Here's a heads-up for those who are still working their way through Assassin's Creed II: The Battle of Forli, Ubisoft's first downloadable chapter for the game, is Sequence 12 in the AC II story. If you haven’t completed the game up through Sequence 11, some of the content discussed in this article may be considered spoiler territory. You've been warned.
Assassin’s Creed II’s first DLC chapter is unusual in that it’s very clearly content meant to be in the original game, but cut out, most likely due to the limited amount of time the Montreal-based team had to finish the game for release. The first DLC, The Battle of Forli, fills in some blanks that lingered if you played through the game to completion.
If you have already completed the game, installing the DLC will cause Rebecca (the Animus 2.0 tech) to suddenly figure out how to access the corrupted 12th memory block, sending you directly into the DLC missions. Presumably, playing the game from the beginning will result into Sequence 12 simply being integrated into the story proper.
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