Assassins Creed Revelations
In the three years since he and his brotherhood of Assassins purged Roma of the Templars, Ezio Auditore has known some semblance of peace, but no peace of mind. Seeking answers, the master assassin journeys to the homeland of his ancestors, the city of Masyaf, to find the lost library of the legendary Altair Ibn La’Ahad. But, no hero’s welcome awaits Ezio there. The city is overrun by Templars, who themselves seek entrance to the library, where a powerful artifact and the secrets of the Asssassin Order lay locked within. With this artifact, the Templars would possess the power not only to crush the Assassins but control the destiny of all humankind.
Five keys are needed to unlock the library, each hidden in the vast city of Constantinople – a sprawling metropolis standing astride two continents and teeming with Templars, Assassins and Ottoman Janissaries. With each key, Ezio gains not only an advantage over his enemies, but an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the legendary Altair, reliving a pivotal moment from the master assassin’s life.
What began for Ezio as a pilgrimage becomes a race against time and the Templars to find the keys. By his blood and by his Creed, he must prevail.
Two Assassins, One Destiny
Fight as both Ezio and Altair to discover the truth behind the Creed. Walk in the footsteps of these master Assassins to uncover the secrets behind their Order and the destiny that unites them.
Deadlier than Ever
Navigate your environment faster and more fluidly than ever with the new hookblade. This vicious new weapon allows you to perform aerial assassinations more easily, and to chain together your attacks across multiple foes, flowing effortlessly from kill to kill.
Experience new levels of gameplay customization with advanced bomb crafting. Using components found throughout the vast world of Assassin’s Creed Revelations, you’ll be able to create hundreds of different bombs to serve a multitude of functions, perfectly tailoring each to suit your gameplay style.
Sense and visualize your enemies with enhanced Eagles Sense. Through long years of honing the skills of a master assassin, Eagle Vision has evolved into Eagle Sense, allowing you to intuitively predict your enemies’ paths, detect traitors within a crowd and pick up on environmental clues to help solve the many challenges you encounter
Welcome, Templar, to the Animus Project, a virtual training ground where Abstergo Industries agents perfect the finer points of their craft.
Abstergo’s cutting-edge Animus technology simulates a wide variety of historical locations and objectives, allowing you to sharpen your skills amidst diverse environments and formidable adversaries. As you enter the newly refined Animus environment with your fellow Templars, you’ll assume a persona, develop advanced abilities, customize your appearance and build an expansive network of Templar contacts.
Through extensive Animus training, you will become the ultimate Templar weapon – a beacon of order and control, in direct opposition to the Assassins and their absurd obsession with so-called "free will."
Good luck, Templar. See you inside.
A DEEPER MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE
The critically acclaimed multiplayer experience introduced in Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood has been refined and expanded for Assassin’s Creed Revelations with new modes, maps, characters and extensive customization options.
As you progress through the multiplayer experience, you’ll uncover secrets behind Abstergo Industries found nowhere else, delving deeper into the Assassin’s Creed universe and the methods and motives of the Templar Order.
Fan-favorites from Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood are back -- including Wanted, Manhunt, Escort and Chest Capture – plus brand new modes designed to challenge even the most highly skilled Templar agents:
• Deathmatch – Find and kill assigned targets and avoid being killed by your pursuers. Templars compete in a smaller section of a map. Chases and use of the Compass are disabled. Quality kills boost scores.
• Artifact Assault – Score team points by stealing the enemy's artifact from their base and carrying it back to yours. When within your own territory, you are a pursuer. Move into enemy territory and become a target. The team with the highest score at the end of the session wins.
• Corruption – When "corrupted," your objective is to find and kill your targets as quickly as possible in order to spread your corruption. When uncorrupted, you must hide to survive as long as possible. Performing quality kills or surviving while close to corrupted Templars will boost your score.
• Assassinate – Identify, acquire and assassinate the target of your choice, while avoiding being killed by other Templars. Performing quality kills will boost your score.
• Steal the Artifact – Steal the artifact and keep it as long as you can to earn bonuses, and hide near your pursuers to increase your score. If a single Templar carries the artifact for two minutes, the artifact will be reset. Dying while holding the artifact will drop it.
• Training Ground – In this noncompetitive, untimed mode you can explore the map, practice your abilities and find and kill assigned target VIPs in any way you see fit.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations features the most engaging gameplay environment in the franchise to date, and the multiplayer experience has been expanded to reflect it, with up to 17 different maps and map variations, including:
5 All-New Maps for Assassin’s Creed Revelations:
- Knights Hospital
4 Classic Maps from Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood:
- Mont St-Michel
- Castel Gandolfo
8 Unlockable Map Variations (night and dusk)
CHARACTERS AND CUSTOMIZATION
Assassin’s Creed Revelations features a total of 16 multiplayer personas – including unlockables and exclusives – with all new customizable features. As you progress through the multiplayer ranking system, you will be able to modify each existing character’s head, chest, arms, legs, belt, accessories, colors and weaponry. The customization interface is streamlined, enabling you to quickly rotate through designs.
Outside of tweaking the visual elements of your character, you're also able to customize three elements that directly and significantly affect gameplay - Abilities, Perks and Streaks.
ABILITIES, PERKS and KILLSTREAKS
Abilities, Perks, Kill Streaks and Loss Streaks come packaged in Ability Sets. Ability Sets are a way to personalize the behavior of and assign special powers to your personas. Each Ability Set can be composed of:
- 2 Abilities
- 2 Perks
- 1 Kill Streak
- 1 Loss Bonus
Abilities are triggered in game, and can range from unique weapons like Tripwire Bombs, to new abilities like Closure, which forces gates and doors in a map to open or close, trapping your enemies. In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, you will have 15 abilities to choose from, including:
- Tripwire Bomb
- Throwing Knives
- Smoke Bombs
- Fire Crackers
- Templar Vision
- Hidden Gun
Perks are more subtle in their effect, consisting of passive enhancements like the speed-enhancing Hot Pursuit or the crowd-dispersing Enhanced Autobash. Perks are effective for the entire duration of a game and have no cool down. The 10 perks available in Assassin’s Creed Revelations are:
- Hot Pursuit
- Kill Buffer
- Enhanced Auto-Bash
- Overall Cooldowns
- Fast Getaway
- Easy Chase Breaker
Kill Streak bonuses are activated when you perform a series of kills or stuns and reward you with bonus points as your streak expands. Loss Streak bonuses are granted when you lose several contracts in a row, assisting your persona with temporary skills or score boosts.
Your persona's defensive abilities have increased significantly since Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Stuns are more affective, allowing targets to defend themselves and escape from careless pursuers. A second defense mechanism called "Honorable Death" has also been added. When a hunter moves in for a kill, a properly-timed response from a targeted player can trigger a response that, while not preventing death, will reward points to the defender and temporarily weaken the attacker. It keeps the game competitive, continuing to encourage attackers to be creative and stealthy while pushing defenders to be vigilant. The end result is a core gameplay experience that is balanced, fair and true to the feel of Assassin’s Creed.