Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood will be seeing new downloadable content for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in March 2011. The new DLC, entitled “The Da Vinci Disappearance,” will include both single-player and multiplayer add-on content.
From the official press release:
“After the fall of the Borgias in Rome, Leonardo Da Vinci is kidnapped by the Hermeticists, an underground cult dedicated to transforming mankind. Ezio will embark on a relentless quest to recover stolen paintings in order to find Leo before it is too late, discovering two new locations and two new gameplay features along the way.”
On the multiplayer side of the coin, this new DLC will be the biggest addition to Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’s multiplayer yet, adding one new map, four new characters and two new game modes.
The new map, “Alhambra,” is a “lush environment” set in Spain’s Albaicin of Granada and provides “multi-leveled indoor and outdoor areas perfect for predators to lurk in the dense crowd for unsuspecting targets.” The four new characters added in this DLC include Dama Rossa, the Knight, the Marquis and the Pariah.
Finally, the two new multiplayer game modes are “Escort” and “Assassinate” (Wait, isn’t the latter something we already do plenty of in Assassin’s Creed multiplayer?). In Escort Mode, two teams of four players each try to protect their team’s VIP while trying to murder the VIP of the other team. While in Assassinate mode, six to eight players are pitted against one another in a free-for-all in one ten minute round.
The new DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood will cost 800 MS Points on Xbox Live, which is roughly $10 on the PlayStation Network.