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.