Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy may have been officially announced a good year ago, but there has been no word on the 3DS title since, up until now at least. Ezio's handheld adventure is no more, having been assimilated and used as the foundation of his latest outing, Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
"Driven by curiosity and a desire to understand the origins of his Order, Ezio Auditore travels East in search of the lost castle at Masyaf, the ancient seat of the Assassins."
That's the little blurb about Lost Legacy. Sound familiar? Thought so. Apparently, the 3DS title was scrapped in favour of doing a console conclusion to Ezio's trilogy. According to Revelations writer Darby McDevitt, "you may have heard of the game 'Lost Legacy' for the 3DS. It was announced, but that kind of morphed into this idea."
"The story that was announced about Lost Legacy was that Ezio goes to Masyaf and investigates the holy land," he said. McDevitt also notes that a lot of the writing for the Assassin's Creed canon is done well in advance, with writing on Revelations starting as early as February 2010.
"We do a lot of thinking ahead of time on big arcs, like knowing where Ezio is going, knowing where Desmond is going, knowing where Altair is going," he explained. "The major beats of all our characters' stories are planned well in advance, so we don't get Lost-itis where we're opening up more than we could possibly close off."