Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, was the sequel to Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and also the final chapter in what game developer Ubisoft calls the Ezio Trilogy. In this game, we follow Ezio Auditore once again, as he delves into the secrets of his ancestors in Constantinople.
Ezio Auditore The Mentor, wears clothing very similar to the garments he used in the Italian City States, and NECA did a really good job in capturing in plastic the look of the digital models. Ezio’s clothes have a very distinct eastern appearance this time around. The layered tunics seem to be made from a lighter fabric, his boots are slightly pointed and the pieces of armor are now made from hardened leather instead of metal.
The level of detail is quite impressive, as each piece of clothing and equipment displays finely carved details simulating ornamental embroidery that looks quite elegant, in addition to very natural-looking folds and creases sculpted onto the pieces.
Mentor Ezio’s face is clearly an older version of the head sculpted for previous games, as evidenced by the fuller beard he has now. Articulation is essentially the same, though, consisting of:
• Pegged hinge shoulders.
• Pegged hinge elbows.
• Pegged hinge wrists.
• Hinged torso.
• Swivel waist.
• Pegged hinge hips.
• Upper thigh swivels.
• Double hinge knees.
• Upper shin swivels.
• Hinged ankles.
• Rocker feet.
• Hinged toes.
Even though the Mentor outfit allows for a better range of movement overall, this time around the side-to-side motion in the feet isrestricted severely, to the point of being unusable.
The paintjob on this version of Ezio is really great. The tarnished silver paint applications on the clothes and armor are very neat, and the leather gear displays subtle shading that really showcases the sculpted textures. The tunic pieces are made from dark gray, pliable plastic and rubber and they also show anice shading washes that looks pretty effective even at close inspection.
Ezio’s face is nicely painted, with neat, clean eyes and subtle lip coloration. The beard has a few highlights as well, but the really interesting bit of detail is the neckline of his tunic, which has thin, vertical gray stripes simulating an actual textile pattern.
Even though Mentor Ezio only comes with one extra hand, he does come with a nice number of weapons. Ezio’s arsenal consists of one regular hidden blade, one hidden hooked blade, a Macedonian style dagger, a crossbow and a Turkish style sword called a yataghan.
Both hidden blades are meant to fit into the inner side of Ezio’s bracers, but both the dagger and the sword also have their respective sheaths and loops sculpted onto Ezio’s belt and sash to be carried around. Ezio can hold the crossbow only using the left hand molded for that purpose, but both sword and dagger fit the right hand without a hitch.
Overall, I like the whole eastern look of this figure and I certainly appreciate the extra weaponry included, which makes Ezio Auditore The Mentor one of my favorite figures in the Player Select line by NECA.