Assassin's Creed Revelations revealed at last

We all knew there was going to be another Assassin's Creed game coming this year – we've been seeing teases of it for the past few days, if nothing else – but today, publisher Ubisoft finally let us in on its plans. Set to release this November on PS3, 360 and PC, Assassin’s Creed Revelations once again focuses on Ezio Auditore, this time as he travels to Constantinople (now Istanbul) to follow in the footsteps of his ancestor, Altair – and, of course, to kill a lot of Templars.

Above: It also appears to feature a hidden-blade variation called the Hookblade

Revelations – which Ubisoft describes as “the final chapter of the Ezio trilogy” – will feature “revolutionary gameplay” (according to its press release) that will enable players “to manipulate the construct of Desmond’s memories and the Animus to decipher the mysteries of his past and gain insight into the future.” We’re not sure what that actually means, but so long as it helps us make sense of what the hell happened at the end of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, we’re eager to learn more.

Revelations also promises a beefed-up version of Brotherhood’s excellent multiplayer, with new maps, modes and characters. As we did with Brotherhood (which was revealed exactly one year ago today as leaked box art), we’ll expect to see a lot more of this one at E3 next month. In the meantime, you should maybe think about finding all of Brotherhood's flags, feathersClusters and treasure chests, just so you're up to date.

May 5, 2011


  • hardcore_gamer1990 - May 7, 2011 10:48 a.m.

    I'll buy it, I'll play it, I'll enjoy it, but seriously. Give the fuck over with Ezio. He was only interesting in the flashback missions of ACB, I highly doubt that he'll be interesting any more in ACR. I WANT ACIII ALREADY!
  • Sleuth - May 6, 2011 7:17 p.m.

    I love Brotherhood, but I really want them to jump to another timeline with a new character.
  • Jamahl - May 6, 2011 6:56 p.m.

    Well at least Ezio is actually wearing a stealthy outfit now, and it looks like they're actually adding significant gameplay changers with the hook. I'm still interested in Ezio, just like I'm interested in Desond and Altair. And they're all going to be playable. I'm excited.
  • CitizenWolfie - May 6, 2011 1:53 p.m.

    Would it have been too much to ask for a new character and time/setting? It just seems a bit lazy to keep wheeling out the same characters all the time considering the nature of the story. I was hoping for Victorian London but I'd also be pretty happy with Revolution era Paris, Moscow circa Communism, Barcelona, Tokyo, WWI or WWII. So much history in the world and yet we'll have to play as bloody Ezio again. Roll on 2012.
  • straight2video - May 6, 2011 12:40 p.m.

    Ezio still hasn't had a kid, and if Desmond is related to him, then there needs to be some sort of link. Ezio is like 60 now, so he better do it while he can.
  • Clovin64 - May 6, 2011 10:14 a.m.

    I'm pretty pumped about the new Constantinople setting, but I am kinda sick of Ezio. I never really liked him in AC2 or Bro-Ho, and I was hoping the next Creed would give us a completely fresh new hero. I no doubt end up buying this anyway, but I really hope the story missions are much improved over Bro-Ho's. Bro-Ho's missions seemed to just be recycled from AC2, and there were way to many "follow-without-being-seen" missions and they sucked.
  • Abhikun - May 6, 2011 9:32 a.m.

    Isn't Lost Legacy about Ezio following Altair's footsteps as well? or has it been retconned before release? or just another handheld tie-in?
  • SilentTee - May 6, 2011 8:41 a.m.

    Another game with Ezio is totally fine with me! I love him as a character and I think I would have been annoyed if I didn't find out how his story ended.I would be disappointed if they moved on and you didn't find out who he has a child with or how he ends up passing. It good to wrap things up so if they need another game with him, I'm down for it.
  • osheacaily - May 6, 2011 8:25 a.m.

    isnt Ezio getting a little old? i mean really he was like 40 in the last game
  • Koolkat23 - May 6, 2011 5:56 a.m.

    I love that Ezio is returning, to me hes the best character in the entire series so i love the fact that you get to finish his story. For those disappointed, im sure once Assassins Creed 3 is announced you will get a new character or Desmond as a full blown modern day assassin but for now lets enjoy Ezio for another game.
  • boonattack - May 6, 2011 4:44 a.m.

    if this game ever goes modern day it'l lose me forever. the historical settings is what makes this game. hitman, splinter cell, mgs, batman etc - why the f*** do you want another modern day stealth game when this is one of the only games that does real historical settings outside of china and japan.
  • inconceivable - May 6, 2011 4:34 a.m.

    I kind of wanted to play as a new ancestor/character, but I'm sure I'll have just as much fun with this as I did with the other AC games. And the setting sounds awesome.
  • XD00175 - May 6, 2011 4:01 a.m.

    Sounds cool. As much as I do like Ezio, it would be nice to see Altair or a new assassin. They'll probably kill him, as it would make for a memorable scene. Sound like we'll be able to basically go all matrix on the Animus, too, which could be pretty sweet
  • Fedexcommando - May 6, 2011 3:14 a.m.

    @asspills Exactly. In AC 1 I actually felt like an assassin, sneaking up on my targets because I knew if I was detected before then I was fucked. Now you can just charge in and get a combo-insta kill on the boss. I want to go back to consequence for being noticed, and not just an instant "You Lose" Screen or waiting for the next day for him to come back out. However, I am going to have to buy this just to figure out what the fuck happened at the end of Brotherhood.
  • Z-man427 - May 6, 2011 3:09 a.m.

    It's official. Ubisoft is milking AC. I do like milk though. But more Ezio? *sigh* I thought his story wrapped at the end of Brotherhood. Oh well. Hopefully this is better than AC:B. I'm just kind of tired of him now. I know I'll still pre-order it and still enjoy it. I just wish we could go a year without an AC and then get a big huge AC3.
  • Soyjeans - May 6, 2011 2:54 a.m.

    I hope this doesn't turn people away from the franchise! I mean the only way they can really get me now is if Ezio doesn't do shit except killing and sneaking. That's all I need him for now. Oh and Desmond too.
  • wilmdrs - May 6, 2011 2:35 a.m.

    i was hoping for Altair. The first game really hinted at a backstory for him, but never delved into it.
  • TopNewt - May 6, 2011 1:21 a.m.

  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - May 6, 2011 12:54 a.m.

    The only thing they need to fix about the game is the multiplayer. I for one love it, but it takes so so sooo long to find a match that it's not even worth playing online. My friend and I were waiting in a lobby for almost an hour and we couldn't find a match with a decent host.
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - May 6, 2011 12:07 a.m.

    Not that this will be a bad game, but I was hoping for a new character and setting. I don't know how it would work story-wise, but being an assassin in feudal Japan would be the best thing EVAR to happen for the series. At least in my mind

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