Assassin's Creed Revelations trailer shows off hookblade and secret zipline network. Wheee!

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The latest Assassin's Creed Revelations trailer tells the story of the hookblade, which is slightly more complicated than "once upon a time there was a piece of sharp metal, and then someone put a bend in it." Actually, wait, it really IS that simple. As the master assassin of Constantinople tells Ezio "The standard Ottoman hookblade comes in two parts, you see, the hook, AND the blade. So you can use one, OR the other!" An elegant design indeed. The fact that you can use them to sail down ziplines is almost as brilliant as the idea of a cabal of assassin's setting up a secret zipline network without anyone noticing. Assassin's Creed Revelations is out on December 2.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.