There’s been a massive influx of trailers for Assassin’s Creed Revelations lately, but only a few have really gone into any specific details regarding story or characters. If anything, they’ve just managed to raise more questions much like the narrative of the games themselves. The latest Assassin’s Creed Revelations trailer titled ‘The Life of Ezio Auditore’ recaps portions of Ezio’s life from the past two games, and features some new footage from the upcoming game. Ezio is on hand to do the two things he does best: narrate trailers, and execute enemies with extreme prejudice.
One of the first things that the trailer shows is how much older Ezio is in this latest (and last) outing. The aging of Ezio drives home the idea of a story that takes place not just in a single adventure, but over one man’s lifetime, and the lifetimes of several characters throughout history.
As we already know, Ezio is following in the footsteps of his mentor Altaïr, the star of the original Assassin’s Creed. Meanwhile, this whole story is being viewed by Ezio’s future ancestor Desmond Miles, who at the start of the upcoming games is once again trapped in the Animus after the events of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. This alternative take on history is one of the central tenets of the franchise, but the personal tale of Ezio has only grown over time.
The trailer shows some intriguing events, such as Altaïr picking up the body of his mentor from the first game. Up next is some mission footage and a whole lot of combat. Make no mistake people, just because Ezio is older doesn’t mean he’s any less violent. In fact, if anything, the years of training and personal loss have made Ezio a very dangerous individual indeed.
See for yourself in the new trailer, ‘The Life of Ezio Auditore’. But be warned, the footage shown is from a Mature-rated game:
With new weapons, new enemies and new locales, it certainly seems like Revelations is much more than an expansion. We still can only guess at the game’s expansive story, but all it takes is one of these trailers to show why fans have stayed glued to the exploits of Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
In the closing moments of the trailer there is a quote from Ezio that carries particular weight. Aside from perfectly capturing the spirit of Ezio, the line emphasizes the idea that secrets will be revealed by the end of Assassin’s Creed Revelations, but exactly how is still a mystery:
“Fate may command I die before the answers are discovered. But an assassin takes orders from no one.”
Considering how good the Assassin’s Creed games have been thus far, we here at Game Rant are pretty excited. What do you think? Will Ezio die in this latest outing? What truths could be revealed? Sound off in the comments below.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations will be released November 15th, 2011 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The PC release is slated for sometime in December.
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