Ubisoft announces Assassin’s Creed for Playstation 3

With the “Prince of Persia” series having already pushed its genre to the edge, Ubisoft today announced the same Montreal studio responsible for POP and Splinter Cell is working on a brand new intellectual property and franchise. “Assassin’s Creed,” the first in a series of games, will be released exclusively for the Playstation 3 next year and debut at E3 next week.

The official synopsis of the first game in the series is as follows: It is set in 1191 AD, when the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, the Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. Players, assuming the role of the main character Altair, will have the power to throw their immediate environment into chaos and to shape events during this pivotal moment in history.

The following teaser trailer gives us a glimpse of what appear to be a combination of Splinter Cell stealth, Prince of Persia moves, a history lesson and wonderful old world visuals. Granted this is all no doubt pre-rendered at this stage but the potential for greatness is certainly there. We’ll have more thoughts after the full reveal of “Assassin’s Creed” at E3 next week.

Assassin’s Creed Teaser Trailer (8.4 MB)

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