Assassin's Creed 3DS KIA

Ubisoft lead writer Darby McDevitt says handheld installment morphed into AC: Revelations.

Saints Row: Drive By isn't the only title bailing on the 3DS. As part of an interview with Joystiq, Assassin's Creed: Revelations lead writer Darby McDevitt confirmed that Ubisoft pulled the plug on Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy, which was announced as part of the 3DS's coming-out party during the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations started out as an idea for the 3DS.

Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy was to follow Ezio as he investigated an ancient castle at Masyaf, a city in modern-day Syria. According to Assassin's Creed lore, the castle served as the traditional home of the Assassin's guild.

According to McDevitt, it's no coincidence that Lost Legacy's plotline bears a striking resemblance to that of Assassin's Creed: Revelations, which will arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this November.

"You may have heard of the game Lost Legacy for the 3DS," he said. "It was announced, but that kind of morphed into [Assassin's Creed: Revelations]." McDevitt did not indicate whether Ubisoft has any future plans for bringing the Assassin's Creed franchise to the 3DS.

Ubisoft had not returned a request for comment on the matter as of press time. For more on Assassin's Creed: Revelations, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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66 comments
Roanark
Roanark

Soo... We lose a 3DS game I would have never even bothered to buy and instead get a console game I've been dying to play. Seems good to me.

Dshenlong
Dshenlong

gotta love publishers that bail on a system just because of a rocky start. then again thats what happens when you release a system that has no big games ready for it >_>

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Why bother announcing a game if you're just going to cancel it?

diggyman
diggyman

meh... I don't know if this would be optimal on a One-analog-stick system. Not too mad about the decision.

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

Between this and MML3 the only game for the 3ds I wanted that's left is Luigi's Mansion... what a waste of money on my part.

dstv
dstv

@Dynamo11 Sooo true ....and i have a feeling that the wiiu will suffer the same fate XD

dstv
dstv

The Auldetore name remains untarnished ....thank you ubisoft

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

3DS is suffering "Wii syndrome". All the 3rd party devs seem to be leaving it :S

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

I've got the other consoles anyway so I will still get to play it....but I can't help thinking that this would have been a better experience for my train journeys to and from work...rather than late nights when I'm all tired from work and can't be bothered. Ocarina of Time on the 3DS made me enjoy my train journeys.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@Rifqi_Hb yeah I liked the ac game on the psp it is allot of fun to play and it deserves a much higher score than what gs gave it of course they almost always give a game that is only on a Sony consoles/hand held a score lower than what it deserves ie infamous 2 come on a 7.5 when it deserves nothing lower than a 9

hsmgaye
hsmgaye

This is a sucking idea.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

They'll still bring something to the 3DS. They'd be stupid not to.

NookieBiohazard
NookieBiohazard

I dont see the point when all their games a full of bugs and issues that they never patch.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

@TheVGamer I know, but it's because people got caught in the motion control hype, I don't know many people that have a Wii and they only play the occasional game of Wii Sports.

Henninger
Henninger

I actually like this news. I dont mind playing games on handhelds but AC should b a console only game.

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

I want to see some console-quality type games on the 3DS. None of this 1991 side-scrolling business like the Green Lantern and Thor. Take a game like AC and simply make it smaller. That's all developers have to do. Make a small version. Not some cheap, thrown together blurry mess; just take the same game and click and drag it onto the handheld. Boom, bam, you're done. Simple.

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

sad sad day in the hearts of 3DS owners. Hey maybe Nintendo can make Mushrooms Creed game starring Mario.

buft
buft

Im seeing quite a few 3ds cancellations, thats bad news for people like myself who bought it on the strength of the games announced for the future. im enjoying the 3ds but ive bought all the games that interest me now and nothing for another few months

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

THANK YOU!!! Personally, i hate trying out portable versions of games, thinking they're halfway decent, then going back and buying the console versions. Ubisoft just saved me more money than switching to Gieco.........

TheVGamer
TheVGamer

@GunBladeHero It's still one of the best selling consoles.

dylan417
dylan417

It would be cool if there was a Move/Kinect AC game. Just think how fun using the hidden blade would be...

Evenios
Evenios

yeah maybe thats why the cancelled it because they knew they could not really deliever the same level as the consoles. Hopefully they will make a PSVita version as it seems that system could handle it! kinda a shame though!

vega13mv
vega13mv

i tried the portable versions of AC and they dont quite capture what makes the series great, they always feel very watered down and bare boned, but the 3DS does have a lot more horsepower so i was curious to see how this version was gonna turn out but i guess this is for the best. AC is a large and expansive game and only feels fully fleshed out on consoles

habbox77
habbox77

If they had gone along and made lost legacy it would have looked bad and been super short, Assassins Creed should stick to home consoles for now.

jellyman68
jellyman68

I'm not too bothered, as Assassin's Creed games are rubbish. But it's not good news to hear of any third party pulling out of developing a 3DS game.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

@TheVGamer What are you talking about? The Wii has virtually zero third-party support.

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

Once again Ubisoft doesn't give two s***s about Nintendo consoles. They can make all those piece of crap Imagine games but not an AC game? Ubisoft is a pathetic developer.

TheVGamer
TheVGamer

The problem with 3DS is that DS was supposed to be this little cash-in console, requiring minimal resources while still selling a lot of copies. When they introduced the 3D concept, it became much harder to make games for and was not productive. Well, what can you do, not every system can be Wii.

addictedgamer10
addictedgamer10

"it's no coincidence that Lost Legacy's plot line bears a striking resemblance to that of Assassin's Creed: Revelations" I thought of that when I heard the plot for Revelations. Oh well, would much rather have it on the tv screen than a much smaller screen and have to squint.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

It was to be expected, Ubisoft is scared of releasing another portable AC game, the ones for the DS and PSP were a big fail. Ubisoft doesn't have the competence for it, so it was better to give up anyways.

skyvongola13
skyvongola13

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taddia
taddia

ubisoft. u r mental.

skyvongola13
skyvongola13

y, wheres the vita version , cause seing the game that going to come out at vita like uncharted it will be a right console for the nex generation of psp

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

What about the vita version? (if there is one) after seeing uncharted on it id love to see what ubisoft could do with it

xGlenn11x
xGlenn11x

@MJ12-Conspiracy, That sounds like a personal problem to me.

SHERNEE
SHERNEE

I'll play every AC series game whether there are 5 games or 10.

isshiah
isshiah

i would consider it a cash-in if the games weren't consistently interesting and fun to play. i, for one, can't wait!

Soviet-Ambition
Soviet-Ambition

I figured this is what happened, I just wanted confirmation. It was like an itch that needed to be scratched.

deathstream
deathstream

This pretty much confirms that Revelations is just another cash-in sequel in a series that was promising before they started milking it to death.

Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

WOW! people bailing on the 3DS already & how fast is it gonna happen 2 the Wii U

j0abell
j0abell

I really liked the first one, but feel they're moving in the wrong direction, making it more story driven, less of a sandbox.

krishnaV_
krishnaV_

I personally liked the AC series. Brotherhood was fun playing around in Rome.. Granted you have to get use to the game play, but once done, its pretty sweet. Can't wait for the next chapter..

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Some of this makes me laugh..... It wasn't so long ago that someone at Ubisoft said they wanted to put AC on hold for a couple years because they didn't want to "oversaturate the market" yet this is exactly what they are doing...... IDK, maybe I don't get it but I really couldn't beat the original AC, I was right there at the end, 3 marks to go then my system fried and it took forever and a day to get another and I forgot how to play and I wasn't in the mindset anymore. I never touched the other games in the series because of this......