Learn More About the History of Rome in This ASSASSIN'S CREED: BROTHERHOOD Retrospective

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Learn More About the History of Rome in This ASSASSIN'S CREED: BROTHERHOOD Retrospective

Although Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood came out a decade ago, it remains one of the best-rated games in Ubisoft’s series, so be sure to learn more about the middle chapter of Ezio’s journey from a confused rookie to the legendary Master Assassin in a new video.

In the “The Real History of Renaissance Rome” featurette, Ubisoft gives us a unique chance to take a closer look at the impressive results of the development team’s months of hard work on the open-world game.

Today, Assassin’s Creed is known for its varied and multidimensional settings — some of them may be especially interesting if you’re a history buff — and Brotherhood offered players the opportunity to renovate the entire city of Rome, with its most important locations, landmarks, and monuments — including the Castel Sant'Angelo and Colosseo.

In case you’re unfamiliar with Brotherhood, it's a direct sequel to Assassin’s Creed II, taking place in Rome during the 16th century. Just like in Ezio’s first adventure, the Borgias are the main villains of the story, with the ruthless Cesare doing his best to destroy the Assassin Order.

The title was not only one of the most acclaimed productions of 2010, but also the best-selling entry in the series at the time, with more than 7 million units sold since launch. If you feel like revisiting Brotherhood, you can always pick it up as part of Uplay+ — the French company’s subscription service with more than 100 other Ubisoft games in the vault that you can enjoy for $14.99 a month.

After a year-long break, Assassin’s Creed will return in 2020 with a brand-new, probably cross-gen entry. While the title hasn’t been officially announced yet, you can prepare for it by watching this video:

Live and breathe as Ezio, a legendary Master Assassin, in his enduring struggle against the powerful Templar Order. He must journey into Italy’s greatest city, Rome, center of power, greed and corruption to strike at the heart of the enemy. Defeating the corrupt tyrants entrenched there will require not only strength, but leadership, as Ezio commands an entire Brotherhood who will rally to his side. Only by working together can the Assassins defeat their mortal enemies.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is currently available for PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox 360 & One, and PC (via Steam, Origin and Uplay).