Do you remember January? Do you remember reading about Ubisoft's plans for 2010, as reported in the Ubisoft's Plans for 2010-11
news post? What do you mean no? What are you, colourblind?! Pay more attention, dammit!
I'll recap for you: in amongst Ubisoft's fiscal report and announced plans for the coming year was a mysterious Assassin's Creed "episode," independent of Assassin's Creed II
, but continuing Ezio's story, and including online multiplayer.
Today - thanks in no small part to a box art leak from GameStop - Ubisoft have confirmed that that game is indeed in the works, entitled Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
The title of the game has been rumoured for a while,solidified by Ubisoft's purchase of the assassinscreedbrotherhood.com domain name a few weeks ago. Until today though, no details had existed about the game. Well, thanks to the leaked photo of the placeholder box art (you know the drill, external link below), we know at least a little bit to whet your appetite. The blurb on the box art reads:
Live and breathe as Ezio, now a legendary master assassin, in his struggle against the Templar order. Lead your own brotherhood of Assassins and strike at the heart of the enemy: Rome. And for the first time, take part in an innovative multiplayer layer allowing you to embody an assassin of your choosing and define their killing style.
Not a whole lot of information sure, so maybe quench that appetite a bit more with some mango or falafel for now. But, Ubisoft have confirmed that the box art is authentic, and "will provide more information next week."
The box art states that Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
is scheduled to release this Fall/Autumn.