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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood pre-orders “20% above” ACII

Tuesday, 13th July 2010 07:57 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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There’s a pretty good reason Yves Guillemot was hesitant to confirm any years off for Assassin’s Creed: it’s called “money”.

Speaking in an investor call after the release of Q1 results last night, the Ubisoft CEO said pre-orders for Brotherhood, which releases this Christmas, are tracking well above those seen at this point for Assassin’s Creed II.

“Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood should allow us to reaffirm our position as one of the industry’s best multiplayer developers,” he said, as reported by IGN.

“The pre-orders are the strongest ever seen, already 20 percent above those from the same period last year, even before the awards announced following E3.”

Earlier on in the call, Guillemot refused to corroborate a Eurogamer story that said Assassin’s Creed wouldn’t see a product release in 2011.

Assassin’s Creed II has been a smash hit for Ubisoft; the publisher said in May that the game has sold almost 9 million units since releasing last November.

The franchise saw lead “face” Patrice Desilet move on just before E3. Speaking in the UK last week, production manager Jean-Francois Boivin described Desilet as the “visionary” behind the series.

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15 Comments

  1. Freek

    Well Yves, would you like long term succes for the franchise or quickly cash in by driving it into the ground?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    Please ubi dont **** this up! Look at what activision has done and you’ll realise NOT to do it. Why? Cos AC does NOT have the same traction as a CoD game.

    CoD may be milked but it still sells this won’t do as well under such strain. So yeah, again, don’t **** this up!!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. justiceblob

    “AC does NOT have the same traction as a CoD game” — Erm both of the two main games have sold 8 million copies each. I cant find the sales for the first COD, but the second one has sold ‘only’ 2 million copies.

    But I do agree with your point, they have a great franchise and I dont want to see them run it into the ground.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. ekfight

    Geeze guys, I dont understand why everyones overreacting to this new AC game. Compared to the turnaround of AC1 – 2, yeah its coming out much quicker.
    They said they loved working with Ezio so much they didnt want his story to end there.

    Just because they work quick doesnt mean its gonna be shitty. Seriously, hasnt Ubisoft won our trust yet??

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    No.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    @3 – true but CoD only hits its stride sales wise with CoD4 which sold i think 13 mill and its only got bigger from there. AC is big but not CoD big

    #6 4 years ago
  7. justiceblob

    @7 What I was saying wqas that it has potential as an IP, and is already outselling COD by the time it was on its 2/3 outing.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    @7 – oh yeah i can understand that and god knows i think its WAY better than CoD =/

    just hope ubi doesn’t screw over this franchise :(

    #8 4 years ago
  9. justiceblob

    @8 so we are in agreement then.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. The Hindle

    @ 7 its Ubisoft imo they always screw thier franchises up see POP and Splinter Cell.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    @9 – lol yes

    @10 – in all honesty going off PoP and SC they’re not as bad as activision. PoP never reachieved the heights of SoT but all of them are good games, even the new one isn’t that bad actually. And SC i think only ever had one duffer of a game (double agent on 360)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Moonwalker1982

    I had my doubts about this when only one year after II the next one comes out. But that E3 footage took away lots of those doubts, its looking awesome in many aspects.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    Same engine, same setting, same assets for the most part. Its no surprise its coming out so soon really.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Moonwalker1982

    If this game has some new things i won’t complain. And by the looks of the gameplay demo during E3 it will have new stuff. That whole part with the city crumbling down was impressive enough already, loved that.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    I just hope its more polished the AC2, it was a good game but it had these really stupid mistakes like enemies acting as if you were on a rooftop when you entered a restricted area on the ground or enemies at the beginning of the game commenting on your characters assassin outfit despite you not actually having it yet. They were really sloppy, lazy errors.

    #15 4 years ago

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