Assassin's Creed Revelations trailer prepares us for Ezio and Altair's swan song

By all rights, Ubisoft's annualization of the Assassin's Creed franchise should have beaten the brand into a bloody lifeless pulp by now, yet trailers like this newest one from Gamescom indicate the generations-spanning series keeps getting better, not worse. At least, that's how it appears on the surface. We've been fooled by crisp images and slick editing before, so before our cynical jerk reflexes kick in we invite you to trip out with the latest footage of Ezio, Altair and Desmond carrying on the family business in Assassin's Creed Revelations...

Picking up on the [spoiler alert] shocking and depressing events of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Revelations follows Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the aging star of the last two outings, as he travels to Ottoman Constantinople to dig up secrets left behind by the series' original protagonist, Altair. During their travels, players will uncover seals which will allow them to relive Altair's memories, thereby bringing everyone closer to solving the mysteries of the Templars, Assassins and the First Civilization. As always, players will also control Desmond, the modern day assassin-in-training who is reliving Ezio and Altair's memories himself via virtual reality in an effort to stop a global threat. Caught up? Confused? Watch the recently released Assassin's Creed Universe video for a better understanding of the story so far.

Yesterday, Sony announced an entirely new Assassin's Creed game would appear for its upcoming PS Vita system in 2012. Considering Ubisoft has stated Assassin's Creed: Revelations will conclude both Ezio and Altair's story, we can only assume it will take place within the established timeline or introduce the next stabby hero in the assassin line.

Assassin's Creed Revelations is still on track for its November 15th release for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. A special multiplater beta event is scheduled to launch September 3rd for PlayStation Plus and Uplay members.

Aug 17, 2011 

Assassin’s Creed Revelations – an interview with multiplayer director Damien Kieken
We visit Ubisoft Annecy to find out what’s changing, and why

Assassin's Creed: Revelations multiplayer beta is PS3 exclusive, starts September 3
PlayStation Plus and Uplay members get first stab at sequel's multiplayer

This time, even Assassin’s Creed Revelations’ multiplayer has a story to unravel
Leveling up through online murder will soon unlock more than just perks and abilities




  • SilentTee - August 18, 2011 11:31 a.m.

    Having a game every year is ok with me as long as the games are of good quality. If they were making crap games that were obviously thrown together with no thought I would hate it but this is not the case with Assassins Creed. That trailer looks great to me and I'm excited to play!
  • Jamahl - August 18, 2011 3:22 a.m.

    @Everybody, expecially above. This is the last AC game we will play as Ezio or Altair. These non-numbered AC games have been about completing the trilogy of Ezio and telling the story of Altair's later life. The next one will have the conclusion to Desmond's story, as well as a new ancestor.
  • ikodo - August 17, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    @brizzie I'm guessing that if you let something so small make you cancel your pre-order, your either an intense fan boy that takes it to a whole new level or you weren't too into this iteration. As for the dubstep, I'm not too into it, but I enjoy a song here and there. I think the music went along with the video VERY well and I'm kinda interested in finding out if it's an actual song I can buy and download. As for the games, I love Ezio and his two games, and I'm sure I'll love the third one. But I feel his time has come to join the annals of the Assassin's Creed world. I think it's time to bring in somebody new to the games. If there are no more ancestor's that we will play as, it is definitely time for Desmond to step forward and show us his newfound skills as an assassin. Either way, I look forward to all further Assassin's Creed games Ubisoft produces.
  • Jamahl - August 17, 2011 10:31 p.m.

    Sorry, what does that have to do with the beta at all? The beta is on PS3 because the PS3 has more connection issues. deal.
  • brizzie - August 17, 2011 10:22 p.m.

    So after pre-ordering each collection edition, going to the midnight release of each one and finding every flag or feather in each SP, dealing with quite awful leveling system, buying every DLC on day one and being a UPlay member since they started it up you keep the beta exclusively for PS3 owners. Fuck that I'm cancelling my pre-order.
  • Jamahl - August 17, 2011 9:48 p.m.

    @db1331 Ubisoft is a lot smarter about this sort of thing than most marketing dudes. They didn't go for a generic, popular dubstep song like Skrillex, (CoughUnchartedCough) they went for a less well known one that fit the mood of the trailer. Ubisoft enjoys experimenting with alternative music and electro in their assassin's creed trailers, and they have an incredible variety. I think that they have one of the best ad teams ever. Anyways, ACR is adding more actual gameplay components than Brotherhood and the character and environment graphics look more detailed than ever, so I see no reason for concern.
  • Redeater - August 17, 2011 9:30 p.m.

    I should note that I realize Philip Shahbaz is middle eastern but that still doesn't explain why he did such a piss poor performance with no trace of an accent. Ezio's accent was so thick it was amazing!
  • Redeater - August 17, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    Please PLEASE PLEASE tell me that the original voice actor for Altair is absent this game. Nolan North is always good but the asshole who voiced Altair did a shit job! God forbid we have at least a hint of a middle east accent in his voice because we like our actors nice and white!
  • db1331 - August 17, 2011 8:55 p.m.

    *throw. WTF? reCAPTCHA: doneisha work! That's racist.
  • db1331 - August 17, 2011 8:53 p.m.

    Dubstep has become the new "X's, i's and Z's" of the advertising world, where they figure if they just through it in there somewhere, kids will want to buy it more. I'm looking at you, "iPoniez Xtreme."
  • tr1ggerf1nger - August 17, 2011 8:39 p.m.

    @Epyon_761 That's definitely got to be where they drew inspiration, I remember reading an article where some folks at Ubisoft said they saw that video and were impressed by it. About the dubstep....not a fan of the genre, but it works for the editing style they went with. The past trailers they've made for this game have been pretty sick!
  • Dman3981 - August 17, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    I enjoy the Dubstep in the video, it adds an intense atmosphere well reminding you that everything is really happening in future time.
  • CHEIFBadman - August 17, 2011 8:11 p.m.

    Dubstep in AC umm... and Desmond looks funny
  • Xerxes667 - August 17, 2011 7:51 p.m.

    does this mean the with console game (Assassin's Creed III?) will be all Desmond? cuz that would suck
  • ZuzuPachulia - August 17, 2011 7:47 p.m.

    I'm sensing an Altair+Ezio coop mode in the future???
  • Epyon_761 - August 17, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    Looks like Ubisoft took some notes from this guys music video:
  • Pocotron - August 17, 2011 7:26 p.m.

    Desmond looks really weird in that trailer. Or is that even Desmond?
  • Unoriginal - August 17, 2011 7:22 p.m.

    Hoping for a big epic finale for the series next year starring Desmond seeing as how the present timeline is set in the year 2012.
  • Crypto140 - August 17, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    I can't wait for this, I hope that it gives us alot of Altiar gameplay.
  • bl00dyvalen7ine - August 17, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    Damn it Dubstep! Stay out of things I like...

Showing 1-20 of 21 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000