New Assassin's Creed: Revelations Teaser Hints at Ancient Greece

 Pages 1 2 3 NEXT
 

New Assassin's Creed: Revelations Teaser Hints at Ancient Greece

Cryptic visuals abound in the newest teaser trailer for a yet-to-be-announced Assassin's Creed game.

Ever since last week's accidental Facebook leak provided a name, fans of the Assassin's Creed series have been wildly speculating about every aspect of Assassin's Creed: Revelations: what platforms it will be on, which protagonist it will follow, what time period it will be set in, etc. To throw further fuel on the fire, Ubisoft has gone and released a second teaser trailer, with a couple of new clues and/or red herrings.

The background of the clip shows some sort of castle or ruin, what might be a map of the Mediterranean and Red Sea, and the hand of a white-sleeved, hidden blade-wielding assassin. Over the course of the 10 second clip, a round tablet covered with glyphs, presumably the famous Cretan Phaistos Disk, appears and disappears, while a short phrase of Arabic-looking characters intermittently flashes on the screen. Some say that the phrase translates to "Altair, Son of No One", while others say it is incoherent nonsense. I don't read Arabic, so I really can't weigh in on that one.

Many people have drawn the conclusion, both from the castle in the background and supposed translation, that the game will be a throwback to the original setting of Assassin's Creed, a crusade-torn middle east. Others assume from the presence of the Phaistos Disk that it will be a new protagonist bounding across the rooftops of Ancient Greece. In all honesty, the teasers are so obtuse and vague it's better at this point to just wait and see what happens at E3. Here's hoping we finally get Desmond's game.

Source: Scrawl

Permalink

Or they could just, you know, finish up Assassin's Creed 3 instead of another spin-off. Just putting that out there.

Ancient Greece would be amazing actually.

Why not just post a link to the site that this is actually from? The "teaser" is the flash that is on the LIKE THIS PAGE thing that was on a past news update. I am personally looking for any new information on this game myself but this isn't really a new teaser.

JWRosser:
Ancient Greece would be amazing actually.

I'd challenge that idea. Give me ancient Rome... the Colloseum and the Hippodrome. Chariots and other delicious things.

OT: Less is more except when less is absolutely bollock all from ass-clowns who think they are being clever.

Ugh. Ancient Greece? Modernize the game some more please. 1700s anyone?

That would be pretty awesome actually, and to possibly run into some famous Greek people would be cool as hell.

Mr.Pandah:
Ugh. Ancient Greece? Modernize the game some more please. 1700s anyone?

I agree. An Assassin's Creed game taking place in colonial Boston throughout the Revolutionary War? Awesome. Plus, they can screw with history by saying that it was a Piece of Eden that allowed the Americans to win.

Color me interested. Going around to the different city-states would be fun. Although trying to hide, blend, and assassinate inside Sparta at its peak... I like that challenge.

Personally I want a modern game. I want to see what it would be like to be an assassin in modern day.

Going back in time seems pretty bland,weapon wise.
I mean,play the first AC,then play Brotherhood.Going back to the first AC is hard,because you lose your pistol,crossbow,dart launcher,etc..
So what would you have in ancient Greece?Can't have a pistol.Apparently,no one thought of the double hidden blade until Da Vinci,so you're back to one.Can't have a crossbow,none of them were small enough at the time....

My point is,going back in time would remove so many options,but at the same time,they have to mix it up by changing era,but too modern and swordfighting becomes irrelevant.

Well the visible hidden blade has the same gauntlet pattern as Altair (Looks like a silver scale effect). So wonder if we get Altair in an AC game with the improvements made in AC2/B? Oooo

Can they just do the Industrial Revolution or 1930s New York already, THEY'RE BRILLIANT IDEAS. Plus the potential for weaponry is excellent.

Come on Ubisoft, give us a game about blandy Desmond already, this is getting old.

JTR times in London, sorted.

couldnt one of Altairs descendants or even his son (would Altair work for females? Im no expert on names) have been named after Altair so while the character could be "Altair" it doesnt have to be the same guy

It's mentioned in the second game that Altair traveled a lot, and did come up with a lot of the new ideas used in 2. So we have an excuse as to why Altair would go there, and why he would have the weapons. So the "it doesn't make sense/it would be a downgrade" argument can't really stand. But the "what's the point" argument...

Still, I have faith that it'll be an awesome game. Most likely.

Mr.Pandah:
Ugh. Ancient Greece? Modernize the game some more please. 1700s anyone?

No, your risking guns becoming to prevalent

Ancient Greece? isn't that before Altair's birth ? or maybe not the ancient I am thinking of.

Can't they just drop the shitty backstory with Desmond and the Animus?

The series would get so much better if they just went through the lives of several different assasins in different time periods, without trying to link the stories together with a weak background narrative and thinly disguised religious messages.

Saviordd1:

No, your risking guns becoming to prevalent

What? You think modern Assasins run around with hidden blades?

As long as the implement it right, guns could work.

I'm pretty sure that does say Altair, son of no one, but to get that you have to read the phrase backwards and the letters are disconnected. I hope they planned that instead of just copying the letters they found on the internet.

Please just go to a different time zone and location this time. Brotherhood was such a disappointment in that reguard. If this game goes back to the Medival Middle East I'm going to be pissed.

Saviordd1:

Mr.Pandah:
Ugh. Ancient Greece? Modernize the game some more please. 1700s anyone?

No, your risking guns becoming to prevalent

And how won't they be "prevalent" in Desmond's game? The 1700's would be fine.

I don't really like the idea of Ancient Greece. I was hoping that it would be set somewhere more modern, like the 18th century but if this is something like Brotherhood and not AC3 then I guess it's alright.

TheEndlessSleep:
Can't they just drop the shitty backstory with Desmond and the Animus?

The series would get so much better if they just went through the lives of several different assasins in different time periods, without trying to link the stories together with a weak background narrative and thinly disguised religious messages.

Hah, this so much.

Desmond really isn't that interesting and the modern story just doesn't really interest me. I really honestly would just want a game with various assassins in different time periods and screw the modern "genetic memory" bits.

Ancient Greece? C'mon.....Who knows maybe it'll take during the time the Ottoman empire conquered the Byzantine Empire, I don't know how Turkish looks like but I do know that the Byzantine Empire was Greek.

Drago-Morph:

Mr.Pandah:
Ugh. Ancient Greece? Modernize the game some more please. 1700s anyone?

I agree. An Assassin's Creed game taking place in colonial Boston throughout the Revolutionary War? Awesome. Plus, they can screw with history by saying that it was a Piece of Eden that allowed the Americans to win.

Or they could set it during the war that was much bigger and involved every continent on Earth that happened right before it that was so big that Churchhill called it the first World War, i.e. the Seven Years War.

But then you still have the problem of no one using swords anymore leaving gun combat remaining, which means that everytime you assassinate someone all of their body guards will shoot you.

Lissa-QUON:

TheEndlessSleep:
Can't they just drop the shitty backstory with Desmond and the Animus?

The series would get so much better if they just went through the lives of several different assasins in different time periods, without trying to link the stories together with a weak background narrative and thinly disguised religious messages.

Hah, this so much.

Desmond really isn't that interesting and the modern story just doesn't really interest me. I really honestly would just want a game with various assassins in different time periods and screw the modern "genetic memory" bits.

What a great way to make a game so much more bland.
Go play Thief 3 or Hitman or something.

I always speculated that it was going to be set in Victorian England and heard a rumour that it was going to be set there, but the picture in the teaser didn't look very Victorian-esque. But that teaser was actually useless, so I guess we won't know till E3.

I wanted to go to Japan
NINJAS!

Agreed on the Arabic. It does say Altair, Son of No One, but I was aware of Altair being spelled differently. Plus, the letters are disconnected and written backwards.

I can honestly see 'Revelations' being a multi destination game.

Obviously I'm only using the tiniest pieces of information to hazard guessing at this but what we know of Ubisoft Montreal, they absolutely love spin offs.

What better way to seed spin off after spin off than to utilise 2 or 3 new characters and time periods?

I may be reading too much into the subtitle, but usually a subtitle insinuates a side diversion, rather than a full evolution of a storyline - and 'Revelations' insinuates multiple discoveries.

Each of the rumoured locations, Feudal Japan, Victorian England, etc could all be pat of a vast jigsaw before we get the true Assassin's Creed III. We all know it will end with Desmond being the sole focus of the final installment - but we also know that as soon as the mystery is solved the capacity and interest for side games will dissipate greatly.

Ancient Greece is interesting though - didn't see that one coming. Although I really should have with the God talk having begun in ACII and Greece is rife with potential, from the near invincible Spartans, the inhabitants of Mount Olympus and the comparatively high in-fighting the civilization experienced. I can see the pieces of Eden 'explaining' this already.

one problem i have with ancient greece: will the building make for fun scaling? for all i know with the exception of temples and stuff those guys build fairly close to the ground.

I hope Ubisoft are going to be mature enough to not slip in a little Kratos Easter Egg for unnecessary giggles if it really is set in Greece. And wouldn't it make more sense for the game to be set in Rome, with the names of 'Those Who Came Before' all being in Roman, e.g. Minerva and Pluto?

Also, why haven't they made one in Victorian London? If anyone in the development of Assassin's Creed is reading this, you can have that one for free.

Exocet:
Going back in time seems pretty bland,weapon wise.
I mean,play the first AC,then play Brotherhood.Going back to the first AC is hard,because you lose your pistol,crossbow,dart launcher,etc..
So what would you have in ancient Greece?Can't have a pistol.Apparently,no one thought of the double hidden blade until Da Vinci,so you're back to one.Can't have a crossbow,none of them were small enough at the time....

My point is,going back in time would remove so many options,but at the same time,they have to mix it up by changing era,but too modern and swordfighting becomes irrelevant.

Altair designed all the weapons - da Vinci built and modified them based on Altair's designs.

spielberg11:
And wouldn't it make more sense for the game to be set in Rome, with the names of 'Those Who Came Before' all being in Roman, e.g. Minerva and Pluto?

Well, the names are Roman, but the entities are not exclusively Roman. Minerva is practically the same as Athena, but the Romans only adopted the Etruscan name for her (Etruscans called her Mnerva (or some similar variation). And Etruscans themselves were in contact with the Greeks so that deity is a mish-mash of exactly the same things, only with different names).

On the other hand, Ancient Greece would be like my dream come true. I absolutely adore Antiquity and especially Greece. If they really put the game there, I'll be the happiest person on Earth. However, the Phaistos disk is far older than Ancient Greece and dates back to somewhere between 19th and 14th century BC. That's roughly thousand years before the Ancient Greece. So I wouldn't take the disk as a hint to where the game will be set. Unless the game will explore Greece in general. But the disk being a hint to Ancient Greece - highly unlikely. It is still an extremely interesting hint.

 Pages 1 2 3 NEXT

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Registered for a free account here