'Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood' Made Official With More Details

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Ubisoft teased a new Assassin's Creed announcement on Facebook last week, and after sort of letting the cat out of the bag in the form of some "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood" box art, they've now made the game official. Slated to ship in time for the holidays on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, the project will be a collaborative effort among Ubi's studios in Montreal, Singapore, Bucharest, Québec City and Annecy.

Ezio will indeed travel to Rome in the sequel, according to a press release. He will band together there with "an entire Brotherhood" to take down some enemies and engage in the kind of assassinating that you expect to see. The game will also add new multiplayer modes that allow you to step into some different players and hone your skills against other would-be killers.

More info will get funneled exclusively to the July issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine, but Ubisoft is willing to reveal that "Brotherhood" will sport team-ups with such historical figures as Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli and Caterina Sforza. You'll also have access to an "advanced flying machine" of some kind, but the release doesn't say whether or not that's going to be the one from da Vinci's famous sketchbook.

What do you think of Ubisoft's newly-announced installment in the Assassin's Creed series? Does the new multiplayer mode sound like your kind of thing? Share your reactions in the comment section below.