The company said the game is the culmination of the adventure of main character Ezio, who becomes an Assassin after his father and brothers are murdered by a traitor to their family. The games take place in Italy, during the Renaissance period. The first screenshot, however, reveals a venue change, as Ezio is found in the ancient city of Constantinople.
First launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has sold more than 28 million games, and has branched out into a Facebook game, comic books, novels, a short film, and there are rumors that a full feature film is being developed.
“In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation,” the company said in a statement. “It is a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of theOttoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.
“In addition to Ezio’s award-winning story, the acclaimed online multiplayer experience returns, refined and expanded, with more modes, more maps and more characters that allow players to test their assassin skills against others from around the world. The latest chapter in the Assassin’s Creed saga also includes revolutionary gameplay, allowing players to manipulate the construct of Desmond’s memories and the Animus to decipher the mysteries of his past and gain insight into the future.”
The game will be previewed at the E3, Electronic Entertainment Expo next month inLos Angeles.
“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 Alexandre Amancio, Creative Director at Ubisoft Montreal. “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.