Assassin's Creed: Revelations Reveals Fresh New Details

In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood our friend Ezio's travels take him to Constantinople, heart of the Ottoman Empire, where no man's feet need touch the floor while seated. We know he's following in the footsteps of Assassin's Creed's Altair, but why?

Ubisoft promised us answers, and they're slowly letting them trickle out as we build to E3 2011. Why is Ezio travelling to Constantinople, other than how fun it is to say? He's on the hunt for five ancient artifacts that hold the key to the future of the Assassin's brotherhood. Along the way he'll spend some time seeing the sights, and meet colourful new characters like master assassin Yusuf Tazim, Prince Suleiman, and Sofia Sorto, who has a little thing for our Italian killer-for-hire.

You also get a chance to play as Altair himself. I've a feeling he has a little something to do with those hidden artifacts.

Ezio adds new skills and weapons to his arsenal as well in Revelations, including his age-ripened Eagle Sense, bomb crafting, and the Hook Blade, perfect for both stabbing and pretending you're playing BioShock Infinite.

Let's see, is there anything else? Oh, apparently US customers that preorder from GameStop will receive some sort of Penny Arcade poster, which sounds nice.

And that's pretty much all we've got. *shakes press release upside-down* The answers are coming, they're just taking their own sweet time. Hey look, screenshots and concept art!


Comments

    There aren't many games I pay > $30 for, but this series is definitely in that list. A game every year is great, as long as the quality stays high.

    That pun in the tag is terrible. I approve.

    Also, I really hope they release an art book for the whole group of Assassin's Creed 2 games. Their concept work is consistently AMAZING.

      Much rather have large prints sitting framed on my walls. Bioware had the right idea with that one.

    If this matches anywhere near the quality of Brotherhood (and i think it will) then it is another instant buy of the best edition they have. I had faith they could make Brotherhood great in a year turn-around, i have the same faith they can do it again.

      Agreed. This is shaping up to be another great game.

    Until the quality drops substantially, I fully support an annual AC game.

    Great to see the story returning to it's Middle Eastern origins!

    This should be another good game in the series, probably on par with AC2 and ACB.

    What I would like to see in the future though, is a proper Assassin's Creed 3, with a new protagonist, and a slight revamp of game systems. I think the movement controls, weapons, and combat could really benefit from being streamlined and simplified a bit, kind of like what they did with Splinter Cell Conviction.

    As much as I'm looking forward to this, I have to remind myself that the PC release will probably be 4 months behind the consoles, and therefore temper my enthusiasim for it.

    You really know how to torture your PC fans, don't you Ubisoft?

    This fall is gonna be crazy with all these great games popping up. There isn't enough money in the world :-P

    "In Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood our friend Ezio’s travels take him to Constantinople,"

    Huh? I thought Brotherhood took place in Rome?

    Damn it, this November is going to be so expensive on the gaming front, but so brilliant.

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