Special Edition Of Assassin's Creed: Revelations Sends Ezio After... Vlad The Impaler?

A higher-priced version of this fall's Assassin's Creed: Revelations called the Animus Edition, will ship with a short film, an encyclopedia and a host of other extras, including an intriguing extra mission that suggests a crossover with the legend of Dracula.

The details for the (in USA) GameStop-exclusive Animus Edition first popped up online during E3 week. But I missed them then and maybe you did too. Here they are, from the retailer's website.

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.

Vlad the Impaler was already referenced in the side-missions in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (well, his coins were referenced). The Brutus armour was available to those of us who played certain key side missions.

The whole thing is going for 100 Euros on the Irish GameStop site and pegged to a November 6 release. It's not listed on the American GameStop site yet, but 100 Euros is about $US140. For those who want Revelations but don't want to spring for this bundle, it's safe to assume that all of the in-game content will eventually be able for all gamers to purchase within a few months after release, as was the case with bonus levels for the previous AC games.

For more on Assassin's Creed: Revelations read our previews of the game's single-player and multiplayer modes.

Single Article Link Name [GameStop, Thanks Brian!]


Comments

    Why is this getting posted now? The details of the Animus edition have been out for almost a month.

      It's also been available to pre-order from EB Games for close to two weeks.

      Prices are only estimated atm but;

      PC $128
      PS3/360 $138

        Yeah, I noticed that the other day.

        Those prices are absurd. No way I'm paying ~$80 more than a normal priced version from OzGameShop.

          Considering you can't get the Animus edition anywhere else and that I'm a huge CE whore, I'm paying the extra money. Plus, Ozgameshop don't have the PC version.

    It'll be interesting to find out whether they cast Vlad III as a Templar or an Assassin. Given the weapon description, I'd suggest the latter.

      Since he apparently was used by the then current Pope, my guess is the former. Only time will tell, though!

    This looks rad, as hideous as the armour of Brutus is, not to mention the complete lack of concern over multiplayer, the rest of the bonuses look pretty appealing.

    The Vlad the Impaler Prison single player mission is also available in JB Hi-Fi's Collector's Edition as well.

    "Explore the prison of legendary Vlad the Impaler, the scourge of Constantinople"

    Um.... Are you sure you've got that right?
    Looks like Ubisoft are inventing their own history again!

      During Vlad's several reigns over Wallachia he severed ties with the Ottoman Empire in an attempt to keep his nation true to their heritage and thus there were quite a few conflicts between the two.

        It wasn't even Constantinople then! And he never attacked the city or went anywhere near there, from what I remember reading.

          "It wasn’t even Constantinople then!"

          Oops, got my facts mixed up there, don't know why I said that.

          Just checked the dates, nevertheless:

          Fall of Constantinople - 1453

          Death of Vlad the Impaler - 1476

          Year the game is officially set - 1511

          Sure they could do some flashback type stuff, but it still seems so contrived.

            The Fall of Constantinople was when it fell into the hands of the Ottoman Empire under Mehmed II's rule, who also at the time claimed Wallachia, Vlad's homeland, as his own;. It was also around this time that Vlad had his biggest conflicts with Mehmed II. So with Ubi's alternate history they could create a rather interesting side-mission.

            (Being HUGELY interested in Vlad Tepes and Romanian history, I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do.)

            Maybe he "died" in 1476 and became Dracula (possibly due by a Piece of Eden)?

            As for the geography, isn't Constantinople only the main city in Revelations? I'm sure I read somewhere that Ezio would be travelling to other places for some missions (possibly like the war machine missions in Brotherhood).

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