First Assassin's Creed 2 DLC Due January 28

"The Battle of Forli," the first downloadable add-on for Assassin's Creed II, will hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 28, maker Ubisoft has tweeted.

Priced at 320 Microsoft Points ($4), "The Battle of Forli" add-on brings the titular scuffle into the historical action-adventure game. A second add-on, "Bonfire of the Vanities," is due in late February, packing more content and a new spring-jump move at $5.

As for the belated PC release of Assassin's Creed II, Ubisoft affirms it's still due out before the end of March 2010. The company also recently revealed that a "full price point" follow-up to the recently released game is due by the end of March 2011.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    January 22, 2010 9:10 AM

    This better be included or free on PC.

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      January 22, 2010 9:27 AM

      what if you had to pay for it?

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      January 22, 2010 9:42 AM

      Why? It is extra content. Why should it be free on one platform and not on another.

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        January 22, 2010 10:37 AM

        Apparently, some people think that as long as content exists at the time of release, it should be free. Neglecting, of course, to notice that the game is easily worth the selling price without that content (which is likely cheaper than the console version anyway).

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          January 22, 2010 11:12 AM

          That's not fair. Games decrease in price over time, and Assassin's Creed 2 will be 3-4 months old by the time it comes out on the PC. Including some new content that's sold as DLC on the consoles is a reasonable way to keep the price attractive. Easier than making a bunch of PC-exclusive additions like they did last time for the same reason.

          For me, if it does end up as separate DLC, and is already on sale before the game even comes out, that's a pretty strong encouragement to just wait for a GOTY edition and save some money. Especially since this would be Ubisoft's first foray into the world of DLC on PCs, and that's sure to mean some headaches.

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      January 22, 2010 10:43 AM


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      January 22, 2010 4:36 PM

      I think those days are coming to an end.

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      January 22, 2010 5:37 PM

      is there some law saying people have to get the dlc? besides 99% is left over trash that didnt fit the story of the game in the first place dont buy it your head might not explode missing out on pretty outfits weee

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