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

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I think an Egyptian setting would be awesome.. Wrist-asp!

Also, the Desmond storyline is terrible, and just gets in the way of me enjoying the Medieval/Renaissance Assassinations. I don't give two hoots about the mumbo-jumbo conspiracy, I just want to be an assassin. Why is that so hard for Ubisoft to understand. Hitman works without making him goody-two-shoes, I'm killing for a secret governmental agency so actually I'm the good-guy backstory..

The Spartan E1337:
I thought that was what they were hinting at in the end cut scene of Brotherhood. When Shaun sees the Masonic Eye and the Phrygian cap, he says "Now those two come together in only one place-" and then gets cut off. That one place is the American dollar bill, so I figured the game would take place in revolutionary America.

I think it's rather more likely to be set during the French Revolution myself. The Phrygian cap only became a feature of US iconography after the French Revolution. Paris at the time would make for a much more interesting game world as the "cities" of the Thirteen Colonies were quite small at the time. Also, take a look at this... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_the_Rights_of_Man_and_of_the_Citizen

And there I was hoping for Victorian England :P

Here's hoping that this will be AC3 and not another Brotherhood. (Brotherhood was actually the best so far, but I want a proper sequel and some damned story closure!)

natster43:
Personally I want a modern game. I want to see what it would be like to be an assassin in modern day.

*insert JFK Reloaded joke here*

And also this trailer does look confusing, but I'll sit and wait for E3 personally.

That there would be the Phaistos Disc. Its Minoan and no one knows what the hell it means. Ancient Greece it is, then.

Cowabungaa:

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.

Even better; New York, Gangs Of New York style.

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Other favourites of mine; Paris during the French Revolution, Victorian London and some big cities in Russia during Revolutionary times (think 1905-1917). Enough political intrigue in those areas and times to fuel the Templar-conspiracy story of the AC games.

Oh, yeah, there's a ton of revolutionary stuff you could do. I was just suggesting America because of how ridiculous it is that we won and the future impact the country had on the world.

I'd have much rather prefer Russia during the 18th century. I mean don't get me wrong, it's cool that the AC series is visiting locations that are not normally visited in games but I just can't see what's so cool about ancient Greece once you've been to Renaissance Italy. Remember the Roman ruins in Brotherhood? Multiply that by a thousand and add a bit of variety and you've got ancient Greece. The romans got their arhitecture from the Greeks and I just can't imagine the game being that interesting now that we've already been to Rome.

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

I completely agree with you. They should just finish up the story, and if they want to make games similar to AC then for it after AC is done. I hate nothing more than a ruined trilogy.

The Spartan E1337:

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.

I thought that was what they were hinting at in the end cut scene of Brotherhood. When Shaun sees the Masonic Eye and the Phrygian cap, he says "Now those two come together in only one place-" and then gets cut off. That one place is the American dollar bill, so I figured the game would take place in revolutionary America.

Wow, I didn't even pick up on that. Nice catch.

Drago-Morph:
Oh, yeah, there's a ton of revolutionary stuff you could do. I was just suggesting America because of how ridiculous it is that we won and the future impact the country had on the world.

Most definitely, though not as ridiculous considering the huge backing of the French (think America backing the Mujahideen during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan) and I wouldn't be surprised if they'd do one. I sure hope so. When I watched Gangs of New York I could just imagine it being an Assassin's Creed game; the melee combat, the tons of tiny alleys and large rickety buildings offering a more varied and interesting environment than ever before.

Cowabungaa:

Drago-Morph:
Oh, yeah, there's a ton of revolutionary stuff you could do. I was just suggesting America because of how ridiculous it is that we won and the future impact the country had on the world.

Most definitely, though not as ridiculous considering the huge backing of the French (think America backing the Mujahideen during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan) and I wouldn't be surprised if they'd do one. I sure hope so. When I watched Gangs of New York I could just imagine it being an Assassin's Creed game; the melee combat, the tons of tiny alleys and large rickety buildings offering a more varied and interesting environment than ever before.

Well, considering all the British invasion plans that should have worked and would have wiped us off the map in a couple of weeks had some random thing not gone wrong, I'd say that it was pretty crazy. Admittedly, though, once France stepped in it wasn't so much luck anymore.

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.

If you read the codexes you would have learned that Alta´r invented many of the new weapons after the first game.

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.

That would take some serious history changing as the British won a large number of the battles and would have won if they hadn't withdrawn troops, supplies and ships because they feared the french were going to attack the Carribean (at the time it was worth more economicly as a territory).

Any how make a goddam game out of the assassins creed comic set in russia; if not that make one set in britain during the industrial revolution or late victorain era... I want tophats and cane swords goddammit.

Yeah, I'm really excited about the new game, more excited about this than my birthday. But I'm not excited about the huge cliffhanger it's going to have at the end. Nooooo way O_O

Also, if it goes back to Altair, I'll probably cry. As much as I like Atlair, I think we definately need a new character, after two major gams with Ezio.

Athough the Altair-cheating-death thingy would be pretty awesome..

The writing says "Altair ibn La'Ahad", which does mean "Altair: Son of No-one". However, the letters are written backwords (left to right, like English) and they're disconnected... I hope that was purposefully done, because otherwise that's just embarassing.

natster43:
Personally I want a modern game. I want to see what it would be like to be an assassin in modern day.

They could make a cover based shooter spin-off.....
actually that's a horrible idea.
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Mr.Pandah:
Ugh. Ancient Greece? Modernize the game some more please. 1700s anyone?

Yea, I definitely agree here. I wouldn't wanna go backwards with technology and all that.

Honestly guys can we stop with the Feudal Japan thing already? it's not funny anymore.

Zip Loc:

The Spartan E1337:

Drago-Morph:

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.

I thought that was what they were hinting at in the end cut scene of Brotherhood. When Shaun sees the Masonic Eye and the Phrygian cap, he says "Now those two come together in only one place-" and then gets cut off. That one place is the American dollar bill, so I figured the game would take place in revolutionary America.

The Eye & Cap also appear on the Declaration of The Rights of The Man And Of The Citizen (French version of the Declaration of Independence)

Well there you go. At some point an AC game is going to take place during the American and French Revolutions. Makes sense. They occurred within 20 years of each other (well within the lifespan of a typical 1700s person) and both were about the overthrow of out-of-touch oppressive privileged classes backed by religion. Maybe they'll split it up between two games like they did with Ezio.

Personally, I'd really like to see them do Elizabethan England/Dutch Revolt Netherlands. That era has so many themes present in the other Assassin's Creed games:

Strong female historical figures?: Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots

Brilliant, probably gay best friend?: William Shakespeare

Religious overtones?: These were some of the critical conflicts of the Protestant Reformation

Overarching story of political intrigue and assassination?: The amount of plots and assassination attempts on Queen Elizabeth and William the Silent leave me convinced that they both slept with fingers tightly curled around knives.

Interesting historical figures?: Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Francis Walsingham, Maurice of Orange

Historical Antagonist: King Phillip II of Spain may be no Borgia but he was the most powerful ruler in Europe and a fervent supporter of the Catholic Church who tried to crush the Reformation in both the Netherlands and England and helped give Spain its 'Black Legend'.

Fun Historical Setting: Well I doubt they could top Venice or Rome but I wouldn't mind climbing all over late 1500s London and Antwerp.

Awesome Factor: How cool would it be to jump from ship to ship taking on the entire frickin Spanish Armada?

GrizzlerBorno:

Schmittler:

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

I'm sure Assassin's Creed 3 will come out in 2012, so that it makes sense with the game's storyline...

That's what I thought too. Can they fit in a game this year as well? I think they should just emphasize on AC3 for the Fall 2012 release, and NOT do a spin-off this year.

Later (in 2014-15) they could do a collage of Spin-off Assassin's from different times who aren't necessarily connected to the main story (or maybe all connected to a NEW story?).

As for this one: I don't know about Ancient Greece. Very few people have done the "non-Mythological" side of Ancient greece, opting to over-indulge in the fantasy/myth...... but it might still feel a bit unoriginal.

I feel like it will, once again be very similar to the last 3. There will be Haystacks, there will be huts with cloth, there will be a hidden blade on your wrist, and there will be horses.

I think waiting and doing a bunch of spinoffs would be a far better choice. Then Assassin's Creed 3 could be "revolutionary" and I would be more inclined to buy it.

Sadly, this is all for the money. I find that extremely disappointing.

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.

I think they implied that George Washington had one of those things during one of those side mini-games in AC2. :o

SamStar42:
Can they just do the Industrial Revolution or 1930s New York already, THEY'RE BRILLIANT IDEAS. Plus the potential for weaponry is excellent.

I agree with this wholeheartedly!

Also, not only is Greece boring, I am bored of the middle east in general. Can't we go to Asia or something?

They're going further back in time? Damn, I was hoping for the French Revolution... :(

EHKOS:

SamStar42:
Can they just do the Industrial Revolution or 1930s New York already, THEY'RE BRILLIANT IDEAS. Plus the potential for weaponry is excellent.

I agree with this wholeheartedly!

Also, not only is Greece boring, I am bored of the middle east in general. Can't we go to Asia or something?

I agree, hell they could do some really interesting stuff with WW1.

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

A MILLION TIMES THIS.

Seriously I'm tired of getting through an actually interesting story about Desmond's ancestor, only for it to be cut short because they found the macguffin they were after, then completely throw away the ancestor plot without any closure or satisfying ending. Of course, this is followed by a cliffhanger in Desmond's plot, leading me overall unsatfied.

*sigh* Ubisoft is just lucky the games are so fun, otherwise I wouldn't be as forgiving to this series.

Moonpooman:

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.

If you read the codexes you would have learned that Alta´r invented many of the new weapons after the first game.

After two quotes correcting me on that,I ask:does it make my point any less valid?You would be in a time before Alta´r,so you ould still barely have any fun toys to mess around with.

I'd like the games to follow up on that one email from ACB.

You know the one that mentions the Assassins closing in on a Piece Of Eden in Moscow. Perhaps they could create a side series that follows another group of Assassins. I dont really understand why we are following desmond, I know he happens to be the descendant of some wicked ass assassins but surely there must be others with wicked ass assassin ancestors too!

I just dont want the game to die at AC3 just because they wrap up Desmonds story arch.

EDIT: MAKE AN AC GAME IN RUSSIA DAMNIT!

I personally think a Female lead char would be a nice change for the series. No-one says Desmond only has to have the memories of Male ancestors. Personally think Victorian England would be quite awesome but might be too far out of the series' comfort zone. Looking forward to this one though, E3 cant come soon enough. :)

It would be amazing if the new AC game would be set in Greece the time of the Trojan War or the times of Hercules' labours the main character could be a demigod like Perseus son of Zeus or Theseus son of Poseidon he/she could be the demigod to Hades the god of the dead and hidden wealth of the Earth "piece of eden" and templars stole it so the Assassin has to get it back going throughout Greece to bring down the tmplars and retrieve the piece of eden.

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