Video game developer Ubisoft this week released a teaser for the release of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, the fourth installment in the popular, award-winning franchise. Developed largely by the company’s Montreal studio—also renowned for its work on hit game series like Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia—the game is getting plenty of hype at this week’s Gamescon convention in Cologne, Germany.
The new trailer should get fanboys drooling in anticipation for its November release. Parkour acrobatics, martial arts, sci-fi historical fiction, a mash-up of game footage featuring protagonists from the first two games, all set to a dubstep soundtrack? I can see the crater in my couch already.
The Assassin’s Creed series so far consists of three main games and plenty of other media, including a graphic novel. The first two games are considered Parts 1 and 2, while the third (Brotherhood) and Revelations are more complementary story threads. Game design director Falko Poiker told Now Gamer that the goal behind Revelations was to set up the franchise for Assassin’s Creed III.
Ubisoft’s first-quarter results this year got mixed reviews. Sales of approximately $128.5 million represented a 36.3% drop from last year, but surpassed the company’s prediction of $112.2 million thanks in part to sales of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Assassin’s Creed II sold more than eight million copies and Brotherhood more than 6.5 million, so it’s no stretch to predict the company’s Montreal studio could have another major hit on its hands.