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Latest Assassin's Creed Teaser Drops Date, Setting Hint

They keep tossing up short teaser videos for the new Assassin's Creed, and we're already begging for more info.

The latest, which you can see below, offers us a couple of setting hints: the first is a date- 24.06.1459, which definitely hints at an Altair-type setting. The second tidbit also reminds us of the original AC; the building in the background is the Hagia Sophia mosque located in Istanbul.

It becoming clearer that the original protagonist - and perhaps portions of the original setting - will return in Assassin's Creed III. We didn't have any problem with Brotherhood, which was a direct sequel to Ezio's story in ACII, and we're fairly certain Ubisoft writers can come up with a great follow-up plot for Altair. What do you think?

Tags: assassins creed, assassins creed 3, aciii

5/4/2011 9:59:25 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (34 posts)

Victor321
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:24:00 AM
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Me still want Russia, France or England :(
Italy worked out so well, why not continue to offer fresh, rarely-explored environments in the next installment?

I'd love to scale the Eiffel Tower, or the Buckingham Palace, for example :)

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YashaZz
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:02:55 PM

I'd love to see that too. The Arabic (Middle Eastern I should say) setting doesn't impress me as much as the Eastern European and Eurasian cultures.

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Lord carlos
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:33:21 AM
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1459 AD would be ezio or maybe his dad.
Altair was the 11th century 1000-1099 methinks

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Lord carlos
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:54:47 AM

Altair is actually alive during the late 12th & early 13th centuries.
And interestingly enough Ezio is born in the year 1459 so could it be his father??

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TheAgingHipster
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 11:44:46 AM

Hadn't thought about that! Rodrigo Borgia was named Pope Alexander VI in 1492. So, if the date is 1459, Altair is completely out (unless Ubisoft does some mind-and-time-bending chicanery like in AC:B). I wouldn't be surprised if it's Ezio's father--we DID see him at the start of AC2!!

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 1:10:10 PM

Definitely too late for Altair.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 4:01:54 PM

Altair's birth date apparently appears in a follow-up to this video.

It looks like multiple time periods may be involved.

I love the choice of settings. It works for both Altair (Constantinople during the crusades) and Ezio (Constantinople/Istanbul around the time of the Turkish invasion).



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TheAgingHipster
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 6:22:00 PM

I'd like to see multiple characters in the Animus, maybe do some timeline hopping to piece together a "meta"-puzzle or something, with clues spread across centuries and countries. Play as Ezio to find the first clue, then Altair to find the second, go to Desmond to piece the clues together, then implement the finished information elsewhere in the Animus. That would lend an interesting new element to the standard gameplay.

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Underdog15
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 11:24:54 AM

Based on how often Ezio got down with random ladies, it could be any one of his, I'm sure, large number of children!

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Lord carlos
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:36:40 AM
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Dont mind the character or setting,just make it harder.
AC2 and AC:B were a stroll in the park,fun but too easy.

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frylock25
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:43:43 AM
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the AC games have ended up being the few i have bought used. i have yet to buy brotherhood as my backlog keeps getting bigger and i just cant keep up with it. every time i do play these games i get so sucked in it is awesome. i love the game play and the story is always great. i still plan on getting all of them and i would like to get them new unless i see a great deal like i got with AC2. i think i paid like $15.

i also love conspiracy stories and these have been really good so far.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 11:06:28 AM

I snagged AC2 used for $15 as well. Good deal.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 11:09:01 AM
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I love some of those Leonardo missions in Brotherhood. I finished the last one and it had me all Sam Fisher-like stealth-ing around unseen. That is until I got to fly around in the armed glider. Fun stuff. Though, I will say I would liked to have had a crouch behind cover maneuver during some of that stealth'n.
Good stuff and I look for to AC3.

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Dreno
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 11:15:53 AM
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Ok, so were looking at ac 1.5 now if altiar is the character again. Which is cool with me.

But what about ac3?

Last I heard about it one of the big wigs included with ac3 said they were looking to fans to see what the next setting would be and that they were thinking of a south american or asain setting I'm memory serves me.

Hopefully this doesn't turn out to be ac 3 though. A direct sequel involving altiar would be fine. But for 3 I think I speak for many when I say we need a new ancestor and a new setting.

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NightHawk17
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 11:36:21 AM
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I didn't have a problem with ezio cause I liked him more than Altair. But I really would like a new ancestor, really don't want to go back to that time period:(

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TheAgingHipster
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 11:41:08 AM
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More Altair? Yes please.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 11:47:26 AM
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I'm getting the notion many critics aren't going to respond to Revelations with a 9.0+ rating. As I read statements like these,

"If they want it to hit this side of Christmas, this'll likely be another slimline Brotherhood-style offering."--CVG referencing an Xbox mag, while retaining the same "spin" from the source in their own article.

hmmm.. let's look at that.

"another" :: this suggests more of the same.
"slimline":: this suggests a meager upgrade value
"Brotherhood-style":: being the referenced noun in the statement, they're basically saying Ubisoft is milking the franchise and shoveling you quick and easy stuff to make a quick buck.



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BIGRED15
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 11:55:29 AM
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1459 is definately a pre renaissance, post crusades time period. From what my history books told me, istanbul was once constantinople. It changed when there was a struggle for power in europe and i think the ottoman empire ruled during 1459. I believe istanbul is in europe not in damascus or israel, In fact i beleive its in turkey. In 1453 constantinople no longer belongs to romans but the Ottoman turks take over. Altair belonged to the generation that lived during the crusade which reaffirms what carlos said. renaissance i beleive was in the 1600's so, So if my studies are correct, then I believe that AC3 will likely bridge the gap between Altair and Ezio. Will probably explain how desmods ancestry migrated from israel to italy? AC3 will likely be more of an AC 1.5

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Fane1024
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 4:13:12 PM

FYI The Renaissance started way before the 1600s. It was mostly "done" by then.

I don't recall if it "began" in the13th or 14th century (hard start dates are actually nonsense, of course), but Ezio lived in the late Renaissance.

p.s. I see you corrected yourself below. Thumbs up.

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BIGRED15
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 12:03:39 PM
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More than likely that means there will be a new protagonist. 1459 its more likely for ezio or his father to be the protagonist. Renaissance spanned from 14th to 17th century, so it will likely take place in a ,middle eastern setting with a new assassin to play as. It probably doesn't make a lot of sense to recycle the auditore family more than twice. I love all this history stuff that ubisoft has put in this game for me to analyze.

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SvenMD
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 12:05:52 PM
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So I'm a little confused. I thought when AC first came out that it was going to be a trilogy to complete the story...?

Now there is AC:B, and talks about having a new AC every year....I'm just not into that. So I'll be honest, I haven't played AC:B yet because I really want to know where Ubisoft is taking this franchise.

I understand that a new AC every year might be fun, but I just want a cohesive storyline that actually has a thoughtout plot that is going to be complete at the end of the series, instead of alot of little pieces here and there.

And let's not forget that Desmond is the main character in this game....and it's his story that needs to be told.

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Stabs88
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 12:17:21 PM

Agree 100%

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BIGRED15
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 12:16:50 PM
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you shouldn't worry about the story progression. AC3 will likely be a prequel to AC2, and you definately need to give brotherhood a shot. It segways perfectly from AC2. I mean Cmon if AC2 should have left you hanging with an ending like that. brotherhood finishes ezio's story. It also has one of the most creative online components i have played in recent years.

Istanbul would be an awesome setting. It's considered a mega city for gods sake. Should be even bigger in scope than something like rome in brotherhood. It will have mediaval flare in a renaissance setting. so you get the best of both games and a fresh story arc. What could be better than that?

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 1:13:05 PM
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That temple in the background reminded me of a Middle Eastern setting, but the date is too late by far for Altair. Hmm... what kind of swifty is Ubisoft trying to pull here? I'm definitely curious about all this. Guess we'll have to wait until E3 before we get any real information though.
Peace.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 1:32:58 PM

Probably be better to post this in The Darkness article, considering that has release date info... but Mass Effect 3 has been delayed until next year. I guess that leaves the door wide open for Uncharted 3 to take home the GotY this year.

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Wendell
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 1:27:58 PM
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The Animus CLI in the reveal shows the following:

//26051512.dat.ark
//24061459.dat.ark
//06111494.dat.ark
//11011165.dat.ark
//10091509.dat.ark
//15061511.dat.ark

1165 is Altair's birth year and 1459 is Ezio's birth year. The 1494 date is the birth of an Ottoman Sultan and the 1512 date is the death of another, earlier, Sultan. The reveals show Masyaf and Hagia Sofia. One of the artifacts is the Phaistos disc from Crete, I don't know what the second one is yet.

I think we know where this game will take place (more or less), but I am not clear on who the protagonist will be. I can't wait to find out.

I am giving Ubi the benefit of the doubt on annual sequels of AC right up to the point that they actually give us a klinker instead of a AAA game.

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Dreno
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 1:42:40 PM
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Not only is 1459 ezios birth year, but the date released in the information is ezios exact birth date. Just a juicey lil tidbit for all.

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Danny007
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 2:04:49 PM
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It looks like I'm going to have to play the first AC

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BengiePR23
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 2:14:29 PM
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I thinks that it's going to be either Ezio's father or another assassin. I wish they would keep going forward in time instead of going back, BTW someone said that they think Ubisoft is going to explain how Ezio's family moved from the middle east to italy, it was already explained in AC2 in the family Krypt under the Monteriggioni Villa! Another thing I want to happen is that Ubisoft, at least in one chapter tell what happened with Ezio and that would finish his timeline! Cheers guys/gals!

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Sakaxxxx
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 2:44:01 PM
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They should have more dungeon areas

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firstc624
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 8:15:20 PM
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How does the new trailer fit though,

http://www.facebook.com/assassinscreed?sk=app_150031305061905

Dang this stupid game....come on Ubi just out w/ it already

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Lairfan
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 9:55:08 PM
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After reading the comments already posted, I have to say that I wouldn't have a problem if they decided to let us play as more than one ancestor this time around. Alternating between Altair, possibly Ezio (due to his birth year being in this teaser), and maybe a new ancestor would be cool.

All I hope for though is that Ubisoft gives us at least one new character/setting, even if they insist in splitting the game up between multiple protagonists. Cmon Ubi, pretty much all your fans want new time periods explored, since AC used to be very unique for doing that. Please don't get bogged down in familiar characters and settings, lest you make the experience get old.

Also, on a different note, the guys at Ubisoft have to remember that Desmond's story can't progress too slowly, otherwise people are going to lose interest in what's going to happen next fast, and they're gonna lose sales because of it.

Also, before anyone asks, yes I loved Brotherhood, but I don't want another AC game like that. It was nice to finish Ezio's story and add a couple new things (including multiplayer), but I don't want to go back to a game dominated by familiar Altair and the familiar Crusade landscape, no matter how awesome both of those were.

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BIGRED15
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:29:51 PM
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If that was indeed the case B3ng13 then i totally missed it because i remember their being a shrine to all of the different ancestors of ezio that were assassins at one point, but i dont remember how the family immigrated to italy, so refresh me if you would...

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___________
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 4:32:14 AM
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god dam it ubisoft if you have something to announce just announce it!
enough with dangling the string just out of our reach!

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