I was very lucky in that at Christmas this year I got exactly what I wanted and one of those things was Assassin’s Creed Revelations (or as I like to call it Assassin’s Creed 2.2). Carrying on from Brotherhood, Desmond is now stuck in the animus and in order to leave he has to seperate his conciousness from Altair’s and Ezio’s, and he does this by reliving some of Ezio’s life. This is the final Assassin’s Creed featuring Ezio Auditore as the main character in which he travels to Masyaf, from the original Assassin’s Creed (still not sure if there should be that apostrophe there or not), searching for library of Altair. Why he’s searching for it isn’t really explained other than the fact that it contains lots of delicious wisdom.
Anyway, while in Masyaf he is attacked by Templars (led by evil-bald-guy-with-a-cape) and the cinematic trailer takes place. The game itself starts right after the cinematic trailer finishes and Ezio then kills a bunch of bad-guys with his awesome and discovers that he needs 5 keys to open the door to Altair’s library. So off he heads to Constantinople (today called Istanbul) in search of the five keys and while there he has to liberate the city from the Templars and pretty much the rest of the Mediterranean via his apprentices.