Posted on Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 12:27 PM by Guest
Developer : Ubisoft Monstreal
Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Genre : Third Person Action Adventure,Sandbox
Release Date: November 15th 2011
The Assassins Creed series is a well known and loved set of games by many people . Assassins Creed Revelations sees the end of Ezio Audtitore da Firenze’s appearance since his debut in Assassins Creed II. As well as Ezio, Altair from the first AC game and Desmond Miles are said to be playable characters in the new game.
Areas of Interest
Revelations is to be set during the Renaissance era where the main region will be within Constantinople (more commonly known as Istanbul, Turkey) where Ezio is obviously going to be new to. As well as Constantinople being an area to explore, players can also find themselves going into the depths of a city that is populated by Templars, and this includes going underground the city as well. An extra city will be open to people within multiplayer which has been said to be riddled with palaces and castles. I do hope that I’m not the only one that’s going to be going ‘Ooh pretty building’ while getting stabbed to death online.
As said earlier, AC:R is going to be based around Constaninople and this is going to be at the time of 1511 AD. One of the districts in Constaninople is Masyaf which fans of the series will know that it appeared in the first AC game as the Assassins’ stronghold which is where the game will take you to at the beginning of the game. Ezio soon discovers that Altair (a character from the first AC game which was set before Ezio’s time) has hidden a powerful weapon within this stronghold. This weapon could have the ability to end to war between the Templars and Assassins forever. Ezio can gain access to Altair’s memories only through first civilization relics which allow the player to relieve Altair’s experiences. As well as this, Desmond’s story is carried on during the modern day and will continue on where the story left us in Brotherhood.
AC:R will still contain the open-world gameplay that we’ve become accustomed to throughout the first three games. As well as the hidden blade that, let’s be honest, we will never get bored of, are several new items in the form of bombs and a hook blade. The use of bombs is going to be vital to survive against enemies and with around 300 different variations, you won’t be left bored. Some of the variations include a trip wire, diversion and impact bombs. All of these can be made up of different ingredients that can be found around the cities Ezio explores. The hook blade will be used as a way of moving within the city by means of zip lines or can be used to start of a combo attack against enemies. Apparently, the hookblade speeds up travel by approximately 30%. This could take away the fun of running over the tops of roofs killing guards as you go however, who doesn’t love a good bit of zip-lining?
The multiplayer that was first introduced in Brotherhood is making another appearance and has been enhanced with customizable characters appearances , weapons as well as letting players start their own guild and create a coat of arms to go along with it. There has also been mention of new multiplayer modes including quests that are “story-oriented” and the matchmaking interface to be improved as well. As said before, there’s going to be an area especially for multiplayer only.
By the sounds of things, AC:R is going to be a game that any fan of the series will not want to miss out on and will hopefully leave them wondering “is there anything they cannot think of to make this series anymore awesome?”
Personally, since I’m an avid fan of the series, I am really looking forward to playing through this game for the stories that are going to be told within the game and also for the new weapons. I hope that this game finishes off the trilogy quite nicely however I’m going to be sad to say goodbye to Ezio.
Assassins Creed Revelations is out November 15th 2011 worldwide and is out on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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