Everybody – act surprised! Ubisoft has officially confirmed that Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is in development. It’s the fourth game in the ridiculously popular videogame series, and won’t be without some controversy.
Even if we ignore the fact that the title and some sketchy details were revealed over the weekend, gamers around the world were getting more and more excited over the idea of a new AC starring original protagonist Altaïr. Unfortunately for them, today’s news brings with it the announcement that Revelations, developed and lead at Ubisoft Montreal will star master assassin Ezio Auditore, in what’s described as the conclusion of a trilogy.
Alexandre Amancio, Creative Director at Ubisoft Montreal explains:
“Delivering the final chapter of the Ezio trilogy is an important milestone in the Assassin’s Creed franchise for us and for our fans.
“Assassin’s Creed Revelations includes lots of new features and some significant surprises. We can’t wait to show our fans what we have in store at E3 this year.”
The Montreal studios are not alone in this project, enlisting a little help from their friends in Annecy, Quebec, Singapore, Bucharest and Massive Entertainment. It shouldn’t be too shocking then to hear that the game will be the “most immersive experience” in the series to date.
The game traces the adventures of Ezio as he heads on a journey of discovery and revelation, in the footsteps of the legendary Altaïr. Explore the streets of Constantinople (not Istanbul), which – as the heart of the Ottoman Empire – is under threat by a growing army of Templars.
There’s also – of course – a new, refined and expanded multiplayer experience, promising more maps, more modes and more characters. Revolutionary new gameply allows players to “manipulate the construct” of Desmond’s memories and the Animus, deciphering his past and looking forward into the future.
Put a big circle around November in your calendars – that’s when Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is due to hit Xbox 360, PC and PS3.