Assassin's Creed: Revelations teased, will be Altair spin-off?

Ubisoft's Facebook page urges gamers to "spread the word to reveal the next Assassin's Creed game"--and may have prematurely revealed its title.

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Given that Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood shipped 6.5 million copies, it should come as little surprise that Ubisoft has already confirmed it is cooking up another installment in the series. The question is, why is the company being so cagey about promoting it?

Will Ubisoft soon be offering some revelations about the next Assassin's Creed title?
Will Ubisoft soon be offering some revelations about the next Assassin's Creed title?

That issue arose this afternoon, when the Assassin's Creed Facebook page began teasing a new entry in the series. Earlier in the day, the page urged gamers to "spread the word to reveal the next Assassin's Creed game" with a Flash application that allows for e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook reposting. The application then went down, then went back up again, and was then pulled--although it is still running solo.

The site also featured a teaser video that eager fans quickly uploaded to YouTube. It shows nothing in the way of gameplay, merely depicting some murky visuals with what appears to be some text in Arabic. Commenters translated the text as saying "Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad," or "Altair, son of no one"--indicating the game could feature the original Assassin's Creed hero as its protagonist.

Additionally, an eagle-eyed NeoGAF poster did some digging and found a logo for "Assassin's Creed: Revelations." When asked about the validity of the title, Ubisoft declined comment.

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