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Ru1986
06-22-2010, 03:39 AM
A worrying qustion popped into my head last night as a watched the latest updated videos about ACB last nighton you tube and that is, will ACB be a solely online game as in it has to be played online?? I understand that to get the multiplayer part of the game this must be done online, however i could not careless about playing AC with my mates to be honest so long as i can spend another few months going through an amazing storyline discovering noew stuff about Rome and generally enjoying the sigle player mode i will be a happy fella cant wait for November http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Azugo
06-22-2010, 03:49 AM
There'll be a single-player campaign, at least 15 hours long.

Deathgrim666
06-22-2010, 03:55 AM
yeah 10-15 hour sp.

Murcuseo
06-22-2010, 04:12 AM
Originally posted by deathgrim666:
yeah 10-15 hour sp.

That's if you choose only to play through the main storyline, it's 22 hours+ at 100%

Ru1986
06-22-2010, 04:17 AM
O right thats good thanks guys. Also will you be able to play as each of the assassins (ezio's recruits) in the sigle player mode or will you have to be Ezio and only able to use them in Multiplayer mode?

If you can play as each of the other assassins too that would be interesting to see how they make that work. So i spose that brings me round to another question does anyone know how that will work?

Also will ACB carry the same Database set up that AC2 had full of factual and topical information because Rome has lots to discover (a shaun Hastings if you like)??

One more to add, Will you be able to do the city build up mode (like in the Villa in AC2) in Rome in Sigle player mode or can you only do all this if you play multiplayer option?

Deathgrim666
06-22-2010, 04:19 AM
too early to tell if u can do other assassins and again too early to know about the database.

Ru1986
06-22-2010, 04:31 AM
Thats cool deathgrim666 thought it might be. Presumabley (spelt wrong i know) its too early to tell about my question re the build up option in Rome?

Deathgrim666
06-22-2010, 04:36 AM
too early lol

Murcuseo
06-22-2010, 04:42 AM
Originally posted by Ru1986:
O right thats good thanks guys. Also will you be able to play as each of the assassins (ezio's recruits) in the sigle player mode or will you have to be Ezio and only able to use them in Multiplayer mode?

You will be able to upgrade them and choose their abilities but not actually play as them, you can direct them during combat but their AI does the rest.


<span class="ev_code_RED">PSM3: how do you go about recruiting followers?</span>

VP: It's systemic. We wanted to dress it and justify it. We wanted it to be a portal for saving lost souls.

PP: As you take away the power of the Borgia in Rome, you increase your own power. That enables you to have a bigger guild. There are people that are fighting the Borgia in the world, and you go there, fight with them, and they see you and ask you to join the guild. Once there, you are able to send them on assassinations that happen elsewhere in Europe. you won't actually be able to play these assassinations, but players are going to be able to read the story about what happens. you also get paid buy the guild and can use it to acquire new skills.
During each mission there are assassins in the shadows and they are available on call - you use the 'L1' button for context sensitive commands. say you're in a fight, and you need help, you can have the best fighter come to your aid by tapping 'L1'.

VP: We wanted to avoid having to micromanage. There are RPG elements, but it needs to be contextual.

PP: It starts with strategy (where you upgrade characters before each mission) then once you're in the game it's more about how you react. You could use assassins to set a trap and use distrations to to access a target - like provoking a fight while you walk around undetected. They'll have access to ranged weapons, smoke bombs - all the tools you have.



Originally posted by Ru1986:
Also will ACB carry the same Database set up that AC2 had full of factual and topical information because Rome has lots to discover (a shaun Hastings if you like)??

You can expect AC:B to have a similar setup but nothing has been confirmed.


Originally posted by Ru1986:
One more to add, Will you be able to do the city build up mode (like in the Villa in AC2) in Rome in Sigle player mode or can you only do all this if you play multiplayer option?

The renovation of Rome is based within the SP and has no relevance to the MP> Each district of Rome is controlled by the Templars and once you regain control of a district you can renovate it. Doing this gives you hideouts and other bonuses. You'll just have to be patient to find out more http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

All this is covered in other threads, you just have to look for it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Ru1986
06-22-2010, 08:57 AM
Thanks for all your info Robson19822009 really really helpful as always my friend http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif. So the sending other assassins off round Europe is a thrilling idea if you could unlock all the cities aswell that would be epic but i think they have probably improved enough in this game for now as you say i just need to be patient lol its not easy though. Also this sending allies off to do missions around europe is not only a multiplayer thing is it you can do this in sigle player mode too right?

Maybe in AC3 we will be able to join our fellow asassins on their missions around the whole of Europe http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Azugo
06-22-2010, 11:11 PM
No, sending your Assassin recruits on assassination missions is not a multiplayer exclusive, uh, thing to do.

Actually, it's not in multiplayer at all. It's single-player exclusive. o_O

In other words, you can do it in single-player.

SWJS
06-22-2010, 11:45 PM
O right thats good thanks guys. Also will you be able to play as each of the assassins (ezio's recruits) in the sigle player mode or will you have to be Ezio and only able to use them in Multiplayer mode? The multiplayer characters aren't the recruits, they're templars. The recruits are shown in the E3 trailer. They'll all be wearing the traditional white assassin robes with hoods.

plug-inalex
06-23-2010, 01:10 AM
Well, My question is, since this premium plus playstation network thing is coming out... will we have to pay for ze beta? And the new thtme is totally awesome, 'greed?

Azugo
06-23-2010, 02:31 AM
That's a good question.

I know that in some countries, you can pre-order Brotherhood and you'll get an invite to the Beta.

I hope us regular PSN members will be able to download the Beta for free, and not by signing up for PSN Plus.

By the way, what's the ''thtme''?

Ru1986
06-23-2010, 02:50 AM
O right so EzioTheAssassin (i think i have the wrong end of the stick then) the Doctor and the Coutresan and co, you cannot actually play as (well only in Multiplayer anyway) in Single player mode you will only be able to use the recruits seen at the end of the E3 demo am i correct now? It doesn't take much to confuse me as you can see mate. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Azugo
06-23-2010, 02:57 AM
In single-player, you can only play as Ezio.

Also only in single-player, you'll be able to request the help of your recruits at any time.

Hope that clears things up for you, Ru.

Ru1986
06-23-2010, 03:04 AM
Yep thats brilliant Azugo thanks for that.

Sorry for confusion.

Murcuseo
06-23-2010, 03:58 AM
Originally posted by EzioTheAssassin:

The multiplayer characters aren't the recruits, they're templars. The recruits are shown in the E3 trailer. They'll all be wearing the traditional white assassin robes with hoods.

When you pick the recruits abilities you also get to pick the colour and design of their garb so they all won't look the same unless you want them to. When your recuit gets killed you can't use him again... he be deaded!

Each of the multiplayer characters will apparently have some kind of storyline in the SP so you will get an introduction to that character.

<span class="ev_code_WHITE">It would be interesting if Leo was an MP character, he does work for the Templars now... apparently http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif</span>

iLikeBacon
06-23-2010, 10:39 AM
Originally posted by Robson19822009:<span class="ev_code_WHITE">It would be interesting if Leo was an MP character, he does work for the Templars now... apparently http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif</span>

That would be pretty nice... maybe he would would have an awesome weapon made all for himself? I wonder what he would be called though...

-Bacon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

SWJS
06-23-2010, 01:29 PM
When you pick the recruits abilities you also get to pick the colour and design of their garb so they all won't look the same unless you want them to. When your recuit gets killed you can't use him again... he be deaded!

Each of the multiplayer characters will apparently have some kind of storyline in the SP so you will get an introduction to that character. You are correct, sir! Brilliant explaination.
I wonder what he would be called though... Inventor? Genius? Celebrety Guest Star Party Member? lol, quite a few things would fit. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

But I doub't he would be an MP character. He wasn't ever a real fighter, and he hated violence.

Murcuseo
06-23-2010, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by EzioTheAssassin:

But I doub't he would be an MP character. He wasn't ever a real fighter, and he hated violence.

I didn't realistically think he would be, I just think it would be interesting if he was http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

iLikeBacon
06-23-2010, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by EzioTheAssassin:<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I wonder what he would be called though... Inventor? Genius? Celebrety Guest Star Party Member? lol, quite a few things would fit. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
I think it would be kewlz if there was some kind of competition to name a MP character, they just gave us a picture and let our minds run free! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

-Bacon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Deathgrim666
06-23-2010, 01:52 PM
Originally posted by iLikeBacon:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by EzioTheAssassin:<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I wonder what he would be called though... Inventor? Genius? Celebrety Guest Star Party Member? lol, quite a few things would fit. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
I think it would be kewlz if there was some kind of competition to name a MP character, they just gave us a picture and let our minds run free! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

-Bacon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

that would be sweet.

iLikeBacon
06-23-2010, 01:59 PM
Ikr? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

-Bacon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

plug-inalex
06-24-2010, 12:45 AM
Ohhh whoops, I meant the theme looks awesome! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

EzioAssassin51
06-24-2010, 01:45 AM
Originally posted by EzioTheAssassin:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">When you pick the recruits abilities you also get to pick the colour and design of their garb so they all won't look the same unless you want them to. When your recuit gets killed you can't use him again... he be deaded!

Each of the multiplayer characters will apparently have some kind of storyline in the SP so you will get an introduction to that character. You are correct, sir! Brilliant explaination.
I wonder what he would be called though... Inventor? Genius? Celebrety Guest Star Party Member? lol, quite a few things would fit. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

But I doub't he would be an MP character. He wasn't ever a real fighter, and he hated violence. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


It would be soo cool if there was an assassin who looked a bit like him called the Inventor!