PC Version of AC:Brotherhood gets detailed

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Ubisoft are finally getting their arses into gear and releasing the PC version of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood on March 18th. The big news coming from VG247 though is that the controversial DRM that Ubisoft used in Assassin’s Creed 2 will not be present in this game. Said DRM required users to be online everytime they played AC2, otherwise they would not be able to play their game. Quite rightly, that didn’t go down well, so this time around the single player portion of AC:Brotherhood will be playable offline after a first time login, which is much more reasonable.Still, that doesn’t consider retail purchasers who may not have an internet connection, but perhaps that won’t be affected by this DRM.

Ubisoft have also detailed the different editions of the game as well as the minimum and recommended specifications. The editions are as follows;

  • All editions of the game will include the two free DLC updates from the console versions as well as the upcoming Da Vinci Disappearance DLC.
  • There is a codex edition of the game which comes in a Renaissance style chest. It will include a 60 page book about the history of the Assassins and artwork from the game. There will also be a map of Rome, some multiplayer trading cards, a DVD of Assassin’s Creed: Lineage, a prequel story to AC2, a DVD containing the Assbros soundtrack, two extra multiplayer characters, two extra single player maps and some extra armour for Ezio.
  • The special edition comes in cold foil packaging (whatever that is) and only comes with one multiplayer character and a single player map.
  • The digital deluxe edition is the same as the codex edition except it doesn’t have the 60 page book, the map of Rome or the trading cards but does include a making of

As for the specifications;

Minimum Configuration:
SUPPORTED OS: Windows® XP (32 or 64 bit) /Windows Vista®(32 or 64 bit)/Windows 7® (32 or 64 bit)
Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 1.8 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHZ
RAM: 1.5 GB Windows® XP / 2 GB Windows Vista® – Windows 7®
Video Card: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0–compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 –compliant sound card
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
Hard Drive Space: 8 GB
Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional gamepad

Recommended Configuration:
Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo E6700 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better
Video Card: GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4700 or better
Sound: 5.1 sound card
Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, joystick optional

Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
ATI® RADEON® X1950, HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series
NVIDIA GeForce® 7/8/9/100/200 series

You can find out reviews of Assbros here and here.

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