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Has this item been given a name in an official source yet, or is someone just making this up? Guardian Assassin 19:28, May 7, 2011 (UTC)


okay, so I think that I get how they are goint to do this control change. Ready? because of the high and low profile controls in the game, they really have eight buttons to use instead of 4, the four high profile, and the four low profile buttons, being switched by pressing or relieving the right trigger. So my guess is that in low profile your controls will be the normal, fast walk(a), push aside/empty hand (b), unsheath weapon/low profile assassinate/armed hand (x), and eagle vision/head (y). But when in high profile your controls will be as they normally are in high profile except for (b) being the hook blade, supposedly being used to quickly travel through crowds nimbly, replacing shove and tackle, and for making free running easier (as I remember it being mentioned that you could do various things such as swinging from hanging pots etc, with them) and the infamous ziplines (which actually sounds pretty cool if it is well done); then the (y) button will be used for the bombs in high profile, they will probably do something like make the Left Button a bomb menu similar the the Right button weapon menu. any speculation would be welcomed Harleyzone 23:04, May 13, 2011 (UTC)

Hookblade or Hidden Blade?

I saw a disagreement on whether Ezio was using the Hookblade or Hidden Blade in a picture. But in the end aren't they one and the same. In the promo art (same as the background) it shows that the hook is attached to the hidden blade, so is it just one and the same blade with a hook attached under it. Or does it show that both are ignited at the same time? Cause if it was the first then it doesn't matter that the deleted picture says he's using the hook blade to kill. If it's the latter, that's another subject... -- Altaïr 07:02, May 19, 2011 (UTC)

To me personally it seems that Jason Ducato is actually the only one removing the image again and again. Anyway, I think that the hookblade is just attached,so Ezio can either use the hidden blade or the hookblade. If you look closely at the deleted picture however, you can see the eagle head (the one from the hookblade) at the guard's neck. I'd say it's safe to assume that Ezio is indeed making use of the hookblade here. StPerkele 10:03, May 19, 2011 (UTC)
If you look close at that picture where the hook appears to be attatched to the blade, you will see a rod coming from the eagle head into the brace(?) of the hidden blade just above the blade itself, it is hard to see but if you look close enough you will see that it is not attatched, I believe that there is concept art out now for the hookblade that shows it as clearly being a separate attatchmet, like the poison needle. Harleyzone 13:22, May 19, 2011 (UTC)
It's Jasca, not Jason. Even if the hookblade is in that image, the simple fact that it's far too small for me to even see it clearly means that image has no place in that particular gallery; It fails to add anything to the article. --Jasca Ducato Council Chamber Assassination record 13:26, May 19, 2011 (UTC)
Well two are saying they don't know if it is attached, one is saying it is attached. If there's doubt, then I think the safest bet is to have the picture out of the gallery imo. At least for now. I'm sure they'll reveal more later about the hookblade. And if it is attached then I think we should put it in imo. -- Altaïr 14:24, May 19, 2011 (UTC)

Only on right arm?

I've been looking at the concept art for the hookblade and I've been thinking.

With the hookblade it seems that there is no space for the hidden gun, because of the hook being in the position where the barrel of the gun should be.

So could it be possible that the hookblade will only be on the right bracer (since he only has a hidden blade on his right bracer)? And the in-game screenshots support my theory: the hookblade is only used by the right arm. I know that on the cover of GI the hookblade is on his left arm, but that's only a promotional picture. 15:05, May 19, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah likely it will be only on one arm, as Ezio also needed the climb leap glove to climb as Rosa had showed him in ACII. He only needed one and so far there's no evidence there are two. So likely the hookblade will be on his right arm, while the pistol stays on his left.

From what I can see, In the concept art for the hook blade on the page (the pictures of the hook, blade, and brace) it seems like the whole second blade/hook is in the style of those from istanbul (look at the blade too, it is curved and is one piece, instead of the italian style of 2 piece, or the original style of 3 piece blade) not sure why the cover art for game informer shows it on the left, you are right that a hook on the same brace as the gun would block the gun's barrel, two hooks sound better than one, but all the screenshots show just one hook, probably for the best anyways, as much as I love the attatchments, the hidden blade is going to start becoming a swiss army switchblade if they keep this up; I have to hand it to Ubisoft though, the hook is very creative, when they let out that survey with the question about a hidden blade attatchment that would make you freerun faster, I thought it would be something horrible, but they have again assured me that my love of the franchise is well placed. the hook sounds good. Harleyzone 21:43, May 19, 2011 (UTC)

What made you think the hookblade was on both bracers in the first place? Every we've seen clearly indicates it's only on one bracer. --Jasca Ducato Council Chamber Assassination record 18:42, May 20, 2011 (UTC)
Well the cover of game informer shows one on the left arm, and all in game photos show one on the right, theres a good enough reason for confusion, besides, it was at first described as being used to free run faster, not to mention vaulting off of things like people or hanging flowerpots, so my thinking was that you would need two for climbing, grabbing people towards you, and swinging off of stuff, when you think about it you really don't need two, but that was my first thought. Besides november is a long ways off, granted, yes, one hidden blade, right arm, but there is still plenty of time for all kinds of speculations. Harleyzone 21:33, May 20, 2011 (UTC)

Can some on put

that as evidence for hookblade in multiplayer. i tried but couldn't figure out how.


This hookblade looks fucking retarded. just like ubisoft to ruin a good thing. Assassin's Creed 2 was enough of Ezio for me and now they're just bombing the whole series by puting him in revelations 15:15, June 26, 2011 (UTC)

Jesus H. Christ! Have you ever heard of grammar? or at least a spell check, I can't even begin to understand what you are trying to say here, just take two more minutes out of your day while you are at it to make sure that your typing is somewhat legible, you might get a response to your question if one of us could understand it. and ease up a little on the profanity. Harleyzone 01:16, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

I hate being the devil's advocate, but his grammar wasn't half bad. I only see like, three errors. How about actually arguing back with a valid point instead of bitching about how he typed his opinion? PS~ What does the H in Jesus H. Christ stand for?

No problem, I can see where you come from, and he did fix his misspellings so I respect him for that, I just don't think it's cool to come on a site (and not one where profanity is appropriate an expected such as funnyjunk or other sites) and be profane and rude in your dissent and then misspell a good portion of your comment, you wouldn't start incoherently babbling halfway through a conversation, would you? As far as my own argument. I think the series is a great idea and looks overall well done, my only qualm would be that Ezio's voice still sounds young, not at all like an old man's, but I can get past that as the story of the game alone is enough for me to get lost in, I also loved Brotherhood, and felt that if I had to knitpick at anything the only thing would be the occasional inconsistencies in the quality of the graphics, and that was something I quickly got past because the rest of the game had amazing graphics, and I am a person that can get hung up on the smallest things in a game (such as a fact that hanging platforms did not swing and showed no real world physics at all in AC:1). I really don't think that it is ruining the series at all, personally, I feel that a game to wrap up Ezio's and Altair's stories is a great Idea, they'll get my money for it anyways. Harleyzone 16:54, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

PS~ It has actually been discovered that the "H." in "Jesus H. Christ" stands, in fact, for "Harold". :) Harleyzone 16:57, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

I find that the game is over all a good game, but I still found the same problem that I had in AC:Brotherhood. The combat is still too easy, and with the addition of the hookblade, it takes most of the challenge out of combat. The hookblade does not look retarded, but I find the fact that he can still stab with it a little annoying. Also, I have an issue with the graphics, where Ezio's hair and beard change from white to black during gameplay, seemingly at random. The introduction of Bomb Crafting was quite intrigueing, as I really enjoy games that allows me to customize the way I fight, and this is a simple way to do it. It is very simple to select how the bomb will be made. ~~TACO MONSTER~~

Dual Assassination?

I was just wondering, If this was going to take out Dual Assassinating such as Stabbing two people at once, Jumping and kill two people at once, etc. since the Hookblade is curved. Will he still just stab them with it netherless or what? I'm just wondering, I'm pretty sure a Complete Correct Answer won't be here but I want to see any Thoughts on this

I hope it isn't taken out, I really love that feature, the cover of game informer and concept are for the hook blade show a hidden blade being present sandwiched between the hook-blade and the bracer around the wrist,so I really hope that it is still present, at the same time, gameplay images have shown ezio stabbing foes in their necks with the I have no idea what's happening, I realy hope that they keep the dual hidden blades and dual assassinations, I can get over it if it is gone, but it would be very dissapointing...Harleyzone 15:03, July 20, 2011 (UTC)

You have to choose to activate the hookblade. So whilst the hookblade is out, double assassinations may be impossible, if it is deactivated, I see no reason why you wouldn't be able to continue dishing out twice the dirt. --Jasca Ducato Council Chamber Assassination record 15:46, July 20, 2011 (UTC)
I hope so, and at the same time I'm also hoping that my earlier comment on the control scheme could be how it will be done in-game...Harleyzone 01:23, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
If you look at the most recent videos, you can see that in a double assassination with the hookblade he satbs with his normal hidden blade and hooks the hookblade around the other target's throat and slacies it when he retacts both blades. I had mixed feelings about the hookblade but it actually seems pretty useful.- Some Random Dude

Hookblade Question

Could some one please explain to me if the hook blade REPLACES the hidden blade on his right arm or if it's an EXPANSION like the pistol or poison blade. Plus, in the new combat trailer for assassin's creed revelations it shows ezio STABBING people with the hookblade. How is this possible? If you look at pictures of the hookblade it has no POINTED TIP. And last, in the same video it shows him unsheathing both the hookblade and the hidden blade. How can this happen if the hidden blade is activated with one button and the hookblade another; do you have to press both the buttons at the same time?TheDudeMan123456 02:16, September 30, 2011 (UTC)TheDudeMan123456

Please remember to sign your posts with four ~ or by pressing the button that says signature on the top left of the screen. Anyways, to answer your questions. The hookblade has a blade section and a seperate hook section. It is similar to the concept of the hidden gun, in that it is another functional aspect of the bracer worn by Ezio and the Constantinople Assassins. The exact mechanism of how this work is a little vague at the moment but more info will be revealed closer to the games release. I hope that answers your question. -- KaloneousHelpDesk 01:25, September 30, 2011 (UTC)

The hookblade has two separate blades, the hookblade for travel, and a hidden blade as well. The do not both extend at the same time, which allows Ezio to Zipline, and to also stab. ~~TACO MONSTER~~


How can Ezio stab with the hook blade. It doens't even have a pointed tip!? I've seen the combat trailer for assassin's creed revelations it clearly shows him doing double assassinations with the hook blade. How can that be possible?Mr.What?999 05:08, October 15, 2011 (UTC)

well as Yusuf said there is the hook and the blade" the hidden blade is inside the bracer and the hook is attached on the outside so their both different parts, if you want the hook then select fist and the hook is released and if you want the hidden blades then you select dual blades and the blades release

the hook and blade are not attached together their to different things as the hookblade is much bigger then the hidden blade

hope you get it nowMentor Nicko 06:34, October 15, 2011 (UTC)

I've never seen Ezio use the hidden blade in any gameplay videos of assassin's creed revelations; it's only been the hookblade. And when Yusuf talked about the hookblade having two parts, I think he ment that the blade part of it was the pointed beak. But I'll trust that you know this.Mr.What?999 18:02, October 15, 2011 (UTC)

well its hard to tell I think I'll wait till I have the encyclopedia to see how it really works???

Mentor Nicko 01:35, October 16, 2011 (UTC)

If you all would look at one of the posters and promotional art, there is one where Ezio and Altair stands back to back (Altair's halfd in Masyaf and Ezio's in Constantinople) Ezio's hookblade has another blade protruding from the hook itself, that is the blade. "Verh ees yoh hokbledh"- Yusuf Tazim

Il FaLcOnE 02:48, October 16, 2011 (UTC)

I highly doubt the hookblade resembles that of the promotional cover art. If you've seen the secrets of the ottoman assassin's video they talk about the hookblade and show gameplay of it. It doesn't have a pointed tip at all it just has a bent edge and a sharp pointed beak. It would make sense that ubisoft wouldn't replace the second hidden blade because it has a sprititual meaning to the AC series. But nobody really knows we'll just have to wait til lthe game comes out. 29 MORE DAYS AHHHH!TheDudeMan123456 21:53, October 16, 2011 (UTC)

I think that it is also suppose to act like a hidden blade but they never made a separate model. If in reality, the hook was really used, I think the spead at which the normal hidden blade comes out will still be fast enough to puncture. Call me Crazy 07:48, February 26, 2012 (UTC)

Hook and Run

I know this sounds like a stupid question, but outside of the introduction phase for teaching Hook and Run i am unable to actually pull it off. Anytime i try to use it i either trip an innocent civilian or perform a Hook and Throw. Can anyone help me with this?

Animeman7890 08:24, November 28, 2011 (UTC)

You have to hold the free arm button (Circle/B) to perform hook and runs, and it only works for escaping guards. It's not a stupid question, if anything you should be commended for asking such things as they encourage relevant additions to the article. --Alientraveller 11:12, November 28, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks that did the trick. However despite pulling it off it is not counting the Hook And Runs towards the Thief Guild challenge. Animeman7890 23:09, November 29, 2011 (UTC)

nvm, i found out you cant gain said guild challenge in Castanopa

Animeman7890 01:40, November 30, 2011 (UTC)

Hook blade...

I have a question about the hook blade, is their an ability to delete your hook blade to a normal hidden blade or just one blade?

I now it sounds stupid but I'm ectualy getting tired of the hookblade.

and I want to klimb buildings like the old fashioned way. 19:14, June 18, 2012 (UTC)

No, I wish there was the option to use two standard Hidden Blades. The Leaping Eagle 20:50, June 18, 2012 (UTC)

I have tried to lose to lose my hookblade by replaying the hookblade training from Yusuf and than I deactivated the mission, like the mission with a hoodless Ezio, but it didn't work out. 08:45, June 19, 2012 (UTC)

It is impossible to get rid of the Hookblade, nothing can change that. Master Decoder 10:09, June 19, 2012 (UTC)

It's not that bad...

after all, the hookblade is still an amazing weapon! 13:09, June 19, 2012 (UTC)

Slow-motion effect

Is there a way to get rid of the slow-motion effects? 11:41, July 7, 2012 (UTC)

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