Assassin's Creed Revelations characters detailed

By Steve Watts, May 18, 2011 12:35pm PDT

More details on the characters of Assassin's Creed Revelations have sprung, courtesy of Game Informer. As previously reported, Ezio heads to Constantinople to learn more about his ancestor, Altair. And as fans speculated, it will be Ezio reliving Altair's memories, not Desmond.

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, Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman. She'll serve as Ezio's love interest in the game, but he can't tell her about being in league with the Assassins. Yusuf Tazim, meanwhile, is a grand master Assassin in the local Constantinople chapter, and will teach Ezio some new tricks, such as using the hook blade for fighting and quickly navigating environments.

Ubisoft is also tying the multiplayer character models to the single-player story more strongly than in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. Characters will unlock in the single-player game, and some multiplayer characters will be recognizable faces from the story.

These include the Vanguard, a Cossack looking for revenge against the Ottoman Empire; the Guardian, a Templar faithful and estranged cousin of the first Sultan of the Sennar Sultanate; the Bombardier, a triple agent who works for the Ottoman corps, is a member of anti-Ottoman rebels, and feeds the Templars information; and the Sentinal, a former Assassin who left the order when they formed an alliance with the Ottomans.

Assassin's Creed Revelations is set to wrap up the story of Ezio and Altair in November.

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