Assassin's Creed Revelations 'Previously On' trailer catches you up

Ubisoft wants you to play Assassin's Creed Revelations whether you're familiar with the series or not. Sure, it may be daunting to pick up the second spin-off sequel to a game that's already a sequel. And yeah, maybe it would be odd to jump in now with a series that's notoriously dense on mythology. But you can always try to catch up. In fact, the company made a handy "Previously On" trailer to ease the transition.

It highlights the broad strokes of Desmond's capture by the Templars and the crazy gene-memory machine that serves as the game's impetus. Desmond's narration even calls Altair "stoic," which just has to be Ubisoft winking at us. It hits a few major plot spoilers for previous games, but strangely leaves out the biggest twists from both Assassin's Creed 2 and Brotherhood.

Still, if you want to learn the gist or just need a refresher course, check out the trailer below. The game launches tomorrow for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A PC version is coming in December, apparently without Ubisoft's 'always-on' DRM.