Though many people may not remember it, back at E3 2010, Ubisoft announced what would be known as Assassin’s Creed Lost Legacy; a game originally scheduled for the Nintendo 3DS that would tell the story of Ezio going to the ancient Castle of Masyaf, where the order of the assassins was born. Well, it seems Lost Legacy is effectively lost, but it will not disappear, as the concept for said game eventually evolved into what’s currently known as Assassin’s Creed Revelations, currently set for release on both the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Speaking to Joystiq, AC: R lead writer Darby McDevitt stated “‘Lost Legacy’ for the 3DS… was announced, but that kind of morphed into this (Revelations) idea”, probably confirming the cancellation of an eventual release for Lost Legacy on Nintendo’s handheld. “The story that was announced about Lost Legacy was that Ezio goes to Masyaf and investigates the holy land,” McDevitt said. He also pointed out that he started work on Revelations as early as February 2010, affirming the team does “a lot of thinking ahead of time on big arcs, like knowing where Ezio is going, knowing where Desmond is going, knowing where Altair is going… The major beats of all our characters’ stories are planned well in advance, so we don’t get Lost-itis where we’re opening up more than we could possibly close off”; which, it must be said, is nothing but a good thing.
Speaking of the franchise’s side project, known as “The Fall” (a comic telling the story of two assassins during both modern times and the Russian Revolution), McDevitt stated such piece was “really well-received” and hinted those characters and story arcs would play a “role in a bigger picture,” without going into further details.