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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Gets PC Release Date, Less DRM

by Matt Miller on Feb 22, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Gamers without a console will soon be able to join in on Ezio's latest adventure, and this time they won't have to deal with such restrictive digital rights management.

Joystiq spoke with Ubisoft today and confirmed that Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will hit PC on March 22. The game will be available in two versions. The first is a $50 version that includes the two multiplayer DLC updates and the new Da Vinci Disappearance DLC, and a $60 version that contains two additional multiplayer characters, two single-player maps, and and some other little goodies like an extra character skin.

Of equal import for many PC gamers, Brotherhood will release without the frustrating DRM that plagued Assassin's Creed II. In that game, players needed to stay perpetually connected to Ubisoft's servers. Lose internet connection, and you'd lose the game. Brotherhood, in contrast, will allow you to login in just once and then play the single-player game offline.

Brotherhood was our readers' choice for Game of the Year in 2010. Any chance you'll be playing the PC version?