Darby further explains that the concept of discovering the sixth sense isn’t just thrown out there, but rather that it will play an important role in Assasssin’s Creed Revelations.
“Juno explicitly says that they have six senses, not five. That plays a role in our game and how we get to access Altair’s memories.”
Does this mean that this sixth sense, as we strive to unlock and understand it, will be what allows Ezio to relive Altair’s memories? In that case, just what exactly is the sixth sense beyond Eagle Vision? Juno called it knowledge, so is it the ability to see both the past and the future?
Juno mentions that Desmond can see the blue shimmer, but implies that this is the imperfect form of the sixth sense. Eagle Vision is seeing an upgrade in Revelations to Eagle Sense, an ability which will allow Ezio to read the paths of guards, seeing both where they have been and where they’re going. Is this just one way of seeing both the past and future?
Juno’s comment about finding “her” is a little more complicated and to explain what that might mean, we need to talk about Subject 16 a little. In both Assassin’s Creed 2 and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Subject 16 left behind glyphs and rifts, respectively, for Desmond to find in Ezio’s memories.
These areas of the game lead to puzzles hidden away in the Animus which, when completed, unlock pieces of a video in Assassin’s Creed 2 and a sort of virtual reality program in Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Both of these gifts which Subject 16 calls “The Truth” are crucial to understanding just what Juno was trying to say at the end of Brotherhood.
The Truth video from Assassin’s Creed 2 shows two humans free-running through a garden and up a building in an advanced city, likely belonging to the First Civilization. We don’t see their pursuers, but the the girl refers to the man as Adam, and he refers to her as Eve just as it’s revealed that they’re making their escape with a Piece of Eden in hand. The video is included below for reference.
In Brotherhood, the Truth video shows a bunch of scrambled video with the words, “The miracle is in the execution.” Upon realizing that the file contains a massive amount of data, the team comes to the conclusion that its not just a video, but a file executable in the Animus. What loads up resembles the VR Training program already available in the Animus.
Upon completing the executable, your mind is blown to little tiny pieces as you encounter Subject 16 in the Animus. It’s not clear if he’s surviving in the Animus or if he’s just an AI construct, but one of the messages he gives you may be the biggest hint at what Juno says when she refers to “her.”
“Eden, she… in Eden, find Eve. The key, her DNA.”
One possible explanation is this: Juno and Subject 16 are both telling you find Eve in Eden. It isn’t explained whether or not this needs to happen in the present, but judging by Juno’s actions –forcing a shock that lands you back in the Animus — it’s highly probable that finding Eve is something you’re expected to do through the Animus, most likely by reliving a memory.
It’s also possible that doing this will be how you unlock your sixth sense in Assassin’s Creed Revelations, although any memory sequences going back to the lives of Adam or Eve — provided Desmond is a descendant — will likely be short or contained. The mountain behind Eden in the first Truth video appears to be Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, and Revelations takes place primarily in Constantinople so it’s a far stretch to believe that Ubisoft would create another whole city for gamers to explore in Revelations.
What mysteries do you hope that Assassin’s Creed Revelations is going to help solve?
Assassin’s Creed Revelations will hopefully be providing more answers than questions when it ships in November, 2011, for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
Source: Game Informer