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This game was released on November 15, 2011 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations Box Art
  • Genre
  • Platform
    PC, PS3, X360
  • Release date
    Nov 15, 2011
    (Consoles)
    Nov 29, 2011
    (Windows)

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is an upcoming action-adventure game by Ubisoft, and a sequel to Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. It will take place in Constantinople in 1511 AD for the most part, where you will play as Ezio and attempt to unlock a powerful artifact that could be used against the Templars. Desmond in modern days, and Altair in the past will also be controllable in various stages of the game.

The gameplay of AC:R will be similar to the previous installments in the franchise, but some new elements will be introduced too. One of these is the hookblade, a weapon which will allow Ezio to use zip-lines to navigate the city faster, as well as pull enemies in for a finishing blow. Another addition is a crafting system that will let you make bombs of various types.

AC: Revelations will also include a multiplayer mode with new maps and characters. The players will be able to customize their appearance and choose their own weapon.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations preorder bonus list

The situation with AC:R pre-order incentives in the US is somewhat one-sided, seeing how the beefy Signature Edition is only available at one retailer:

  • GameStop is offering the Signature Edition of the game which includes an extra single player mission, enhanced weapon capabilities, bonus multiplayer character, an animated short film, and the original game soundtrack. Signature Edition is exclusive to GameStop.
  • Amazon will reward you with an exclusive Altair outfit skin, which allows Ezio to don the wardrobe of his legendary predecessor for the game’s entire single-player campaign. Console versions also get a free pair of TriOviz 3D glasses which enable 3D gameplay on most 2D HDTVs. On the other hand, PC gamers can get 15% off the PC version by preordering via Amazon Game Downloads.
  • BestBuy will give you an exclusive multiplayer character, the Crusader.
  • Walmart has an Armor of Brutus skin for Ezio (console versions only).
  • Steam: preordering the PC version of AC:R with them will get you an Ottoman Doctor multiplayer character.

Besides the standard one, the game will also have several editions with extra content – namely Special Edition, Collectors Edition, Animus Edition, and the Ultimate Bundle. Needless to say, these will come with a higher price tag as well.

Find out what items they contain below (keep in mind some editions might not be available in your region). US gamers should be looking at the Ultimate Bundle:

AC:R Ultimate Bundle contents

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Ultimate Bundle will cost you $100 for the console version and $90 for the PC one at GameStop. It includes the aforementioned Signature Edition, as well as two impressive collectibles:

Ezio Collectible Figure

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood 7″ Ezio Collectable: a highly detailed figure with over 30 points of articulation. Figure stands nearly 7 inch tall and comes with interchangeable hands and a sword accessory. It features retractable blades on the gauntlets to re-enact Ezio’s stealth attacks.

da Vinci Flying Machine

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood da Vinci’s Flying Machine: a highly detailed replica of da Vinci’s Flying Machine, the awesome glider as seen in the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. The glider wingspan extends over 2 feet and wings and tail are articulated. A 6″ to 7″ scale figure can be placed in the harness underneath and the cannon pivots and fires a spring loaded projectile. Closed Box Packaging, some assembly required.

AC:R Special Edition contents

  • Exclusive packaging
  • Original game soundtrack
  • In-game Turkish Assassin Armour
  • The Crusader and the Ottoman Doctor multiplayer characters

Assassins Creed: Revelations - Special Edition

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Special Edition is available at GAME in the UK and Australia. It looks like this edition is GAME-exclusive.

AC:R Collectors Edition contents

  • Collector box package
  • 50-page artbook with concept art and other illustrations
  • Original game soundtrack
  • Assassin’s Creed: Embers animated short film DVD
  • Bonus single player mission: Vlad the Impaler’s Prison
  • The Crusader and the Ottoman Jester multiplayer characters

Assassins Creed: Revelations - Collectors Edition

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Collector Edition can be found in the UK at various retailers like Play.com (with bonus Altair character), Amazon, and HMV. It is also available at the official Ubisoft store (shop.ubi.com), but only for certain countries.

AC:R Animus Edition contents

  • Assassin’s Creed Encylopedia with information on major characters, events and other important aspects of the AC universe.
  • Animus box
  • Original game soundtrack
  • Assassin’s Creed: Embers animated short movie
  • Bonus single player mission: Vlad the Impaler’s Prison
  • Capacity upgrades for your hidden gun bullets, bombs, and crossbow bolts
  • In-game Armor of Brutus
  • The Crusader and the Ottoman Jester multiplayer characters
  • One exclusive customisation item

Assassins Creed: Revelations - Animus Edition

You can pre-order Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Animus Edition at EB Games in Australia, Gamestop in Ireland and the UK (it is Gamestop-exclusive there), and the official Ubisoft store (availability depends on your location ? seems to be unavailable in the US).

AC:R E3 2011 trailer

This epic CG trailer from this year’s E3 shows Ezio’s journey to his ancestor’s homeland, Masyaf, and the battle that takes place there. Ezio still kicks ass at 52!

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will be released on November 15th this year for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. PC gamers will have to wait until November 29th for the release of the Windows version.