Assassin's Creed Revelations to include first game on PS3

The PS3 version of Assassin's Creed Revelations will include a special system-exclusive bonus: the original Assassin's Creed game from 2007.


How do you fill up the extra space offered by Blu-ray? Just shove more games onto it, apparently. The PS3 version of Assassin's Creed Revelations will include a special system-exclusive bonus: the original Assassin's Creed game from 2007.

Altair, the protagonist from the first game, makes a reappearance in Revelations, meaning fans will be able see the beginning--and potentially, end--of his story.

Sony has sweetened many of their high profile third-party offerings over the years, by including additional games on the Blu-ray disc. Dead Space 2, for example, included a PlayStation Move-enhanced version of Dead Space Extraction.

"Whether being introduced to the award-winning original Assassin’s Creed for the first time or going back to relive the start of the epic journey, players will be drawn into the secret war between Templars and Assassins in ancient Jerusalem," the Ubisoft press release reads.

The press release notes that the deal is available on "day one copies," meaning this offer may be limited to the first few million copies of the game that are printed. So... don't delay?

Assassin’s Creed Revelations will be available on November 15, 2011.

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    September 19, 2011 6:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Assassin's Creed Revelations to include first game on PS3.

    The PS3 version of Assassin's Creed Revelations will include a special system-exclusive bonus: the original Assassin's Creed game from 2007.

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      September 19, 2011 6:32 PM

      i don't see any reason to play the first one if you haven't already

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        September 20, 2011 3:28 AM

        AC1 still has the most 'assassin'-like gameplay of the series, where you investigate your targets, plan your line of attack, and attempt to execute it. It's flawed, because many of the clues from the early objectives don't really help where they should (I'm thinking of the first Jerusalem target, where you can't actually do anything with the information that he has a ceiling escape hatch), but it's more than 'go between markers and complete missions as ordered'.

        Then there's the very different cities with some interesting viewpoints, a much more interesting philosophy battle between the Assassins and Templars, and unlike in AC2 the short blade and thrown knives are actually useful.

        Not that I think it's overall better than AC2/AC:B, but it does have unique gameplay within the series and a number of good things to make it a worthwhile game.

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          September 20, 2011 8:43 AM

          AC1 still has the most 'assassin'-like gameplay of the series...
          More like the only one in the series. In AC2 and above the game play was dumbed down or streamlined. Build up to assassinations through exploration and discovery was hacked down to "here's your target get him."
          Then there is the change from a sync bar(health) was replaced with general Life bar that can be refilled at anytime. The life bar makes no sense if the main character is replaying events. The main character(Desmond) is never in real danger in the Animus. Included with this fail in logic is the armor upgrades.
          I'm not saying AC1 is the best or AC2 and above are bad.
          AC1 is a assassin game.
          AC2 and above are hack and slash action games.
          AC2 and above are very different games from one.
          I hope that in AC3 there is more a blend of the two to bring back the flow of assassinations from #1 and the action from AC2.
          My biggest issue with this franchise is that it was supposed to be a Trilogy.
          We shouldn't have multiple sequels to a sequel to stretch out the life of an IP. The way things are going AC3 will have at least 4 sequels, and one will be a real time strategy game. In the mix the plot will be completely forgotten.
          As for what they could do for AC1 they could finally release the game in 1080p which was only available on PC(I don't count the consoles up scaling)

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            September 20, 2011 9:09 AM

            go on ...

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            September 20, 2011 10:21 AM

            The single biggest upgrade they could give to the console versions of AC1 would be to introduce the PC version's added mission types. There's a bit more variety in it, and considering one of the biggest complaints about AC1 was the repetitive nature of learning about your target, it might go down a little better with the PC's extras.

            I kind of agree about the lack of forward momentum in having new places, people and times to discover in AC:B/R, but I also kind of disagree, and think that they're very much worthwhile endeavours on the side. However, what they really need is to make them full-on edutainment. Picking through the games' conspiracy and rewritten history to learn a little about the Third Crusade and Renaissance Italy has taught me more about such interesting times than my school's history classes ever did, and if they had a proper "Here's the Assassin's Creed timeline and how it differs from reality; look at how incredibly fascinating the events and important people were in real life" thing, in addition to better research on the Animus database entries, it'd genuinely be an unrivalled learning experience.

            (Along those lines, everyone should read Geop's 'Let's Play' of AC1 from the SA forums. He's great at discussing the motivations behind and events of the Third Crusade while playing through the game, along with other historical trivia like the architecture in the cities, the religious icons, their economies, and things like that. Overall, probably the best history lesson you'll ever enjoy. ((And he's in the middle of doing the same for AC2 and the Renaissance on the Something Awful 'Let's Play' forum)) )

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      September 19, 2011 6:35 PM

      it would be awesome if it was the original in the latest engine.

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        September 20, 2011 3:16 AM

        The engine hasnt changed, It could really do with a new engine. Its lagging behaind a lot.

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      September 19, 2011 7:27 PM

      Didn't keep the first one since the second was such a vast improvement, but at least now I have the whole story.

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      September 19, 2011 7:57 PM

      Why not just make the game bigger/better?

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        September 19, 2011 8:00 PM

        because then you'd have to come up with something exclusive for the other systems. this way the PS3 gets a bonus without getting something the others can't

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          September 19, 2011 9:06 PM

          You make the other systems require 2 discs. I only play PC so I don't ever have to switch discs, so I don't know if its a problem or not. I just don't see a point in wasting space.

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        September 20, 2011 12:19 PM

        Because it already takes years for hundreds of people to make it.

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      September 19, 2011 9:10 PM

      People will get mad because ass creed 1 sucked.

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      September 19, 2011 11:17 PM

      I hope this time around the PS3 versions wont be lacking like they did compared to the 360 versions of the game.

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        September 20, 2011 3:15 AM

        THey are not going to do anything to it, it'll just be shoved on the disc. Your right though the PS3 version had a poor framerate.

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      September 20, 2011 3:14 AM

      The original and the best.

      Yes I know it was repetative and there have been gameplay advances in the follow ups but i loved the world of AC1 , bored to tears of italy now! Why are they not doing new locations in each game?!

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        September 20, 2011 4:38 AM

        The new game will have a new location. AC1 is a huge struggle. You'd get to a new city and roll your eyes that you're going to have to do the same bullshit again. It was a major mistep. Awesome engine, great animation, and that was it. I recommend people to start at AC2 without a doubt.

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        September 20, 2011 10:17 AM


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      September 20, 2011 10:38 AM

      Any PSN+ guys had ago of the online beta yet? Tempted to give it a DL.

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      September 20, 2011 10:46 AM

      I thought Microsoft didn't allow same-day game releases to have different content across platforms?

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      September 20, 2011 7:46 PM

      It's too bad... I would think most people that are interested in Revelations would like HAVE AC1 already... =/

      I would have liked something else :P

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