map called “Alhambra” -- described as a “lush environment set in Spain’s Albaicin of Granada.” Will have multi-leveled areas. 
  • Four additional characters -- Dama Rossa, the Knight, the Marquis, and the Pariah 
  • Two new modes -- Escort and Assassinate. Escort is your standard VIP affair; both teams are tasked with killing one special player while protecting their own. Assassinate is a DM mode for six-to-eight players. 
 


 

If you couldn’t tell, there’s no hard date on this content, but we do have a price. Ubisoft has confirmed that it’ll cost 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Marketplace, which means the PSN version should also be priced at 10 bucks or so.
Edited by jking47

crazy
 
edit: OH! OH! woot!

Edited by SuperSambo

Garh!

Posted by SpacePenguin

Just another reason for me to get back into ac brotherhood

Posted by Mystyr_E

I really wanted to like this game but...man
 
maybe I'll try again one day

Posted by chriskelly123

uh. uh. uh. uh. uh.

Posted by Undeadpool

Anyone know if the multi-player is still going strong? I'm considering buying this (only rented it before) but I've already beaten the single player.

Edited by Dustpan

This or Dragon Age 2.
 
Such a tough choice.
 
Edit: Dragon Age 2

Posted by MisterMouse

DLC for assassins creed is always good news.

Posted by OneAndOnlyBigE
@JustTheDoctor said:
" This or Dragon Age 2.  Such a tough choice.  Edit: This "
FTFY
Posted by moelarrycurly

10 bones?  I'm down with STABBING MORE DUDES IN THE FACE.

Posted by kingzetta

*spits coffee out* 
Four new multiplayer characters!! Here is my money!!

Posted by OneManX
@Undeadpool said:
" Anyone know if the multi-player is still going strong? I'm considering buying this (only rented it before) but I've already beaten the single player. "
Actually a nice community has popped up for this game, tons of tips and tricks for newbs in the multiplayer. So, yeah I guess the multiplayer is still moving.
Posted by Agent47
@kingzetta: Ja I thought the same.
Posted by Venen

You say there's no date yet in the article but right in the trailer you linked it says Available to Download: March 8th 2011.

Posted by Undeadpool
@OneManX said:
" @Undeadpool said:
" Anyone know if the multi-player is still going strong? I'm considering buying this (only rented it before) but I've already beaten the single player. "
Actually a nice community has popped up for this game, tons of tips and tricks for newbs in the multiplayer. So, yeah I guess the multiplayer is still moving. "
I'm somewhere between novice and intermediate (I think I hit 26...or 23...whichever level unlocks the first unlockable costumes) before I sent the game back, but thanks for the head's up. Is that on here or a different site?
Posted by SpicyRichter

Hopefully this hits the PC too

Posted by Panpipe
@Undeadpool: I started playing a couple of weeks ago, and it's going pretty strong. 
 
There's a couple of bugs that are annoying though. Sometimes you don't get another assassination target, which basically stops you from getting any points for the rest of the game, frustrating. Another is that can take a while to get in to a game. It gets stuck in the lobby quite a bit, not enough to stop me from playing.
Posted by GeekDown

I never really played the multiplayer, but if the story part of the DLC is long enough I'll definitely buy this.

Posted by DeF
@moelarrycurly said:

" 10 bones?  I'm down with STABBING MORE DUDES IN THE FACE. "

 @chriskelly123 said:

" uh. uh. uh. uh. uh. "

 :)
Posted by SethPhotopoulos

Fuck yes.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

Leonardo better give me a God damned QTE hug after finishing this DLC!

Posted by Hardtarget
@moelarrycurly said:
" 10 bones?  I'm down with STABBING MORE DUDES IN THE FACE. "
yup
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Posted by locolukah

Nice! I do hope they add some new cheevos too!

Edited by billygoat117
@Undeadpool: @Burglarize:  I just barely started playing the multiplayer about a week ago, even though I've had the game since it came out. I hope that the community can still keep it going because it's incredible. Such a different dynamic than most MP games, you know? I bet with enough dudes, we could get a GiantBombing run some night. There's probably already a forum for it on here somewhere. Quick question, though: how the hell do you stun your attacker? I've tried mashing B when they get close and I've never gotten to work. What am I failing to do?
Posted by dancinginfernal
@billygoat117 said:
" @Undeadpool: @Burglarize:  I just barely started playing the multiplayer about a week ago, even though I've had the game since it came out. I hope that the community can still keep it going because it's incredible. Such a different dynamic than most MP games, you know? I bet with enough dudes, we could get a GiantBombing run some night. There's probably already a forum for it on here somewhere. Quick question, though: how the hell do you stun your attacker? I've tried mashing B when they get close and I've never gotten to work. What am I failing to do? "
Punch them in the Jaw. 
 
They can't have you locked or even targeted for assassination. It's not a legitimate strategy to run up to them head on to stun them. If they're completely oblivious to you, you can stun them.
Posted by Panpipe
@billygoat117: As dancinginfenal says, if your attacker has already got you targeted, or has already pressed X (or whatever it is on the PS3) to stab you, then there's nothing you can do. 
 
The only way to stun people is to get them before they notice you. It's harder than just killing your own target. A classic stun situation is to stand next to one of your clones, and if you get lucky your pursuer attacks the clone, immediately highlight the attacker and press B to stun to them. 
  
Another way to stun pursuers is if you see your  attacker coming straight for you, try and throw down a smoke bomb as soon as they're in range. If you manage to catch them in the blast, before they pressed X to assassinate, then you can stun them with B.

I wouldn't go around chasing your own pursuer though,  they always have the advantage. 
Posted by OneManX
@Undeadpool said:
" @OneManX said:
" @Undeadpool said:
" Anyone know if the multi-player is still going strong? I'm considering buying this (only rented it before) but I've already beaten the single player. "
Actually a nice community has popped up for this game, tons of tips and tricks for newbs in the multiplayer. So, yeah I guess the multiplayer is still moving. "
I'm somewhere between novice and intermediate (I think I hit 26...or 23...whichever level unlocks the first unlockable costumes) before I sent the game back, but thanks for the head's up. Is that on here or a different site? "
Some threads on the forums, there's a FAQ here that explain all the multiplayer stuff. And there are YouTube commentators that you can watch. There's TheSquiddish and Shenmue. There have some good tutorial vids and they have some high level Brotherhood play
Posted by billygoat117
@dancinginfernal: @Burglarize:  Ah.  Yeah, every time I tried it, I guess they already had a lock on me. In one instance, I had the camera swung around so I was walking toward the screen, and I could see my pursuer coming up behind my character. I really wish that in situations like that, you could actually do some kind of stun move or counter-kill. Like, "Gotcha, fucker!" Or something. I don't have smoke bombs yet, so I guess that'll have to wait.
Posted by TheRandomKo

Fuck yes... i just completed the single player portion of the game about a week ago, and currently playing the hell out of MP.. Its not the most balanced, but its fun as all hell! i hope this DLC will draw more people into the MP...

Posted by dudeglove

I hope it's more substantial than ACII's DLC

Posted by avantegardener

Yay!

Posted by Wuddel

I don't know. The Assassins Creed DLC always feels very tagged on, despite the quality being maybe being pretty high.

Posted by buft

damn i traded my copy in because i figured they would concentrate on multiplayer or at least thats how it seemed. 

Posted by theberserker

I'm buying it

Posted by JonBot

Hopefully it's better than the AC2 stuff.

Posted by ginono

assassins creed rocks