Assassin's Creed Revelations announced

Ubisoft officially announced Assassin's Creed Revelations today, due for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 this November. It promises to close the book on Ezio's story, and expand the multiplayer.

35
Though the company wasn't exactly keeping it a trade secret, Ubisoft officially announced Assassin's Creed Revelations today. The game is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, with support from Ubisoft studios Annecy, Massive Entertainment, Quebec, Singapore, and Bucharest. It's set for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in November, which means earlier reports of a new packaged game this year were spot-on.

Watch that first step

Ubisoft calls this the culmination of Ezio's story, so it's our last trek with the beloved Renaissance Batman. In the game, Ezio retraces the steps of Altair to Constantinople, where Templars are gathering their forces. This goes hand-in-hand with the teaser trailers, which hinted at both Altair and Ezio. The game promises to let you "manipulate the construct of Desmond's memories," which sounds so crazy that it has to mean something. It will also bring back the multiplayer from Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, letting you shank fools with more modes, maps, and characters. "Delivering the final chapter of the Ezio trilogy is an important milestone in the Assassin’s Creed franchise for us and for our fans," said Ubisoft Montreal creative director Alexandre Amancio, in the announcement. "Assassin's Creed Revelations includes lots of new features and some significant surprises. We can’t wait to show our fans what we have in store at E3 this year." If any of those surprises include making sense of Brotherhood's ending, sign us up.
Editor-In-Chief
From The Chatty
  • reply
    May 5, 2011 10:05 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Assassin's Creed Revelations announced.

    Ubisoft officially announced Assassin's Creed Revelations today, due for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 this November. It promises to close the book on Ezio's story, and expand the multiplayer.

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 10:09 AM

      Should be interesting to see the differences in time between Ezio and Altair.

      • gmd legacy 10 years mercury mega
        reply
        May 5, 2011 10:18 AM

        yeah, and it should be amazing after ASSBRO.

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 10:10 AM

      PC this November? o.O

      That's a change for Ubi.

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 10:11 AM

      Given the way Assassin's Creed works, the game basically has to end with Ezio shacking up.

      • reply
        May 5, 2011 10:16 AM

        I always assumed he was shacking up with all those prostitutes in AC2.

        • reply
          May 5, 2011 10:20 AM

          Well, yes, but given the story continues from his perspective, none of those are the female-line anscestor of Desmond.

      • reply
        May 6, 2011 12:04 AM

        They did seem to be making him cosy with that female thief in Venice!

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 10:16 AM

      Old setting, old character, NEW GAME!

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 10:30 AM

      [deleted]

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 10:33 AM

      I like the character of Ezio, and if I like this anywhere near as much as I did Brotherhood (single and multiplayer), I will be spending a ton of hours in this game.

      Still doesn't peak my excitement as much as the announcement of AC3 will when it comes.

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 10:39 AM

      I'm dissappointed with this, I always expected every AC title to get a new setting (didn't they say so?), and AC1 had some hints that there would be a game in old China, which would be perfect. Ofcourse they hit big with 2 so they don't want to change anything.

      • reply
        May 5, 2011 10:50 AM

        I always thought they would move it more and more into modern times. Desmond picking up all of ezio's abilities and all.

        • reply
          May 5, 2011 10:53 AM

          Well, if you've been playing, that's certainly been the case - Desmond's portion of the game is consistently larger/more prominent in the three we have, and by the end of Brotherhood he's basically as skilled as Ezio was, and has to do the same sort of puzzle rooms.

          • reply
            May 5, 2011 11:07 AM

            True, but I meant more along the lines of you'd be roaming around as him in a city doing assassination missions and such.

        • reply
          May 5, 2011 10:59 AM

          They're not doing that either, anyway. I mean a couple years in this guys lifetime doesn't count.

          • reply
            May 5, 2011 11:05 AM

            Yes, they are. Desmond is clearly pickup up the skills. By the end of Brotherhood there's really nothing Ezio can do that he can't. And they definitely increased the amount of time spent in the modern era, even if barring the ending he's still not the main focus, going on missions, etc. They've still set the groundwork for it.

            • reply
              May 5, 2011 12:22 PM

              You're still playing as Ezio in this new game. Kinda goes against what you're saying?

              • reply
                May 5, 2011 2:16 PM

                Not really. You don't know enough to say so far.

              • reply
                May 5, 2011 6:39 PM

                They're probably saving the big Desmond stuff for AC3, but there's always going to be an ancestor segment.

      • reply
        May 5, 2011 11:12 AM

        The description says the game is set in Constantinople, btw.

        • reply
          May 5, 2011 11:25 AM

          interesting. I thought it would be FRANCE given their involvement in assbro

        • reply
          May 5, 2011 12:26 PM

          Look at the screenshot, it's not exactly a huge departure. It's more like a mix of styles from AC 1 and 2 than a whole new one.

        • reply
          May 5, 2011 12:29 PM

          Not Instanbul?

          • reply
            May 5, 2011 1:47 PM

            Instantbull, when you need a bovine OVERNIGHT.

          • reply
            May 5, 2011 6:03 PM

            Why they changed it, I can't say.
            People just liked it better that waaaay!

          • reply
            May 5, 2011 8:33 PM

            I've you've a date in Constantinople she'll be waiting in Istanbul.

      • reply
        May 5, 2011 12:04 PM

        I'm dissappointed as well, I really don't care about Ezio or Altiar so playing as them AGAIN is going to be a negative for me. I was really hoping for late 1700s America or Japan, but I guess i'll just have to wait and hope for the next one :(

      • reply
        May 5, 2011 12:42 PM

        Given that they said that no original ip would be developed in the foreseeable future, it'd make sense that they want to stretch out the story as much as possible. This especially true if you take into account that they skip a few generations between each assassin.

        • reply
          May 5, 2011 12:53 PM

          A new setting isn't a new IP just like AC2 wasn't a new IP coming from AC1, and they're not skipping any generations as you play as the same guy (Ezio) as the last two games.

          • reply
            May 5, 2011 10:23 PM

            I meant story, as in the whole AssCreed franchise. And it's skipping quite a few generations since Ezio is not Altair's son.

            • reply
              May 6, 2011 3:05 AM

              Why are you talking about the old games? Clearly, in keeping the same character from AC2 in AC3, they are not skipping any generations. Hell Ezio probably won't even be older, like the guys in Splintercell or Starcraft, because game writers are that bad at their jobs.

              • reply
                May 6, 2011 5:28 PM

                Of course he's older. Hell, he's older in Brotherhood, and gripes when a doctor tells him men at his age don't heal well from the wounds he has. And he's got a fully grey beard in the one screenshot so far released from the new one.

                I mean, fuck, if you want to complain, whatever, but at least do so based on some reality and not your completely unjustified preconceived notions.

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 10:48 AM

      They had me at 'more multiplayer'.

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 10:51 AM

      I will buy it, play it and love it... but I am disappointed it isn't a new character and setting. Looking forward to these "surprises".

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 11:23 AM

      "It's set for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in November." I find that they threw the PC release during the same time as the consoles amusing.

      • reply
        May 5, 2011 1:46 PM

        I'm sure the PC version will be delayed for "fine tuning" and "optimization" by about 6 months after the console release.

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 11:30 AM

      I'll probably pick this up at some point. I was quite disappointed at the way Brotherhood finished.

      • reply
        May 5, 2011 11:33 AM

        I wasn't disappointed at all, but that was a mean cliffhanger.

        • reply
          May 5, 2011 11:39 AM

          Yeah, they do that. AC1's ending was reminiscent of Halo 2, AC2's little entry in "How to break storytelling conventions in interesting ways" was even more refined, and after AC:B they've now become masters at sadistic treatment of those of us that actually like Desmond's storyline.

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 11:44 AM

      I was really hoping for a different character/setting. AC is great, but I'm done with Ezio's story. It'll probably still be fun to play though.

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 12:01 PM

      Just noticed. His beard is grey and he's got a hook thingy extending out from his arm, not the hidden blade like I first thought.

      • reply
        May 5, 2011 12:37 PM

        Makes sense... AssBro alluded to the fact that Ezio was getting old.

        • reply
          May 5, 2011 12:43 PM

          As time passes, yes, that seems logical that he would age.

          • reply
            May 5, 2011 12:44 PM

            Yeah, but I doubt a 40 years old dude can do the stuff Ezio does. (aside from Sam Fischer)

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 12:34 PM

      Fuck! Awesome, but...fuck!!

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 1:30 PM

      Another AC game, we get it. How about some Splinter Cell news please?

      • reply
        May 5, 2011 1:43 PM

        That will be Assassin's Creed 4.

        • reply
          May 5, 2011 1:58 PM

          Yesss.... Sam Fisher is a descendant of Altair! I like where this is going, its like Warhammer Fantasy -˃ 40k!

      • reply
        May 5, 2011 1:47 PM

        now this is a sale I need to have. I only played the demo of the last one on XBL

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 1:48 PM

      I vote we start calling this game AssCRev.

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 6:03 PM

      I thought Ezio's bit was pretty much done after Brotherhood and seeing them milk it for another major title DOES NOT FUCKING DISAPPOINT ME AT ALL.

      Ezio is so fucking awesome and is totally the strong main character that they wanted but couldn't get with Altair. Seeing Ezio grow from the beginning of Assassin's Creed 2 to the end of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood was so. fucking. rad.

      • reply
        May 6, 2011 12:09 AM

        milk it for another major tit... nushack still does not disappoint

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 6:05 PM

      ASSREV

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 8:23 PM

      I'm surprised they're doing another Ezio centric game - I was looking forward to them changing eras. Oh well, Assbros was fucking awesome, so I have no doubt this one will be as well.

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 8:34 PM

      Goddamn but I wish more companies announced games in this manner. It's going to be less than a year between announcement and release. I'm looking at YOU Blizzard.

      The wait for D3 is killing me :(

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 9:10 PM

      YESSSS MOARRRR

    • reply
      May 5, 2011 10:47 PM

      OH GOD YES :D

Hello, Meet Lola