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Assassin's Creed: Revelations Shows Up On Facebook, Suddenly Disappears

Let the speculation on whatever crazy plot twist is coming this time begin.

Who needs magazine covers anymore? We have Facebook! Well, unless someone accidentally posts something to Facebook early, which appears to be the case with the next Assassin's Creed game.

The intrepid folks at NeoGAF--specifically, Enosh--screen captured what appears to be the first details on Assassin's Creed: Revelations. The links show a viral marketing campaign designed to unlock information on Revelations, which, despite my joke, is probably tied to an impending magazine cover.

Naturally, everything disappeared just as quickly as it arrived. What's Ubisoft have to say?

"No comment," said a company spokesperson.

Luckily, we have Assassin's Creed production manager Azaïzia Aymar answering questions about this on Twitter. Aymar isn't being secretive whatsoever, so it's possible the Facebook marketing only went live a little too early. If everything comes back online and your "Likes" are needed, I'll make sure and update.

Ubisoft already said another major Assassin's Creed was coming this year, though it's unclear whether we should be expecting another off-shoot like Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood or a proper sequel. There is no three to be found here, though, suggesting the wait for that one is a little bit farther down the line.

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Posted by patrickklepek

Who needs magazine covers anymore? We have Facebook! Well, unless someone accidentally posts something to Facebook early, which appears to be the case with the next Assassin's Creed game.

The intrepid folks at NeoGAF--specifically, Enosh--screen captured what appears to be the first details on Assassin's Creed: Revelations. The links show a viral marketing campaign designed to unlock information on Revelations, which, despite my joke, is probably tied to an impending magazine cover.

Naturally, everything disappeared just as quickly as it arrived. What's Ubisoft have to say?

"No comment," said a company spokesperson.

Luckily, we have Assassin's Creed production manager Azaïzia Aymar answering questions about this on Twitter. Aymar isn't being secretive whatsoever, so it's possible the Facebook marketing only went live a little too early. If everything comes back online and your "Likes" are needed, I'll make sure and update.

Ubisoft already said another major Assassin's Creed was coming this year, though it's unclear whether we should be expecting another off-shoot like Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood or a proper sequel. There is no three to be found here, though, suggesting the wait for that one is a little bit farther down the line.

Posted by Voxus

STABBIN

Posted by hedfone

so much newz

Posted by Redbullet685

Uh Uh Uh Uh Uh!

Posted by crazyleaves
@Redbullet685 said:
" Uh Uh Uh Uh Uh! "
Posted by MrMcJerk

OH GOOD MORE EZIO I'M NOT TIRED OF THAT DOOFUS YET.

Ugh.

Posted by phrosnite

Yeah Ubisoft!!! Run this franchise into the ground just like you did with Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell.

Posted by Master_Funk

Dammit ubisoft why can't you just give me the POP 2008 sequel instead of ANOTHER Aassassin Creed which is starting to get stale.

Posted by valrog

Maybe they did it on purpose. It's a conspiracy!!

Posted by Metal_Mills

I've never played an AC game before, I should try AC2.

Posted by sterbacblu

I'm guessing (hoping) this is the 3DS game where Ezio travels to Masyaf to learn more about Altair. Seems like that'd be a fairly interesting story.

Posted by DJJoeJoe
@Metal_Mills: Do that, if you dig third person action games and are intrigued by the trailers go for it. The series is very cool, def start with AC2.
Posted by AhmadMetallic

DON'T TEASE ME PATRICK


NO ASSASSIN'S CREED TEASING, MAN!
Posted by Underachiever007
@Redbullet685 said:
" Uh Uh Uh Uh Uh! "
Yes.
Posted by dudeglove

OH LOOK THEY TOTALLY  "ACCIDENTALLY" LEAKED THE NEW GAME. 

Posted by rjayb89

I want to play as Kristen Bell, damn it! Even though... you know.

Posted by Grissefar

God damnit AC2 was a huge disappointment, so why would I want another game in this piece of shit series? Just give me another PoP 08 before everyone else begins to hate Ezio too.

Posted by UberExplodey

oh wow

Posted by rmanthorp

YES YES YES YES UH UH UH

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Posted by Jedted

@sterbacblu:  The upcomming 3DS game is titled "Lost Legacy" i believe(unless Ubisoft has changed it).


 

Posted by FreakAche

I don't think there is going to be an Assassin's Creed 3 like everyone's talking about. They probably have some sort of ending in mind, but I think they've abandoned the original trilogy idea, and they're just going to stretch it out until then.

Posted by SWD

"Revelations" seems to imply that this will be a full on sequel that will answer some of the questions that the series has. Heres hoping its not set in Italy again, maybe revolutionary France in Paris?

Posted by munocard

Klepek rollin with the journalisms once again! UH UH UH UH UH!

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@DJJoeJoe said:
" @Metal_Mills: Do that, if you dig third person action games and are intrigued by the trailers go for it. The series is very cool, def start with AC2. "
if you encourage people to start with AC2, you're a bad person and i dislike you :(
Posted by HT101

Even though a bunch of people have already done it, I can't resist: UH UH UH UH UH.

Posted by S0ndor
@phrosnite said:
" Yeah Ubisoft!!! Run this franchise into the ground just like you did with Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell. "
Except that each AC game is better than the last.
Posted by Brodehouse

The way things are going there's going to be exactly 0 new announcements at E3.

Posted by CastroCasper

It is probably just some Facebook tie-in or something. 

Posted by cstrang

DLC or something, a la Dead Space Ignition.

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

We are not ready to talk about it yet.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@S0ndor said:
" @phrosnite said:
" Yeah Ubisoft!!! Run this franchise into the ground just like you did with Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell. "
Except that each AC game is better than the last. "
exactly! i genuinely despise the concept of running franchises into the ground, and i would be especially pissed about this one because im a total AC fanboy, however i have nothing but admiration and respect for AC2 and Brotherhood because they're both top notch masterpieces with splendid gameplay/mission innovation, beautiful visuals, mindblowing story progression and extremely unique soundtracks

if the installments to come maintain this staggering quality, i don't mind a new AC games once every 6 months.
Posted by phrosnite
@S0ndor said:
" @phrosnite said:
" Yeah Ubisoft!!! Run this franchise into the ground just like you did with Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell. "
Except that each AC game is better than the last. "
This was true for Splinter Cell until the 4th... AC game every year doesn't sound good to me considering they aren't fixing the atrocious combat system and difficulty of the game. As long as every game sells 9 million copies they won't be changing the formula anytime soon.
Posted by Agent47
@Grissefar: How can you say AC2 was a dissapointment?The first one was a hit or miss, an original title but with lots of repetitive design.So I don't see why anyone would of been hyped for a sequel.People just wanted to see if they could improve I don't know what kind of wild expectations you had.Although now that I've played Brotherhood I can say it is leaps and bounds more better in story and gameplay terms.Graphics were improved too.
Oh and as much as I loved the PoP series(the original, but from what I heard the 08 version is similar to the classic ones just really easy and with cel shaded graphics)I doubt they will return to it anytime soon.They had a chance to do something with The Forgotten Sands but it turned out sub par.AC is their money maker and they still have lots of story to work with.
Posted by PLWolf

As long as we play as Desmond more, this go around, I'm all for it. I love this franchise.

Posted by Aaron_G

Ah, I can't wait. I hope this one is a proper sequel. 

Posted by Agent47
@Aaron_G: As long as their is no number it will be a spin off of another game.Until you see ACIII then that will be when they decide to finish the AC franchise.
Posted by TorMasturba
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
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                @DJJoeJoe said:
"

                    @Metal_Mills: Do that, if you dig third person action games and are intrigued by the trailers go for it. The series is very cool, def start with AC2.

                   

                "
if you encourage people to start with AC2, you're a bad person and i dislike you :(
            "


Well AC1 was good in terms of concept, but bad in terms of putting that concept into actual practicality.

And while I did personally like what it did I think that put simply it could've been much, much, much better. As in AC2 better.

So I also support the advice of starting the series from AC2, because not everybody has the time to play every game, so the games do play should be really good, and really fun/emersive or both.

Posted by SSully

Please dont make it a full new game for consoles. I am getting so burnt out on new AC games.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@TorMasturba said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
"
                @DJJoeJoe said:
"

                    @Metal_Mills: Do that, if you dig third person action games and are intrigued by the trailers go for it. The series is very cool, def start with AC2.

                   

                "
if you encourage people to start with AC2, you're a bad person and i dislike you :(
            "


Well AC1 was good in terms of concept, but bad in terms of putting that concept into actual practicality.

And while I did personally like what it did I think that put simply it could've been much, much, much better. As in AC2 better.

So I also support the advice of starting the series from AC2, because not everybody has the time to play every game, so the games do play should be really good, and really fun/emersive or both.

"
but but but...


how can you not walk in that man's shoes and live with yourself?  

Not to mention that as much as i... adore, AC2, nothing beats AC1's theme and setting. they effing nailed the grim crusades feel.
Posted by JackSukeru

I think I'd be ok  with one other offshoot, so long as it's not set in Italy and features Ezio, that shit is done.

Posted by Dany

Hmm I want more desmond...but I also want his story to be over....

Posted by Grissefar
@Agent47 said:
" @Grissefar: How can you say AC2 was a dissapointment?The first one was a hit or miss, an original title but with lots of repetitive design.So I don't see why anyone would of been hyped for a sequel.People just wanted to see if they could improve I don't know what kind of wild expectations you had.Although now that I've played Brotherhood I can say it is leaps and bounds more better in story and gameplay terms.Graphics were improved too.Oh and as much as I loved the PoP series(the original, but from what I heard the 08 version is similar to the classic ones just really easy and with cel shaded graphics)I doubt they will return to it anytime soon.They had a chance to do something with The Forgotten Sands but it turned out sub par.AC is their money maker and they still have lots of story to work with. "
Climbing: slow and sluggish, when I expected it to be quick like Infamous or flashy like PoP 08.

Combat: slow and sluggish, when I want either responsive and challenging like Ninja Gaiden or slow and flashy like PoP 08.

Story: I tried but I could not give a shit, sorry, and it didn't seem like Ubisoft could either.

It's might not help that I didn't play/compare it to AC1, which is supposedly a bigger shit. Such is the human mind.
Posted by avantegardener

No compliants here.

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

I haven't finished Brotherhood yet because I got bored. If this isn't drastically different, I probably won't play it.

Posted by RobertOrri

Hmm... what if it's a silly 3DS exclusive title?

Posted by RedSox8933

Brotherhood is a proper sequel in my book.

Posted by pepper

Ubisoft should be careful not to go overkill with this franchise. 3 games in 3 years is a lot.

Posted by JEC03
@pepper said:
" Ubisoft should be careful not to go overkill with this franchise. 3 games in 3 years is a lot. "
This is true looks like there going the Activison route.
Posted by Kombat

It's not Assassin's Creed III, so I'm guessing we're getting some more Ezio. Which I'm totally fine with. Given the crazy note that Brotherhood ended on, I'm totally ready for another one of these games. I can't get enough.

Posted by Jimbo

Should we just stop numbering sequels?  After 2 it just sounds kinda dumb, and often all it does is make a lot of potential customers think they can't enjoy the game if they haven't played every game before it.

The industry as a whole also needs to get a lot better at getting new players up to speed.  It should be standard that somebody can pick up a game at any point in a franchise and expect to be told in some form what the hell is going on.  They shouldn't have to go to a dry wiki page or whatever.  Mass Effect 3 having 'interactive comics' for the first two games is the sort of thing I'm talking about - that seems like a very smart move to me.

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