Here’s a shocker for you – Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will include (cue up gasps) revelations! Fair warning: this article will contain spoilers for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.
In a recent interview with Game Informer, creative director Alexandre Amancio tells a bit more information about the upcoming game, including the bombshell that the game will be true to its title. While fans of the series may be a bit saddened to see Ezio return in another game, Amancio explains it in the interview, saying that the subtitled games in the series (such as Brotherood and Revelations) are games to expand upon the stories of existing characters, and that Assassin’s Creed III will introduce a new protagonist. Assassin’s Creed III is likely to come out in 2012, the same year that Desmond (the series’ main main protagonist) lives.
As for Revelations, Amancio promises the game will answer many of the questions the series has raised thus far, in addition to wrapping up the stories of both Ezio and Altair. We will find out more about the civilization that lived before humans, and more about the characters Juno and Minerva, the two god-like members of the civilation that speak to Desmond and Ezio. In the game, Ezio travels to Constantinople (not Istanbul) to seek out hidden seals and further his fight against the Templar menace. Much like Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed II added to the series, so too will Revelations. Ezio will be able to create over 200 types of bombs, use a new hook blade to pull enemies toward him and zip line on ropes, and his Eagle Vision will evolve into Eagle Sense, which allows players to track enemies’ movements and set up traps.
While some fans may be tired to see Ezio return again, the game will explain his role in the series and why he’s so important. The multiplayer from Brotherhood makes a return as well, allowing players to customize their multiplayer avatar, as well as have a sense of progression as they play. If you don’t remember, the multiplayer in Brotherhood was a sort of training simulation used by Abstergo Industries (the public face for the Templars in the current day) to help them fight the Assassins. As players go through the multiplayer, they’ll advance up the ranks in Abstergo, but what that means is yet unknown.
Ubisoft has not yet shown any gameplay for the game, and only a single screenshot, but that’s plenty to whet the appetite of fans of the series. It will be interesting to see more of the sprawling city of Constantinople as E3 approaches, and fans eager to learn more about the story will have plenty to look forward to once the game hits. In the meantime, let the game’s singular image and meager details keep you waiting!