To hear the creative director of Assassin's Creed Revelations put it in a recent interview with Game Informer, the next Assassin's Creed will actually merit its subtitle. Questions will be answered. What kind of questions?
Read on, only if you've played Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.
Oh, but if you're about to bail, you might at least like to know that Alexandre Amancio also says - possibly stating the obvious - that "Assassin's Creed III will be about another character." The thinking is that each numbered AC game introduces a new assassin: Altair in the first, Ezio in the second, someone new in III.
Okay? Mild spoiler time... run away, unspoiled non-players of ACII and AC:B
In his interview with Game Informer, Amancio says:
We decided in this opus of the franchise to actually give the players a lot of the answers that they've sort of been thirsting for ever since AC II. A lot of things were set up with Minerva, with Juno, a lot of the details about the end-of-the-world plot line in 2012—as we're getting closer and closer to the actual 2012 marker, the franchise is also concluding its major opus. So this game is sort of where we're setting all the record straight. We're sort of closing all of the loops that have been started. .., We're going to reveal not only a lot of stuff about the first civilization plot-line, but we're actually going to conclude the Ezio, the Altair storylines, and we're going to sort of explain why Ezio is such an important character for the franchise, what his actual role is in all of that plotline, what role Altair plays in that destiny, and, ultimately what role Desmond plays in all that stuff.
Experienced players surely realise that this is no small promise. In ACII and AC:B we've had the mysterious god-like Minerva and Juno, both possibly representatives of some precursor civilization on Earth, tell Ezio and Desmond about the impending end of the world. They've said some shifty things that have called into question whether our hero assassin's are dong the right thing.
This is a series that has implied that even Adam and Eve were somehow tied up in the saga that has led to the adventures of all of the Assassin's Creed answers. Those of us who have been playing certainly have a lot of questions. We're actually getting answers in Revelations? That's a welcome surprise.
Check out the rest of GI's video with Amancio for more details about how Revelations is being made and about his intriguing goals of improving the series convergence of narrative and gameplay. He's set some lofty goals.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations [Game Informer 218]