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Assassin’s Creed might finally be going to Asia in 2016

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Assassin’s Creed, for all its various bugs and glitches in the previous game, is going nowhere. Ubisoft’s flagship brand is as strong as it ever was, with various games on the way that have been in development for years now. The next game in the series is set in Victorian England and is tentatively dubbed Assassin’s Creed Victory. But what lies beyond the top hats and cobblestones in that franchise? Quite possibly a trip to the East, at long last.

One eagle-eyed Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted the clues for what could be the next instalment in the world’s longest running series about backstabbing.  Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was paging through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book, and noticed that the Abstergo building had some nods to previous locations from older games:

 

AC (1)

The first one is very small and not very clear. It looks like the front of a church. I’d like to think it’s a reference to the very first Assassins Creed, but it’s hard to say.

AC (2)

No doubt in the second one. It shows Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, a clear reference to Assassins Creed II and the Ezio saga.

AC (3)

The next one shows a tropical island, which can only refer to AC IV Black Flag.

AC (4)

And now is when things get really interesting. You should recognize the fourth one, which is… that right, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris! Way before Unity was leaked by Kotaku.

AC (5)

But wait there’s more. The next one shows… The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in London!! Like in Victory, as you already know thanks to Kotaku’s leak. Yeah!

AC (6)

In the last one, the screen shows another location which has not been touch in any AC yet, and which (considering all the above) should be AC VII location. Where are we going? It’s Japan!! Which makes sense, considering people have been asking for it for a long time. The image clearly shows a Japanese temple surrounded by houses. I’m not sure, but I’d say it’s Sensoji Temple, Tokyo’s oldest temple and one of its most significant.

That’s a pretty cool theory, and something that fans have been keen on for quite a while now. That kind of architecture is also similar to buildings seen in China, a country that has been touched on before when Ezio was visited by a Chinese member of the Brotherhood in the animated Assassin’s Creed: Embers.

I’d like to see a Chinese history version of the game more than a Japanese one. It’s most likely something that Ubisoft is also considering, as the Chinese market now plays a massive factor in game sales. Appealing to that nation, could be a winner for them.  Assassin’s Creed 3 director Alex Hutchinson did once deem Japan as being “too boring” for the franchise, but his stance appears to have softened lately. Still, if there is an Asian country in the future of Assassin’s Creed, I’m dead keen on visiting it.

Last Updated: January 28, 2015

37 Comments

  1. They made pirates work, so now let’s see them make Ninjas work.

    YES PLEASE~!

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 28, 2015 at 09:40

      Don’t you mean “yes preeze”? You plick!

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      • Tosh MA

        January 28, 2015 at 09:49

        HEEEEY! DON BE LACIST!

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 28, 2015 at 09:59

          Solly!

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 28, 2015 at 09:50

        • Quo Vadis?

          January 28, 2015 at 10:02

          Now I’m in the mood for Asian food. If you’re ever up here in Joburg, go and try the restaurant “Japa” in Rivonia. Seriously good Japanese. Expensive, though :/

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          • Hammersteyn

            January 28, 2015 at 10:13

            heh, will do

          • Kensei Seraph

            January 28, 2015 at 10:17

            Thanks, I’ll try remember that.

  2. Hammersteyn

    January 28, 2015 at 09:43

    Well it went to Hell in Unity so this is a nice change of scenery.

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    • oVg elfroot slayer

      January 28, 2015 at 10:02

      If it had the perfect fluid collision detection while sword fighting Samurai SHADOW OF MORDOR style, then it will be a step up. As it stands this game is for people who get turned on by foreign architecture, not for the CLUNKY frustrating game play. ZOE had to review this game while in stealth mode most of the time to prevent the game from breaking. THATS SHIT.

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 28, 2015 at 10:13

        Agreed

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        • oVg elfroot slayer

          January 28, 2015 at 10:15

          Assassins greed.

          See what I did there? … no, need more coffee.

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          • Hammersteyn

            January 28, 2015 at 10:25

            Flawless!

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            January 28, 2015 at 10:41

            Victory!

          • Hammersteyn

            January 28, 2015 at 10:46

            hahahahaha

  3. MakeItLegal

    January 28, 2015 at 09:46

    will it work ?

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  4. Ghost In The Rift

    January 28, 2015 at 09:50

    I just need a Kitana and some trowing stars and i’m good!!!

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  5. oVg elfroot slayer

    January 28, 2015 at 09:52

    Assassins Creed has turned into Google Earth Parkour with some stupid weak ass shallow narrative to justify another tour of the world.

    FAITH in Mirrors Edge had more character development than this sequel bait.

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    • Tosh MA

      January 28, 2015 at 09:53

      If I’m honest, story aside, I could really go for some parkour touring in Japan. Yeah, I’ll buy it.

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      • oVg elfroot slayer

        January 28, 2015 at 09:54

        You will end up falling into Australia by the way things are going at Ubisoft QA.

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 28, 2015 at 09:56

          They have QA?

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          • Tosh MA

            January 28, 2015 at 09:56

            It’s called retail.

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            January 28, 2015 at 09:56

            Its called the Public. FREE $80 BETA.

          • Tosh MA

            January 28, 2015 at 09:56

            Lel

          • Hammersteyn

            January 28, 2015 at 10:02

            XD

  6. Kensei Seraph

    January 28, 2015 at 10:15

    Why can’t it happen in both China and Japan?
    The 2 countries are practically neighbours if I remember correctly Japan has invaded China at least once and it wasn’t uncommon for Chinese pirates to frequent the Japanese coastline.

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    • oVg elfroot slayer

      January 28, 2015 at 10:18

      I bet they do modern China. The suits will be happy with the low production costs of a 2 meter draw distance ;P

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      • oVg elfroot slayer

        January 28, 2015 at 10:47

        SMOG

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      • Kensei Seraph

        January 28, 2015 at 13:13

        Yes, but the size of the crowds that are hidden in that smog will cause even greater problems than what happened to Unity.

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  7. Sir GIF Sexy

    January 28, 2015 at 10:49

    I was really hoping to see the band members of the band Asia under those red hats — I just hope that they redefine the melee combat system and that there will be kung-fu fighting. And that everybody does it.

    http://i.imgur.com/y7VycbW.gif

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    • Spaffy

      January 28, 2015 at 12:27

      Awesome

      Reply

  8. Lynley

    January 28, 2015 at 18:12

    Erm so what happened to that 2D side scroller that was supposed to release as part of the Unity Season Pass?

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