Ubisoft has revealed a ton of new information surrounding a few characters from Assassin's Creed Revelations in Game Informer who will be joining Ezio and Altair throughout their adventures in Constantinople. The new cast of characters will once again feature some people who are based on real-life historical figures.
First off we have Manuel Palaeologos, a rich Byzantine who could have once been an emperor if he hadn't been brought down by the rising Ottoman empire. Instead he went on to live a wealthy life with no political power. In Revelations, players will have to find out whether Palaeologos loyalty lies with the Byzantines or the Templars. For more information and the full picture of Palaeologos check after the break.
Up next is Sofia Sorto who, unlike most of the characters who are based on historical figures, is instead based on a piece of art by Albrecht Durer called Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman. Sofia will serve as Ezio's love interest. Her past lies in Venice and she traveled to Constantinople to open a bookstore to help spread learning and knowledge to the people there.
Prince Suleiman is of course based on Suleiman the Magnificent, the ruler who oversaw the entire Ottoman Empire for forty years and one of the most well known men in history. In Revelations we'll be introduced to a young Suleiman of 17 at the time when his complicated political situation begins. He will meet Ezio who teaches him about leadership and philosophy, lending him valuable insight.
The final character revealed is the master assassin in Constantinople: Yusuf Tazim. Ezio, the grand master of the Assassin's order and Yasuf are described as close companions and friendly rivals. Yusuf will be the one who gives Ezio his awesome hook blade.
Assassin's Creed Revelations is heading for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC later this year.
Source: Game Informer
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