Ubisoft has revealed a few of the new characters that will be joining Ezio and Altair in Assassin's Creed Revelations.
The details and images - which you can see more of on GI - are part of its Assassin's Creed Revelations cover feature.
Joining Ezio in the third and final chapter of his story is Manuel Palaeologos, a wealthy Byzantine kept from reaching political power by the rise of the Ottoman Empire, who may also have ties to the Templars.
Sofia Sorto, a character based on Albrecht Durer's painting 'Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman', serves as a love interest for Ezio, who struggles with revealing his past and his ties to the assassin order.
Ezio will also encounter Prince Suleiman early in his life as he attempts to deal with his family, which is at war with itself, struggling to decide the next ruler of its empire.
Lastly is Yusuf Tazim, Ezio's counterpart in Constantinople. As a fellow Master Assassin, Tazim serves as a friendly rival for Ezio and introduces him to the hook blade seen in the first AC Revelations screenshot.