From tomorrow, you'll be able to purchase a copy of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood from the PlayStation Store for a reasonable £23
99. In addition to the game, Ubisoft's releasing a set of ten Brotherhood themed avatars for £0.40 each. Two of the avatars — the harlequin and Ezio images — will be exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers and...
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Ubisoft has confirmed that it will hold its E3 press conference on June 6th at 14:30PST
That's right before Sony's briefing at 17:00PST on the same day. Expect the publisher to focus heavily on the direction of the Assassin's Creed franchise, and keep your fingers crossed for a Beyond Good & Evil 2 announcement. What would you most like to see from Ubisoft at E3 this year?
Mass Effect 2 took the top-prize at last night's gaming BAFTAs, scooping the gong for game of the year
Sony and Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain wasn't far behind though, winning three awards for its story, technical innovation and original music. Elsewhere on PlayStation, God Of War III took the prize for artistic achievement while Assassin's Creed:...
Fancy grabbing all the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood content rounded up into one neat little package -- including the recently announced Da Vinci Disappearance DLC? Of course you do
Ubisoft's making it happen with a beefed up edition of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood appropriately titled "The Da Vinci Edition". The repackaged retail edition is due out on March 25th for £49.99.
Hooray, more Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood DLC is on the way
Ubisoft's just confirmed that The Da Vinci Disappearance will launch at the end of March for an undecided sum on the PlayStation Network. The additional content adds both single-player and multiplayer content, with the former detailed in Ubisoft's press release: "After the fall of the Borgias in Rome, Leonardo Da Vinci is kidnapped..
The video game BAFTA nominations are out, and Ubisoft's brilliant Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is leading the charge with a whopping seven nominations
It's up for Best Game, as well as Action, Artistic Achievement and more. Heavy Rain managed to scoop up a respectable six nominations, battling in similar categories to Assassin's Creed. Hit the jump...
Probably the most interesting tid-bit from Ubisoft's financial call today -- aside from the publisher's 'dancing game' business being a success of 'hammertime' proportions -- was the news that Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has surpassed 6
5 million units shipped. That's a helluva lot of back-stabbing. We always thought it was mankind's guilty pleasure.
Ubisoft's been good to us
They've already given us two free Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood packs, and now they want something in return. The publisher's promised another free AssBro multiplayer map will be released once the franchise's official Facebook page hits one million "Likes". Basically, do some of Ubisoft's marketing for them and they'll give you a new map. At the time of writing..
There's a lot of movers and shakers in this week's UK sales charts, but nothing really of notable discussion
Dead Space 2's continued its reign aloft the UK sales charts for a second consecutive week, beating out the usual convoy of FIFA 11, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Call Of Duty: Black Ops. Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2 has kept its head in the top ten, finishing up in fifth position..
New game modes and new maps are the order of the day in Ubisoft's latest free DLC add-on for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
If ever you needed an excuse to stab people in the back, now you've got one.
Last week's leader, Gran Turismo 5, is back down to the number four slot this week in the UK weekly sales charts
Call Of Duty: Black Ops reclaimed its place at the top of the charts, with FIFA 11 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood all sitting above Sony's racer. Ubisoft's Nintendo Wii dance games claimed two of the top ten spots, with a bunch of other Wii titles joining Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit..
It was going to take a monstrous game to overcome Call Of Duty: Black Ops, and Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5 is that game
Sony's exclusive has netted the top-spot on this week's all-format charts, pushing Treyarch's Call Of Duty title into the second-place spot. Polyphony Digital's racing sim enjoyed the sixth biggest launch ever on PlayStation 3, with sales 6% higher than GT4's launch week..
It's only been a week, but already Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has raked in sales of over one million units in Europe alone
The franchise has now sold a whopping 20 million units across three titles. Ubisoft anticipates the series will have hit 30 million by the end of next year. If you compare [the 1m in a week] with last years ACII sales this is a big jump so its a great..
Ubisoft's a batch of DLC for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood due to launch on December 14th on the PlayStation 3
The pack, known as the Animus Project 1.0, will be available for free. The update includes a brand-new game mode and map for multiplayer. Advanced Alliance will make the game's standard mode more difficult than the original with three teams of two. The new map's located on Mont..
It's testament to the strength of Call Of Duty that Black Ops suffered an 85% drop in sales last week, while Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood enjoyed the franchise's biggest launch in the UK -- yet still ended up finishing second in the British sales charts
The excellent Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit was also unable to rival Call Of Duty, landing in third. The rest of the chart is by-the-numbers. FIFA..
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While this Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood trailer "adventure" amounts to little more than clicking on videos, it does take you on a pretty cool "journey" while giving you a taste of the game's opening mission
One section of the interactive trailer sees MSN's homepage being blown to bits by cannon fire. It's a neat touch and certainly a unique way to provide a launch trailer. We've embedded the start..
Ubisoft always pick amazing tunes for their Assassin's Creed trailers
This multiplayer launch trailer for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's multiplayer component is no exception. It just oozes "cool", doesn't it? Anyone really excited for some Assassin's Creed multiplayer? We thoroughly enjoyed the beta.
We're letting Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood slide because we think it looks amazing. That said, we're not sure Ubisoft can continue making yearly installment of Assassin's Creed. The franchise needs space to breathe and grow, so it's a little worrying to hear Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot touting more Assassin's Creed for 2011. There will be something around Assassins, Guillemot said when..
Ubisoft's released Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's launch trailer and, as expected, it's properly amazing. The trailer sets up Ezio's vengeance story, with him promoted as the leader of the assassins. There are plenty of contraptions featured in the trailer, delivered no doubt by returning favourite Leonardo Da Vinci. Heck, there's even a sex scene. Brotherhood's going to be amazing then?..
Meet the Hellequin (after a few moments of awkward black screen), one of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's unlockable multiplayer characters
The knife-wielding crowd pleaser can only be unlocked using Ubisoft's in-game rewards method "UPlay", so you'll need to pay attention to this tutorial video for more on that. The character looks cool though. We're really excited for Assassin's Creed:..
Guess who's signed up to take part in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood? You guessed? Yeah, we did too
The cross-over cotinues after the jump... Yup, that's totally Raiden from the Metal Gear franchise. Just like Altair was in Metal Gear Solid 4, Raiden's set to appear as an unlockable costume in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. We reckon Ezio's a dead lock for Metal Gear Solid: Rising, don't you?
The Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer beta was one of the most exciting things we've played all year
We loved it, and we literally cannot wait to plough hundreds of hours into the component when the full release drops next month. Of course, being a beta, there was plenty about the multiplayer trial that didn't quite feel right. Ubisoft's been listening to feedback and has compiled a list of..
Ubisoft's pre-release hype for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has reached a peak as far as we're concerned
We're sure they've got plenty more lined up, but even after fawning over the game's excellent multiplayer component, we didn't feel as hyped about the package as we do now. Ubisoft sure know how to pick the tunes for their Assassin's Creed trailers; we've actually no idea who's behind this..
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood looks absolutely brilliant
Our hands on time with the beta has us more pumped for the multiplayer component than any other game due to release this year. And while there's only one weekend of stealth fragging left (it's due to close on October 18th), Ubisoft has dropped the full set of Brotherhood trophies for you to peruse. Sadly, we can confirm flags and feathers are..
If you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber in the US, you'll now be able to jump into the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer beta
Us European folks have been playing it for a while, and we've gotten pretty good at stabbing people in the back — so just be careful out there guys.
Online multiplayer has slowly been getting more predictable
While every game attempts to gazump Call Of Duty by offering the exact same suite of features, we've been slowly playing less and less attention. Multiplayer used to be a feature that got us vastly excited about any game that supported it. Nowadays we spend 5-10 minutes seeing how a title...
Ubisoft's announced a Facebook "companion game" for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood which is due to launch today
The web-based game - entitled Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - will launch within Facebook and will provide unlock real content in the full version of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. In addition, playing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will "unlock up to 25 exclusive missions" in..
If you're in Europe and are a PlayStation Plus subscriber -- you don't really need to watch this trailer
It tells you what makes up the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood beta but, hey, you may aswell be playing it rather than watching it. We're serious. Head to the PlayStation Store and download the blasted thing! Preferably now. We'll have our thoughts on the beta later in the week.
A little download ticker on our PS3 reckons the PlayStation Plus naysayers are feeling a little blue today
The Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer beta is live for European PlayStation Plus subscribers right now; so if you're a member (or planning to become one), hit up the Plus section of the PlayStation Store now to get downloading the 3GB trial. The beta features a bunch of characters and..
The European PlayStation Blog's revealed that PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood beta a week early, starting from Monday 27th September
Everyone else will gain entry on the 4th October. The beta will include a two modes and a couple of maps. The PlayStation Blog promises to detail the full contents of the beta in the coming days. There's more..
The American arm of the PlayStation Blog has detailed the upcoming content PlayStation Plus subscribers can expect over the coming months
The highlights include a Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light demo, numerous discounts and the possibility of an invite to the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Red Faction: Battlegrounds betas. You can get a...
For as much as we like Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's protagonist, Ezio, the man's a bit of a psycho isn't he? This trailer alone proves that
It shows the Italian kicking some serious ass; throwing spears at people and shooting them on the ground with a close-range crossbow. We don't think we'd speak to him if we happened to cross him in the street.
American gamers expecting to get some time with Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's multiplayer may go to bed disappointed tonight; Ubisoft's told Joystiq that the beta has been pushed back
Seeing as the European beta's due to go live on October 4th, it seems likely the beta will go live worldwide.
Ubisoft's released the GamesCom demo for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and, frankly, it looks fantastic
Get over the creepy narration and you'll get an idea of just how much depth is being added to the new game. One new mechanic has you recruiting and managing a number of Assassins, whom you can send on various missions throughout Europe. It's similar to the management aspects in Metal Gear Solid:..
This Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood developer's diary is supposed to give the game's narrative some context
Unfortunately, all we could see was those ridiculous robes. Sniping aside, the game sounds fascinating, and we're actually super-stoked about the multiplayer components too. Sounds like it's going to be a great package. We can't wait.
As Limited Editions get more elaborate, they are also getting a lot less predictable
Back in the day you used to get a steel case and DVD, now you get night-vision goggles and bookends. This Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood package proves our point — it includes a jack-in-the-box. Doesn't get much more elaborate than that now does it? For your $99.99 you'll also get a copy of the game's soundtrack,..
How do you like exclusives? Yeah, we love 'em
How about exclusives within exclusives? Yeah, not so much. The Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood beta is an example of an exclusive within an exclusive — sure, it's cool for those of us batting for the Sony team that Ubisoft's made the beta locked to the PlayStation 3. The problem for US citizens, is that...
There's a lot of hype behind Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's multiplayer
And so there should be, the game just walked away with the E3 Game Critics Award for multiplayer. Rightfully so in our opinion. The thing that's making Brotherhood's multiplayer look so enticing is its originality. With virtually every other multiplayer title trying to play catch-up to Modern Warfare 2 - Brotherhood's..
Some might not be too happy with the addition of multiplayer into the Assassin's Creed franchise, but it seems Ubisoft have put a lot of work into making the experience both unique and relevant
So we're totally happy with the idea of multiplayer being a fundamental part of the Assassin's Creed franchise going forward. And it seems like Ubisoft are...
When we first heard the news about Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood we were a little confused
"Another Assassin's Creed game?" we exclaimed. "Already?" Our fears were elevated when we found out that the game was to have a multiplayer focus. "MULTIPLAYER!?! In Assassin's Creed? Now you're joking, right?" Turns out our fears...
The winners of the E3 Game Critics Awards 2010 have been announced
Nintendo's 3DS handheld managed to scoop the coveted "Best Of Show" award, while PS3 titles Portal 2 and Rage walked away with two awards a piece. God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta scooped the "Best Handheld" award, while Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood got the best...
We had felt that Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood might be too early
It was only last year that we were singing the praises of Assassin's Creed II, and now, just 12 months later, we're getting another game? Weird. But this Brotherhood footage has changed our mind. While the single-player campaign appears to routed in the same gameplay and graphics engine as last year's game, new features will..
British retailer Play
com</a> are listing an Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood special edition, tagged the "Limited Codex Edition". The box, which will set you back £69.99 includes an array of gubbins, including the game, a collector's chest, a codex, a map, a lineage DVD, a bonus DVD and soundtrack, two exclusive single-player maps, two exclusive multiplayer characters and additional..
We love Assassin's Creed trailers
They're amazing. This CGI teaser for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is no exception, revealing Ezio's no-longer a lone-wolf, as he calls on the Brotherhood to kick some serious ass. Consider us ridiculously excited for this game; Assassin's Creed II was a masterpiece. The trailer concludes with a November 16th date, which confirms the release window for the game in..
The creative director of both Assassin's Creed titles, Patrice Desilets, has left Ubisoft for a "creative break from the industry", GameInformer report
According to the source, Desilets work on the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is essentially complete, and he'll have no further role on the product. Further details are largely unknown, though no doubt more news will leak during next week's..
British Playstation mag PSM3 has some of the first details on Ubisoft's upcoming multiplayer Assassin's Creed title, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
CVG's being stingy passing on the details, but apparently yes, the eight-player multiplayer mode will have you silently sneaking around small sub-sections of Italian cities assassinating each other. Will it work? Hmm. The single-player focuses on..
We've always felt that Assassin's Creed could be darker
We know the games are already fairly nasty as they are, but we wouldn't mind seeing them pass into a more psychologically dark direction. This new screen from Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood doesn't really confirm anything like that, but it does show a scary man wearing a mask while sticking a syringe in someone's neck. Lovely. Still no clue as..
Nope, we still haven't got a clue how an online multiplayer Assassin's Creed is going to work - but Ubisoft's going to give us a taste with a beta for the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
We have not announced exactly the date yet," Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot said, "but yes, we will have a beta test." We dare say that'll be announced at E3 then. Lovely.