New characters added to the series include a mixture of real-life historical figures and new fictional characters. The real life figures include Manuel Palaeologos, and Prince Suleiman. In the game, Palaeologos has ties to the remaining Byzantine faction and Templar order, but his loyalty to both is in doubt. Suleiman is one of most famous rulers in history, but in the game is only 17 years old and dealing with family conflict.
Sofia Sorto, a fictional character, is based on Albrecht Durer's painting,
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