Watch the Assassin’s Creed Revelations Gamescom demo with developer narration

At Gamescom last week, attendees were able to get their deepest look yet at Assassin’s Creed Revelations, with a demo that revealed quite a bit about two of the game’s biggest additions: custom bomb-crafting, and flashbacks to Altair’s life as experienced by Ezio Auditore. And now you can see it for yourself, thanks to this narrated video walkthrough disseminated by Ubisoft.

There’s quite a bit of content in the video, but the two big takeaways are a noticeable visual bump up from AC Brotherhood – just look at the faces during the cutscenes for an example – and the versatility of the new bombs, which range from straight-up grenades to noisemakers and tripwire bombs. More than anything else, these could change the gameplay considerably, adding new elements of stealth and trickery to a series where being sneaky normally just means climbing above your enemies and not being seen. We’re hoping to see even more at PAX Prime later this week, but in the meantime this gives fans quite a bit to chew on.

Aug 24, 2011


  • MightyMorphinPoltergeist - August 26, 2011 8:59 a.m.

    @asspills and @BluegrassSmoker Agreed. I really only play the games now for the awesome conspiracy story and that happens in the last 15 minutes or so of the game. I'm tired of playing the exact same game with minor improvements.
  • Crypto140 - August 25, 2011 7:21 a.m.

    Why do we need all these bombs? Smoke bombs work perfectly, and once you get your free running abilities back, you wont ever need a diversion bomb, just run on the roof top and do an arial assassination. But I can't wait for the multiplayer, it's going to be great.
  • Its_Over_9000! - August 25, 2011 3:24 a.m.

    I would only really get this for the story, since i didn't really like the multiplayer from brotherhood.. still though, I wouldn't buy this over Battlefield 3 or Arkham City from what i've seen
  • asspills - August 24, 2011 11:28 p.m.

    I really don't see any improvement from Brotherhood. Bomb crafting is cool, but other than using it to kill 5 gaurds at a time, it's always going to be easier to just run in and stab everyone, seeing as how they kept the same ridiculously easy combat system from Brotherhood, and borderline blind (and now apparently deaf) gaurds, when sneaking. Turn this into a movie, and I'd watch it. I really don't think I could stand to play Assassins Creed 2 for a third time. Especially since Ezio's character arch stopped moving after AC2. From naiive boy, to hardened assassin. To hardened assassin for an entire game. to hardened assassin with a grey/black beard for another entire game.
  • Yeager1122 - August 24, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    Looks good but might have to get it down the road.
  • BadLadJon - August 24, 2011 7:11 p.m.

    i mean come on! SERIOUSLY! the guard at £;49 is standing there facing the wall that is two feet away from him... is he not gonna turn around and look into the alley or is he too damn interested to the wall? and he doesnt noticed moment from the orner of his eye when a guy just casually walks past him!?
  • BadLadJon - August 24, 2011 7:08 p.m.

    still the same old "walk past when dumb s**tty AI arent looking" crap... i thought assassins were ment to be stealthy? so why not give them a crouch/sneak button and make the levels more stealth like instead of "bomb here" "walk past here"
  • BluegrassSmoker - August 24, 2011 6:19 p.m.

    I would be much more excited for this game if they did what they said they wouldn't. Release on every flippin year.
  • DaveTheBouncer - August 24, 2011 6:16 p.m.

  • PhantomOfKrankor - August 24, 2011 6:03 p.m.

    What is up with Altairs voice? Doesn't sound like him in the first game at all.
  • DaDarkKnight - August 24, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    Enjoyed it to the maximum :)
  • Pocotron - August 24, 2011 4:58 p.m.

    I didn't know Garcia Hotspur was in this!
  • mattersnotnow - August 24, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    Certainly seems like an improvement Looking forward to it.
  • codystovall - August 24, 2011 4:34 p.m.

    The sponsor message does not want me to see the video. Also why are we looking for altairs library?
  • Pocotron - August 24, 2011 4:19 p.m.

    It seems Ubisoft won't let me watch this on Youtube. Interesting.

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