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Could Assassin’s Creed go steampunk?

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Assassin’s Creed always puts a fun spin on particular periods in history. From Renaissance Italy to Revolutionary America and France, there’s plenty to work with in history. We already knew Assassin’s Creed Victory/Syndicate would be taking place in Victorian England. However, this announcement teaser could make the franchise even more awesome.

Here is the teaser for the new Assassin’s Creed that will be officially revealed 12 May:

Notice anything funny about the hidden blade? That valve and mixture of metal and leather looks distinctly steampunk to me. I doubt that they would put that big a twist on actual history, but we could see some cool devices at the new assassin’s disposal. Could we see Alexander Graham Bell or Michael Faraday as the companion inventor this time around? Perhaps some inventions that didn’t survive through history could give a slightly steampunk vibe to the game without drastically changing the reality of historical inventions of the period.

While Assassin’s Creed has traditionally exposed some cool interpretations of real historical events and characters, I think the franchise could do well with a bit more fiction mixed in, particularly when it comes to inventions. They managed it with Da Vinci and it was part of what made the second instalment in the franchise such fun. Perhaps they could do it again in a more modern context with fun results.

We will all know more in a few days. I know many have lost interest in Assassin’s Creed, especially after the failed launch of Unity. I wish I could say that I’m totally skeptical and disinterested, but I’m honestly excited to hear about this new title. It may be a flawed experience, but I still really do enjoy Assassin’s Creed games and look forward to the newest offering. The hype train hasn’t even left the station and I’m already resigned to buying my ticket.

Last Updated: May 8, 2015

34 Comments

  1. Lord Chaos

    May 8, 2015 at 09:38

    They did one during the American Revolution? 😛

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  2. Hammersteyn

    May 8, 2015 at 09:40

    Sure why not, it worked pretty well for Dishonored so lets try that. I’ll buy it as soon as they do a FC4 complete edition in a year or two.

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    • Skoobaz

      May 8, 2015 at 10:57

      the Xbawks complete edition?? Lolz

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  3. Geoffrey Tim

    May 8, 2015 at 09:45

    While I would love steampunk added to the AC formula, it makes absolutely ZERO sense within the game’s established fiction.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 8, 2015 at 09:49

      Alternate timeline/Parallel universe? Because Profits.

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      • Lord Chaos

        May 8, 2015 at 09:51

        Now you just opened up an entire new avenue for them.
        1) Caesar doesn’t die
        2) Hitler wins
        3) Atlantis didn’t sink

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        • Lord Chaos

          May 8, 2015 at 09:52

          Or Pompei is still standing.

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 8, 2015 at 09:56

            5) Aliens never landed so the pyramids were never built.
            6) Atilla was a miscarriage
            7) Jan never landed in Africa but the Chinese did(let’s see them strike now…)

          • Lord Chaos

            May 8, 2015 at 09:56

            7 sounds interesting.

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            May 8, 2015 at 10:03

            8) Napoleon conquered Europe
            9) America was founded and is still run by the Irish XD
            10) OMG A 3D REALMS ANTHOLOGY ON STEAM!!!!!!

          • Hammersteyn

            May 8, 2015 at 10:06

            9) best country ever.
            10) They released Duke Forever in time.

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            May 8, 2015 at 10:09

            Update to 10) and it didn’t suck

          • Skoobaz

            May 8, 2015 at 10:58

            11) competes for market share with HL3

          • Skoobaz

            May 8, 2015 at 10:57

            Atilla was a miscarriage. * shakes head lolling

    • Pariah

      May 8, 2015 at 09:56

      What would you know about zeros?

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 8, 2015 at 10:02

      You raise a valid point

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    • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

      May 8, 2015 at 10:16

      True, but at this point no one cares or truly even understands what the established fiction is.

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  4. Pariah

    May 8, 2015 at 09:55

    I’d buy that. Steampunk? Hell. Yes.

    Steampunk is the reason I’m interested in Bloodborne and a PS4. Literally, the only reason. So AC with Steampunk is just pure win.

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  5. Greylingad

    May 8, 2015 at 09:57

    I’d love to see something like that, but I am afraid that the series is all too serious for a steampunk vibe, the realism factor has always been an AC tribute…

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  6. Vincent Perro

    May 8, 2015 at 09:58

    Omd it’d be soo cool, but i don’t think they’ll even do that cause the games are always based on real historic events. Ubisoft can do something on the same engine in steampunk setting, but once again, i don’t think it’ll happen anytime soon. Otherwise we’d know about it.

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  7. Kensei Seraph

    May 8, 2015 at 10:04

    Computer games, teaching me history since Age of Empires.

    I honestly learnt more history from playing the AoE series than I did through 12 years of school.

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 8, 2015 at 10:05

      Indeed

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  8. Pieter Kruger

    May 8, 2015 at 10:16

    So maybe a The Order like game with more than 4 hours gameplay…..interesting!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 8, 2015 at 10:34

      Like The Order? But that’s a third person shooter. Desperate trolling is desperate

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      • Pieter Kruger

        May 8, 2015 at 10:50

        Was talking about the genre my engel, die GENRE! ????

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 8, 2015 at 11:16

          kay

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  9. Matthew Holliday

    May 8, 2015 at 11:43

    loving the new colour scheme.
    that black and gold is super edgy.

    AC rogues outfit design felt too clunky, AC unities felt too sporty.
    this one looks pretty badass sofar though.

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  10. Ghost In The Rift

    May 8, 2015 at 21:51

    Oh god not again, i mean how the hell is there next ASS game but still no KOTOR 3?!?!, this is unfair and bulls#*t but cudos to the fans, you get to run on steam trains and steam zeppelins, i shall meditate on my next Revan quest.

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  11. Marc O Polo

    May 9, 2015 at 12:17

    Just another franchise that’s joined my who gives a shit list

    Reply

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