As it turns out, it's not just PlayStation Plus and select Uplay members who will get an early crack at Assassin's Creed: Revelations' online multiplayer modes. Today, Ubisoft confirmed that all PlayStation Network users will be able to engage in the latest Assassin's Creed multiplayer test phase from September 8-11.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations' multiplayer beta opens up access to nine characters, three maps, four modes, and eight abilities. More specifically, the nine characters offered in the beta are the Sentinel, the Vanguard, the Guardian, the Vizier, the Thespian, the Deacon, the Bombardier, the Trickster, and the Champion. According to Ubisoft, the characters sport similar behavior but have differing animations and customizable ability sets.
The maps included in the multiplayer beta for Assassin's Creed: Revelations are Knight's Hospital, Antioch, and Constantinople. Additionally, the game modes inside the trial are Wanted, Manhunt, Deathmatch, and Artifact Assault.
Revelations will follow the story of Ezio, who was first introduced in Assassin's Creed II. This time out, Ezio will seek out the haunts of original Assassin's Creed protagonist Altair, visiting such Middle East strongholds as the Ottoman Empire's Constantinople. There, Ezio will once again take up arms against the Templar order.
For more on the upcoming title, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Assassin's Creed: Revelations.