AC2 Fans may/may not be aware of the new limited codex edition of Brotherhood is available for pre-order.
I'm not usually into pre-order/collector stuff but this looks up my alley. Pre-ordering by Sept 15th also gives you access to the multiplayer beta, but I think that may be consoles only??
Codex Edition Contains:
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood game
Renaissance Collector Chest
Map of Rome
Multiplayer characters cards
Bonus DVD and game soundtrack
2 Exclusive single player maps: Aqua Gear & Trajan Market
2 Multiplayer characters: Harlequin & Officer
Additional bonus content yet to be revealed
Finally, those of you like the look of Assassins Creed 2 concept art etc may be interested in an upcoming interview I am doing with Gilles Beloeil, one of the lead artists on AC2/Brotherhood. It should be up by late August (click funny logo in siggy)
If you'd like to see some of Mr Beloeil's work from AC2, check out his portfolio here: