Though Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood didn’t need to feature anything other than the retail version to get gamers interested, Ubisoft has announced that March 25th will see the release of the Da Vinci Edition of the game.

Released in concordance with The Da Vinci Disappearance, an expansion to both the single and the multiplayer of Brotherhood, The Da Vinci Edition will be releasing in the UK (no word on a US release date) for £49.99.

For those who might have missed the news, The Da Vinci Disappearance sees protagonist Ezio trying to rescue the famous inventor and painter from a sinister group known as the Hermetecists. By finding various paintings scattered around a new play area, Ezio will uncover the mystery of Da Vinci’s whereabouts.

Though the well-reviewed single player campaign has provided upwards of 15 hours worth of gameplay, the real lasting power of Brotherhood has been realized in its very unique multiplayer modes. In order to keep that magic going, Ubisoft will be bundling several multiplayer goodies in with The Da Vinci Disappearance and the Da Vinci Edition.

First up is a map entitled Alhambra, which is set in Spain and features multi-leveled indoor and outdoor locations along with the signature waves of people into which targets and assassins can blend. Those targets and assassins can take on four new forms as The Da Vinci Disappearance introduces Dama Rossa, the Knight, the Marquis, and the Pariah as playable characters. Much like the pre-order bonuses, these characters are much more visually interesting and sure to be one of the bigger incentives to pick up this DLC.

The final additions in Disappearance are two multiplayer modes: Escort and Assassinate. Pretty self-explanatory modes, Escort sees two teams of four attempting to protect a VIP from assassination by the opposing team, while Assassinate is a ten minute deathmatch mode where a lobby of six to eight players compete to see who can rack up the most kills, rather than who can turn their kills into points. Less centered on the idea of stealth and more about getting the kills, Assassinate is for the player who enjoys the thrill of the chase.

Anyone who has not picked up Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood planning to wait for the Da Vinci Edition? What about the DLC sounds the most appealing to you?

As mentioned before, there is no release date or announcement of a US version of the Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood — Da Vinci Edition, but it will be available in the UK at the end of this month, on March 25th.

Source: CVG

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