New installment of "Assassin's Creed" on its way
Ubisoft on Thursday revealed that the latest installment of its beloved series of "Assassin's Creed" videogames will be released in November.
The French videogame powerhouse promised a glimpse at "Assassin's Creed Revelations" at a premier Electronic Entertainment Expo in early June in Los Angeles.
"Revelations" will be the fourth videogame in a series that has sold more than 28 million copies overall since the first title was released in 2007.
Players will continue on as fictional master assassin Ezio Auditore, this time in the heart of the Ottoman Empire to foil enemies in Constantinople.
"Delivering the final chapter of the Ezio trilogy is an important milestone in the Assassin's Creed franchise for us and for our fans," said Ubisoft Montreal creative director Alexandre Amancio.
He promised that the game will deliver "lots of new features and some significant surprises."
"Revelations" will be released in November with versions tailored for play on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 consoles as well as personal computers running on Windows software.
"Assassin's Creed" was the first game to immerse players in a believable and mature experience inspired by historical events, according to Ubisoft videogame producer Sebastien Puel.
The second installment of the videogame introduced Auditore and combined the original title's winning elements with more gorgeous cityscapes, animations, and 15th century historical settings.
"Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood" released last year built on the Renaissance era treachery and intrigue of its predecessor, but with a first-ever online feature that allows players to divert from the storyline and hunt one another.
The multi-player feature was incorporated into "Revelations."
Players can opt for a storyline mode that puts them in the trademark hooded garb of Ezio, part of a bloodline of master assassins that used their deadly skills to thwart corruption and grand conspiracy.
The "Assassin's Creed" franchise has grown to include novels, comic books, and short films.
More information is available online at assassinscreed.com or facebook.com/assassinscreed.
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