Assassins Creed: Revelations. Constantinople Landscape.
I urge you to click the ‘high-res’ link and take a closer and more detailed look at this massively huge image. Interesting for anyone who has used photoshop before. Or those who enjoy landscape porn. Or layer smut.
On a gaming note, this realization of Constantinople looks gorgeous. It seems much denser than Venice or even Rome from Brotherhood. I love the smokey resonance of the environment. Ottoman Constantinople was considered the ‘crossroads of the world’, in terms of trade and culture. The tundra of smoke and ships really bring that notion of history to life. After truly exhausting Italy in the most glorious way, along with greatly refining the gameplay mechanics of playing as an invisible, nimble assassin, this book-end to the saga of Ezio and Altair (and perhaps Desmond but perhaps he’ll stay on board) is looking mighty enticing.
From the wiki:
The game will feature all three of the series’ major characters so far: Altaïr ibn La-Ahad, Ezio Auditore da Firenze and Desmond Miles. It will take Ezio to Ottoman Constantinople in 1511 AD, consisting of four districts: Constantin, Beyazid, Imperial, and Galata; Cappadocia at the peak of the Ottoman Empire, part of which will be a completely underground city populated solely by Templars; and Masyaf, which holds the old Assassins’ stronghold to which Ezio travels at the beginning of the game