A glorious new trailer for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood was released for the San Diego Comic Con, capturing all of the brutality the game's multiplayer embraces. Near the end of the trailer a special message from Ubisoft pops up stating that the multiplayer beta will starting in September.
Check out the trailer right here:
The trailer says you'll be able to acquire a beta key with your pre-order at select online retailers. They aren't clear which retailers will be providing beta keys, but it's safe to assume the usual suspects of GameStop, Amazon and Best Buy will have you covered. Look for more precise information from Ubisoft as September approaches.
The Game Critics Awards gave Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood their best multiplayer of E3 prize and I can personally attest to how deserving it was. The trailer showcases the various executions and methods of assassination, but the true art of the multiplayer is in the chase.
The adrenaline you feel when you find yourself being hunted is unlike anything you've experienced in a multiplayer game before. Since you literally have no method of directly combating your hunter you have to rely on various tricks to escape. Smoke bombs, hay stacks, iron gates and various other tools are available to aid you, but only if you can survive the initial attack.
What I'm trying to say is that you need to try this beta when it becomes available. Find a friend who has preordered and try the game out, because it is spectacular amounts of fun. You certainly won't be disappointed.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is due for release November 16 on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.