Ubisoft's hugely anticipated game is out next month, and Three Speech's Chris Burke got some quality hands-on time with this potential medieval masterpiece.
It's 1191 AD. The Third Crusade is tearing the Holy Land apart, and it's up to you to try and stop the conflict by killing its chief protagonists on both sides, Crusaders and Saracens. You play as Altair, a member of the original assassin's creed, the Hashashin – who, in between smoking a lot of medieval skunk, would kill people for money, or sometimes for the greater good. Altair is one of the more honourable assassins, of course, but aside from his worthy ideals that form the main storyline, you also get to take on plenty of side contracts.