Ubisoft gave us our first in-game look at Assassin’s Creed: Revelations during its E3 2011 press conference via a live gameplay demo. The demo followed Ezio Auditore as fought his way through the gorgeously detailed streets of Constantinople.
As the demo kicks off, Ezio moves through the dirty, bustling streets, brushing past pedestrians in trademark AC fashion. After a few beats, he is spotted by a friend who gives Ezio a bomb that is apparently stronger than any the man has previously made. Ezio continues through an alleyway before tossing his newly acquired bomb at the feet of some nearby guards. Up ahead, Ezio charges at an unsuspecting enemy and vaults over his back before tossing a smoke bomb, and taking out the other nearby guards in slick, brutal fashion.
Turning his attention to a chain attached to a massive tower, Ezio steadies his arm gun and blasts the chain, bringing down a tower before riding a zip line down to some docks where he is met by a number of guards. He deals with a few on his own, but gets some help from some local allies.
Ezio then mans a fire-spewing cannon on the bow of a ship, exploding all nearby enemy ships into fiery bits. He then freeruns across the burning ships, barely catching a torched ledge here, dodging a collapsing mast there. The entire scene is a massive inferno. Ezio leaps onto another zip line, which he rides until he decides to drop down and take out two guards with his dual assassination maneuver. He meets up with his intended contact on what appears to be the only ship in the area not reduced to charred splinters. The camera pulls out to reveal a spectacular vista of Constantinople.
The demo ended with a mysterious scene that showed the Animus interface briefly and then transitioned to a view of a hill with a stone doorway on it. Although, instead of a door, the archway is filled with a bright, white light. Based on previously released details about Revelations, I’m assuming that this was in reference to Desmond Miles’ portion of the game, which is evidently set inside his own head and will have a bit of an Inception vibe as a result.
We’ll obviously have many more Assassin’s Creed: Revelations details soon over the coming days, so stay tuned.