Assassin’s Creed is the James Bond of video game franchises; occasionally in need of a reboot and taking place in a wide variety of locales. From Paris to the Caribbean, the game has set foot and blade in many a city. And now, 2015 will see the next Assassin’s Creed game hit the cobbled streets of ye olde Victorian England.
According to now confirmed assets that Kotaku managed to nab, Assassin’s Creed Victory will release next year on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with no last-gen version in the works. Currently being developed by Ubisoft Quebec, Victory will once again use the Anvil engine as the bulk of the game is set in London. According to Kotaku, a leaked seven minute video set the scene, as it detailed the production goals for Victory:
Today we can tell you about Victory, thanks to a seven-minute “target gameplay footage” video leaked toKotaku that demonstrates what Ubisoft’s dev team expects from the upcoming Assassin’s Creedgame. The video is surprisingly slick and could pass for an E3 presentation, and although it may not represent what the final game looks like, the beginning of the video proclaims that it was produced entirely in Anvil, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed engine. In other words, it wasn’t pre-rendered.
The video begins with an assassin, presumably the game’s protagonist, climbing up a tower and looking out at the city of London. We get a quick overview of the city as the camera flies from alley to alley, showing us some of the game’s potential side activities (gambling in a pub, street-racing with carriages, and so forth). We then cut back to the assassin, who leaps down to the street, makes his way into a nearby horse carriage, and accepts an assignment from a mysterious masked woman. The task: kill a man named Roderick Bulmer, who has been trafficking little girls for the assassins’ ancestral enemies. “The templars must receive our message,” says the woman. “You must send it in blood.”
Other interesting tidbits include the new assassin actually blending into the crowd by donning a top hat instead of the usual hood, has a new grappling hook tool and engages in fights atop moving vehicles. Sounds interesting, although Ubisoft is going to have a massive uphill battle on their hands after the lukewarm reception to Assassin’s Creed Unity. Still, I’m looking forward to the inevitable Jack The Ripper DLC.
Last Updated: December 3, 2014