Ubisoft Packs First Person Gameplay into Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

November 9, 2011 Written by Alex Osborn

It looks like Ubisoft is mixing up the gameplay quite at bit with their latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise by including missions that will be played in the first-person.

NOTE: SPOILERS from Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood ahead, so please proceed only if you have already completed the latest chapter in the series.

Fans of the franchise will recall that the game’s main protagonist Desmond Miles falls into a coma at the conclusion of Brotherhood. In Revelations, players will have to complete a collection of first person missions in an effort to awaken Desmond from his sleep, as detailed by the game’s lead writer in an exclusive interview with PSLS. According to mission design director Falco Poiker, speaking to SPOnG, the player will have to complete “strange platforming missions” from this point of view.

It’s definitely a departure, and very cool I think. You get a lot of information about Desmond and his backstory by completing these. Where he came from, what his life is like… the artwork and surroundings are very surreal and symbolic of his life.

Poiker also went on to hint at another surprise that gamers can look forward to in Revelations:

There’s a character you’ll meet in the Animus that you’ll be able to talk to… there’s been hints about this character before. I don’t know if you’ll be able to determine who that character might be from that…

Look for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations when it hits store shelves next week.