Earlier this week, Ubisoft announced a special higher-priced premium ‘Animus Edition’ that will feature bonus content and missions. One of the missions involves exploring the prison of Vlad the Impaler – Inspiration for Dracula and the character’s namesake.

The mission will involve seeking out the “hanging cell” of Vlad the Impaler to retrieve his personal blade described as “a deadly close quarters dagger capable of dispatching any foe”.

Might Ezio fight Dracula? Unlikely. The Assassin’s Creed series tends to keep away from the supernatural (yet it involves aliens, grand conspiracies and bizarre VR time travel), but it’s more than likely that you’ll encounter bizarre things and Vlad’s remains.

It seems the Animus Edition is a Gamestop Exclusive and will be available for the PS3, PC and Xbox 360. Here are the features below:

Animnus Edition Features:

- Behold the Animus Edition, holding secrets retrieved from the depths of the Animus

- In-depth encyclopedia, with comprehensive entries on the major characters, events and other important aspects of the Assassin’s Creed universe.

- Original game soundtrack

- Assassin’s Creed Embers Movie: an animated short film

In-game content:

Explore the prison of legendary Vlad the Impaler, the scourge of Constantinople who inspired the myth of Dracula. Seek out the hanging cell of the infamous leader to retrieve his personal blade, a deadly close quarters dagger capable of dispatching any foe.
Capacity upgrades for your hidden gun bullets, bombs & crossbow arrows to give you a decisive advantage in battle.
Play as two additional multiplayer characters: The Crusader & a character from Assassin’s Creed® Brotherhood revamped with a Constantinople flavour: the Ottoman Jester
The Armour of Brutus from Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
One exclusive customisation item.

Source: Gamestop