While Ubisoft pretty much perfected the Assassin’s Creed formula in the jump from AC2 to Brotherhood, the developer is not above tinkering here and there. As the player explores new towns it is customary to encounter new weaponry like the introduction of the pistol or Da Vinci’s flying machine.
In Assassin’s Creed Revelations Ezio travels to the Ottoman Empire and encounters a new league of assassins, and a whole new set of tools.
Among those tools are a whole slew of bombs (300 combinations in fact) with which Ezio can dispatch, distract, or wound his foes. Gone are the days of simply dropping a smoke bomb and evading the city guards — switched for more offensive, and equally defensive, weaponry.
In part two of our journey through the world of Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Ubisoft introduces all of the unique bomb combinations that are available, as well as the bomb crafting in the game. With everything from trip to tossing varieties at the ready, players won’t be as concerned with keeping guards out of their hair, but will instead have fun doing so.
Check out the trailer:
Yes, getting to play around with some new mechanics and weaponry is exciting, but what gamers are most looking forward to with Revelations is finally concluding the Ezio and Altair chapters of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Though we know Ubisoft has a ton more stories to tell — including next year’s conclusion to the Desmond saga — it will be good to finally feel closure in one form or another.
Clearly the Ottoman Empire has a lot to offer our aged Ezio by way of assassin secrets and advantageous weaponry. The bombs might seem a bit overpowered, but it comes with the territory of being a master assassin.
And lets us not forget that Revelations continues Ubisoft’s success with multiplayer in Brotherhood, including more modes and providing more character options. I bet those bombs we just heard about would come in handy during a multiplayer match or two.
What do you think of the new bombs and bomb crafting in Assassin’s Creed Revelations? How do you feel bombs will impact gameplay?
Assassin’s Creed Revelations releases November 15, 2011 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.