The best cinematic video game trailer for the year, hands down, was that of Assassin’s Creed Revelations. The trailer premiered during the Ubisoft press conference and the crowd was mesmerized. It featured the aged protagonist of Assassin’s Creed 2 and Brotherhood, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, travelling the seas and land to reach Masyaf in search of clues left by his ancestor, where he battles an army by himself.

Seeing a vision of Altair, the aforementioned ancestor and protagonist of the original Assassin’s Creed, Ezio loses focus and is caught. The Assassin’s Creed Revelations trailer ends with Ezio about to be hung as he again sees Altair along with the franchise’s iconic eagle. That cliffhanger is answered today with Ubisoft releasing the complete story trailer for Assassin’s Creed Revelations.

Revelations is the third part of the Assassin’s Creed 2 segment of the franchise. It is the last game in the series to feature Ezio and Altair and the last game to take place in the renaissance era, paving the way for Assassin’s Creed 3 to take another time and geographical jump, while at the same time introducing a third character for Desmund to relive the memories of.

Before getting to today’s brand new trailer, first watch the incredible Assassin’s Creed Revelations E3 trailer, featuring music from Woodkid Iron.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kL7ursHalk

Now, for the conclusion:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTQgi6Duc08

Of course it’s the gameplay that matters and like Brotherhood before it, AC:R will be bringing back multiplayer with new improvments. Check out the Assassin’s Creed Revealtions multiplayer trailer for a sampling of that and read our beta impressions for our thoughts.

Revelations will answer a lot of Desmund’s (and the players’) questions, but not all of them. Of the top 10 most requested answers from the fans, 7 will be answered as we say goodbye to the current set of characters. The complete story of the Assassin’s Creed series is mostly mapped out, with Altair’s and Ezio’s character arcs already fleshed out from before. Now we await the conclusion and see where Ubisoft takes the franchise next.

If you’re a fan, you may always want to consider pre-ordering the Assassin’s Creed Revelations Animus Edition.

Assassin’s Creed Revelations releases November 15, 2011 for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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