The massively epic story of Ezio, an Italian assassin whose story will be completed here in the third of three Assassin’s Creed video game, is today revealed in video form. What we get to see today is a game that starts with a chariot race and fight, the finale of which leaves Ezio busted and near death having has his cart thrown down the side of a mountain, his crash and climb up leaving him without the ability to free-run or turn walls to walkways. You’re playing a very similar game to the last Creed game, but you’re certainly not starting your journey as the assassin with a full deck of cards. The graphics and gameplay, on the other hand, are top notch. Enter the Director’s Cut of the Gamescon 2011 gameplay footage of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.
And what’s new that you’re sure to get a kick out of is Ezios newfound ability to craft bombs. Ezio must find shells, gunpowder, and all manner of ingredients to to create bombs that have an array of different characteristics. You must also find crafting tables, these tablet strewn throughout the game of course, to craft bombs of many delights. At one point during the demo you even get to see Ezio’s ability to essentially plug a bomb into a dead body, lure in several enemies with the body and blow them to kingdom come as they get near enough to the scene. Brutal!
Of course you also have access to your blades as what assassin would be worth his snuff without the ability to sneak up on an opponent and jam a sharpened dagger into his neck? You’ll be using all manner of methods to get you to your goal, creativity needed on a whole new level to figure out this puzzle of a game due to your lowered physical abilities and “near dead” state. You’re in Constantinople during the Ottoman empire as well, so you’re not going to get a whole lot of help from your non-existent comrades.
On the other hand, there’s Altair, the protagonist from the first Assassin’s Creed. You’ll be put in the pro-assassin boots of Altair as well as able to see several rather interesting bits of Altair’s yet-unseen road to the Master classification. As the characters of this diverse yet simple set of story lines continue to unfold, so too do we grow all the more engrossed in their fates.
This game will be coming out on November 15th 2011 on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and if we’re to trust the previous note from Nintendo, Wii U as well. Perhaps at a later date.