Assassin's Creed: Revelations (2011)
"Assassin's Creed: Revelations" is a direct sequel to 2010's "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood," and the final game in the 'Ezio trilogy'. Ezio travels to Constantinople, at the peak of the Ottoman Empire to discover the truth behind his Ancestor, Altair, which will help him retrieve a powerful weapon hidden with Masyaf, the ancient assassin fortress.
"Assassin's Creed Revelations" features all three of the series' major characters: Desmond Miles, Altaïr ibn-La'Ahad and Ezio Auditore da Firenze. The main part of the story takes Ezio to Constantinople/Istanbul in 1511 AD, consisting of four districts: Constantine, Bayezid, Imperial, and Galata; Cappadocia during the rise of the Ottoman Empire, part of which is a completely underground city populated solely by Templars; and Masyaf, where the old Assassins' stronghold is located (featured in the first Assassin's Creed game), to which Ezio travels at the beginning of the game. He discovers Altaïr has sealed within the fortress an ancient artifact that is said to be a powerful weapon which could end the Templar-Assassin War forever, and had the keys hidden in Constantinople. Ezio uses these relics of the "First Civilization" that hold memories of Altaïr to relive Altaïr's experiences, during which players control Altaïr.
The game continues Desmond's story in the present day, following the events of Brotherhood, where he is trapped in the Animus 2.0, in a comatose state, in which he has found a safe mode known as "the Black Room". Here, Desmond must find a "synch nexus", a key memory that links him with Altaïr and Ezio, to reintegrate his splintered subconscious and awaken from his coma. While in game, Ezio meets a variety of historical characters, including: Manuel Palaiologos, an heir to the now-lost Byzantine Empire; Byzantine Templars lurking in the shadows of Constantinople; and Prince Suleiman, a man who will one day become one of the Ottoman Empire's greatest Sultans; and his uncle, Prince Ahmet.
Did You Know? "Assassin's Creed: Revelations" was initially conceived as a Nintendo 3DS game called "Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy" about Ezio traveling east to the Assassins' former city of Masyaf, where he would have discovered the origins of the Assassin Order. It was first announced during Nintendo's E3 2010 press conference. It was quietly cancelled and its main concept was developed into "Assassin's Creed: Revelations."