Ready your hidden blades, because the backstabbing antics of the Assassin’s Creed: Revelations beta begin today. Granted, those without a PlayStation Plus membership – or a golden ticket from Ubisoft – will be left out in the cold.
VG247 reports that the beta will begin with the levels Knight’s Hospital and Antioch, and will be updated with a third, Constantinople (Not Istanbul), at a later date. Ubisoft has said that the new maps are “more strategic” than those found in Brotherhood, which is bad news for that one guy in each match that sprints everywhere.
The beta will also initially feature three game modes, including wanted and manhunt returning from Brotherhood. New to the mix is deathmatch, which returns from everything else. Artifact assault, which is essentially capture the flag, will arrive at some point later in the beta.
If all that exclusion has got you down, then you’ll be happy to know that all nine selectable characters will be appearing in the beta, and with some form of limited character customization.
So, if you’ve got a PlaySation Plus membership or are a lucky Uplay who got an invite you can preload the game as soon as the PlayStation Store updates. Those of us who aren’t so lucky will have to wait for the games launch on November 15th, for the PS3, Xbox and PC.