Assassin's Creed: Revelations for PS3 to ship with original game (but only if you're quick)

Ubisoft is rewarding early adopters of Assassin's Creed: Revelations for PS3 with a bonus copy of the very first game in the AC series. The freebie is being offered as part of an exclusive partnership with Sony, and will appear pre-loaded with “day one” versions of the upcoming sequel.

The special deal, which follows Ubisoft's exclusive multiplayer beta for PS3 players, was posted today on PlayStation's European Blog by Ubisoft Montreal's community developer Gabe Graziani, who wrote:

“As you know, Assassin’s Creed Revelations will see Ezio follow in the footsteps of the legendary Assassin Mentor Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad on a quest to understand the true nature of what it means to be an Assassin, To prepare you for this journey, we thought it might be a good idea for you to have the game that started it all on-hand just in case you needed a quick refresher on Altaïr’s history.”

Emphasizing the limited nature of this promotion, Graziani said: “You’ll need to act quickly (pre-ordering might help ;D) in order to take advantage of this special offer.”

The first Assassin's Creed debuted to mixed reviews back in 2007. It introduced the series' modern day assassin-in-training Desmond Miles, and followed him through his first adventure in the Animus; a virtual reality machine owned by the Templar-run Abstergo Industries in which he was forced to relive the memories of his assassin ancestor Altaïr ibn La-Ahad. Oh, and there's something about ancient civilizations, magical orbs, and the end of humanity. Lost? That's okay. If you're a PS3 owner, you'll soon have the opportunity to catch up at no extra cost. And if you prefer your stabby stealth action on the Xbox 360, you'll be hard pressed not to find Assassin's Creed at your local game shop and/or flea market.

Assassin's Creed Revelations drops for everyone on November 15.

Sep 20, 2011

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