Ubisoft’s incredibly successful Assassin’s Creed series, which wrapped up its Ezio storyline in the very well-received Revelations, continues to march along strongly with the announcement of a new piece of DLC called the Mediterranean Traveler Map Pack. The DLC features six locations, some which are new and a few that players will enjoy revisiting.
Jerusalem, the majestic and holy city important to multiple religions, returns to the series for the first time since the original Assassin’s Creed as a playable map in multiplayer, along with the opulent Imperial District of Constantinople and the mercantile district of Dyers. At the request of many fans, players can expect to revisit favorite Italian Renaissance maps from Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Players will explore the historic city of Firenze (Florence), then travel to the mountains of San Donato and visit night-time Siena with its carnival lights, talented performers and deadly hiding spots.
Fans of Revelations can download the new multiplayer maps on January 24 for all platforms. After the initial DLC for Revelations, the Ancestors Pack, introduced four new assassins for online play, multiplayer fans of the series will have a whole host of new maps with Mediterranean Traveler to whet their appetite for assassinating their virtual enemies and friends.
Players will have to determine if the cost of the maps is worth the investment. At $6 more than the character-only Ancestors Pack, players who invest most of their time in the single player portion of the game may be less than enthused with the second DLC for Revelations, especially considering the DLC missions available for Brotherhood gave single player gamers something to be excited about.
With the popularity of Ezio’s character and the well-received short film Embers, which put the final touches on Ezio’s life, DLC content featuring Chinese assassin Shao Jun would be a welcome addition to the franchise. Whether this character is further utilized remains to be seen.
Ranters, how excited are you for multiplayer maps for Revelations? What would you like to see for the next offering?
The Mediterranean Traveler Map Pack for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will be available for download on January 24, 2012, for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE, and $9.99 on PlayStation Network and Windows PC.
Follow me on Twitter @mattrowland1