[Initial research done by Eli English]
Gamers looking forward to the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Revelations may be excited by some details of the pending limited edition release recently posted on an Irish Gamestop site. For all the features included – according to the posting – in the limited “Animus Edition” of the game, please follow the jump.
Animus Edition Features:
– Behold the Animus Edition, holding secrets retrieved from the depths of the Animus.
– In-depth encyclopedia, with comprehensive entries on the major characters, events and other important aspects of the Assassin’s Creed® universe.
– Original game soundtrack.
– Assassin’s Creed Embers Movie: an animated short film.
– Explore the prison of legendary Vlad the Impaler, the scourge of Constantinople who inspired the myth of Dracula. Seek out the hanging cell of the infamous leader to retrieve his personal blade, a deadly close quarters dagger capable of dispatching any foe.
– Capacity upgrades for your hidden gun bullets, bombs & crossbow arrows to give you a decisive advantage in battle.
– Play as two additional multiplayer characters: The Crusader & a character from Assassin’s Creed® Brotherhood revamped with a Constantinople flavour: the Ottoman Jester.
– The Armour of Brutus from Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.
– One exclusive customization item.
The Assassin’s Creed: Revelations “Animus Edition” is expected to sell for 100€ ($140). Neither Ubisoft or Gamestop has yet to comment on whether the “Animus Edition” is for Irish gamers only or if American fans of the series can expect to pick it up as well. This news comes after Ubisoft announced that all pre-orders for the game will upgrade copies to a “Signature Edition” in the States, which held an unnamed story mission, the “Turkish Harlequin” multiplayer character, in game soundtrack, an animated short.
Update: The Animus Edition is for the UK only, and the U.S. will receive the Signature Edition. The Signature edition will receive all the DLC except one of the multiplayer characters, and will NOT include the encyclopedia. Obtaining the signature edition is a gamestop pre-order only. However, if you live the U.S. and would like to get the encyclopedia you can buy it from the Ubisoft Store when the game is released.