Details on Assassin’s Creed: Revelations escape from GI

Friday, 6th May 2011 20:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

It looks as though information regarding Assassin’s Creed: Revelations from the next issue of Game Informer has hit the net.

According to what was gleaned from the article and posted over on NeoGAF, most of the game takes place in Constantinople which is split between four different districts: Constantine, Beyazid, Imperial and Galata. Players will also be visiting Cappadocia.

Ezio is over 50 years old in the game, which is why he looks it in on the cover of Game Informer. He will be in possession of a new item called the hookblade which he will use to take ziplines across the city, and it speeds up his navigation by 30 percent. It can also be used to grab enemies and pull them in closer for a sweet combo attack. The control system has been modified so that when you press the circle or B button on PS3 and 360, respectively, it will control the hookblade while triangle/Y will control project weapons and bombs.

Speaking of bombs, our middle-aged hero will also be able to use over 300 bomb types in the game, which he can craft.

Eagle vision has been changed to Eagle Sense: “Eagle sense let’s you focus on a character and see where he’s been,” said Ubisoft’s Alex Amancio. “You’ll get an approximation of where he will go. If you’re able to detect the path a guard will take, you can run ahead, set a bomb, and create a trap or an ambush.”

The Borgia Towers concept has also been expanded to create a new system, for the Assassin’s Dens. In the game, you will need to partake in and complete various assaults scenarios in order take down the Templars. Once an Assassin’s Den has been created, you can upgrade the buildings in the region, add ziplines across rooftops, and persuade the city guards to become neutral instead of hostile. However, the more notoriety you gain, the larger chance you have of losing control over the Dens.

Should one of your Dens get attacked, you can send in troops to stop the threat should you not be near enough to help thwart a Templar attack. In order to do this, visit the nearest Den under your control. The article said that should you assign a master assassin as the controller of a specific den, it will never be taken over.

It was also noted that the game’s leveling mechanic has been increased from 10 to 15, and that side quests have been done away with and replaced with random events. Say for example, you are traveling through the city and see a shop owner being robbed you can help him out. Another example would be a little girl coming up and asking for your help.

Desmond’s part in the game finds him back inside the Animus where he has found a safe mode called the ‘Black Room’. In this areas, you will be able to access Desmond’s lost memories, and the gameplay during these sequences has more of a narrative-fueled puzzle vibe: “Through the manipulation and creation of geometry with the game world, Desmond seeks to reintegrate the splintered layers of his subconscious.”

The game developers also utilized a new motion capture facial technology called Mocam which GI described as : “intriguing amalgamation of traditional animation, performance capture and the fascinating new style of performance on display in games like LA Noire.”

Finally, the article states that multiplayer will return this time out, but will have more a more narrative focus since it is such a large part of the Assassins’ Creed franchise. You’ll also be able to custom your character’s appearance and weapons, and also create guilds.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will launch in November for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.



  1. badboy_122

    E3 come closer please !!!!!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    GI also gives news on BG&E2 and rayman origins just so u kno ;)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Edo

    He can craft bombs,over 300 bomb types?If I’m not mistaken people were actually asking for this feature.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 yep. I am in the process of typing that up now

    #4 4 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    @3 – we also asked for a new setting and protagonist aswell tho XD

    #5 4 years ago
  6. badboy_122

    new protagonist won’t help the story ..the story begins with desmond , it should also ends with desmond

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Edo

    #5Which would eventually lead to another trilogy within trilogy,within trilogy,no thank you,these new features are more than enough.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. The_Red

    The hook thingy makes it sound like Just Cause 2 or even Bionic Commando but hell, I loved those games so no problem here :)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Edo

    And if i’m not mistaken that new motion capture that the are using looks incredibly realistic in L.A Noire,(at least when it comes to lip sync),but hey,it might not be everyone’s cup of tea.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Cozzy

    I’m really looking forward to this but I’d prefer it if you didn’t have to do the whole towers and assassins guild thing. I enjoyed it in Brotherhood but I could do without it a second time. I can’t be bothered with the whole tower thing again as well, I found it quite tedious.. I’d much rather it to be a really long singleplayer game with barely any sidequets.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. LOLshock94

    this hook thing will make assassins creed into spider man. how realistic

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Edo

    #11 And yet,people regain health by taking cover,or can kill their enemies only if they move in slow motion,should I continue…it’s a GAME dude…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. LOLshock94

    yeah but we dont hav a hook at this time never mind assassins creed time

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Noodlemanny

    Yeah but we’re not able to regenerate your ‘health’ at the present or at the time AC is set either so… (Apart from our ability to heal over a few weeks/months but I don’t think that counts)
    Anyway the idea of a hook that lets you slide down ropes and grab people really isn’t that unrealistic, perhaps not practical but not impossible.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. LOLshock94

    hahahah i apologize for not making my self clear the reason why i think its way unrealistic is because its gunna be like just cause and grapple your way around like spider man if thats the case then i think ubi are smoking some AKA 47 but if they are making the grapple hook not like just cause or bionic commando then yes its not a stupid idea

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Big_Boss

    “Ezio, who is now over 50 years old, is on the hunt for seals hidden throughout Constantinople. These seals unlock the memories of Altair’s life and you’ll be playing as Altair during these sequences.”

    I much preferred Altair over Ezio. Just Saiyan’

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Maximum Payne

    ”In order to make the world more immersive they’ve done away with traditional side missions in favor of random events.”
    That is very good thing because i always finish all side quests and then I get bored in world.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Espers

    “You’ll get an approximation of where he will go. If you’re able to detect the path a guard will take, you can run ahead, set a bomb, and create a trap or an ambush.”

    LOL .. Ezio is Taliban now … XD

    #18 4 years ago

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