Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood PC System Requirements, Launch Date Announced

By Pete Haas 2011-02-22 15:44:51 discussion comments
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Ubisoft firmed up all the details on Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's PC release today. For starters, they revealed that the previously announced release date was wrong.

Brotherhood will hit the PC in North America on March 22nd. Ubisoft had previously stated it was coming on the 17th. The European release date - March 18th - is the same, though.

The $49.99 standard edition of the game will be available at both retail and through digital stores. It will include the main game as well as all the downloadable content: the Abstergo Project Update 1.0 and 2.0 multiplayer DLC as well as the "Da Vinci Disappearance" add-on announced last week. A Digital Deluxe Edition, priced at $59.99, comes with the following additional content:
  • Exclusive Single-Player Maps: The Trajan Market & The Aqueduct
  • Multiplayer Characters:
    • The Officer - Death's Finest Ally: Few have seen him. Even fewer have lived to tell about it. Fear is his friend, and Death is his ally.
    • The Harlequin - The Walking Nightmare: Behind the gaudy costume and twisted smile lies the soul of a merciless Assassin.
  • Ezio Skin - Helmschmied Drachen Armor: Fashioned by the Helmschmied Armory in 1489, only a few sets were completed due to the weight of the metal. Very few men proved strong enough to wear it.
  • The Original Codex Written by Altaďr: Take a closer look at the history of the Assassins and art of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.
  • Multiplayer Characters Collectible Trading Cards: A set of trading cards featuring all the characters of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Multiplayer, including their kill moves and biographies.
  • Map of Rome
  • Assassin’s Creed Lineage - The Complete Movie: Explore the events that revolve around Ezio’s father, Giovanni Auditore da Firenze, and gain insight on the Assassin’s Creed story and universe.
  • Making-Of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood - Behind the Brotherhood: Go behind the scenes with the development team to learn about how the game was made and Ezio’s continuing story.
  • Game Soundtrack: 22 songs from the original game soundtrack by Jesper Kyd.
Of course, it doesn't really matter how much content the PC version has if your system can't run it. Ubisoft thankfully included the recommended and minimum system specs for the game in today's announcement:

Minimum Configuration:
  • Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 1.8 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHZ
  • Video Card: Nvidia 7900 256 MB or ATI Radeon X1950 256 MB
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
Detailed version

Minimum Configuration:
  • SUPPORTED OS: Windows® XP (32-64 bits) /Windows Vista®(32-64 bits)/Windows 7® (32-64 bits)
  • 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 controller
* This product does not support Windows® 98/ME/2000/NT

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 (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: ATI® RADEON® X1950, HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series, NVIDIA GeForce® 7/8/9/100/200 series
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