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Ubi's Assassin's Creed for PS3

Trailer on Eurogamer TV.

Ubisoft's just announced a brand new PlayStation 3 game called Assassin's Creed - due to be shown off at E3 next week and due out next year.

Details on what it's actually like to play are sketchy, but Ubi says it's in development at its Montreal studio and takes place during the 12th century when the Third Crusade was in full flow.

Judging by the teaser trailer - which you can watch now on Eurogamer TV - it's a stealthy affair, with its mechanical routes in the Prince of Persia series, and an emphasis on bloody takedowns.

The player adopts the role of Altair, an assassin with "the power to throw [his] immediate environment into chaos and to shape events during this pivotal moment in history".

Ubi Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat says the game will push things "into an entirely new direction". "Assassin's Creed's compelling theme and storyline experienced through the next-generation console will captivate audiences and affect them on the same level as an epic novel or film," he says.

Expect to hear more about it during E3.