Mon, May 09, 2011 | 10:44 BST
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations features Ezio as an old man
Time waits for no man – not even Ezio Auditore. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is the third game where you’ll be able to play the Italian assassin, and he’s looking a little worse for wear.
The latest edition of Game Informer reveals the sneaky star of the past few games is now nudging 50 years old. By today’s standard, that means he should be settling into the prime of his life (or so they tell me), but 500 years ago, being the wrong side of 30 meant it was all downhill from there.
Of course, in Ezio’s case, it’s also uphill, over walls and generally running around like some sort of small rodent – but it’ll be interesting to see how exactly age has wearied our intrepid assassin.
This time around, he’s got new tricks (love the sound of the new zipline system), and the new city of Constantinople to explore. The ability to handcraft bomb recipes has been added, while Eagle Vision has been improved (Ezio being the only man who’s vision gets better with age).
A major change, however, is that the traditional side missions have been removed. Instead, they’re replaced by “random events”, which will present you with smaller missions as you explore the city.