Assassin's Creed: Revelations: New trailer, details

Assassin’s Creed fans, we have some good news and some bad news for you. We’re hoping that the first outweighs the second, and the second isn’t really all that bad, anyway.

The good news? A brand new story trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, narrated by Ezio himself.

The not-so-good? If you’d been getting used to a new Assassin’s Creed every year, 2013 will be a rude shock.

When Revelations launches next month, it makes 2011 the third year in a row to be blessed by a new Assassin’s Creed game. That’s a pretty rapid turnover for any franchise – and with whispers of another one due out in 2012, there’s actually a method behind Ubisoft Montreal‘s madness.

Alexandre Amacio explained to Eurogamer that – to put it simply – the world is ending in December 2012, so that’s a pretty decent deadline.

That’s fast approaching, and the story we have to tell, we obviously need to do it before we arrive at that point.

We had such a complex and strong narrative that we ourselves did our best to just try to execute these games before that date. It would be stupid of us to be centring a game on a semi-reality and then have that conclusion happen after that date in real life.

…makes sense, right? Amacio also explains how the Assassin’s Creed franchise can continue even after the stories of Ezio and Altair are wrapped up this year – expect 2012 to focus more on Desmond – and the future, like the past, is Ubisoft‘s playground.

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