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Assassin's Creed Brotherhood trailer retakes Rome for the Borgia

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is not long from release, and developer Ubisoft wants to get players pumped and ready for Ezio Auditore's foray into Rome. This trailer for the PC edition of the 2010 action title doesn't show us any new gameplay footage, but it does give a better glimpse into the characters and motivations at play in the game. Short of playing the game on the console, this is the best primer around to get ready for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood's launch in March.

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Assassin's Creed Brotherhood does away with "always on" internet DRM

Last year Ubisoft announced that from that time forward all of its PC game releases would require an "always on" internet connection in order to be played. This move was nearly universally panned by the PC game community. Now it looks like Ubisoft might me softening its views on PC DRM set-ups. reports that an Ubisoft rep has confirmed that the upcoming PC port of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood will not need an "always on" internet connection to be played. Instead the game will require that the game log in to the internet at first and then the game's single player campaign can then be played offline.

While we are sure many folks are still not happy about the game requiring a login to begin playing its certainly an improvement from Ubisoft's earlier DRM stance for PC game titles.

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood PC coming in four different versions [Update]

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood for the PC may be released a few months later than the console versions but publisher Ubisoft seems to be going all out in giving lots of attention to the PC port of their hit action game. Today Ubisoft announced that the PC version would be made available in no less than four different versions.

All four versions can be purchased on Ubisoft's web store. There's the standard edition (both retail and digital) that has the game and all of the DLC content that was released for the console versions. The Digital Deluxe version has a lot of extra in-game content and more behind the scenes extras. There's also the Special Edition with some extra content (including an extra multiplayer map) and the super fancy Codex Edition which comes in a "beautiful and detailed Renaissance style chest" and has lots of extras and in-game content.

You can check out the details of all four versions of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood for the PC after the jump. The game's minimal and recommended system requirements can also be seen after the jump

Update: Ubisoft has confirmed that the US version of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood will be released on March 22, not March 18 as it has listed in the press release.

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood PC gets digital deluxe edition

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood's PC release date was officially set today for March 17 for US gamers. Now developer and publisher Ubisoft has offered up a digital deluxe version of the action game that is available now for pre-orders at the same price as the regular edition of the game ($49.99)

The digital deluxe edition is now available for pre-order at Ubisoft's web store along with Steam, Direct2Drive and other download sites. It contains two new single player maps, two more multiplayer characters and a new skin for the Ezio character. It also has a number of other extras like the game's soundtrack, a map of Rome, a behind-the-scenes video, the live action short film series Assassin's Creed Lineage and more.

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood PC gets March 17 release date

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood finally has a release date for the PC port of Ubisoft's third game in the action game series. The game's official message boards have revealed that PC version will be released in North America and most of Europe on March 17. UK gamers will get the game a day later on March 18.

The PC version is said to have all of the downloadable content that was made available for the console versions of the title after it was released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 back in November. The PC port will also have support for Nvidia's 3D Vision tech as well as AMD Radeon's Eyefinity multi-monitor support.

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Report: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood PC to include 3D and multi-monitor support

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood has been out for the Xbox 360 and PS3 for three months now but at the moment PC gamers are still waiting for the promised PC version of the third game in the Ubisoft action game series. While Ubisoft has been silent on when the PC port will be released, the German web site Gamestar has posted up an article that looks at what PC players can expect when the port finally comes out.

According to the article (translated by Google) the game will have improved graphics compared to the console ports, including support for ambient occlusion for lighting. The game will also support Nvidia's 3D Vision tech for playing the game in 3D. PCs with AMD Radeon graphics chips will also be able to play the game with its Eyefinity multi-monitor support. The article also claims that all of the downloadable content that was released for the console versions will be included in the PC port. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood for the PC is supposed to be released by the end of March.

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Assassin's Creed Brotherhood wins Writer's Guild of America award

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, the third game in Ubisoft's action game series, won the 2011 Videogame Writing award from the Writer's Guild of America. The winner was revealed during ceremonies on Saturday night where the game won against titles like Fallout New Vegas, Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2, Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands and Singularity.

There's been some debate about how the guild selects the nominees and winners. In a recent editorial at (free registration required) the WGA's Micah Wright describes how the guild does require that all game entries join the guild's Videogame Writers Caucus which has a $60 a year fee.

Meanwhile PC owners are still waiting official word from Ubisoft about the PC release of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. While some retail web site have shown a February 22 release date that date has yet to be confirmed by Ubisoft.

Ubisoft: "PC is still an important platform for" Assassin's Creed series

While the Assassin's Creed franchise has been a big hit for developer-publisher Ubisoft on the console front, the open world stealth action game series hasn't had much of an impact on the PC platform. The first two games in the series were released months after their console platform debuts and the same goes for the third game, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, which is already out for Xbox 360 and PS3 but isn't due out for the PC until sometime in the first quarter of 2011.

Yet, an Ubisoft rep insisted to Computer and Video Games that the PC is a big part of the game series. Ubisoft UK marketing boss Murray Pannell is quoted as saying, "Definitely, PC is still an important platform for the franchise." He added that details on what the PC port of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood will contain will be revealed "soon".

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