Hot of the presses comes news that the maps that came with the limited edition of Assassin's Creed 2 will be available alongside the Bonfire of the Vanities DLC tomorrow (18th Feb). The three secret Templar locations (Palazzo Medici, Santa Maria dei Frari, and Arsenal Shipyard) were previously only available in the various limited version of the game. The version I got came with the Arsenal Shipyard, but not the other two for some reason. If the other two secret Templar locations are similar to the Arsenal Shipyard, you won't get much out of apart from gold you don't need because you bought all the mansion upgrades in the first third of the game, and roughly 20 minutes of well realised platforming possibly in a church or palace.
The Bonfire of the Vanities pack is Sequence 13 from the game, and will open up that southern part of Florence which I kept expecting to open up at some point, then forgot about, then was like "Oh right, that!" when I read about it opening up a few minutes ago. This pack will continue on from the Battle of Forli which I reviewed the other day.
Here is a trailer!
The Bonfire of the Vanities on it’s own will set you back 320 of those Microsoft Point things (£2.72/$4.00). The version with the Templar Locations will cost 520 points (£4.42/$6.50) . As far as I understand it you won’t be able to get them on their own, and you doubly won’t be able to buy just the two of them that you don't have, so as someone who only needs two of the three I think I might be getting ripped off. They owe me like 25 points (£0.21/$0.31)! Or will do when I eagerly buy it tomorrow.