Pre-orders for one of the most anticipated games of the year have begun and Ubisoft has been doing their best to entice people into buying Assassin’s Creed Revelations with a choice of collector’s editions available. We previously brought you details and prices for those editions and today we can elaborate on some of the extra in-game content available.
Most intriguing of all the extra content is the animated short film that will launch the same time as the game called Assassin’s Creed: Embers, Ezio’s coda. It provides the final chapter to an engrossing story that has spanned over four decades, bringing to a conclusion the life of master assassin Ezio Auditore. Frail and aged the assassin has seemingly settled down and started a family but is aware that at any moment his past could catch up with him so is constantly on guard.
The movie Embers was developed by UbiWorkshop and all the animations are computer generated, which as you can see from the film trailer below is very effective. There are several ways in which consumers are able to get their hands on short, firstly it will come as part of the content with both the Collector’s Edition and Animus Edition of the game Revelations which we previously mentioned. It also will be available for digital download via the PlayStation Network and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
Another interesting extra that has also been announced is the graphic novel called Assassin’s Creed: The Chain, according to The Independent it is the follow on from The Fall. brought to us from The Eisner award-winning Cameron Stewart and Karl Kerschl, it carries on the adventures of Soviet Russia assassin Nikolai Orelov and descendant from 1998 Daniel Cross. No exact date has been given for the release of this comic however the full run of The Fall is being compiled for the November Collector’s Edition of Revelations.
Since the Assassin’s Creed saga began in 2007, the company has managed to shift more than 28 million of copies the games worldwide, cementing its place amongst the best selling franchises available on consoles so far. This may explain why so much effort is being put into the next title; it could be the company’s way of giving something back to the fans for being so loyal. Be sure to check out the trailer for Embers below and feel free to let us know your thoughts.
Will you be getting either of the Assassin’s Creed Revelations special edition collections available?