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Roakeru
11-03-2010, 04:29 AM
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

Dev Blog – Seventh Entry

“New Gadgets”



In Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood we wanted to create new gadgets that were helpful to the player, or improve upon ones we’ve already used. Gadgets in the game are used to “spice” up some of our core mechanics. That’s why when we create a gadget it must be related to one of the main three gameplay pillars: social stealth, fight, and free running. For example, in Assassin’s Creed 2, the poison blade was clearly related to social stealth – it created larger diversion and drew a crowd. The smoke bombs were useful to get out of tricky situations in fights, and so on.

For our new gadgets, we followed the same philosophy and tried to create at least one new gadget for each gameplay pillar. We have two new gadgets built by Leonardo, and two others that can be found in normal shops. They are:

- The poison darts: They are an improvement over the poison blade – they allow you to poison enemies without having to get close. It’s actually quite useful to create diversion, while keeping away from your target. Leonardo will offer to build this for Ezio.

- Fast poison: Fast poison makes enemies go directly into berserk mode. This is a more precise way to create a diversion, because you don’t have to wait a few seconds before the poisoned NPC starts slashing wildly around him. Doctors will sell these upgrades.

- Heavy sheath: The sheath allows you to buy and equip heavy weapons as your standard weapon. This is a super cool gadget to have, because it opens up Ezio to 6 new weapons. But, if you’re carrying a heavy weapon you cannot carry a one-handed weapon at the same time. This gadget can be bought in a tailor shop.

- The parachute: This helps the player to better control his fall and allows for some cool new moves. You can even do an air assassination from the parachute (and it’s GREAT!!!). Leonardo will give you the parachute in the game.

A few extra words on the parachute: while it may seem weird for Ezio to use a parachute, it is based on one of Leonardo’s drawings. While not being 100% historically accurate, the parachute had so much potential, we decided to keep it anyway. It’s really cool to climb one of Rome’s taller buildings and glide down toward the ground. It also opens up additional strategies such as gliding over guard posts, air assassinating from unexpected places, and more.

Of course, old favorites are still in the game: the smoke bomb will be back, as are the dual hidden blades, the hidden gun, the poison blade, and so on.
http://assassinscreed.uk.ubi.c...hood/news/12257.html (http://assassinscreed.uk.ubi.com/brotherhood/news/12257.html)

younas456
11-03-2010, 04:39 AM
the sheath is awesome http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif can't wait http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

tyrce111
11-03-2010, 05:05 AM
So if we use a heavy weapon as a main weapon it provents us from having a sword and a dagger?

And that means we wont lose our blade/axe/spear if we wedge it into someones skull...

And 2 handed weapons were very easy to counter with.

itsamea-mario
11-03-2010, 06:46 AM
where would he put them, i can't imagine free running with a spear to be easy.

tyrce111
11-03-2010, 07:28 AM
Hit Girl did a parkour roll with a pole blade think on her back...
Should be no problem for Ezio and his bad physics gameplay which enables his sword to go straight through a CHAIR!!!

The Zoo Boy
11-03-2010, 05:00 PM
Old information (at least some of it) but still epically awesome!!! Thanks for making a thread about it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

X10J
11-03-2010, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by tyrce111:
So if we use a heavy weapon as a main weapon it provents us from having a sword and a dagger?

And that means we wont lose our blade/axe/spear if we wedge it into someones skull...

And 2 handed weapons were very easy to counter with.

I think we can still have the dagger.

ChaosxNetwork
11-03-2010, 05:44 PM
How has no one seen this on the homepage lol?
But yeah I love the idea of poison dart plus extra strength poison shall come in very useful!

X10J
11-03-2010, 06:00 PM
^agree