Assassin’s Creed Revelations is official, and even though we’ll see more of the game at E3 in just under a month, we want to know as much as possible about this title right now.
This month’s issue of Game Informer has provided the goods, listing a bunch of new deets about Ezio’s final adventure. This new game will see the now 50 year-old assassin searching for seals containing the memories of Altair; his ancestor and hero of the first game. Looking into his past will also mean that you get to play as Altair once more, just like when Desmond uses the animus to look at Ezio’s own past. Desmond himself is back too; using a safe mode on the Animus to uncover hidden memories.
The main city is Constantinole and is split between Constantine, Beyazid, Imperial and Galata sections. The Cappadocia region of central Turkey will also serve as a setting.
A Zelda-style hookline has been created for the sequel, allowing Ezio to whip around the city much faster that before as well as proving a useful combat tool for bringing enemies closer in. There’s also 300 different variations of bombs while you’ll be able to craft yourself, though we don’t exactly know how you can get 300 different types of bombs.
Eagle Vision has now evolved into Eagle Sense, allowing you to find out more about specific targets. For example, it can show where enemies are heading next, allowing you to run on ahead and ambush them.
Constantinople’s Assassin’s Dens are an extension of Brotherhood‘s Borgia Towers concept. Taking out Templars will grant you access to these spots, and then you can upgrade buildings and add ziplines to the city from within. A den can be lost if enemies retake it, meaning you’ll have to either defend it or employ a master assassin to your dirty work for you.
Side-missions are now a thing of the past; in its place are random events that you’ll come across in your travels. This could involve something like stopping a thief.
Multiplayer is also back but will have a bigger focus on narrative this time, whatever that means.
That’s about enough for us to go on for a month. Assassin’s Creed Revelations is set to hit in November.