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New Assassin’s Creed Teaser takes us to Istanbul

Another teaser video has been unlocked in the Assassin’s Creed Facebook page.

Known for it’s alternate reality, my sort of a passion for history made me like the Assassin’s Creed series. We all know that the release date will be revealed this month but I couldn’t help it, so I investigated a little with the available clues shown in the short clip below to give us an idea on what would the next Assassin’s Creed game be all about.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Teaser

Left side: Masyaf Castle in background, Altaïr(?) or at least his hidden blade bracer in foreground

Right side: Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (Constantinople until 1453)

  • Originally used as a Cathedral for Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church until the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
  • It was used as an Imperial Mosque when the Ottoman Turks captured the city in 1453.
  • 1453 – Fall of Constantinople, start of growth of the Ottoman Empire and the end of the Byzantine Empire


  • 24th June 1459, Birth of Ezio Auditore da Firenze
  • 1459 – 6 years after the Fall of Constantinople

Tughra of Suleiman the Magnificent (Suleiman I)

  • Born in 1494
  • Longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1520 – 1566)

Timeline of events after Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood:

In general, the 16th century was the Age of Discovery. A major era in the history of the world. Its also the time of Henry VIII of England (and we all know what a drama that was).

April 1509: The Battle of Agnadello between the French (commanded by Louis XII) and Venetians (jointly commanded by Bartolomeo d’Alviano and Niccolò di Pitigliano) starts.

May 1509: The French are victorious in the Battle of Agnadello. Bartolomeo d’Alviano is captured as a Prisoner of War. Niccolò di Pitigliano retrieves The Shroud.

1510: Francesco Vecellio, an Assassin, assassinates Niccolò di Pitigliano and retrieves The Shroud.

May 1510: Caterina Sforza, an ally of the Assassins, dies.

1512: The Medici regain their power.

Mid-1512 : Rise of Martin Luther, founder of Protestantism movement.

1512: Copernicus completes Commentariolus, placing the sun at the center of the solar system.

1512: Florentine Republic dismantled; Medici regain power.

1512: Selim I forces his father Bayezid II to abdicate the throne of Ottoman Empire. Bayezid dies shortly afterwards.

1513: Niccolo Machiavelli completes his book, The Prince. (in AC:B, Machiavelli says he will write the book in honor of Ezio – I speculate this is when Ezio dies or sometime around this).

1513: Bartolomeo d’Alviano is freed from French prison.

Sep 1515: Selim I captures Tabriz without any resistance. Subjugates the Persian Shah.

Oct 1515: Bartolomeo d’Alviano, an Assassin and condottiero, is killed.

Feb 1516: Mary I of England is born.

Jun 1516: John III, King of Navarre and brother in law to Cesare Borgia, dies.

1516: Selim I invades the Holy Land (Syria & Egypt).

1516: Leonardo da Vinci accepts to work at the court of Francis I, King of France.

1517: the Holy Land falls to the Ottoman Empire under Selim I, declares himself Caliph.

1517: Martin Luther publishes is 95 Theses, sparking the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

1519: Leonardo da Vinci completes the Mona Lisa in France.

1519: Hernan Cortez lands in Central America, meets the Aztecs.

1519: Ferdinand Magellan leaves Europe to circle the globe.

1519: First civil riots occur in Anatolia (Ottoman Empire)

May 1519: Leonardo da Vinci dies.

June 1519: Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Rodrigo Borgia, dies.

1520: The fleet of Hernán Cortés arrives in Mexico.

1520: Giovanni Borgia gets the Crystal Skull.

1520:Bombastus analyzes the Crystal Skull.

1520: Selim I dies (possibly poisoned). Succeeded by his son Suleiman I (the Magnificent), ushering new era of growth in Ottoman Empire. Aleksandra Lisowska (Roxelana) is given to him as a gift. Initially a concubine, she later became his Queen, becomes the most influential figure in Ottoman politics.

1520: Aztec Empire destroyed.

1521: Martin Luther excommunicated.

1521: Ferdinand Magellan dies.

1521: Ottoman Empire advances into eastern Europe, capturing Belgrade.

1521: First son born to Suleiman I.

1522: Bianca Riario, daughter of Caterina Sforza dies.

1522: Suleiman I conquers island of Rhodes (Knights Hospitallers, who flee to island of Malta).

Dec 1524: Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer and a Templar, dies.

1525: France and Ottoman Empire ally against the Holy Roman Empire.

1526: Suleiman I defeats King Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia in battle, who dies while retreating.

1527: Medici lose Florence again to supporters of Giralomo Savanorola, unti 1530.

1527: Spanish & German troops sack Rome.

Jun 1527: Niccolo Machiavelli an Assassin, dies, entombed in Sante Croce, Florence.

1529: Treaty of Zaragosa divides world’s waters between Spain and Portugal; East for Spain, west for Portugal.

1529: Suleiman I launches military campaign into Hungary. Lays siege to Vienna, Austria. But he is finally defeated, halting the spread of Islam into Europe.

1529: Archduke Ferdinand of Austria dies (how convenient)

1532: The Prince is published.

1532: Suleiman I launches unsuccessful campaign into Hungary.

1533: Ottaviano Riario, son of Caterina Sforza, dies.

1533: Peace treaty divides Hungary between Austria and Ottoman Empire.

1533: Suleiman I makes Roxelana Queen of the Ottoman Empire.

Jun 1541: Francisco Pizarro y González, 1st Marquess of los Atabillos, is assassinated by Assassins.

Sep 1541: Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, a Swiss Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and a member of the Assassin Order, dies.

1542: Giovanni Borgia, an Assassin, experiences a vision of an unknown Chinese man through the Crystal Skull and decides to alert the other Assassins.

May 1543: Niccolò Copernico, a Polish Renaissance astronomer, mathematician and priest, dies.

1548: Giovanni Borgia, an Assassin and son of Lucrezia Borgia and Perotto Calderon, dies.

1553: Queen Mary I obtains an Apple of Eden and begins her rule over England.

Mar 1554: Ivan Ivanovich, heir to the Russian throne, is born.

1560: Francesco Vecellio, an Assassin, dies.

Nov 1581: Tsarevich Ivan Ivanovich is assassinated by Assassins.

other events at this time:
– start of African slave trade
– Islamic conquest of Christian Ethiopia

  1. Corvus
    June 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm


    I reckon Ezio is visiting Palmyra on his little journey east.

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