Today, Ubisoft lifted the lid on the next Assassin’s Creed title, ending months of speculation on where the franchise would take us next. The title “Revelations” was leaked a week or so ago, but the details of the game—including the time period and the character—have been the stuff of speculation since last November’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood seemingly ended the story of the character of Ezio Auditore.
But according to the new press release, Ezio’s story is not quite complete.
“In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation. It is a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.”
Putting aside the fact that Altaïr wasn’t actually Ezio’s mentor, the story will be “the final chapter of the Ezio trilogy”. Although it wasn’t specifically addressed, the new game should also continue the story of Desmond, the descendant of Ezio, who we left in something of a cliffhanger ending.
No official release date was given, but Ubisoft has stated that it wants a new Assassin’s Creed title every year. If Assassin’s Creed: Revelations holds form, it should debut in November for PS3 and Xbox 360, with a PC version due early next year.