Assassin's Creed Revelations will feature first-person platforming missions in what Ubisoft is calling a "very cool" departure for the action series.
In a recent interview with the game's mission design director Falco Poiker
, SPOnG learned that players will play these unique stages as modern-day protagonist Desmond Miles, who is trapped in the Animus after slipping into a coma.
To overcome Desmond's troubles, you have to unlock rooms that contain tasks that "take the form of strange platforming missions. You?ll have to play it to understand, because it?s very hard for me to describe it, but it?s kind of like a Dali-esque first-person platformer," Poiker revealed.
"It?s definitely a departure, and very cool I think. You get a lot of information about Desmond and his backstory by completing these. Where he came from, what his life is like... the artwork and surroundings are very surreal and symbolic of his life."
The developer added that the closest inspiration to this strange turn of events could be the movie Inception
. "He?s trapped in his own mind. Our best comparison is Inception
- Desmond is in a dreamland, but is able to access Ezio?s memories. Ezio in turn then goes and accesses Alta´r?s memories."
Poiker also gives a nod and a wink to Subject 16, the mysterious Animus hacker that has appeared in Assassin's Creed II
in the past via cryptic messages. "There?s a character you?ll meet in the Animus that you?ll be able to talk to... there?s been hints about this character before. I don?t know if you?ll be able to determine who that character might be from that but... [laughs]" Say no more Falco.