ASSASSIN'S CREED: REVELATIONS
Dev Ubisoft Montreal
Innovations Stealth, narrative
Innovating by bringing story to multiplayer: If you want to know the whole story in Revelations, you have to play the multiplayer. Unlock rankings and more of its dense mythology is revealed - it's a great motivation for singleplayer die-hards.
Format PS Vita
Dev SCE Studio Liverpool
Innovations Cross-platform play
Innovating by uniting PS Vita and PS3 players with simultaneous cross-platform play: This prequel to the WipEout series sees you racing through the futuristic real-world streets of cities like New York. It'll also be playable on PSN for 1-8 racers, and anyone playing online on PS3 can race live with Wi-Fi enabled Vita users.
Dev EA Canada
Innovations Route sharing, organised online events
Innovating by letting you share your off-piste secrets: In the wild mountains of SSX, secret or interesting routes can be shared with your PSN friends online. It turns the lonely personal freedom of SSX into something much more social.
Innovations Social network integration
Innovating by setting your Facebook to auto-gloat: With its new social network integration, PES 2012 will fuse with your online life. Every time you win or achieve something notable, you'll automatically post the details to Facebook.