There’s an age old saying from around three or four years ago that goes something like this: “Free DLC is the only DLC for me.” It works because it rhymes, and because it’s true. Thus, the upcoming free DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, titled the ‘Animus Project 1.0’, is bound to be a prolific success no matter the contents. Lucky for gamers, the contents aren’t that bad either: new map Mont Saint-Michel and the game mode ‘Advanced Alliance’ are sure to keep Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’s multiplayer alive and kicking for some time to come.

The Advanced Alliance mode is described as follows:

“Advanced Alliance makes the original Alliance Mode with target identification and engagement more difficult than in original Alliance Mode, thus providing a more challenging experience for players.  With three teams of two players each, Advanced Alliance is a tougher test for players and rewards teams that use stealth techniques to hunt their targets.”

Three teams will certainly help keep the pacing of the game high tempo. The two-team gametypes from Brotherhood often have awkward pacing, and remove some of the exciting nuances of the solo game modes.

Mont Saint-Michel, based on the island of Normandy, would best be described in motion. Take a look at this new trailer for the Animus Project 1.0:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj52HpX–zY

Ubisoft was kind enough to also tease the release of a second free DLC pack, aptly title Animus Project 2.0. This second pack is similar to the first in that it includes a new map, Pienza, and a new two team game mode, Chest Capture. Chest Capture sounds like a sort of multiflag-CTF, which is disconcerting. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’s multiplayer is refreshing in so many ways, and it’s hard to grasp why instead of creating original game modes to match their design, they propagate these “steady as she goes” gametypes.

That said, any (free) content is better than no content, and it’s great seeing Ubisoft supporting their multiplayer venture post-release. Still, kind disappointed they gave up on single-player DLC.

Excited for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer DLC, Ranters? Have you had the pleasure of trying out Brotherhood‘s unique assassination-based multiplayer gameplay? What kind of game modes would you like to see in the future?

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is now available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The free Animus Project 1.0 DLC is also currently available, though not for the PC, and the also free 2.0 DLC will release in January. Check out Game Rant’s full review.

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