The location for Assassin’s Creed Victory was leaked by Kotaku, and it’s absolutely glorious: Victorian London. Featured in the game as well, will be 19th century serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Interesting. Was Jack the Ripper a Templar? An Assassin? Neither? It’s interesting to see where they’ll go with this story.
Even better, another Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, is an announced 2.5D (not quite 3D) DLC game that will become available with the Assassin’s Creed Unity season pass.
Where else could they be headed? Assassin’s Creed is showing no signs of slowing down, so where could they go?
1. Japan – An Assassin’s Creed game set in Japan has been one of the most popular locales asked for by fans. With the recent missteps taken with recent titles, it would make sense to listen to fans. This game would have to take place over multiple eras of Japan’s history. With Japanese culture taking such a unique stance on honoring ancestors and your family, a Japanese Assassin’s Creed game would have to start in the modern day and work backwards farther in time. It could start with a modern Assassin and tell his story, going from the modern age back through several periods, tying each individual ancestor’s story together, working back to the dawn of the first Japanese “Assassin.”
2. Brazil – I can’t admit to knowing much about Brazilian history, but from what I’ve read, the Brazilian war of Independence is interesting enough to tell an Assassin’s Creed story. The War of Independence between Brazil and Portugal would be a lot like Assassin’s Creed 3– Naval battles! I had an idea for a story that would make sense, and line up a sequel. Portugal’s forces would be led by the Assassin’s, and the Brazilian forces manipulated by foreign Templars. The Templars win the war, and Portugal turns it’s attention away from Brazil and toward their other prospects: Africa (Angola and Mozambique, specifically.)
3. The Great Depression (USA) – The story behind that fateful day when the stock market crashed could be a Templar Plot. What better back story for the rise of Abstergo then the Great Depression? With the market crash, the Templars who would form Abstergo come into possession of many important companies, and roll them into one. It would be an interesting story, and Assassin’s Creed could start utilizing modern travel (cars, buses) to travel through multiple parts of the country to tell different stories all at once. The Assassin in the story could be a young kid, whose unemployed father couldn’t take care of him, so he sends him away to his rich uncle’s– a Templar. His uncle teaches him everything he knows, but abuses the boy. The boy dreams of escape, but has no way out. He’s rescued by a female Assassin (c’mon Ubisoft, here’s your chance to make up for lost time), and she adopts him. Also, you could replace ships with early cars (they’re pretty slow at this time, though) and early planes (you know you want to see parachute kills. The “mom” could have been pretending to be a man and trained to be a pilot in World War I).
4. Scandinavia – One word: VIKINGS. Sailing has been a huge hit with the franchise, and is now a staple. Imagine being able to sail the Scandinavian coastline, pillaging villages and being a freaking VIKING. I don’t know how you could tie that in with Assassin’s Creed, and I don’t care, I just want to be a viking!
5. The Wild West (Mexico/US) – With the plot of Assassin’s Creed usually involving some ancient artifact being sought out by Templars, this game could see the ancestors of prior Assassin’s Creed characters exploring the west, looking for the object before the other side gets it, typical Assassin’s Creed style. This one could feature covered wagons, hunting, and basically be Oregon Trail with Assassins. Now that I’ve said that, you know you kinda want to see that. At least a little bit.