Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t completed Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, you may not want to continue reading. You have been warned.
At the conclusion of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, life for Ezio Auditore da Firenze seems to have found conclusion, yet Desmond Miles’ has spiraled out of control. Ezio’s enemies have been dispatched, many through the dispatching of assassin’s he has trained during his renewal of the brotherhood of the Assassin’s order.
Desmond, on the other hand, has found the Apple, and found himself to be controlled by Juno, a mystic figure, one of “Those Who Came Before”. While under her control, he stabbed Lucy in the abdomen with his hidden blade. As she fell, so too did Desmond-into a coma.
We learn that Desmond is being put back into the animus, setting up the gameplay for Revelations, where we travel with Ezio back to Constantinople and the Assassin's stronghold of Masyaf, following the footsteps of his mentor, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad. Single-player is said to be the weaving story of Altaïr, Ezio, and Desmond as their worlds collide and the truth behind the “Pieces of Eden” are revealed.
Multiplayer, first introduced in Brotherhood, is back, and has been modified and enhanced to reflect the new abilities and terrain of Revelations. Ubisoft promises more customization in characters, abilities, kill sequences, and gameplay. That’s a lot to offer, and I look forward to seeing if this amounts to a better overall experience.
While many of the popular games to come out recently have had a huge multiplayer following, Assassin’s Creed has always been first about a single-player storyline, blurring the lines between history, legend, and fiction into a very complex and compelling narrative.
Before the Assassin’s Creed franchise I was relatively tame; limiting my killing to Nazi and other wartime enemies, aliens, bandits, and wild game. Now I’m stealth, taking down with my hidden blades Templars and any who would seek to control others and corrupt justice. Last year I built a brotherhood. I look forward to the revelations to come.
This guy over to the side? The Crusader. You'll meet him in the single-player campaign. If you pre-order your game from Best Buy, you'll also get him as a playable character in the multiplayer! Pretty cool, right?
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