Assassin's Creed: Revelations beta opens Sept. 3

PlayStation Plus-, Uplay-only multiplayer trial period runs until September 11; nine characters, three maps, four modes, and eight abilities included.


Assassin's Creed: Revelations isn't due out on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC until November 15. However, not all gamers will need to wait that long to get their hands on the multiplayer component of the game.

Assassins come in all shapes, but apparently not all sizes.

Ubisoft today announced that a multiplayer beta for Assassin's Creed: Revelations will open on the PlayStation 3 for PlayStation Plus and Uplay members on September 3. The trial period will let gamers sample nine characters, three maps, four modes, and eight abilities from the upcoming title's multiplayer component. The beta will end on September 11.

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 latest hands-on preview with Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

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