DtV: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - The Da Vinci Disappearance DLC

Release Date: Xbox Live (3-8-11)/PSN (3-9-11)/PC (3-17-11)

- Geoff Barry

The Da Vinci Disappearance released a new single player experience to the already lengthy campaign, along with a new multiplayer map. The single player portion can be burned through in about two hours, and involves Ezio hunting down Leonardo’s kidnappers. You can expect to fight off more of those annoying wolf-dog characters that, even with a group of ten, can be disposed of within seconds. The clues to Da Vinci’s whereabouts are encoded within several paintings, which, if you’ve ever played Assassin’s before, should be almost screaming puzzle-sequence at you. 

For any achievement or trophy hunter, this DLC offers ten new challenges. The new map also contains four new characters including: the Dama Rossa, the Knight, the Marquis, and the Pariah. It also opens up two new game modes in Escort and Assassinate. I liked Escort because it required teams to protect their VIP while moving from checkpoint to checkpoint, along with trying to hunt and kill the other teams’. 

The Da Vinci Disappearance is currently available for $9.99 on consoles.

Casual Assassin’s Players: Like with most DLC for any casual gamer, this isn’t necessary. It’s not a bad package for ten bucks by any means, but it’s not a must own if you’re just getting into the series. Brotherhood is filled with so many side missions as is, that this would be like paying money to play the same kind of memories. 

Hardcore Assassin’s Players: This is a must own DLC pack. It’s the only one that carries new single player missions, along with new multiplayer modes. It’s a decent story that lets you continue playing this seeming endless title. Not only that, but the price of admission is worth it, so you don’t feel slighted.