Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy, the 3DS game first detailed well over a year ago, has been cancelled, but has since 'morphed' into the console game, Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
After being revealed at E3 alongside the 3DS itself, the game went dark. All we knew about it was that Ezio Auditore was off East in search of the lost castle at Masyaf, the ancient seat of the Assassins. Other than this initial premise, nothing has surfaced on the game whatsoever. Until now, that is.
"You may have heard of the game 'Lost Legacy' for the 3DS," Assassin's Creed: Revelations lead writer Darby McDevitt told Joystiq. "It was announced, but that kind of morphed into this idea."
"The story that was announced about Lost Legacy was that Ezio goes to Masyaf and investigates the holy land," McDevitt explained. This, of course, is more or less the plot-line to Revelations.
McDevitt has been working on Revelations from as as early as February 2010, well before the most recent game in the series, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood had even launched.
"We do a lot of thinking ahead of time on big arcs," he explained, "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."
Although Lost Legacy has been cancelled, that doesn't mean there won't be an Assassin's Creed game on 3DS in the future - it just won't be this particular adventure.
Martin caught up with Ezio at E3, be sure to check out his Assassin's Creed Revelations preview.
Assassin's Creed Revelations is due for release November 11, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.