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Dodgy and probably untrue new Assassin’s Creed Legion rumours! Get them while they’re hot!

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Upcoming video game releases! Fresh out of the oven! Get it on a stick! You could argue that rumours based on upcoming video games aren’t really news, but honestly? I love reading about them and posting on them just to see how wrong they eventually turn out to be. Just like that one time when it was rumoured that Nintendo was working on Vanquish 2.

I’m…I’m not crying that this turned out to be a fib, you’re crying. Anyway, here’s a hot slice of assumption to chow down on this morning: The next Assassin’s Creed game. While the chances of Ubisoft not releasing a new Assassin’s Creed game are slimmer than my odds of winning the national lottery, it’s the setting for the next game that fans want to know about.

The franchise is taking a break in 2019, and after a foray into the Egyptian and Greek past that delved deeper into the origins of the series, where Assassin’s Creed goes next is up for debate. According to one unverified leaker, the next game in the franchise will be Assassin’s Creed Legion, which swaps the Grecian shores of Odyssey for some Italian fun in the sun.

Seeing as how this “leak” comes from the journalistic bastion of press freedom known as 4Chan (Thanks Nibel), here’s how much salt you’ll need to take with the features listed below:

Salt

And here are said talking points!

  • Next Assassin’s Creed is named Legion
  • Will be released in 2020 on current and next-gen
  • Players will assume the role of Origins and Odyssey descendants
  • These characters are either Cassius or Luca
  • Features “choices and heavy RPG elements and same story for both characters”
  • Will tie up any lingering plot threads from previous two games and form the finale of the Ancient Trilogy
  • Primary story will be focused on the politics and assassinations of the First Civilisation
  • Ubisoft want a blend of old and new Assassin’s Creed, to keep all fans happy
  • Legion will be set mostly in mainland Italy, with a small sojourn to Gaul and Libya
  • Mercenary an Cultist system has been reworked
  • No word yet on if the Gaulish part of the game will feature a small village of Indomitable Gauls who keep the Romans at bay with a mystical strength-enhancing potion…

Yeah, I’m calling the hottest of bull crap on this, thanks not only to my healthy scepticism but also because Kotaku’s Jason Schrier dismissed these claims. If anyone has an inside scoop on what the next Assassin’s Creed game is going to be about, it’s probably the fella who works for a website that got blacklisted by Ubisoft for being accurate with their scoops on the series:

I’ll eat a bag of Roman Centurion helmets if this turns out to be true, but I’ve got a feeling that it won’t. Still, it’s fun to guess where Assassin’s Creed will go next, and personally, I just want to see the game go all out and set itself in a more modern era. I got a taste of what a stab at more contemporary gameplay could have felt like in Assassin’s Creed III during that one Desmond mission, and that’s a feeling that has stuck with me for years after launch.

C’mon Ubisoft, making that game already. Or make an Assassin’s Creed game set in feudal Japan so that I can get my Samurai action on. Where do you want to see the series go next as it jumps to the left for another time warp?

Last Updated: February 25, 2019

19 Comments

  1. SagatatiaRZA

    February 25, 2019 at 11:28

    Down for feudal Japan but the market will be a bit saturated on Samurai/Ninja goodness for next year or two.

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  2. The D

    February 25, 2019 at 11:55

    • Pariah

      February 25, 2019 at 11:55

      The dog’s face makes that pic particularly priceless XD

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      February 25, 2019 at 12:11

      NOTHING IS TRUE
      EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED

      Reply

  3. Caveshen Rajman

    February 25, 2019 at 12:25

    As much as this game idea sounds rad, the idea of moving forward in time after moving backward in time is so weird and trippy and I don’t want it. If they have to, let them go even further back – it can be a shared universe with Far Cry Primal lol.

    One more thing: “blacklisted by Ubisoft for being accurate with their scoops” -> This is fair but also fuck Kotaku because leaking videogames serves no purpose other than attracting views, so Ubisoft did a fair play on that one.

    Reply

  4. Admiral Chief

    February 25, 2019 at 11:28

    Magic potion, Gaul, I’d pay good sestertii to play as a medium sized menhir delivery man against crazy Romans

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    • The D

      February 25, 2019 at 11:40

      Erwin gets me.

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      • Admiral Chief

        February 25, 2019 at 11:55

        Is it too much to ask for a violent Gaulish game? Not Mature violent as in copious amounts of blood and dismemberment and death, just violent as in teeth losing, black eyed unconscious starts flying around violence

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    • HvR

      February 25, 2019 at 11:55

      Well if is an AssCreed game shouldn’t you be playing an assassin baking arsenic cake whose plans are thwarted by the menhir delivery man and his druid.

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      • Admiral Chief

        February 25, 2019 at 12:11

        This gem was brought to us before even before landing on the moon (supposedly)

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  5. Pariah

    February 25, 2019 at 11:40

    Vikings. Go on, you know you want to, Ubisoft.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      February 25, 2019 at 12:11

      Fun fact. The word “Viking” does not refer to the collective name of Norsemen (correct term), but rather the ACT.

      Norseman #1: “Good day fellow Norseman, care to go VIKING?”
      Norseman #2: “Indeed old chap, my longboat has been refurbished for extended VIKING journeys”

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  6. HvR

    February 25, 2019 at 11:53

    Assasin’s Creed Abathwa; you play a bushmen hunting and running across the great Kalahari for hours and hours and hours ….

    Like Red Dead Redemption 2 but set in Africa.

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    • Admiral Chief

      February 25, 2019 at 12:11

      …and have no cities and or structures higher than one story

      Reply

  7. Marek Nourse

    February 25, 2019 at 14:07

    Naughtius Maximus and Biggus Dickus. HAHAHA

    Reply

  8. Trevor Boot

    February 26, 2019 at 07:08

    Eh, I don’t know. It’d feel too close to Odyssey’s Greece if they set it in Italy. Plus, Brotherhood was set in Rome, so having Rome again will just be a repeat. I want them to do something different, like India or something.

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