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Ubisoft Pulls The Lid Off Assassin's Creed Revelations

acrevcoverGI.jpgEvery new Creed comes with its own set of pre-mysteries. Where in time will the Animus take us next? Will Desmond ever put up his hoodie and start prowling around like a real Assassin? When will Ubisoft finally let us play as one of his female ancestors?

We've been teased by the PR wizards at Ubisoft for almost a week now, a tiny trailer dangling just out of comprehension. Peeking into the mists, CVG created a pretty thorough breakdown of the symbols hidden within, including the Arabic name Altaïr and a seal for the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

Today, through the science of the internet, we have clarity! The upcoming title Assassin's Creed Revelations is, according to the presser below, "the culmination of Ezio's adventure," and will follow him as he follows the footsteps of Altaïr to Constantinople, home of the Hagia Sophia and a massive Templar threat. Given that the teaser image also shows what appears to be the legendary ancestor's hidden blade, it's likely that present-day Desmond will do his own delving into Altaïr's memories to get closer to the truth. Ubisoft also says we'll "manipulate the construct of Desmond's memories" to unlock further revelations, even though I'm pretty sure that should usually be left to a licensed quantum psychologist.

Besides the novel setting, we're also promised revolutionary new gameplay and a whole host of multiplayer features, including new maps, characters, and game modes to expand on the tense, unique online experience brought by Brotherhood. See the full press release below, and expect to visit Constantinople (not Istanbul) this November!

Today, Ubisoft announced the development of Assassin's Creed Revelations, the fourth installment in the critically acclaimed and immensely popular video game franchise. Developed and led by Ubisoft Montreal with the support and expertise of Ubisoft studios Annecy, Massive Entertainment, Quebec, Singapore and Bucharest, Assassin's Creed Revelations presents the most immersive experience available in the series to date and the culmination of Ezio's adventure. The game is set to release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC this November.

Initially launched in 2007, the first three Assassin's Creed games have sold more than 28 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series on next generation consoles. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin's Creed has transcended video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences such as comic books, Facebook, novels, short films and more.

In Assassin's Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation. It is a perilous path - one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.

In addition to Ezio's award-winning story, the acclaimed online multiplayer experience returns, refined and expanded, with more modes, more maps and more characters that allow players to test their assassin skills against others from around the world. The latest chapter in the Assassin's Creed saga also includes revolutionary gameplay, allowing players to manipulate the construct of Desmond's memories and the Animus to decipher the mysteries of his past and gain insight into the future.

"Delivering the final chapter of the Ezio trilogy is an important milestone in the Assassin's Creed franchise for us and for our fans," said Alexandre Amancio, Creative Director at Ubisoft Montreal. "Assassin's Creed Revelations includes lots of new features and some significant surprises. We can't wait to show our fans what we have in store at E3 this year."

5 Comments

Limeade said:

Oh... More Ezio? I'm really disappointed. I had my fill of the fellow after Brotherhood.

I was and still am hoping for a lady ancestor.

Zeta said:

Will continue skipping this series until Ezio is gone. Far too repetitive.

cerberus635 said:

3rd'd. I'm sick of Ezio. I was sick of Ezio after the second game. Would have preferred a new ancestor each time.

BrookeTF said:

Yeah, I'm tired of Ezio too. I have yet to get Brotherhood, though I plan to someday (mostly for the prospect of playing a female assassin in Multiplayer). I thought ACII was a really good game, but Ubisoft are fooling themselves if they think everyone's in it for Ezio's character. He's a good guy but I honestly do not care what he does after ACII.
I agree with you, bring on ACIII with a female protagonist with a new story and characters - Play off Desmond's discomfort with being a woman for giggles, and the uncomfortable males can connect with his feelings (and hopefully get used to it along with him). Honestly, how many more "secrets" and "revelations" can he possibly gain from being Ezio for a third game? The templars want to mind-control the world with the objects of those who came before. There you go. =/ Unless this game has some amazing features... Ehhhh.

Briker Ed said:

Bleh.... {No, thanks!}
AC2 was a good game but it completely satisfied my hunger for Italian assassins and the setting itself. By completely I mean, the story was finished as it was, no Brotherhood or any other 'closure' needed. How much more can they milk the cow named Ezio? :/

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