Don’t Expect Any Samurai In The Next Assassin’s Creed
Feudal Japan. It’s a setting that fans are just praying Ubisoft will explore with a future Assassin’s Creed title, but year after year we’re left disappointed. This year, it seems, is no different.
According to Managing Director Jade Raymond, the next instalment of Assassin’s Creed will take place in her favourite historical period. This, however, is not Feudal Japan.
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The unannounced Assassin’s Creed sequel will have to building on the rather great Black Flag that released last year, which was set in the Golden Age of Piracy, the Caribbean in the 18th century.
In 2011 fans were polled on which historical times they’d like to see recreated in an Assassin’s Creed title, with Japan, Egypt, medieval China and the Russian Revolution coming up as the most popular. Afterwards, creative director Alex Hutchinson stated that Japan was possibly the worst setting for an Assassin’s Creed title, meaning we could never see the historical battle between Assassin’s and Templars go there.
That said, a Russian Revolution setting is probably my favourite choice amongst those fan favourites, and I don’t think Ubisoft will have a tough time setting a game in a time where the Russian monarchy was overthrown. Maybe cast Rasputin as a sleep Assassin agent that was eventually killed by the Templar Bolsheviks? I’m telling you, it’s a solid idea.
I wouldn’t expect a long wait until we hear more about the project, which will probably release at the end of this year.