Play as Altair in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Ubisoft reveal new details for the fourth game in the series, including the first game’s Altair as a playable character.

As IncGamers reported a couple of weeks ago, the fourth in the Assassin’s Creed series is due later this year. The game involves Ezio following in the footsteps of the first game’s protagonist, Altair, “on a journey to recover five ancient seals that hold the keys to the future of the Assassins brotherhood.” The game will take place in Constantinople.

In addition to Altair as a playable character, we’re told to expect new weapons, a new love interest, an ‘exotic’ Constantinople and a “refined and expanded” online component.

Straight from the press release:

Hone the deadly art of assassination – As Ezio Auditore, wield the lethal skills of a wiser, more efficient assassin. Armed with a new arsenal of weapons and abilities including the hookblade, bomb crafting and a heightened Eagle Sense, you can kill with death-dealing proficiency.
Herald the return of a legend – Assassin’s Creed Revelations features the return of Altaïr as a playable character, the hero of the original Assassin’s Creed.
Journey to the Constantinople –Explore picturesque settings, from Masyaf, the mountain stronghold of the Assassins during the Third Crusade to the vibrant and exotic Constantinople, the jewel of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th Century. Navigate crowded streets and vistas, through a cauldron of cultures as Constantinople comes to life.
Meet new players to the Assassins Creed lore –Encounter memorable personalities, including fellow master assassin Yusuf Tazim, Prince Suleiman, destined to become one of the greatest monarchs in history, and Sofia Sorto, a simple woman who vies for Ezio’s heart.
Test your skills as an assassin against your friends –  the acclaimed online multiplayer experience returns, refined and expanded with more modes, more enthralling maps and new characters

Those of you in the US can pre-order Assassin’s Creed: Revelations from GameStop to receive a free Penny Arcade poster. Why? We don’t know.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is on due on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC this November.


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