After over a week of rumors, including Facebook page slip-ups and cryptic teaser trailers, Ubisoft has finally confirmed that "Assassin's Creed: Revelations" is the real deal. What's more, the company has revealed that you'll once again take on the role of "Assassin's Creed 2's" Ezio Auditore when the game releases for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this November.
“Delivering the final chapter of the Ezio trilogy is an important milestone in the Assassin’s Creed franchise for us and for our fans,” said Ubisoft Montreal's creative director, Alexandre Amancio, via press release today, “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 speculation on "Revelations" setting, with many claiming that the images shown in the latest teaser trailer point to Istanbul, appear to be partially correct. Ubisoft stated that the fourth installment in the series will have Ezio "walking in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altair," straight into the heart of a Templar-controlled Constantinople. That makes sense, as Istanbul was once Constantinople. Why did Constantinople get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks.
If you're a fan of "Assassin's Creed Brotherhood's" multiplayer, there's good news on that front, as well. Ubisoft has promised that the mode has returned, "refined and expanded."
More importantly, to me, the company claims that this latest iteration will allow for further play with the Animus, where players may be able to use the device to further decipher Desmond's memories. I'm a big fan of that, because while I've enjoyed the last two "Assassin's Creed" games, I'm getting to the point where I really want to know what in Hell is going on with Desmond in the modern day. There's only so many times I can see the dude being chased, followed by vague, cryptic dialog.
There's sure to be more information on "Revelations" at E3 this year, so be sure keep your eyes on MTV Multiplayer as we attend this year's big expo (including a Ubisoft press conference, June 6th).