ubisoft press conference

Assassin's Creed Revelations Comes Out Of Hiding

by Joe Juba on Jun 06, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Assassin's Creed is Ubisoft's biggest franchise of this generation, so no one should be surprised that Revelations was one of the most impressive parts of the company's E3 press conference.

Assassin's Creed Revelations is the third and final title featuring Ezio Auditore, the protagonist introduced in Assassin's Creed II. This entry will not only conclude Ezio's story, but also tie together story threads from Altair's and Desmond's separate timelines.

Revelations' creative director Alex Amancio took the stage to introduce the latest glimpse of the game, which shows off the new location and an older, wiser Ezio.

After an impressive cinematic that shows Ezio (with periodic glimpses of Altair) murdering dozens of Templars, the demo kicks off with Ezio arriving in Constantinople. After meeting some Assassin allies, we see him lead an in-game assault on a Templar fleet. First he kills a bunch of dudes guardind a tower by using his improved smoke bombs to create a distraction, then switching to eagle vision to see through the confusion. Then he uses his hookblade to take a zipline out into the bay, crossing the water and landing on a ship.

Fortunately, the ship comes equipped with a flamethrower, which Ezio uses to lay waste to all nearby ships. Then he books it, jumping and sliding from ship to ship as they burn and sink into the water. Of course, the few soldiers that stand in his way don't offer much of a challenge, and he is quickly aboard the one non-burning ship (manned by his allies, of course) heading toward his destination.

That appears to be the end of the Ezio segment, but then some weird animus-related error text flashes on the screen, and we briefly see a glowing stone archway on a hill -- an image likely tied to the bizarre black room in the animus where Desmond's mind is trapped in the present.

If you weren't already excited for Revelations, you should be now. The demo shows a cool mix of gameplay and cinematic action, and Ezio looks just as awesome as always...if not more so.

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