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New Assassin's Creed trailer takes you back to Constantinople


We're just one week away from Assassin's Creed: Revelations, which promises to be the most revelatory entry in the game's relatively short history. Today, Ubisoft has released what is likely one of the last trailers for the game, this time showing off the new location: Constantinople.

Life is complicated in the heart of the Ottoman Empire. The city is massive and absurdly wealthy, making it a prime location for conflict between the many factions that are vying for power. And that's the least of the city's problems - there's also the omnipresent threat of the Templar, whose influence is constantly growing, and, of course, there's that a guy in a white cloak running around rooftops murdering guards. He also randomly drops down and stabs people with poisionious daggers just because he thinks it's funny to see them flail around. What a jerk.

For as excited as we are for this game (and we're very excited), we have to admit that the locations are starting to all look sort of the same. Sure, Constantinople and Rome are very different, but we're ready for a completely new location and era. Maybe somewhere less... sandy and brown. Maybe.

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  • Xerxes667 - November 10, 2011 10:39 a.m.

    But it's Istanbul, not Constantinople....
  • winner2 - November 9, 2011 2:16 p.m.

    Exactly my thoughts about the change in era and setting. I think the switch from the holy land in AC1 to renaissance italy in 2 was the perfect idea, I loved it. Constantinople and all that looks fun, but still...it doesn't feel like enough of a transition. And I know i'm gonna get flak for this, but I hated ACB compared to 2 and a lot of it had to do with the setting. I hated Rome compared to Florence and Venice, it felt kind of dull. I really hope this place feels different from Rome, with its own unique flavor.
  • Xerxes667 - November 10, 2011 11:01 a.m.

    I would love to se an AC game set during either the French or American Revolutions. If it were set during the French Revolution it could document the fall of the Bourbon Family and the rise of La République Égalitaire (which could have been an attempt by the Assassins to create a place where their creed is actually in affect) and then the rise of Robespierre and Napoleon who might very well have been Templar Agents (I remember they already made a reference to Napoleon having The Apple in one of the Subject 16 Puzzles) If it were set during the American Revolution then there would be a lot of possibilities for Templar and Assassin Plots... most notably The Mason. They're an Interesting group to be sure, if you look at the masonic crest (a Compass and Square Rule) it looks remarkably like the Assassins Symbol (on purpose I'm sure) but then there's also the conspiracy theory that the Masons are really Templars. So the game could entail running around and killing Masons, OR you cold be a Mason running around killing british officers and collaborators around Colonial Boston, Philadelphia, and New York (face it, if the game were set during that time period, those would be the three cities). This is the most likely scenario if the game were set during the Revolution, Ben Franklin would probably fill in Leonardo's shoes as the "Q" of the game. It would also be really cool to see an assassin killing people while wearing a Tri-Corner hat (and NO, the Doctor character fro the Multiplayer DOES NOT COUNT) The Russian Revolution would be interesting too but they already kinda covered that in Assassin's Creed: The Fall comic series But, to be honest we all know where AC III will be set, 2012 and Desmond will be the main protagonist.... which technically he has been for all of the games but, *sigh* its just not the same. Its the obvious conclusion that they have been building to ever since "The Bleeding Effect" came into being in AC II... sigh...
  • Linktoreality - November 9, 2011 12:32 p.m.

    But you can't go back to Constantinople!
  • nigelnofriends - November 9, 2011 12:25 p.m.

    Why did Constantinople get the works?
  • danielandrade - November 9, 2011 1:23 p.m.

    That's nobody's business but the Turks'!
  • chrisat928 - November 9, 2011 12:14 p.m.

    At least Coop made the reference.

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