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James Peter
25 Sep, 2006

Assassin's Creed: background story

PS3 Feature | New story details and concept art. Aussie exclusive.
Ubisoft has kindly sent PALGN some new details on the background story for Assassin’s Creed. In the game, you play as Altair, a disgraced master Assassin whose task is to restore his status within the Assassin Order. His fall to the class of 'Uninitiated' (the lowest rank in the Order) came after failing to assassinate the Templar Leader, Robert De Sable.

Assassin’s Creed is set in 1191 just after Richard the Lionheart recaptures the port city of Acre from occupying Saracens. With a base of operations established, the Crusaders prepare to march south towards Jerusalem where they intend to recapture the city in the name of the Church. However, the leader of the Saracen Army named Saladin currently rules the city. After being defeated by Richard at Acre, Saladin is not prepared to be humiliated again. The Saracens are amassing at the ruins of Fortress Arsuf, intending to ambush the Crusaders and prevent them from reaching Jerusalem.

While Richard and Saladin battle one another, the Holy Land has been left wide open. The men left to govern in their stead have begun taking advantage of their newfound positions of power. They are free to exploit whoever they please. Leader of the Assassins, Sinan, offers Altair an opportunity to redeem himself by traveling to the Holy Land. Sinan names nine of the key men exploiting the suffering created by the Third Crusade. By assassinating these men, Altair will help bring stability to the region and regain his place in the Assassins Order.

We’ve also received a swag of concept art. You can see the first below, and find the others in the Media Panel.


You can find part one of this feature here.

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10 Comments
7 years ago
looking awsome icon_biggrin.gif this game looks to be really fun. still no gameplay shots yet tho, a bit dissapointing. but still a good lot of pics
7 years ago
The earlier feature had gameplay shots; http://palgn.com.au/article.php?id=5372
7 years ago
It's nice to see PALGN doing more feature articles and having closer relationships with publishers icon_smile.gif
7 years ago
James wrote
The earlier feature had gameplay shots; http://palgn.com.au/article.php?id=5372
woops, must have missed that. lol, silly me, ty icon_smile.gif
7 years ago
Wow. Still looks awesome. Any idea on the requirments for running the game?
7 years ago
^ We won't find that out at least til next year.

If you guys want to know more about this period of time, & the characters, check out the movie Kingdom of Heaven, sets just abit before this game if what I've read so far is true.
7 years ago
Spanca wrote
It's nice to see PALGN doing more feature articles and having closer relationships with publishers icon_smile.gif
We've always had close ties to the publishers, but yeah more feature articles is certainly something that we're focusing on.
7 years ago
^ Well those ties seem much more apparent now with this sort of thing, and the CCE features. icon_wink.gif
7 years ago
Spanca wrote
^ Well those ties seem much more apparent now with this sort of thing, and the CCE features. icon_wink.gif
True icon_smile.gif
7 years ago
Echo_Possum wrote
Wow. Still looks awesome. Any idea on the requirments for running the game?
Xbox 360 or PS3. PC requirements TBA.
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Australian Release Date:
  21/11/2007 (Withdrawn)
Standard Retail Price:
  $119.95 AU
Publisher:
  UBI Soft
Genre:
  Stealth
Year Made:
  2007
Players:
  1

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