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The Escapist Staff | 22 Jul 2011 23:20
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Assassin's Creed: Revelations

Release Date: November 15, 2011
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

Ezio returns for his last adventure in the new Assassin's Creed: Revelations with a variety of new tools, weapons, and a location set in the more culturally-varied Constantinople. The historically-influenced death-dealing acrobat has become even deadlier in this latest edition, and will have a greater variety of vicious explosives this time around.

We are reaching the end of our journey with Ezio and Altaire, but from the looks of things, they're going out with a bang. I mean that literally. Revelations is exploring their love for explosives. The range of explosives are a'plenty in this iteration, expanding your arsenal by allowing you to rig your own explosives, for both offensive and defensive purposes. Smoke bombs will hide you from pursuers until you escape, or sneak within the smoke, using your eagle sense to see your enemies, and to dispatch them. Splinter bombs...well, they'll kill everybody.

My favorite new item was the Hookblade, which is exactly what it sounds like. A hooked blade allows you to climb buildings quickly, and zip line from one building to the next using available ropes. If at any point there is an enemy below you on your line, you can drop from the rope, mid-zip, and pounce suddenly, ferociously, like the wrath of God.

The demo for Revelations takes place in Constantinople and is more culturally diverse than the previous titles. Where we've been used to the Italian, this society will be peppered with Greek, Turkish, Jewish, Gypsy and Romani. The environment is rich and vibrant, and wide open. There were intense cinematic instances in the single player demo that played in linear action sequences on rails. I was, however, reassured that 95% of the game will be in an open world environment.

Read the full preview of Assassin's Creed: Revelations here.

Game: Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Release Date: November 15, 2011
Genre: Action Adventure
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform(s): PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Available from: Amazon(US), GameStop(US), Amazon(UK), Play.com(UK)

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