Finally, after months of anticipation, we can all go back to 1191 and jump into the thick of the Third Crusade as a ridiculously skilled assassin capable of swinging the massive war one way or another. Today—or tomorrow, maybe, since this release date has been elusive—marks the debut of Assassin’s Creed, a highly anticipated new game from Ubisoft with some serious AI.

You assume the role of Altair, the aforementioned assassin, and—slight spoiler—you mix it up as a few other characters as well. The game, available on PS3 and XBox360, has created a huge buzz since its trailers first debuted, and according to some reviews, it does not disappoint. So pull up your hood, ready your blades, and get ready to run across some rooftops.—Gregory Mone