Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Was Originally a 3DS Game

This is quite the revelation. Ha! See what I did there?

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Here’s an interesting story to usher in the weekend. During an interview with Joystiq, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations’ lead writer Darby McDevitt revealed that Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, which hits 360 and PS3 later this year, was originally planned as a launch game for the Nintendo 3DS. However, as the project blossomed, it became much bigger than originally intended and Ubisoft came to realize that it was the perfect way to end Ezio’s journey on home consoles and PC.

Nintendo fans may recall a game called Assassin’s Creed: Lost Legacy, which was announced way back in 2010 during Nintendo’s E3 party for the 3DS. Then the game basically vanished off the face of the earth, befitting for a title about sneaky assassins. That game was said to be about Ezio traveling East to locate the lost castle at Masyaf, the birth place of the Assassin order and home to Assassin’s Creed I protagonist, Altair. That plot sounds familiar, does it not? That’s because it’s the setup to the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

"You may have heard of the game 'Lost Legacy' for the 3DS,” rhetorically asked McDevitt. “It was announced, but that kind of morphed into this idea [Revelations]."

Mind. Blown.

Sadly, this news means that Assassin’s Creed: Lost Legacy is now out of the cards. However, that doesn’t mean Ubisoft won’t eventually pursue another 3DS Assassin’s Creed title when the time is right. It just might be a while since they basically have to start from scratch. But let me be the first to say that I’d much rather have this story to play on my HD console and my portable gaming system. Do you feel the same way?