Ubisoft has recycled the plot of planned 3DS title Assassin’s Creed: Lost Legacy into upcoming core platform release Revelations.
“You may have heard of the game ‘Lost Legacy’ for the 3DS. It was announced, but that kind of morphed into this idea,” Revelations lead writer Darby McDevitt told Joystiq.
Lost Legacy was included on a list of upcoming 3DS titles released by Nintendo during E3 2010, and said to feature Ezio’s search for the Assassins’ castle at Masyaf.
This story has been cannibalised for Revelations, which is due on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November.
Ubisoft hasn’t ruled out a 3DS outing for the series, but will need a new premise, as it’s not interested in watering down the games’ story.
“We do a lot of thinking ahead of time on big arcs, like knowing where Ezio is going, knowing where Desmond is going, knowing where Altair is going,” McDevitt said.
“The major beats of all our characters’ stories are planned well in advance, so we don’t get Lost-itis where we’re opening up more than we could possibly close off.”
Tie-in media efforts, like The Fall comic series, will come to bear on the core game series, although McDevitt isn’t ready to talk about future projects yet.