Assassin's Creed: Revelations Sees Ezio Go On A Pilgrimage

By Colin Tan on May 23, 2011, 5:48PM EDT
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Assassin's Creed: Revelations will see Ezio Auditore go on a pilgrimage to several locations in order to learn more about the Assassin Order. As revealed by Game Informer, players will be touring the Greek island of Rhodes, Masyaf from the first game, Cappadocia and Constantinople.

Warning: there may be bits of spoilers.

According to Eurogamer, Revelations kicks off with Ezio travelling to the Syrian citadel of Masyaf, one of the locations featured prominently in the original Assassin's Creed game, in order to learn more about the Assassin order in its library. Unfortunately, the place is crawling with Templars.

"He goes back to Masyaf in search of answers," says creative director Alexandre Amancio. "He wants to find the library there to learn more about the Order. He follows the footsteps of Altair to Masyaf. What begins as a pilgrimage turns into a race against time."

The majority of the game will be set in Constantinople, that's current-day Istanbul, Turkey: "Constantinople is a massive city. It actually spans two continents - on one side is Europe, and other Asia," explained Amancio.

"This is the centre of the known world at the time. The spice trading an all the related trade happened through Constantinople. It was one of the main reasons that Europeans tried to go around Africa "“ because Constantinople was this great hub controlled by the Ottomans. And essentially, everything needed to go through that city."

Ezio will also explore the underground city of Cappadocia, a province in Eastern Turkey. According to Amancio, "part of it is above ground, but its true secret is underground." It's also the first time in the series where there's an entire underground city to explore.

As for Rhodes, it may not play a prominent role in Ezio's pilgrimage, but it is one of the multiplayer maps. As Ubi has stressed before, the multiplayer will be much more integrated into the lore of Assassin's Creed than before. During Revelation's timeframe, Rhodes is occupied by the Knights Hospitallers who are attempting to fend off the invading Ottomans.

Source: Eurogamer

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