It would seem that the special Animus Edition of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will bring with it a side mission that will re-introduce Vlad the Impaler in a larger role than he was given in Brotherhood (you could find and collect his coins). Sadly, it doesn’t sound as if Revelations will pit Ezio against the infamous Vlad the Impaler from which the legend of Dracula was born. Instead it looks like you’ll be exploring Vlad’s prison where you’ll be tasked with finding his hanging cell that holds within it his personal blade. Vlad’s blade is a deadly close quarters dagger that’s more than capable of vanquishing any enemies that are unlucky enough to get in your way.
I for one would’ve loved to see everyone’s favorite assassin go up against Dracula, adding a welcome dose of horror to an otherwise fantastic series, but this works too. I’m pretty sure turning Ezio into a vampire hunter would’ve made the already complex narrative a little too bizarre. Head past the break to see what else the Animus Edition includes. Animus Edition Features:
-In-depth encyclopedia, with comprehensive entries on the major characters, events and other important aspects of the Assassin’s Creed® universe.
-Original game soundtrack
-Assassin’s Creed Embers Movie: an animated short film
-Capacity upgrades for your hidden gun bullets, bombs & crossbow arrows to give you a decisive advantage in battle.
-Play as two additional multiplayer characters: The Crusader & a character from Assassin’s Creed® Brotherhood revamped with a Constantinople flavour: the Ottoman Jester
-The Armour of Brutus from Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
-One exclusive customisation item.
This comes from an Irish GameStop listing where the special edition is priced at 100 Euros (about $142 in American monies) and a November 6th release. So until November we can all think about how insanely cool it would’ve been to use Ezio’s talents and arsenal of gadgets to slay Dracula. Maybe we’ll get that in a spin-off?