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Randy 355
07-10-2011, 01:14 PM
We all know that the crossbow was cut from the original Assassin's Creed, and hasn't made it's playable return until Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. There was a lot of evidence Altair once had a crossbow, and the devs confirmed it was in the game then cut. But now, I think Altair may be getting his crossbow back in Revelations.

Here is what the quiver and crossbow carrier looked like in the CGI trailer and game art:
http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/1879/assassins3xs5.png
http://meefland.webs.com/photos/Videogames/altair.jpg
These are clearly not the Short Blade holder we got in the final.

Now in some new art created for Assassin's Creed Revelations, Altair again doesn't have the short blade holder, but what appears to be a place for his crossbow again.
Assassin's Creed Home - Altair Image (http://assassinscreed.ubi.com)

Just something I noticed. Can't wait to find out.

FiskMunk
07-10-2011, 01:20 PM
We can only hope...

kriegerdesgottes
07-10-2011, 01:36 PM
I think it will.

darkghost1995
07-10-2011, 02:50 PM
quick question: does anyone know why the crossbow was cut from AC1?


On topic if it does return I hope we still get the short blade and I hope it is different to Ezio's in some way

Jexx21
07-10-2011, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by darkghost1995:
quick question: does anyone know why the crossbow was cut from AC1?


On topic if it does return I hope we still get the short blade and I hope it is different to Ezio's in some way

The crossbow didn't exist at that time.

Inorganic9_2
07-10-2011, 03:19 PM
I'm pretty sure it did.

Just not that small.

kriegerdesgottes
07-10-2011, 03:58 PM
Didn't exist? Crossbows have been around for at least 1500 years. They found bronze bolts in China from the 5th century b.c.

roostersrule2
07-10-2011, 04:45 PM
I'm pretty sure that's his short blade holder

Animuses
07-10-2011, 05:45 PM
It's not his short blade holder.

roostersrule2
07-10-2011, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by Animuses:
It's not his short blade holder. im pretty sure it is

SixKeys
07-10-2011, 06:07 PM
When Brotherhood came out, someone on the development team who had been working on the series since the beginning said they were really happy to finally be able to include the crossbow, which had been intended to be a part of AC1 but was scrapped somewhere along the way, probably due to technical problems. As I recall, it even appeared in an early gameplay demo of AC1 (might still be up on YouTube). So I wouldn't be surprised at all if they gave the crossbow back to Alta´r now that they've figured out how to integrate it into the gameplay.

flyingeaglemile
07-10-2011, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by Animuses:
It's not his short blade holder.
Then why are there crossbow bolts.

roostersrule2
07-10-2011, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by flyingeaglemile:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Animuses:
It's not his short blade holder.
Then why are there crossbow bolts. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> there are only crossbow bolts in the cgi trailer

Evan52395
07-10-2011, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by roostersrule2:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Animuses:
It's not his short blade holder. im pretty sure it is </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
It's not his short blade holder.

This (http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://cdn3.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/assassins-creed-scenery.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/ubisoft-plans-to-bring-assassins-creed-splinter-cell-and-ghost-recon-to-the-big-screen/&usg=__cKmR-UDstVaqiKVNJpk8ug5Vlv4=&h=600&w=800&sz=162&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=B5BILuKiokMOXM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=169&ei=DWgaTr2KDMTEgQfCk9EH&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dassassins%2Bcreed%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1 525%26bih%3D714%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=355&vpy=130&dur=2836&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=150&ty=145&page=1&ndsp=30&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0) is his short blade holder. There's a difference.

Randy 355
07-11-2011, 01:56 AM
Yeah, the short blade carrier is quite obvious in comparison. The only similarities are that it's brown and on his back. The size, shape, and visual function all differ greatly.

reini03
07-11-2011, 02:50 AM
It's also in the CGI trailer at 2:24. That's obviously not a short blade carrier.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo6Q14vBB1c

roostersrule2
07-11-2011, 05:24 AM
Okay I get it it's not his short blade holder but those pictures are pre ac1 so we was probably at the time going to have it but maybe not in ACR

DavisP92
07-11-2011, 08:58 AM
idk if anyone already answered the question of why the crossbow wasn't in the game but it was because the real hassassins didn't use them. they only used blades (swords, dagger, etc.)

Randy 355
07-11-2011, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by Pdavis3:
idk if anyone already answered the question of why the crossbow wasn't in the game but it was because the real hassassins didn't use them. they only used blades (swords, dagger, etc.)
That's not why. Maybe the real ones didn't, but there are a lot of differences from the real order of assassins in the games. Masyaf actually looks nothing like it does in real life, and don't even get me started on the leap of faith. There are viable inconsistencies to make the game more exciting and diverse.

I heard that it was in the game but it took too long to reload/fire, so they decided to go with throwing knifes as the projectile weapon. Seems reasonable to me.