Ubisoft Teases the Next Assassin’s Creed (Updated)
Ubisoft has once again changed Assassin's Creed's official website (screenshot provided below), with some new imagery that pretty much confirms we're going to London during the 1800s. Based on the steam whistle and loud machinery that provides the website's auditory ambiance, we're going to experience England's Industrial Revolution. The website depicts a pair of brass knuckles emblazoned with "Strength Through Loyalty" laying on a table with some rebellious sayings carved into it. The graffiti says "God Save the Queen," "We Forge the Chains We Wear" and "ROOKS," with a small eagle drawing carved next to it.
Polygon reports that the game will be called Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, and it's going to launch this holiday season. Syndicate will have you playing as Jacob Frye. We'll see whether or not they were right when Ubisoft formally unveils its next Assassin's Creed on May 12.
Ubisoft is teasing the next Assassin's Creed, which stars an assassin sporting brass knuckles, a cane, a wrist-mounted pistol and a new Hidden Blade.
The official Ubisoft website for Assassin's Creed is teasing a big reveal to happen next week. A promotional image for the game (featured above) showcases some of the new gear the presumed protagonist will be using in this game. Since Assassin's Creed Rogue already had us playing as a Templar, we have a feeling we won't be doing that again so soon. The website featured a tagline saying "Oppression Has to End."
Ubisoft will formally unveil this new Assassin's Creed game at 12:00 PM EST on May 12.
Last year, we reported that development on Assassin's Creed Victory was leaked, and that it would be taking place in Victorian-era London. This leaked info described an assassination target named Roderick Bulmer, which featured a new assassin using a grappling hook to swing like Spider-Man over city streets to chase him down. Given that brass knuckles were already invented by this time, we wouldn't be surprised if 19th century London is indeed the new temporal setting.
In 2013, I wrote that an Assassin's Creed set in London during the 1800s would be amazing if you ended up playing as Jack the Ripper, where the most notorious serial criminal in history was actually an assassin and that the Templar made up lies about him in order to encourage his apprehension.
Let us just hope Ubisoft learned its lesson and will take its time in developing the next game.