Get Caught Up on the Assassin's Creed Story So Far

Assassin's Creed: Revelations, the latest game in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series, releases tomorrow. As was mentioned in our "Yes" gut-check of the game, this is without a doubt the most "inside" Assassin's Creed yet.


Revelations concerns itself with wrapping up three games' worth of story, which has been told between three different characters—Altaïr ibn-La'Ahad, the assassin who starred in the first game, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who starred in the next two and makes his final appearance in Revelations, and modern-day bartender Desmond Miles, who is actually the "main character" of the series. You see, Desmond relives the adventures of the two men in order to to learn more about a global Templar conspiracy that has been going on for untold years.


As you can tell from that tortured last paragraph, it's really, really complicated. And while understanding all of the smallest details and plot threads isn't integral to enjoying the game, it's fun to at least have a grasp of what's going on.

This video from Ubisoft does a pretty good job of catching folks up, though really, if you're brand new to the series, there's something to be said for backing up and playing last year's Brotherhood first. That said, it's still a fine breakdown of the events (if not the characters) leading into Revelations, and it sets up the new game nicely.

And it wouldn't be an Assassin's Creed video without a montage of wicked-awesome swordfighting kills, so it's got plenty of that, too.

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Thanks. I only play the main story games, not the side-adventures of Ezio.