If you were paying attention during last years E3 event, you might have noticed that there were plans for a 3DS Assassins Creed by the name of Lost Legacy, with Ezio Auditore once again playing the lead role. Over a year later, and we’re still waiting for some form of stealth kill in the third dimension, but according to Ubisoft, those ideas have been shelved.
What was apparently a game that would have explored the origins of the ancient order of assassins, would instead evolve into the foundation for Assassins Creed: Revelations. As lead writer for Revelations Darby McDevitt explained in an interview with Joystiq. â€œYou may have heard of the game ‘Lost Legacy’ for the 3DS. It was announced, but that kind of morphed into this ideaâ€.
McDevitt also spoke about how recent years seemed to reflect an annual Assassins Creed game, something which has drawn criticism from gamers lately. â€œWe do a lot of thinking ahead of time on big arcs, like knowing where Ezio is going, knowing where Desmond is going, knowing where Altair is going. The major beats of all our characters’ stories are planned well in advance, so we don’t get Lost-itis where we’re opening up more than we could possibly close off.â€œ
So, while the chances of us ever seeing Lost Legacy on the 3DS are pretty much zero right now, don’t rule out the possibility of Assassins Creed ever making some sort of 3D appearance. AC: Revelations, launches later this year across the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
Last Updated: July 15, 2011