Ubisoft will expand the unique and surprisingly enjoyable multiplayer experience of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood next month, compliments of the rather sexy sounding Animus Project Update 1.0. The new downloadable content for the stellar action-stealth title will introduce a new mode and map to multiplayer, and will be available for free when it releases on December 14.
The new Advanced Alliance Mode ramps up the intensity and difficulty of the standard three team of two mode by making it harder to track and engage targets, presumably by limiting the target ID indicator’s functionality.
The new Mont Saint-Michel map is set on an island in Normandy, France (a hint at future story-based single-player DLC perhaps?), and features narrow streets and plenty of verticality to keep the cat and mouse dynamic visually and strategically appealing. Here's a look at your new killing ground:
"We are very thrilled to be able to offer the first Multiplayer DLC for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood for absolutely free," said Ubisoft Montreal executive producer Sebastien Puel in an official statement. "We wanted to say thank you to our fans for making Brotherhood such a huge success its opening week. We are very proud of the unique and innovative Multiplayer mode it offers, and hope the fans enjoy the new content."
For anyone unsure of Brotherhood’s multiplayer mode, I highly recommend you give it a chance. I guarantee you’ll have more fun than you think you will. I'm particularly pleased to see Alliance mode will receive some tweaks, because it's my favorite mode of the bunch, and anything that can be done to really push players to be tactical and stealthy is much appreciated.
Have you been playing Brotherhood multiplayer? How are you finding it?