Assassin's Creed Revelations creative director Alexandre Amancio has confirmed that this year's game will tie up all the loose ends dating back to AC2, and that "Assassin's Creed 3 will be about another character".
Speaking in an interview with Game Informer, he specifically pointed out the major threads that still haven't been resolved and promised closure.
"A lot of things were set up with things like Minerva, with Juno, a lot of details about the end of the world plotline in 2012. As we're getting closer and closer to the 2012 marker the franchise is sort of concluding its major opus.
"This game is where we're setting the record straight. We're closing all the loops that have been started that have been left in suspense and we're going to reveal not only a lot of stuff about the first civilisation plotline but we're also going to conclude the Ezio and Altiar storylines."
"We're going to explain why Ezio is such an important character in the franchise, what his actual role is in all of that plotline, what role Altair plays in that destiny and ultimately what role Desmond plays in all that stuff," he added.
"So we're sort of creating a nexus if you will in Revelations that will sort of align the destinies of all three major characters of the franchise and in one fell swoop we're going to reveal a lot of the elements that surround that mystery."
Ubisoft has said it's targeting 90-plus review scores for 2011's Revelations.