Assassin's Creed: Revelations Preview - October 18th 2011

Ezio Auditore da Firenze had a simple life. He had a family that provided and cared for him, he had a beautiful girl who loved him. But he had always been one for adventure. Times were good for young Ezio, until the Templars had his family murdered. Ezio then began down the road to becoming an Assassin, to avenge his family, and discover something much bigger than himself. Ubisoft says that AC: Revelations will wrap up his story, while leaving some space open for Desmond and his misadventures in the modern world.

For those of you who aren't familiar with this franchise, the story up until now goes something like this. Ezio learned about his family's past and the war that has been waging between the Templars and the Assassins, and the sacred artifact known as The Apple of Eden. The Apple is a powerful object, which can turn the will of man, and the Templars plan to use it to take over the world. Ezio had to put a stop to this. He then travels to Rome, to eliminate the Templar threat and take back the Apple. Ezio sets up shop in Rome, and starts a revolution in the name of the Assassin.

You can now create different types of bombs to escape pursuers

Overthrowing the iron fisted rule of the Borgia and the Templar in Rome, Ezio takes back the Apple of Eden. Because of the Apple's terrible power, Ezio seals it away. Still full of questions about the order of the Assassin and the things that he witnessed in the Vault at the end of Assassins Creed 2, Ezio travels to Masyaf in Revelations, and discovers the base of operations of the Assassin order. Ezio is in search of any information that his ancestor Altair may have left behind.

As it turns out, Masyaf has been overrun by the Templar, and it seems that Ezio is not the only one looking for answers. Ezio may be old, but he's still got the moves, and as he raids a Templar base he discovers a disc which holds the memories of Altair. Ezio discovers that there are more of these mysterious discs, and that the rest of them are hidden about the city of Constantinople, which is the other main location in Revelations. Constantinople is the crossroads between Asia and Europe, and this is reflected in the overall design. The city is host to a variety of different cultures and peoples. When you arrive on the scene, one of the first people you will meet is a member of the Assassins guild, Yusuf Tazim. Yusuf gives you the low down and presents you with the hookblade.

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