"not just 'AC2.5'" but a full blown sequel.
The retailers "were unsure" but PR and talks won them over that Brotherhood was a major title, and "sales bear that out now". The brand is at 20m sold.
"At first retailers were unsure – they didn’t realise it was a full sequel, not just ‘AC2.5’,” said Ubisoft's Geoffroy Sardin. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has sold over 1 million copies in Europe in less than a week, making it the fastest selling IP for Ubisoft.
"But slowly through PR and discussions with them we have proven this is a new Assassin’s Creed and a complete sequel, not just an add-on. The sales bear that out now, and retailers tell us they are very confident in it,” continued Sardin.
Brotherhood has scored higher critically than Call of Duty: Black Ops, Gran Turismo 5 and Fallout: New Vegas as it managed to secure 89 on Metacritic. Ubisoft has said "a big Assassin's Creed game" is set for release in 2011. Is this AC3?
Assassin's Creed brand passes 20m
03 December 2010 | By Simon Priest