If you are anything like me, then you must be absolutely dying to know what is going to happen to Ezio at the end of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations or how the story is going to be progressing. You know what that means? Ubisoft is doing their job, and doing it quite well. However, it is our turn to help them out, we have a job that should allow us to forget about our worries for a few weeks and just enjoy some simple, stealthy combat.
That right, its beta testing time. Starting September 3rd, and unfortunately exclusive to Playstation 3, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations takes its multplayer to the beta stage and with it, a massive amount of new and updated tools of the trade for gamers to test out. The beta is currently only open for Playstation Plus members and Uplay members (Uplay invites will go out via email), and currently will run for about three weeks, although no official end date has been determined.
Gameplay for the beta is set with your favorite classic modes and abilities, while also throwing out a few new ones in the process. Perks, Streaks and Loss Bonuses are all redesigned to incluse awesome things like “Animus Hacking” – which lets you rain down arrows and kill all Templars on the map after a kill streak of six. Pretty epic.
Maps will be fresh and availble to allow players to take their one of nine possible Assassin’s out for a stroll. The three new maps we will be seeing are, Knight’s Hospital, Antioch, and Constantinople. Each one packed with places for your Assassin to run, jump, dive, hide, and of course, assassinate.
Speaking of maps, the playing field will be fresh and available that will to allow players to take their one of nine possible Assassin’s out for a stroll. Comprised of three new maps – Knight’s Hospital, Antioch, and Constantinople – the new spaces will give a whole list of areas for your character to run, jump, dive, and hide.
However, take caution, the four possible modes you fell in love with, have been tweaked since Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, which means it may not be exactly as you remember it. Wanted and Manhunt are back, as well as the long awaited Deathmatch. Artifact Assault, the newest mode, allows teams to try and steal the opposing players artifact in a “capture the flag” style of play. The catch however; players can only kill when they are in their territory.
To make a clean getaway, a select few abilities will be available, including Smoke, Morph, Fire Crackers, Throwing Knives and more. The new ones you will be seeing are Tripwire Bomb and Closure, which capture the enemy or a target, allowing you to do what you came their to do.
For more details on the Beta, including a more in-depth breakdown on the characters, modes, and additional content offered, you can head to the Assassin’s Creed Revelations forum. In the meantime, it would be wise to sharpen up those stealth skills.[via Playstation.blog]