Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Assassin's Creed: Revelations is a video game in the Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed is an award-winning historical third person, stealth action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. The bulk of the game takes place during the Third Crusade, with the plot revolving around a sect known as the Secret Order of...

franchise developed and published by Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Montreal is a Canadian video game developer owned by French publisher Ubisoft.Ubisoft's North American studio is located in Montreal, Quebec...

. The game was released for PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3
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 and Xbox 360
Xbox 360
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 on November 15, 2011. For Microsoft Windows
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, the game is delayed until December 2, 2011. Throughout the course of the game, the three protagonists from the previous games are featured: Ezio, Altair, and Desmond. It has been announced that it is the last game to feature Ezio Auditore da Firenze and the final game to be set in the Renaissance era.


The game follows the series' standard open-world gameplay. New gameplay additions include an item called the hookblade, which can be used to zipline across the city or grab enemies to yank them in for a combo attack. The hookblade reportedly speeds up navigation by around 30 percent. Along with the hookblade, Ezio also has 300 different bomb variations at his disposal, which are to be crafted. The game features "Dali-esque" first-person platforming missions in a radical departure for the series.

Also added and expanded are siezing districts of the city from the Templars. While capturing a district is very similar to Brotherhood, the Templars will attempt to recapture districts, which Ezio must defend using a "tower defense" minigame, where he controls a group of assassins from rooftops against several waves of Templar soldiers and siege equipment. Similar to Brotherhood, initiates can be sent on missions to other regions, eventually wresting control from the Templars, and then using the city to produce a stream of income and new Assassin recruits.

The game is playable in full 3D across all three platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, with the console versions supporting both stereoscopic 3D mode for 3D HDTVs and for 2D HDTVs. All Revelations gameplay and cinematics have S3D support.


Multiplayer gameplay is also makes a return in Revelations. The mode expands the basics of online modes from Brotherhood with new characters and locations. Players are able to customize their characters' appearance and weapons, as well as start a guild and create its unique coat of arms
Coat of arms
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. Matchmaking and game interface are also improved. Ubisoft
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 says that while the component is returning, they’re putting greater focus towards the narrative, as it’s the heart of the franchise. As players level up in the multiplayer game, they move up in their Abstergo Templar rank and gain access to more information about the company.

New multiplayer modes are added to the already existing modes, including "story-oriented quests", as well as a much requested Capture the Flag mode. Some multiplayer maps are based in the island of Rhodes
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. Among the new additions is a new multiplayer mode - Deathmatch - which differs from the previous multiplayer gameplay in that there is no compass pointing toward your assigned target, rather, there is a box in the top right of the screen where your current target is displayed, which glows blue when you enter the line of sight of your target. There is also Simple Deathmatch, which also removes the abilities and perks from the players.

The multiplayer function is protected by the Uplay Passport system on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, which requires a code for access. Codes are included in all new copies of the game, but are tied to a single Uplay account. This means that players who purchased their copy second hand, will need to purchase a new code to access the multiplayer. Codes are available for purchase from within the game menu.


The game features all three of the series' major characters so far: Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Altaïr ibn La-Ahad and Desmond Miles
Desmond Miles
Desmond Miles is the main protagonist of the Assassin's Creed series. He was born March 13th, 1987, which is the 72nd day of the year...

. It takes Ezio to Constantinople in 1511 AD, consisting of four districts: Constantin, Beyazid, Imperial, and Galata
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; Cappadocia
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 during the rise of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
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, part of which is a completely underground city populated solely by Templars; and Masyaf
Masyaf is a city in Syria, in the Hama Governorate, notable for its large medieval castle.It was used by Hashashins as their headquarters after the destruction of Alamut....

, which holds the old Assassins' stronghold (featured in the first Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed is an award-winning historical third person, stealth action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. The bulk of the game takes place during the Third Crusade, with the plot revolving around a sect known as the Secret Order of...

 game) to which Ezio travels at the beginning of the game. He discovers Altaïr has sealed within the fortress an ancient artifact that is said to be a powerful weapon which could end the Templar and Assassin war forever, and has hidden the keys in Constantinople. Ezio uses relics of the first civilization that hold memories of Altaïr to relive Altaïr's experiences, during which players will control Altaïr.

The game also continues Desmond's story in the modern day, following the events of Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is a historical third person, stealth action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2010, Microsoft Windows in March 2011 and Mac OS X in May 2011...

, where he is trapped in the Animus, in comatose state, in which he has found a safe mode known as the Black Room. In the Black Room, Desmond must find a key memory that links him with Altaïr and Ezio to reintegrate his splintered subconscious and regain consciousness. While in game, Ezio meets a variety of historical characters, including Manuel Palaiologos
Manuel Palaiologos
Manuel Palaiologos was the youngest child of Thomas Palaiologos and Catherine Zaccharia. He was brother of the de jure Byzantine Emperor Andrew Palaiologos, Zoe Palaiologina, Grand Duchess of Moscovy and Helena Palaiologina, wife of Despot Lazar Branković of Serbia...

, an heir to the now lost Byzantine Empire, Byzantine Templars who will be lurking in the shadows of Constantinople, Prince Suleiman
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, a man who will one day become one of the Ottoman Empire's greatest Sultans and his uncle, Prince Ahmet
Şehzade Ahmet
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The game begins where Brotherhood left off. Present day protagonist Desmond Miles' mind has suffered a breakdown from the events of the previous games, and to save Desmond's mind, the Assassins put him into a specialized safe area of the Animus. Upon awakening inside the Animus, Desmond meets Subject 16, who occupied the Animus before him. 16 explains that Desmond's mind is fragmented, and that the only way for him to separate the pieces of his true self from those of his ancestors is to continue to play out their stories until there is nothing left for them to show Desmond. Once he reaches that point, the Animus will be able to separate the three individual's memories.

Desmond enters a memory portal, which places him in the perspective of Ezio Auditore. Ezio has traveled to Masayf to attempt to unlock the secrets Altair had previously discovered and to find the true purpose to his order. Upon arriving he finds the stronghold overrun by the Templars, who mark him for death. Ezio escapes to the bowels of the fortress where he discovers the entrance to Altair's library. He learns that five keys are required to unlock the door, that the Templars have the first, and that the rest lie in Constantinople. Upon recovering his first key, Ezio learns that each key is encoded with Altair's memories by having an Animus-like experience in which he relives key moments of Altair's life.

Upon arriving in Constantinople, Ezio is greeted by Yusuf Tazim, the leader of the local Assassin Order and also befriends a young student named Suleiman. Ezio learns that the Templars have already recovered one of the keys, and the rest were hidden in the city by Niccolo Polo. While searching for Niccolo's old trading post, Ezio comes across and befriends Sofia Sartor, a young Italian traveler and book collector, and he quickly becomes infatuated with her. Ezio has Sofia help him track down the locations of the remaining four keys, while keeping his true intentions secret from her. Meanwhile, Constantinople is in chaos due to conflicts between Prince Ahmet and his brother Selim, who are quarreling over who will inherit the Sultanate. Caught in the middle of the conflict, Suleiman reveals to Ezio that he is an Ottoman prince and that he suspects the Templars are behind Ahmet and Selim's feud. Ezio eventually uncovers evidence that Manuel Palaiologos
Manuel Palaiologos
Manuel Palaiologos was the youngest child of Thomas Palaiologos and Catherine Zaccharia. He was brother of the de jure Byzantine Emperor Andrew Palaiologos, Zoe Palaiologina, Grand Duchess of Moscovy and Helena Palaiologina, wife of Despot Lazar Branković of Serbia...

, with Templar support, is attempting to raise an army to overthrow the Ottomans and reestablish the Byzantine Empire. Ezio kills Manuel and recovers the final key, only to discover that Ahmet is the true mastermind of the Templar plot to find Altair's library. Realizing that Ahmet knows about Sofia, Ezio races back to Constantinople.

With the five keys in his possession, Ezio manages to witness Altair's life after the events of the first game. After killing Al-Mualim, Altair takes possession of the Apple of Eden and assumes leadership of the Assassins. However, one of the Assassins, Abbas, does not support Altair. When Altair and his wife Maria Thorpe leave Masayf for ten years to repel the Mongol invasion, Abbas stages a coup, seizing control of the Assassins and executing Altair's youngest son. Altair returns to take revenge on Abbas, but Maria attempts to stop him. Abbas then takes the chance to kill Maria. Altair is forced to flee and go into exile for the next twenty years, in which time Abbas' paranoia and madness weakens the Assassins and undoes many of the gains they had made against the Templars. Altair finally returns to Masayf and manages to convince the Assassins to turn against Abbas. He then kills Abbas and takes back his rightful place as the leader of the Assassins. Years later, having seen the future through the Apple of Eden, an elderly Altair encodes his memories into the keys and entrusts them to Niccolo.

Meanwhile, inside the Animus, the entire environment begins breaking down as the Animus begins deleting unnecessary data. Subject 16 sacrifices himself to prevent Desmond from being deleted himself, giving him enough time to escape through the memory portal.

Back in Constantinople, Ezio discovers that Ahmet has killed Yusuf and kidnapped Sofia, demanding the keys for her life. Ezio agrees to the trade, but immediately gives chase to Ahmet after he ensures that Sofia is safe. He manages to recover the keys, but before he can do anything about Ahmet, Selim arrives with his armies and executes Ahmet himself. Because Ezio is a personal friend of Suleiman, Selim decides to spare Ezio's life but warns him to leave Constantinople and never return. Together, both Ezio and Sofia return to Masayf, where Ezio explains the true meaning of the Assassin's Creed and uses the keys to unlock Altair's library hidden underneath the castle. Upon entering, Ezio finds the library empty except for Altair's skeleton and a sixth key. Taking the key, Ezio discovers that the library does not hold Ezio's book, but the Apple of Eden (the one Ezio possesses is apparently a different one). Altair sealed himself inside the library in order to preserve its secret. Ezio decides to leave the Apple in the library, and begins talking to Desmond, not knowing exactly who he is but knowing that he is watching. He tells Desmond of his intention to finally retire from life as an Assassin, believing that he has served his purpose. He expresses his hope that Desmond will be able to find the answers to the questions that he and Altair had suffered so much to uncover.

Suddenly, Desmond is approached by Jupiter, another hologram similar to Juno and Minerva. He explains to Desmond that the First Civilization built numerous underground vaults that would independently study various methods to save the planet from destruction, with all of the data being transmitted to a central vault where he, Juno, and Minerva tested them. However, none of their methods were effective and they failed to stop the solar flare that destroyed the First Civilization. Jupiter continues telling Desmond that he has the power to save the planet from the second solar flare, and shows him the location of central vault. Desmond then finally wakes up from the Animus to see Rebecca, Shaun, and his father standing over him. They had managed to smuggle him out of Rome and used the coordinates from the Animus found at the end of the Da Vinci Disappearance to take him to the central vault. Desmond's arm then glows blue and upon seeing Ezio's Apple of Eden, tells the other Assassins that he knows what to do. Underground, the central vault activates.


In November 2010, Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot teased "something Assassin's related" in 2011, despite an earlier statement by Ubisoft Montreal's Jean-Francois Boivin that no Assassin's Creed game will be released in 2011. Geoffroy Sardin of Ubisoft later confirmed that there will be a "big" Assassin's Creed game in 2011. Guillemot also explained that ultimate goal for Ubisoft is to release new games in the franchise annually along with Ubisoft's most popular other franchises. In February 2011, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that the next Assassin's Creed game would be released during its next fiscal year, which starts on April 1, 2011, and ends on March 31, 2012.

On April 29, 2011 the game's name was released on the official Assassin's Creed Facebook
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 page, with a link which led to a flash file. The teaser clip included the words, "Altaïr Ibn La-Ahad, Son of no one" in Arabic which hints that Altaïr, the main protagonist of the first game, may once again be the main protagonist of the game. A third teaser clip for the game showed the city of Constantinople, which hints at it being the setting for the game. In the E3 rumor section of its April 2011 issue, Xbox World 360 said Assassin's Creed: Revelations is not Assassin’s Creed III, but suggests that game is also secretly in the works. Assassin's Creed: Revelations is likely to be "another slimline Brotherhood-style offering", Xbox World 360 stated. The game was unofficially unveiled on May 5, 2011 by Game Informer
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, and officially revealed at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011
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The PC version of
Assassin's Creed: Revelations does not force players to always be online to work, Ubisoft has confirmed. The French publisher has claimed that its policy is a success, insisting it has seen "a clear reduction in piracy of our titles which required a persistent online connection", however, Revelations is free of always-online DRM
-Information technology:*Digital rights management, access control technologies that limit the usage of digital content and devices*Data Reference Model, one of the five reference models of the Federal Enterprise Architecture...

. It will, however, require an online activation the very first time the player plays the game. Following that, the player can play offline.

Marketing and release

Ubisoft announced a PlayStation Network timed exclusive multiplayer beta for
Assassin's Creed Revelations on August 10, 2011. The beta began on September 3, 2011 and finished September 17, 2011, exclusively for PlayStation Plus and Uplay members on Playstation 3. On September 8, 2011, the multiplayer beta opened to everyone with a PSN account. The beta offered access to nine characters (The Sentinel, The Vanguard, The Guardian, The Vizier, The Thespian, The Deacon, The Bombardier, The Trickster, The Champion – all boasting different abilities), three maps (Knight's Hospital, Antioch, Galata) and four playable modes (the previously seen Wanted and Manhunt options joined by new Deathmatch and Artifact Assault variants). On September 12, 2011, Ubisoft extended the multiplayer beta until September 17, 2011.

Additionally, Ubisoft released an Assassin's Creed: Revelations Avatar collection Xbox 360, which includes a Codex prop, Desmond’s black hoodie, and a pet eagle. Also, the following outfits will be available: Ezio, Bombardier, Guardian, Sentinel, and Vanguard (female only). Media Molecule
Media Molecule
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 announced that on November 15, a new Ezio costume for Sackboy will be made available in
LittleBigPlanet 2
LittleBigPlanet 2
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to promote the launch of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

Those who pre-order through Best Buy
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 will get an exclusive multiplayer character. All day one copies of
Revelations for the PlayStation 3 will have the first Assassin’s Creed bundled as part of the disc, which launched in 2007. Ubisoft called the announcement a "special partnership" between itself and Sony Computer Entertainment America. The publisher has since confirmed the deal will apply in Europe.

Retail editions

There are several different limited editions of
Assassin's Creed Revelations. The Animus, Collector's and Special editions are available on all platforms and only available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, while the Signature Edition is only available in North America through GameStop
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 for all platforms.

  • The Animus Edition features an Animus box, an in-depth encyclopedia, an animated short film (Assassin's Creed Embers Movie) and the original game's soundtrack. In-game content included is an exclusive mission (Vlad the Impaler Prison), an armor from Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is a historical third person, stealth action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2010, Microsoft Windows in March 2011 and Mac OS X in May 2011...

    (Armor of Brutus) in single-player, weapons capacity upgrades, and two additional multiplayer characters (The Crusader and Ottoman Jester).

  • The Collector's Edition features Special Collector’s Edition packaging, a 50-page art book, an animated short film and the original game's soundtrack. In-game content included is an exclusive mission and two additional multiplayer characters (both in-game content are the same as featured in the Animus Edition).

  • The Special Edition consists of a standard box with exclusive artwork and the original game's soundtrack. In-game content included is a Turkish Assassin Armor in single-player and two additional multiplayer characters (The Crusader and Ottoman Doctor).

  • Those who pre-order Assassin's Creed: Revelations through GameStop will automatically be upgraded to the Signature Edition of the game at no extra cost. The Signature Edition features exclusive packaging, a bonus single-player mission (Vlad the Impaler Prison), an exclusive multiplayer character (Ottoman Jester), weapons capacity upgrades, an animated short film (Assassin's Creed Embers Movie) and the original game's soundtrack. The company did not specify if the Signature Edition will be available elsewhere for extra cost.

  • The Ultimate Bundle features all content from the Signature Edition, but the Ultimate Bundle also comes with Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machine replica and an Ezio 7-inch action figure. The Ultimate Bundle is only available in North America at GameStop for all platforms.

Downloadable content

A Uplay Passport code comes with new copies of Assassin's Creed: Revelations, which grants access to online multiplayer modes and an exclusive character, The Sentinel. The multiplayer modes the Uplay Passport unlocks include Wanted Mode, Artifact Assault Mode, Manhunt, Deathmatch, Corruption, Steal The Artifact, Assassinate, Chest Capture, and Training Ground. The Sentinel, Vali cel Tradat, is described as a Wallachian noble by birth and a former Assassin. As with other online passes, if the player doesn't have a code, the player needs to pay to access the content. Uplay players can buy a new Passport code online or activate a free trial.

On the day of the game's launch, Ubisoft announced that it was working on various DLCs
Downloadable content
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 for the game. The first one they announced is called the "Ancestors Character Pack" that will be released in December, 2011. The character pack will include four new multiplayer characters which include the Privateer, Corsair, Brigand, and Gladiator. It will be available for 320 Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360, or $3.99 on the PlayStation 3. The second DLC pack announced was the "Mediterranean Traveler Map Pack", which will be available on January 24, 2012 and will cost the same price as the first one. The contents of the pack have not yet been announced.


Assasssin's Creed: Revelations has received generally favorable reviews, with a score of 81% and 80% on Metacritic
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 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 respectively.

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 gave the game a rating of 8.5 out of 10, stating "This is the best Assassin's Creed yet, even if that victory is claimed by an inch and not a mile. If you've been following the lives of Altair and Ezio this long, you owe it to yourself to see their last adventure." 1UP gave the game a rating of B+, stating "While Revelations lacks that one supreme improvement or standout mechanic that defined AC2 and Brotherhood each, it's still a damn fine sendoff for Altair and Ezio."

Edge (magazine)
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gave the game a rating of 7 out of 10, saying that "unlike the elegant lead, who's grey-haired but unbowed by the end of the adventure, Assassin's Creed has been quietly compromised by age." Eurogamer
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 also gave the game a rating of 7 out of 10, writing "where Brotherhood enhanced the thrill of being Ezio Auditore, Revelations distracts from it. Ezio may look old, but it's the series itself that really shows its age."

VideoGamer gave the game a rating of 7 out of 10, stating "So, for the first time, a new Assassin's Creed game is worse than its predecessor, the first time the short development period has had a noticeable impact on the game's quality. It's a game of nearlies and might-have-beens: summed up by the hookblade, a supposedly key new feature which in practice merely extends Ezio's reach slightly, and allows him to glide down the occasional zipline." GamePro
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 also gave the game a rating of 7 out of 10, saying that "at its core, this is the Assassin's Creed we've grown to love in recent years, and it still serves as a pretty good time sink -- plus, it's a necessary bridge to next year's already-announced follow-up. But obligation shouldn't be the primary reason to play something, and sadly, that's too often the case in this humdrum campaign."

Game Informer
Game Informer
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gave the game a rating of 8.8 out of 10, writing "a number of new features have been attempted to make Revelations feel new and different from its predecessors. In that quest for broader variety and a unique identity from the earlier games, Revelations makes some missteps that are hard to ignore. However, the game offers more of what has been great about the franchise, and that should be enough to bring most fans to the table, even if it a poor starting point for new players." GameTrailers
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 also gave the game a rating of 8.8 out of 10, saying that "the engine is a bit long in the tooth and some of the content isn't entirely worth exploring, but if you're looking for an unforgettable top shelf action/adventure, heed the creed."

Official Xbox Magazine
Official Xbox Magazine
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gave the game a rating of 8.5 out of 10, stating "What's available here remains as ridiculously appealing as ever. It's still a thrill unique to the series to be perched six stories high, looking out across miles of meticulously rendered game world - even if that dazzling, danger-filled world has grown overly familiar, having traded what was once revolution for iterative evolution." PlayStation Official Magazine (UK)
PlayStation Official Magazine (UK)
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gave the game a rating of 9 out of 10, stating "As a conclusion for Ezio's chapter, Revelations proves an utterly brilliant swansong."


Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced during an earnings call on November 8, 2011, that pre-orders for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations were "significantly higher" than figures for Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, yet the firm is still expecting a "double digit decline" in sales for Revelations compared to the other title. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations debuted at second place in the UK video game sales chart in its first week. Its week one numbers were better those of it's predecessor Brotherhood by four percent in unit terms and eight percent in revenue, making it the best performing title both in the series and in Ubisoft’s history to date. 61 percent of the game’s sales occurred in the first 24 hours.


In October 2011, series creative lead Alexandre Amancio gave Eurogamer a few hints as to what we can expect from the next game in the series. "In Assassin's Creed we set up a timeline with this whole end of the world plot of December 2012," he explained. "That's fast approaching, and the story we have to tell, we obviously need to do it before we arrive at that point. It would be stupid of us to be centering a game on a semi-reality and then have that conclusion happen after that date in real life." During an investor call on November 8, 2011 CEO Yves Guillemot made an announcement about that there will be a "major" new entry in the Assassin's Creed franchise in 2012, but didn't offer any more precise details as to what to expect. "There will be another great, full-fledged Assassin's Creed title next year," he said. "It will be another major release and we will be communicating more about it in the coming months."

On November 18, 2011, PSM3
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reported that Assassin's Creed III is to be set in Egypt, which states in its rumour section that the 2012 sequel could use the setting for "at least part of the game." That information tallies with hints dropped in Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Computer and Video Games
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 reported. Computer and Video Games wrote: "Darim, the son of past protagonist Altair, namechecks the ancient Egyptian capital of Alexandria
Alexandria is the second-largest city of Egypt, with a population of 4.1 million, extending about along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country; it is also the largest city lying directly on the Mediterranean coast. It is Egypt's largest seaport, serving...

at the end of Revelations, noting that he has moved books there from the Assassin's library."

On November 29, 2011, Empire State Gamer spotted a supposed Ubisoft survey that could have outed locations for future Assassin's Creed games. The online quiz asked participents which locations and time periods they'd like to see in the "next Assassin's Creed games". Assassin's Creed: Revelations details emerged via the exact same kind of survey. The survey mentions, among other historical periods, Medieval China, Victorian England, The American Revolution, and Feudal Japan. The survey also made mention of Ancient Egypt, a setting that's been hinted for Assassin's Creed 3.
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