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Confusing Assassin's Creed Viral Material for Next Game Back Online

Latest game may involve Altair, probably called Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

If you're the kind of person who enjoyes endlessly analyzing purposely-confusing videos designed to manipulate you for marketing purposes (to be fair, I was that person with Lost), do I have a proposition for you! Ubisoft prematurely launched their viral campaign for the next Assassin's Creed, reportedly titled Assassin's Creed: Revelations, but brought the virtual endeavor back online over this weekend.

To access the perplexing videos released so far, thanks to a continued parade of "Likes," head over to Facebook. The prevailing theory suggests Altair is back in the mix, though any real details are unlikely to come to light until whatever magazine scored the exclusive reveal has safely arrived on store shelves. 

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Posted by patrickklepek

If you're the kind of person who enjoyes endlessly analyzing purposely-confusing videos designed to manipulate you for marketing purposes (to be fair, I was that person with Lost), do I have a proposition for you! Ubisoft prematurely launched their viral campaign for the next Assassin's Creed, reportedly titled Assassin's Creed: Revelations, but brought the virtual endeavor back online over this weekend.

To access the perplexing videos released so far, thanks to a continued parade of "Likes," head over to Facebook. The prevailing theory suggests Altair is back in the mix, though any real details are unlikely to come to light until whatever magazine scored the exclusive reveal has safely arrived on store shelves. 

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Edited by boylie

WAT


edit - HOLY SHIT I can't believe I got it!

Anyway, Ubisoft still has me on the hook with the AC series, I'm down for more. Down like a clown.
Posted by Funkydupe

Hm

Edited by DallyDoll


Interesting

 

ETA: And so close.

Posted by zudthespud

If Altair is back I hope he controls better.

Edited by Funkydupe

Let's make 10 more Assassin's Creed games shall we!?

Posted by Little_Socrates

Didn't they announce Assassin's Creed for 3DS and we all forgot about it? This is probably that.

Posted by Commisar123

fuck i was pretty sure brotherhood was the beginning of the end for this series and now I'm sure

Posted by MooseyMcMan

RUMORS! AAAH!

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Posted by Hailinel

Another Altair game?  Maybe they can make him a more compelling character this time around, if it's true.

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Posted by Underachiever007
@Funkydupe said:
" Let's make 10 more Assassin's Creed games shall we!? "
Let's not start giving them shit about that just yet. They've been pretty good about the AC games, and each new game has been better than the last.

Although, you're probably right.
Posted by wickedsc3

Lets keep milking this series too.  I think assassin's creed should have been a trilogy and then done.

Posted by fillmoejoe

So this is a yearly thing now huh. Great.

Posted by JohnDudebro

Can they just finish off the Desmond storyline already? I feel like they're really stretching this out.

Posted by FunExplosions

I hope this isn't the next console game. I wanna run around as Desmond, dammit.

Posted by sergeantz

The first game put such a bad taste in my mouth that I didn't even pick up the other game until a couple of months ago.  If they bring this time period back, I hope it has all of the improvements of the recent games.
Posted by Sanitysend

No Desmond conclusion = failure

Posted by LadyShayne

I love the Assassin's Creed series, but I'm not a fan of Altair. Hopefully it will be less about him and more about filling in present day story gaps. Too many of these side story/kind of main story line games might cause a lot of people to lose interest before the "final" game is even released.  

Posted by craigbo180
@FunExplosions said:
" I hope this isn't the next console game. I wanna run around as Desmond, dammit. "
NEVER.
Posted by MachoFantastico

One of the best franchises in gaming. Can't wait!


Altair back please. 
Posted by EuanDewar

Altair was a terrible character, just an emotionless pawn furthering the story. At least Ezio has a personality and some actual motivation behind his actions. Hopefully they've learn't from their games since and actually give him proper depth this time.

Posted by Cornman89

Please just finish the Desmond story while we still care. The last thing I want is for this franchise to turn into Kingdom Hearts.

Posted by AhmadMetallic

i think i love you Patrick.. any person who gets me Assassin's Creed news is a person i love

Posted by Ramone

Just finish it. Assassins creed gameplay isn't exactly the greatest, I think everyone just wants to see a satisfying end to the story.

Posted by ItBeStefYo

Aww man, I dont dig Altair. Plus I wish this would be AC: 3

Posted by jkuc316

What's with the circle artifact things there? Doesn't look like a PoE to me.

Posted by ShaneDev

If its Altair its probably going to be a NGP or 3DS game. I really don't think a main series game would go back to Altair. I suppose the events in AC2 could mean he I might return at some point to the main series but  that was more of a loose end allowing them to make more games if they really wanted to I suspect.

Posted by teh_destroyer

Seeing how Brotherhood ended with a oh shit I can't believe that just happened way I am totally pumped for the next one. 

Posted by Nadafinga

I'm excited for a new AC game, but this viral "facebook liking" crap is even more annoying than pointless teaser trailers.

Posted by Azteck
@Funkydupe said:
" Let's make 10 more Assassin's Creed games shall we!? "
I wouldn't complain. I fucking love that franchise.
Posted by Underachiever007
@ShaneDev said:
" If its Altair its probably going to be a NGP or 3DS game. I really don't think a main series game would go back to Altair. I suppose the events in AC2 could mean he I might return at some point to the main series but  that was more of a loose end allowing them to make more games if they really wanted to I suspect. "
Yeah, I'm guessing it'll be a 3DS game as well. Didn't they say they were making one a while back?
Posted by Hexogen

I didn't like Altair at all in the first game, but I'm down for giving him another chance. Even if he still sucks personality-wise, at least they'll be able to give that time period the game it deserves.

Hopefully this'll be the last big stop before AC3. I'm pretty confident it will be. Next year is 2012, and I don't think they'll miss the opportunity to play up the whole world is ending thing in the marketing. Hopefully after that they'll give the series a break. I love these games, but if they keep releasing them annually my interest (and I imagine many others') in the franchise will start to decline.

Posted by DrPockets000

If they can keep delivering the level of quality they have been with each successive game without letting the storyline go stale, I'll take it.  I feel like they might be stretching the mythology a bit thin, but returning to Altair should make for some interesting story elements.

Posted by QKT

this best wrap all the nonsense up. ive had it with cliffhangers

Posted by MustachedPagoda
Posted by Vaile
@Azteck said:
" @Funkydupe said:
" Let's make 10 more Assassin's Creed games shall we!? "
I wouldn't complain. I fucking love that franchise. "
Posted by MeatSim

I don't wanna play as Altair or Ezio again.

Posted by TheHT

Fucking YES. I was always wondering what happened to Altair when he looked into the Apple one last time.

Posted by Agent47
@Jonny7892: A lot of people would disagree with you, while yes the story is a plus that is not the reason why millions like the game.I guess you don't like the sneaking, sword fighting, parkour aspects then.Besides seeing how Ubisoft turned their interesting concept into a great game, they probably want to see how much story they can explore before throwing out ACIII and ending the whole thing.Hopefull they do go back to Altair I always like that time period more(the crusades) and while Altair was dull they could maybe explore his past(Prequel?)that could open him more up.
Posted by MrSpaceMan

more multiplayer!?

Posted by kingzetta

I hope it's not Altair

Posted by avantegardener

 Consider me intrigued.

Posted by MariachiMacabre

Ugh. Altair was so devoid of personality in AC1. Hopefully he's either not involved or an NPC. Ezio was a huge step forward for the series, let's not make a step backwards.

Edited by Tennmuerti

Hopefully it is Altair.
He is a much better character then Ezio imo.

Altair managed to have a full on character development during one game and is far from a traditional boilerplate hero. He starts as a badass but also kind of a dick, a self assured, self important ignorant dick. By the end of the game Altair is still the same badass, but armed with knowledge and self restraint. He starts questioning his deeds and orders as the game goes along. By the sart of AC2 you get to find out how he pretty much single handedly resurected the Assassins order and gained a ton of knowledge from the piece of eden (including how to make basically primitive kevlar armour) making him even more of a badass.

Ezio is a floppish playboy  in AC2 and stays pretty much the same throughout even with the death of his family, all that changes is he wants revenge like a petulant child. Admitedly he matures a bit in Brotherhood, which made him more likable, but once again beyond the gained maturity nothing really happens to Ezio's character in Brotherhood aside from pining for lost love now and again.

It's really surprising to me how people say Altair is devoid of personality, when compared to Ezio he actually feels like a belivable real person while the second is a genric videogame stoy hero that channels Nathan Drake like there is no tomorrow in AC2 (thankfully reigned in in Brotherhood)
Posted by histeachn

I kind of get the feeling Ubisoft sort of shot themselves in the foot with Assassin's Creed.  It's really a unique franchise and has a very different gameplay approach, but the mechanics of it borrows so much from its other two preceding franchises--namely Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell--that they kind of have to put all their money in one pot.  They've made it so that it's difficult to go back to those other franchises without it feeling like a rehash of something now reinvented in AC. 

That's not to necessarily chiming into the "give us 10 more ACs" concern, but I think the only way they could break from only having this franchise is to create an all-new IP.  As for whether they go back to Altair or not, I could probably care less.  AC1 was what it was, and there are parts of it I liked quite a bit (the near-final duel where you take on a dozen crusaders after talking to King Richard was frustrating at first, but then was pretty cool once you got it to finally "click" and all the moves went together like a dance; I couldn't help smiling when that happened). 

Posted by histeachn
@Tennmuerti: I think I have to agree with you.  There is more of a development with Altair than Ezio.  Altair is still really, really cold, but you can tell the internal clockwork runs differently by the end.  Ezio's changes are primarily gameplay-wise, and in being the instigator of changes in the story.  It's great gameplay and story, but I also like to see character development where possible.  That's why I agree with others about focusing on Desmond sooner than later:  by now, we all know Desmond, and are rooting for him. 
Posted by pawsoffury

While I desperately hope for another timeline DNA sequence to freshen the series up, the story progression with Desmond in Brotherhood makes it seem very unlikely they'll throw a 3rd 'past' hero ancestor into the mix. 

Posted by Xpgamer7

Patrick's titles always take a minute to figure out.

Edited by Bismarck
The disc you see flickering is the Disc from Crete or also known as  Phaistos Disc
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaistos_Disc
My arabic aint all that good and i believe that writing is arabic.
So it might be in Crete " 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Candia "
Or in Cyprus which is mentioned in AC games, and was a Crusaders stronghold
Posted by Eyz
@Little_Socrates said:

" Didn't they announce Assassin's Creed for 3DS and we all forgot about it? This is probably that. "

I kinda remember it having another name, like  "Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy" or something.
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