An Assassin's Creed: Revelations multiplayer beta will kick off on September 3 exclusively on the PS3, available in the first week only to PlayStation Plus and UPlay members. According to Ubisoft, nine characters will be available in the beta across three maps, with four gameplay modes each. You'll find them all listed after the break and depicted visually in the gallery below.

With Assassin's Creed: Revelations just a few months away from launch, now's also the time to refresh your memory of the franchise's many outings thus far. Check out the stylish little recap clip above if you don't know your Ezios from your Altairs. Characters: The Sentinel, The Vanguard, The Guardian, The Vizier, The Thespian, The Deacon, The Bombardier, The Trickster and The Champion
Maps: Knight's Hospital, Antioch, Constantinople
Modes: Wanted, Manhunt, Deathmatch, and Artifact Assault

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ASSASSIN'S CREED® REVELATIONS MULTIPLAYER BETA LAUNCHES AS A TIMED EXCLUSIVE TO PLAYSTATION®NETWORK

SAN FRANCISCO – August 10th , 2011 – Today, Ubisoft announced that PlayStation® gamers will be able to test their assassination skills on September 3, 2011 with a multiplayer beta of the highly anticipated Assassin's Creed Revelations.

From September 3-11, PlayStation®Plus members and Uplay members will enjoy exclusive access to the multiplayer beta on PlayStation®3. The multiplayer beta offers access to nine characters (The Sentinel, The Vanguard, The Guardian, The Vizier, The Thespian, The Deacon, The Bombardier, The Trickster and The Champion), three maps (Knight's Hospital, Antioch, Constantinople) and four playable modes (Wanted, Manhunt, Deathmatch, and Artifact Assault), which are only a sample of the final multiplayer content.

In Assassin's Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of the legendary Altaïr on a journey of discovery and revelation. It is a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.

Assassin's Creed® Revelations will be available on November 15, 2011.

About Assassin's Creed
Initially launched in 2007, the first three Assassin's Creed® games have sold more than 30 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series on next-generation consoles. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin's Creed has transcended video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, Facebook games, novels, short films and more.

For more information on Assassin's Creed Revelations, please visit: www.assassinscreed.com and www.facebook.com/assassinscreed.

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010-11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of € 1.039 billion. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

About Uplay
Uplay is a convenient way to get exclusive content, games, and lots more, across PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
It's always available and up to date, and no matter what platform you're playing on, using Uplay services is as simple as navigating your favorite game's start menu.
With UPLAY WIN, you earn Units by performing specific Actions in Uplay-enabled games. Those Units can be redeemed for rewards or saved for better rewards later, across all Uplay-enabled games and across all associated platforms. Basically, the more you play, the more you win exclusive free content for your favorite games.
UPLAY HELP give you guidance and tips to enjoy Ubisoft games at their best. Imagine being helped by the developers themselves and by other players or even helping other players yourself.
UPLAY SHARE will allow you to create content from within the games and share it with your friends and the rest of the community, be it statistics, pictures, videos, or even in-game content such as maps.
UPLAY SHOP is your destination to browse and buy additional content for your favorite Ubisoft games.

Uplay it's all about you!

To learn more visit www.uplay.com


About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PlayStation 3 in November 2006, 41.6 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 147.6 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 64.2 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, more than 60 million accounts have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 1.25 billion items have been downloaded.
More information about PlayStation products can be found at www.playstation.com.


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