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Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy canned

Revelations cannibalised 3DS spin-off.

Ubisoft has pulled the plug on planned Nintendo 3DS Assassin's Creed title Lost Legacy.

Development time and plot details have since been merged into this year's Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

"You may have heard of the game 'Lost Legacy' for the 3DS. It was announced, but that kind of morphed into this idea," Revelations lead writer Darby McDevitt explained to Joystiq.

Lost Legacy's story was planned to be "more or less" told in parallel to Revelations.

Lost Legacy was set to feature lead character Ezio searching for an Assassins' castle in the Middle Eastern city of Masyaf, which held links to former protagonist Altaïr.

Revelations, out this November, features Ezio searching for keys to an Assassins' fortress in the Middle Eastern city of Constantinople, again left by forerunner Altaïr.

The cancellation of Lost Legacy therefore has a negligible effect on the overarching Assassin's Creed storyline, McDevitt claims.

"We do a lot of thinking ahead of time on big arcs, like knowing where Ezio is going, knowing where Desmond is going, knowing where Altair is going," McDevitt said. His work on Revelations' story began back in February 2010 - eight months before previous title Brotherhood was released.

"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."

Lost Legacy was announced alongside the 3DS at Nintendo's E3 press conference last year.

Six minutes of Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

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