‘Da Vinci Disappearance’ Assassin’s Creed DLC announced

Ubisoft has announced today that a new single player and multiplayer add-on, “The Da Vinci Disappearance” will be available for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood this March.

The content features a new storyline that finds Da Vinci being kidnapped by an underground cult called the Hermeticists. For some reason, Ezio must recover stolen paintings which will lead him to the location of Da Vinci. The content adds two new locations, along with “two new gameplay features,” whatever they may be.

Multiplayer fanatics can look forward to one new map — Alhambra, a “lush environment set in Spain’s Albaicin of Granada” — along with four new characters: Dama Rossa, the Knight, the Marquis, and the Pariah. Two new gameplay modes will be added as well: “Escort,” which has two teams of four players protecting a VIP target (and trying to kill the VIPs on opposing teams) and a ten-minute, six- to eight-player deathmatch-style game called “Asassinate.”

It’s out on March 8 for $9.99 on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Nick Chester