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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:45pm 17/12/09 | 20 Comments
Ubisoft have sent through a trailer, new screens and release and pricing information for the forthcoming debut of Assassin's Creed 2 DLC, which will feature 2 new Memory Sequences, Battle of Forli ($5.30) and Bonfire of the Vanities ($6.60).
Sequence 12: Battle of Forli - Available end of Jan
Assassin's Creed II Sequence 12: Battle of Forli expands the Assassin's Creed II experience by delivering a missing piece of the storyline. Join Machiavelli and Caterina Sforza to defend Forli from the Orsi Brothers. Accomplish a daring rescue and prevent the Piece of Eden from falling into the hands of the Templars. Uncover new depths to the historical conspiracy by gaining access to six challenging new memories. Pilot Leonardo's flying machine across Romagna.

Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities - Available end of Feb
A must for Assassin's fans, Assassin's Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities continues to expand the addictive AC2 universe. Work with Machiavelli to free the city of Florence from the grip of the mad monk Savonarola by targeting influential citizens under his control. Battle, sneak and free-run your way through more than ten challenging new memories. Discover a new district of Florence, and utilize Ezio's brand new move: the spring-jump.
We have the new trailer available for you to check out right here, while the new screens can be viewed directly below (click each for a larger view).













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MatchFixa
Posted 03:39pm 17/12/09
I'm playing this at the moment and so far it's good stuff. Lots of things to see and do. DLC's seem reasonably priced so i'll be nabbing em when the time comes.

last edited by MatchFixa at 15:39:55 17/Dec/09
Trauma
Posted 04:03pm 17/12/09
Jan and Feb, so these should come packed with the PC version.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:04pm 17/12/09
you'd think so

I'm not sure what's up with the different pricing - that just seems weird
Khel
Posted 04:18pm 17/12/09
Bonfire of the Vanities has 10 missions, and Battle of Forli only has 6 by the sounds of it, that probably accounts for the price difference. Pretty reasonably priced though, I'll be grabbing them both for sure.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:20pm 17/12/09
why not just package them together though for a single price... I guess they wanna stretch it out
TiT
Posted 09:49am 18/12/09
maybe because $5 sounds better then $11?
Khel
Posted 12:48pm 18/12/09
Stretch it out, make people hang onto their copies of AC2 longer, which means less second hand copies being traded in and sold maybe.
Chuckeh
Posted 12:54pm 18/12/09
DLC really shits me
jasopan
Posted 08:44pm 19/12/09
LOL $11.90 for 2 sequences which were MEANT to be in the game.

Yeah right, DLC is outta control
Twisted
Posted 11:54pm 19/12/09
Yes, DLC is a joke.
Khel
Posted 02:15am 20/12/09
LOL $11.90 for 2 sequences which were MEANT to be in the game.


Two sequences that had to be cut from the game (I'm assuming), due to time constraints. So now instead of never getting to play the stuff that was left on the cutting room floor, for a few dollars extra, you now get hours more game that you wouldn't have otherwise had. How again is this a bad thing?

People do it with films all the time, Peter Jackson released special editions of all the Lord of the Rings films with 30 - 40 minutes of extra footage added back in to each movie. People happily paid hundreds of dollars to get those versions of the movies, how is this any different?
greazy
Posted 03:29am 20/12/09
Khel defender of gaming companies, upholder of DLC's.

That's a terrible analogy khel. He released dvd's with special content/cut scenes because the movie would have been 5 hours long. Not because he ran out of time making them then after the movie aired and he decided to create the special content. Also, you weren't required to buy the dvd, then the special content as two separate purchases.

DLC's are fantastic, except companies are abusing them in my opinion.
Khel
Posted 03:47am 20/12/09
I'm just playing devil's advocate, everyone loves to jump on the anti-DLC bandwagon, so someone has to present the other side :P

Also, you weren't required to buy the dvd, then the special content as two separate purchases.


You weren't, but they still released the normal movies on DVD, and then didn't release the special editions till months later, so I'm sure a lot of people still did end up paying twice.

I'm just saying, you're getting extra content that would have otherwise been left on the cutting room floor. Its not like this stuff was done and they with-held it because they wanted to make money off it later on. If it was Activision, maybe I'd believe that, but Ubisoft are generally better than that. Assassin's Creed 2 is a fantastic game, I'll happily spend $10 for more Assassin's Creed 2. Luckily, its optional, so if people don't like it, they don't have to buy it!

But, I do agree, some companies are abusing DLC, paying for new costumes for Tekken or Streetfighter or Soul Calibur, especially in the case where the stuff is already on the disc and you're just paying to unlock it, is pretty shit. But stuff like this AC2 content, or the Fallout 3 DLC, or what GTA4 did, or the Burnout Paradise stuff is all awesome.

last edited by Khel at 03:47:33 20/Dec/09
EL
Posted 09:20am 20/12/09
Anything to make a few extra dollars ..... so cheap.
Thundercracker
Posted 10:22am 20/12/09
At least this DLC is getting release somewhat close to the release of the title.

I have found with a few games I have purchased, I have finished them and moved on, and the DLC really isn't enough to warrant me playing the game again.
Twisted
Posted 11:01am 20/12/09
People happily paid hundreds of dollars to get those versions of the movies, how is this any different?
Just get on your knees already and service your new DLC overlords.
MatchFixa
Posted 11:56am 20/12/09
But, I do agree, some companies are abusing DLC, paying for new costumes for Tekken or Streetfighter
Street Fighter 4 yes, but not Tekken 6. Its got a bucket load of character customasation that are 'purchased' within the game using points earned by beating up people, which is the way it should be.

I get your point though :P

last edited by MatchFixa at 11:56:20 20/Dec/09
Khel
Posted 12:52pm 20/12/09
Yeah, I think it was Soul Calibur that I was thinking of where you buy unlock codes as DLC that unlocks costumes already on the disc, but I left Tekken in there anyway just in case :P I figured, they're both Namco, I'm sure they have some dirty DLC plans cooking for Tekken!
Bah
Posted 03:56pm 20/12/09
Its not like this stuff was done and they with-held it because they wanted to make money off it later on
And you know this because the advertising execs told you?
Khel
Posted 04:16pm 20/12/09
I don't know it for certain, but I figured I'd give Ubisoft the benefit of the doubt instead of being a big "They're all out to screw us!" style conspiracy nut.
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