Via a very recent Joystiq article, I stumbled upon the new Assassin's Creed teaser website. In the article, an official Ubisoft site is detailed, calling on fans to reveal the next AC game via Twitter hashtagging, Facebook, or spamming friends with emails. A quick look at the site shows a status bar (we're 97% away from liking and tweeting enough to reveal the new game) and a teaser video which seemingly gives no insight. However, a closer look past the shadowy scenery shows the series' trademark "glitches," including one that occurs twice in the (looped) 10 second video. The glitch reveals Arabic writing. Thanks to Real Player, I was able to download the video and pause it for a perfect, clear shot of the Arabic writing. Not being an Arabic speaker myself, I tried to translate it with the virtual keyboard on Google Translate. I came up with "The extent of the NBA Ria Lacquer". Obviously not correct. So, I call upon you, GiantBombers, head over to that website and reveal AC 3 the easy way, OR, enlist some of your Arabic friends to decode the glitch. Here's a picture, I hope whatever it reads sheds some light on the next entry in the Assassin's Creed franchise.
I appreciate the help. Hopefully we don't have to wait for 97% of whatever Ubi's like/tweet/email target is, if we can decipher this. As Ezio says, "Grazie, amici mio."