Do you dare unlock the Animus? Mysterious Assassin's Creed site goes live

Compete to win a splendid Assassin's Creed Prize

You may have defeated Templars by the thousand, swung across the rooftops of Florence, Venice
and Rome, and you may think you're the ultimate assassin, but have you got what it takes to
unlock the very secrets of the animus itself?

Well step forward then because to celebrate the forthcoming release of Assassin's Creed:
Revelations we've teamed with publisher Ubisoft to offer our readers a very special Assassin's
Creed prize.

For whoever succeeds in unlocking a new portion of the animus will win a trip to the historic city of Istanbul where Assassin's Creed: Revelations takes place.

If you are victorious in the final unlock the animus challenge, you will receive a fantastic trip to Istanbul for yourself and a friend, including flights, four nights of hotel accommodation and £500 spending money and a chance to tour the beautiful and historic Constantinople of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods.


What do you need to do? Well no-one said this was going to be easy and over the next six weeks
we'll be unleashing a series of fiendish, brain teasing, synapse sapping Assassin's Creed puzzles at Unlock the to test your grey matter.

We warn you now, these puzzles are not for the faint hearted and will test every fibre of your cunning, ingenuity and knowledge.

Still here? Good, there'll be one a week, dropping regularly on a Tuesday and we'll have a full programme of ACR goodies to keep you going, including chats with the development team and special features on the series as we go along.

Our first Assassin's Creed: Revelations interview which explores the story of Desmond Miles and events in the modern day era is live now and may (or may not) provide you with some insights.

But the first puzzle is also live now, wherein you'll be asked to reconstruct dreams and broken memories to unravel the first memory strand and set you on your way.

So head on over to Unlock the right now for full details, competition rules and to register for your attempt.

Good luck, you're going to need it.