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Prologue - Animus Island

Waking up, you (as Desmond) find yourself on a beach, alone. When you gain control, move up the beach, taking in the scenery until you meet Subject 16.

Follow him up the slope towards the light, listening to his explanation of where you are and the task you have before you. As Subject 16 explains, your mind has become fragmented through the events of the previous games, and it’s up to you to delve deeper into the events of your ancestor Ezio Auditore’s life to allow the Animus to piece your consciousness back together and return your mind to your body.

The Animus Island serves as a hub connecting you to both the main game (Ezio’s memories) as well as the extra Desmond levels in which you explore the Animus itself in search of answers. These latter areas are unlocked when you obtain enough Animus Data Fragments in Constantinople as Ezio - but more on that later!

For now, when directed, head into the glowing gate of light in search of your ‘synch nexus’.

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  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    22 November 2011
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
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After the events in the Colosseum Vault at the end of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Desmond Miles falls into a coma and finds himself in the Animus’ Black Room. There he must search Ezio Auditore’s memories once again to uncover the secrets needed to protect the things he loves. Join us as we dive into the 16th century and seek out the knowledge of the legendary Assassin Mentor Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad.

In this guide you will discover:

  • All main story missions with 100% synchronisation.
  • How to locate and complete every side-mission in full.
  • Where to find every hidden Memoir Page and all of the fragments.
  • High Definition screenshots and videos showing you the best strategies in action.

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