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Ubisoft Stuffs Original Assassin's Creed into Day One PS3 Copies of AC: Revelations

| 20 Sep 2011 12:28
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For a limited time only, buy one Assassin's Creed game on the PS3, get another one absolutely free.

If you needed a reason to pick up Assassin's Creed: Revelations at launch, how does getting an entire game for free sound as an incentive? Ubisoft has struck a deal with Sony to include the original Assassin's Creed with day one copies of Revelations on the PS3, letting players go back and relive the first part of the series.

While the sequels have focused on Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the original Assassin's Creed starred Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, who fought against the Templars in the Holy Land, around the time of the Third Crusade. The original Assassin's Creed is also the only game in the series where the Templars have been actual Knights Templar. Revelations sees Ezio retracing the steps of his ancestor, so having the first game will to refer back to should make for an interesting experience, and help fill in any blanks for anyone confused by what's going on in Revelations

While a lot of the people that are going to buy Revelations will already own the original Assassin's Creed, there will also be more than a few who don't, and giving it away for free - which I can't imagine is really costing Ubisoft all that much to do - is a good way of snaring them. Obviously, it's good news for Sony too, as it's made the PS3 version look pretty appealing to people who can choose which platform to play it on. It's not such great news for Microsoft of course, but two out of three isn't bad, right?

Assassin's Creed: Revelations comes out for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on November 15th.

Source: Joystiq

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