Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

New Assassin’s Creed marks end of an era

ass3.jpg
ass1.jpg
ass2.jpg

If The Sopranos has taught us anything (other than to make sure the Russian mobster you’ve whacked and dumped in The Pine Barrens really is dead) it’s that all good things one day come to an end. And so it is the case with Assassin’s Creed Revelations.

This game, the fourth in the series, sees the conclusion of Renaissance hitman Ezio Auditore’s story. And it brings his Holy Land ancestor Altair’s to a proper close too.

The action is mostly set in Constantinople (now known as Istanbul), a city that spans both Asia and Europe and has a rich history. But it will also see the return of Assassin-stronghold Masyaf from the first game, albeit 300 years later, as Auditore hunts for a MacGuffin (sorry, we mean powerful artefact) that will greatly impact the war against the Templars.

There are new weapons, including a hidden hooked blade that allows Auditore to use zip lines to speed his progress across the cities’ rooftops.

He’ll also be able to craft his own bombs from a variety of ingredients that can be discovered in the game world.

And there will be improved multiplayer after last year’s experimental debut in Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.

But if all this seems bittersweet because it’s the last we’ll see of Auditore, don’t fret. It just means this time next year you’ll be reading about a new protagonist and setting as Assassin’s Creed 3 is revealed.

Assassin’s Creed Revelations is released on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on 15 November

Related

ACB_SP_S_09_RunningFromGunmen[1].jpg

10 Tips For Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

batman.jpg

E3: The games we're most excited about

leap_of_faith copy.jpg

Best ways to die in videogames

Comments

More

Nintendo respond to touching thank you letter from a blind fan

"We want to keep making games that everyone can have fun playing"

by Matt Tate
24 May 2017

Nintendo have removed a gesture deemed to be offensive from Mario Kart

Up yours, Yoshi

by Matt Tate
18 May 2017

We really want someone to make this 8-bit Last Jedi game

The force is retro with this one

by Matt Tate
12 May 2017

A full version of 'The Sims' is finally coming to mobile

Shapalapa dang do kazoo, which is Simlish for "that's good isn't it!"

by Matt Tate
11 May 2017

There is a real Nintendo-Playstation and it works

No more arguing about which is better

by Gary Ogden
08 May 2017

5 video games to get excited about in May

Aliens, superheroes, arcade basketball and a friendly little fox. What more could you ask for?

by Matt Tate
04 May 2017

Call of Duty 4 remaster temporarily listed for standalone release

It was bound to happen eventually

by Matt Tate
02 May 2017

Nintendo unveils yet another handheld console, just for a laugh

Introducing the New Nintendo 2DS XL

by Matt Tate
28 Apr 2017

Here's everything you need to know about Call of Duty: WWII

Back to where it all began

by Matt Tate
27 Apr 2017

You can play the original Tomb Raider in your browser right now

Just one level at the moment, but it runs like a dream

by Matt Tate
26 Apr 2017