Assassin’s Creed: Revelations appeared in 2011 and is the fourth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, a direct sequel to 2010’s Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and the third and final chapter in the ‘Ezio trilogy’. The game was released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows in November and December 2011.
Revelations features two returning protagonists; Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad in 12th and 13th century Masyaf, and Ezio Auditore da Firenze in 16th century Constantinople. The main story follows the Assassin Ezio’s journey to unlock the secret of Altaïr’s vault in Masyaf using disc-like artifacts containing Altaïr’s memories.
One of the protagonists (Ezio) is free to explore the Assassin Base in the city of Constantinople and the city itself to complete side missions away from the primary storyline.
Critical response towards the game was positive, with praise directed at the narrative, the detailed environments, well-written protagonists, pacing of the plot and the satisfying ending of the game, although some reviewers noted that the gameplay of the series was getting overly familiar and the newly introduced features felt lacking in comparison to the ones introduced in previous titles of the series. The game was a large commercial success, out performing the sales of its predecessors. The game was followed by Assassin’s Creed III in October 2012, a direct sequel that continued the story of Desmond Miles and introduced a new 18th century playable character.