Assassin's Creed II ''The Battle of Forli'' Dated

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Alan Pettit

We've known about the price (320 MSP), as well as a general overview of what to expect. Now, we know the date. Ubisoft tweeted this morning that the anticipated first DLC for Assassin's Creed II, The Battle of Forli, will be available January 28th. Just barely made it for the planned January release, but it counts! No word yet on any achievements, but if current trends are anything to go by and as Ubisoft's own history would suggest (EndWar, Prince of Persia), I'm going to pencil myself in for another AC2 news post next week.

The second DLC, The Bonfire of the Vanities (400 MSP), is scheduled for sometime in February. We can probably expect a late entry for that as well.

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  • Awsome and cheap!!
  • Awesome, can't wait!
  • wonder if it will have achievements ethier way i will be picking it up
  • Fantastic game, sounds like a great DLC, and hopefully the price catches on...
  • Wooop!! Can't wait! The game was a blast so I don't mind some more... :P Does anybody know if there will be new achievements coming with it?
  • shit just realised this is gunna collide with ME2!!! I have far to many games to play!
  • Nice, definitely getting this when it comes out
  • I wondered when this came out
  • this will wait until reading week during february... I have bayonetta and me2 to play until and through that week :D
  • looks like no achievements just as I expected. dont know whether to buy the dlc or just trade in the game now that i have 1000
  • wooooooooooooooooo.
  • why you think there will be no achievements @#10?
  • I love Ubisoft, Assassins Creed II was like my favourite game of last year and now the DLC is announced and its dirt cheap, Love it.
  • Saw this earlier and was like "Shit, must complete that night as I get ME2 the next day!" I cant handle both at the same time!
  • Very nice. ACII was one of the best games last year, if not the best imo. Haha, still need to buy MS points for it though, 40 short just now. =P
  • This will have to wait for Mass Effect 2.
  • Tomb Raider is not Ubisoft...
  • I'm hoping there will be achievements but I really don't think there will be. It will be cheap though!
  • @ 12 - Ihink there will be no achievements due to the price, all DLC with cheevos seem to be 800+ points. also as this is 2 pieces of short story related DLC i had hoped for at least 250 etc gamerscore. ah well, ill still buy the DLC regardless as I am a master Assassin! full 1000 in both Creed 1 and 2 :)
  • Nice to see quick DLC and the low price. Great game and glad to continue it a little more with the DLC.
  • i live in Forlì and what is this?! Cheap!
  • Hopefully this comes with achievements since if not I'll have to pass on this.
  • Well this is going to have to wait until I finish Mass Effect 2. Perhaps I'll just wait for both expansions to be released.
  • Achievments or not I'm getting this!
  • Sweet. Cant wait for this. Mass Effect 2 and more Assassins Creed. Hope its got a few cheeves!!!
  • Yeah, I think I'm with you #23. Mass Effect 2 is going to have way too much of my time.
  • I STILL NEED THIS GAME!!!
  • Think I will wait until both DLC are out.. Then I can rent it again and 100% it
  • @#17 - Ha ha, yeah, Alan must have had a bit of a brain fart =P
  • Awesome, been waiting for this since you posted the news announcing it. AC2 was by far my game of the year. Now I'm just hoping/praying it doesn't get pushed back and that it has achievements. I'll buy it either way, but achievements would be a nice bonus.
  • Glad to see its cheap. Assassin's Creed 2 was my runner up GoTY behind Batman: Arkham Assylum. I loved it and it improved so much from the original. Even if it doesn't have achievements I will get it. At least it won't mess up my 100% and the DLC is cheap.
  • sweet I 1k'd this 4 days after gettin it at christmas
  • 17/29: Ubisoft, Eidos.. same thing, right? :P
  • About time! But still no word on achievements? No achievements = no purchase for me.
  • @ #19 - Not true. Plenty of DLC has come with achievements that have been way under 800 points. Both of Mass Effect's DLC's were 400 points each & brought a total of 4 achievements. 1 for Bring Down the Sky & 3 for Pinnacle Station. Warden's Keep for Dragon Age is 560 points & brings an achievement. Same with Return to Ostagar for 400 points. I can go on and on.
  • I just jizzed in my pants!
  • I remember hearing somewhere on this site that if a company is charging money for DLC then they have to provide achievements to unlock with it. Either up to 250 points or 10 achievements, whichever comes first, per every 3 months. If someone knows where this is stated we can provide source, and everyone will rest easy knowing there will be 'chieves.
  • this will give me a reason to go get the last feathers in Venice. Sweetness on price.
  • Good to know the date, I finished playing AC2 just yesterday scoring sweet 1000G on it. Loved the game, eagerly awaiting both missing DNA sequences.
  • Love the cheap DLC, especially for a high caliber game like ACII
  • I reckon there will be a least 30Gs with it as it is a missing memory sequence and the rest were pretty much 30Gs
  • Didn't buy the game.. So if they don't have achievements won't pick them up. Hope they do though, will get them after both come out.
  • Not only will Mass Effect 2 have consumed me by then but I was also planning on getting Dragon Age DLC... if there's no achievements for this I'll have to wait since I'll have no time :P and already 100% the game.
  • umm yeah, for all the people who won't get the dlc just because it may or may not have cheeves, is a dumb reason, i personally don't care if it does or doesn't, i will be picking it up.
  • Regardless of Achievements, I'll get this as soon as it's released. I love this series, and I welcome any reason to keep playing.
  • AWESOME. i hope they dont ruin my 1000/1000 but im diffenetly pickin it up
  • @44 thank you for saying that. Sorry ac2 Mass effect 2 is coming out so you'll have to wait.
  • according to machinima.com The Bonfire of the Vanities comes out feb 28
  • No achievements = No buy for me I'm afraid. Absolutely loved the game, got my 1000. I'm happy with that.
  • I really like this game so I will be purchasing this DLC (since its price is reasonable) and ME2.
  • I may get this at some point, but unless it has new achievements it will be a while.
  • Finally.. There better be achievements and I hope there are new weapons too. T'will be awesome
  • Finally, some fairly priced DLC for a good game. Can't wait to spend my 800,000 florins on some new weaponry.
  • There's times when I wont buy DLC unless it has achievements, like Prince of Persia, because I didn't like that game that much. For a game that I love like AC2 though, I'll buy the DLC whether there's achievements or not. To those that say they loved the game but wont buy the DLC unless it has achievements, I think you should reconsider just how much you liked the game.
  • I will prob buy it release day but might be busy w/Mass Effect 2 lol
  • The day before Mass Effect 2..... That sucks
  • Damn I still need to buy this game but I also want Mass Effect 2.
  • Cant wait hope there will be achievements rumors said there wasnt any.... cheap and good Mass Effect going to be over rated and glitchy but im still getting it cant wait for inferno thats my type hack and slash baby..
  • I will be picking this up, achievements or not, but my guess is there will be some.
  • Pretty sure that I heard somewhere that they'll have achievements.
  • I'd get it, but a little game called Mass Effect 2 will be occupying my time when this is released!!!!!!
  • Too many games, too much DLC, the age of the gamer is truly upon us xD
  • Yes! I was just looking for this as I want the DLC! FTMFW!
  • Hopefully this comes with achievements since if not I'll have to pass on this.
  • Nice, the game is awesome, I was hoping for some dlc :)
  • @ 44. Umm yeah...You're on an achievement website. Get used to it.
  • NOOOOOO dlc on the same day as mass effect 2 =[, download one and play the other
  • @ #10 #35 owned you! Burn! Anyway, I'll be getting this a little while after launch. Good to know it's dated and relatively cheap!
  • Agree with #3, absolutely going to pick up a 800msp card for these :)
  • omfg want
  • The whole thing about achievements is because they give a lasting satisfaction to a game. Buying the DLC, beating it in 2 hours and that's it has nothing to show for it after the fact. Achievements just add that little extra plus to it. I'd rather pay $5 for DLC w/ achievements than $3 for DLC without achievements.
  • damn too close to mass effect 2
  • I got A2 for christmas, and I LOVE IT.. but am i the only one that think them removing these memory blocks from the game to sell later is lame. I know they claim they didn't, but then why did they take them out from the middle of the game, and just tack one on the end?? LAME, will not buy *BAAAAH* *BAAAAAH*
  • Quit complaining that it's too close to Mass Effect 2... It's not like they care that they're interfering with your gaming habits. Just accept it.
  • wow, people should stop comlaining this comes out the same day as ME2, considering this DLC is just one memory, meaing like 1 hour of gameplay dealing with story @ 73, apparently they couldn't get these two in before finishing the game on time
  • Great to finally get a drop date. Been spending too much time looking for feathers and am ready for something new. Achievements or no I'll still be getting it.
  • Awesome, but, ME2 will occupy most of my time. With day 1 DLC for ME2, this'll be put off probably until the 2nd DLC drops, then I'll grab 'em both. Picking up my copy at midnight Monday!!!
  • Yay a reson to play this game again.
  • What the poop is up with the 320 msp price tag? Why cant it be 300 or 400? Now I'll have 80 random points. Argh
  • need more cheevos
  • The day before Mass Effect 2? I wonder how many people will buy this, play half way through it then go out and buy Mass Effect 2
  • Sold and sold
  • @79 lol I hate that aswell
  • Go back to 2009 #36
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