Ubisoft won't even wait a full year to release the next Assassin's Creed, because the next one, Assassin's Creed 3, will be out on October 13 30.
I think I'll get this, although I still haven't bought Revelations though despite the fact that I liked Brotherhood.
You didn't miss anything. Revelations is brotherhood. No real or explained new big bad guys, in fact the whole goal of opening Altair's Library is never explained either. Ezio just woke up with a book fetish one day. Sadly for a game called "Revelations" it gives almost no surprises and the only new piece of information is about the herpderp Aliens with a very nicely done CG sequence.
still, i would like to see how the story unfolds
Saying Revelations is Brotherhood is giving Rev too much credit. Both games are filler compared to AC2, but Brotherhood at least moved the story forward in a somewhat interesting manner. I only hope AC3 goes back to the multiple cities and real plot development that made AC2 stand out. The conclusion better not be another "tune in next time!" setup to drag things out.
Hey.... Revelations had an epic main theme... and also I loved the ending because for some reason... it all kind of clicked for me. It was Ezio and Altairs story... so the villians were weaker. But 3 is going to end the Desmond Saga.... so pretty much this is kind of like ME3, Halo3, and other trilogies. This is the moment they have been building towards.... and Im excited to see how they will end it EDIT: ALSO I want to address all of the people complaining that Ubi is milking AC. The truth is the team decided to turn it into a yearly release after 2 because the story coincides with the 2012 end of the world idea.... where as a game like COD does it for the $$$ Honestly Brotherhood and Revelations were supposed to be AC2... but rather than cramp up everything into one game... they separated it into 3, as it gave them more time to work on 3, and get ideas of what players wanted. They have been building AC3 for 3 years... where as Revelations and Brotherhood were parts of AC2 they could never release and thus they were able to experiment with gameplay to see what fans liked and hated. AC3 will be a leap like 2 was... and as I said I am excited to see how it will end
seems like a ac is coming out everytime I come on this site lol
I sort of liked Revelations. I know I shouldn't have, but I did. These games are a guilty pleasure for me.
Do they have more than one team working or something?
@Mexican... Do you have proof that the team said that their idea was to run with this 2012 idea and that is why they have been releasing a new title every year for the last 4 years now (that's including this new one). Its honestly starting to look like milking for me.
This whole comment makes no sense. It's like you havent followed any of the story.
"But 3 is going to end the Desmond Saga.... so pretty much this is kind of like ME3, Halo3, and other trilogies." I see, you're pretty naive to even think like that! fyi, there will be Halo4 this year and Mass Effect will continue to number 4 too and so will AC!
^I wish this guy didn't know what he was talking about...but he does.
@snipes I can not remember exactly were I heard it, but the lead designer of ACR said in an interview that the reason they put out a new creed every year is because of the 2012 story line... as they said it would not make much sense if they released it before or aftr 2012
even though somehow you got a disagree, that's true.
I like every Assassin's Creed but Revelations is mostly Brotherhood like others said. Since the main quests missions are rather fragmented, I'll suggest to rent the game. I rented from Redbox and able to complete all the story quests in 1.5 days. And that's all I care anyway.
Hopefully they'll remove the gimmick like things in Revelations....I don't care much about the defend the fort mini game or the bomb crafting. You would think they would of spent time on this since it's the last one in the trilogy, maybe a new engine or spend some time on creating a Prince of Persia sequel instead. It makes me think that Desmonds story isn't over yet he'll be used in AC4. The 2012 Doomsday things will be wrapped up but I feel like Desmond will be sticking around.
they've been working on this one since ACII....
The only plausible way to continue the franchise for them would be to either convince us that 2012 isn't the real date, or they completely reboot the series for next-gen consoles but have the story still take place before 2012.
I think they'll just create a new threat, I mean the Templars will still be around even if he does manage to stop the 2012 disater. The first civilization could of left more tec behind that the Templars want, hell theres still pieces of Eden hidden throughout the world, with so many mentioned, the three apples and the staff are the only ones found.
I'm not really worried about the time spent on the dev of this "last" installment. What's really time consuming and cannot be empowered by manpower while creating a game is designing/prototyping and developing a new engine. Creating a lot of assets can be done pretty quickly, especially when you're Ubisoft which can make 5 studios around the world work on a single title. Brotherhood and Revelations were really fill-in episodes. Brotherhood was kinda a perfection of AC II and Revelation was even not meant to be a console title (it was initially planned as a 3DS game known as "Lost Legacy"... how ironic). I think the design team was even not the same on these ones so I already felt before this announcement others were already working on ACIII.
I was really disappointed with Revelations, i still hold hope though with it being a numbered release i would hope big steps are taken
I might pick it up. I skipped brotherhood and revelations, but I'll wait to see if This one is substantially different or no buy.
Yea I dont understand why people keep buying these games when there's very little change to them.
The same argument can also be flung towards CoD..
"The same argument can also be flung towards CoD.." Can be? It has been for years.
How can they keep pumping each game within under a year? Thisbis getting worse than call of duty at this stage.
and it's funny though because many users on game forums who complain about call of duty rush out and buy assassins creed every year
Have to admit though, with AC coming out under a year it has more content then a Call of Duty game which apparently has 2 years of development. Least with Ubisoft they try and add new features to make them differne't from the previous titles, the developers of COD don't even bother since they know it will sell.
Yeah, that's the reason why I haven't bought an Assassin's Creed game since the first game. I'll give AC3 a look, but it'll have to have SIGNIFICANT changes in order for me to by it. I really don't want support a game that releases every year except for sports titles.
Ubisoft has had a team(but probably small) working on this game since AC2 so it's a 3 year development cycle. Hopefully this means the game will actually bring a lot of new things to the series. Especially since it has to have a new setting and cast of characters if it's going back into the animus.
Yeah ubi you keep milk that cow you got .. cuz it will die soon.
i feel like the non numbered AC's are 60 dollar expansions. Full game size mind you, $60 dollars worth of expansion, but not really a large jump ahead from Assassins Creed 2. If they overdo it, it will become stale, I just hope that AC3 has the same jump that AC2 did.
3 years bro, YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE
They're avoiding competition with all those other big November releases.
I think theyll be massive changes and that brotherhood and revelations were done in the time frame as No.2
Although it's pretty much a given that we'll be seeing a new time period, I really hope Ubisoft choose something a bit left field that really surprises everyone.
I'd like Victorian London. Set against the backdrop of Jack the Rippers murders Also the architecture would suit the AC gameplay.
Couldn't agree more. The architecture, the atmosphere and the potential plot-lines of that backdrop could be absolutely immense.
Finally found someone who has the same opinion. Victorian London would be perfect, I'd love to see more games set in the UK, especially in that time period
Another one? What about AC Racing or maybe AC modern War Catastrophe
Oh my god! Assassin's Creed Racing!! Can you imagine that? Getting in old karts, riding horses, etc. all down tracks that flow throughout ancient cities and forgotten but beautiful environments. Great idea! Look forward to it.
Revelations is my least favorite so far of the franchise because too many mini games and it just felt rushed out. I could do without the bomb crafting and defend the fort but I do like the Hook that's a nice addition. I also like from Brotherhood and revelations the recruits so wouldn't mind more of this and maybe picking assassins to come with on missions like a Rainbow Six thing and plan a path to clear rooftops or station around the city in case your target ran.
I hope they work hard to implement the kind of refinement they made from 1 to 2. Brotherhood and Revelations were good games but mainly because 2 was a great game. Essentially they're just reskins. The other thing i've been thinking is about Desmond. If I were Ubisoft I would of just told the story of assassins vs templars without the need for all the nonsense which breaks from the immersion of the fantastic environments they create. In fact, that's my main criticism of the AC games. I'd like to see recruitment fleshed out a bit more as well.
Hmmm, well if, as this article claims, AC3 has been in development for three years, I'm actually pretty excited about it. Originally I figured they're started work on it after Revelations, and that it might turn out rushed and more of the same with a new weapon / tool added to the gauntlet. I'm actually pretty optimistic now. The final game NEEDS to be massive.
I hope they'll adjust the difficulty. Brotherhood & Revelations were way too easy, especially the combat.
agree , assassin creed games are too easy now , they need to make the gameplay challenging but that will never happen , if it happens means less people buy it because they won't know how to play it ..
That's because the enemies are mostly the same and Ezio gains new weapons on each sequel. I can "run" through most of the enemies very quickly since I know how to kill them and disappear quickly without having to kill all the guards.
if this is going to be the end of the series then i'l buy it. i skipped revelations because brotherhood was mediocre.
i want this game!! i don0t care any one!!
This series needs to end. It has become COD. The same game over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and overand over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over
they said they working on it for 3 years so people stop complaigning , i agree on revelation and brotherhood , they were just story , gameplay wasn't great but the online is amazing , it's really fun :) this will change it .. SPOILER : assassin creed 3 means a new settings , i bet it's in the present and future , which means new gameplay like new weapons and stuff like that , the place will be different , no more past ..
I'll purches it, I have one, and two, didnt bother with the two 59.99 DLC add ons.
AND, They've been working on it for 3 YEARS! YEAHHHHHHH, NEW ENGINE!
I don't get why "new engine" is such a gamer buzz word.. Even less people tend to understand what is actually means. Sometimes refining an old engine is a better alternative then constant releases of beta ones. Not to mention building a new engine around current gen consoles at this late in the life cycle would be beyond dumb.
I personally like the yearly releases. I'm a big AC fan so can't get enough though.
But i havnt played Brotherhood or Revelations although ill be getting AC3!
Great stuff! I for one enjoyed Revelations. I cant wait to kick ass as Desmond!
cant wait. really love the story arc of assassins creed. Ubisoft really brings life to a time period where many games fail at delivering. The Renaissance is definitely an age full of stories to build on. Contrary to what some people say, I dont believe Assassins Creed is being milked the same way COD is. The reason being is that AC still holds an above average engaging storyline that incorporates past, present and future extremely well. The knocks persist in that while a story is being told to the gamer, the mechanics of the game must improve at some point. Sure bombs brought a new way to tackle enemies and the mini defend tower game was fun, but not revolutionary in the mechanics. At the same time, we shouldn't see Ezio holding an AK47 mowing down enemies, but certain features such as using crowds, creating diversions should have been expanded on. Bombs were supposed to do this, but it just wasnt needed through many of the missions, and when it was it was usually fairly forced. Why do we have a throw money on the ground action? if the rewards arent as great, what happened to using the victorians as distractions etc. Assassins Creed vastly improved from the first iteration (not making the game repetitive), but havent tackled the steal part of the game. If your an assassin I doubt your gonna walking down the street fighting Rambo style.
These are coming out faster then COD, lol. I can't even finish the last two yet because of other games that have come out. :(
little early perhaps because of the wiiu?
i hope it is on the wii u. will like to see what ubisoft do with the new controller
Even though I'm annoyed with them for milking AC2 with sequels, I'm looking forward to AC3.
Im really looking forward to AC3.
I love it how people are trolling cod but not this for coming out every year
Maybe it's because it has a fairly complex and engaging single player campaign and story (for the most part). ...and people like it.
Another one? Six games in six years counting Bloodlines on PSP, which I have. The story's getting way too decompressed imho. So many games, DLCs and movies yet so little progress. I opted out of of AC Revelations even at $20 brand new when I found out that if I wanted the *true* ending to Ezio's story, I'd have to buy the Assassin's Creed: Embers animated movie. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it's hard to miss something when it's always there. It's even in Playstation Home. Double edged sword.