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SPONSORED: Unlock the Animus and win a trip to Istanbul, the location of Assassin's Creed Revelations

Note: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the trip to Ubisoft's Montreal studio is no longer the prize for this competition as originally advertised. The new prize still kicks ass though.

You may have defeated Templars by the thousand, swung across the rooftops of Florence, Venice and Rome, and you may think you're the ultimate assassin, but have you got what it takes to unlock the very secrets of the Animus itself?

Well step forward then, because to celebrate the forthcoming release of Assassin's Creed Revelations we've teamed with publisher Ubisoft to offer our readers the ultimate Assassin's Creed prize.

Whoever succeeds in unlocking a new portion of the animus will win a trip to the historic city of Istanbul where Assassin's Creed Revelations takes place.

If you are victorious in the final unlock the Animus challenge, you will receive a fantastic trip to Istanbul for yourself and a friend, including flights, four nights of hotel accommodation and £500 spending money and a chance to tour the beautiful and historic Constantinople of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods.

What do you need to do? Well no-one said this was going to be easy and over the next six weeks we'll be unleashing a series of fiendish, brain teasing, synapse sapping Assassin's Creed puzzles at Unlock the animus.com to test your grey matter.

We warn you now, these puzzles are not for the faint hearted and will test every fibre of your cunning, ingenuity and knowledge.

Still here? Good, there will be one a week, dropping regularly on a Tuesday and we'll have a full programme of ACR goodies to keep you going, including chats with the development team and special features on the series as we go along.

But the first puzzle is also live now, wherein you'll be asked to reconstruct dreams and broken memories to unravel the first memory strand and set you on your way.

So head on over to Unlock the animus.com right now for full details, competition rules and to register for your attempt.

Good luck, you're going to need it.

Oct 4, 2011

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5 comments

  • stevethetree - October 4, 2011 1:26 p.m.

    "Note: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the trip to Ubisoft's Montreal studio is no longer the prize for this competition as originally advertised. The new prize still kicks ass though." Well, it's a good thing I gave up already.
  • thatnerdguy1 - October 4, 2011 1:08 p.m.

    <Coming from a guy who singlehandedly cracked the Isis> This can't be too hard... >clicks button< Well, balls.
  • Doctalen - October 4, 2011 12:29 p.m.

    Already been to Istanbul and would love to go back. It was beautiful. But if you are horrible at changing your sleep patterns, DO NOT DRINK THE COFFEE YOU WILL NOT SLEEP FOR YOUR ENTIRE TRIP >_<
  • CykoBlade - October 4, 2011 8:39 a.m.

    The loading screen stopped at 98% for me. Wait is that part of the puzzle?
  • stevethetree - October 4, 2011 8:11 a.m.

    Wow, you were right! I tried the first one and totally failed.

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