Assassin’s Creed 3: sequel has new characters, will be “the biggest to date”

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That’s the word from Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, anyway. Speaking about the next instalment of Assassins Creed due this Christmas, which promises new playable characters for the first time since since Assassins 2 , Guillemot stated that “Assassin’s Creed is an incredible franchise and there are a lot of expectations that it will continue to grow.” But grow how, exactly?

Gameplay details are scarce, but the Ubisoft top dog hints at an expansion to social media and casual gamers bearing the Assassins Creed brand:

“we think that delivering regular instalments and expanding the brand to other platforms will continue to satisfy the demand, while at the same time attracting new fans.”

If that sounds a bit ominous, rest assured Ubisoft still has its sights trained on those chart-topping triple-A titles:

“we are pleased with our continued success so far: in the US, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations was a Top Ten title for the entire calendar year, which shows that the demand is definitely there.”

And Guillemot is keen to emphasise that Assassins Creed 3 will take the franchise to new levels: “”we’re confident that the next instalment of Assassin’s Creed will be the biggest to date.”

Ubisoft has been clear about the change in protagonist for the next game – as creative director Alexandre Amancio explained early in the latest Assassin’s development cycle:

“this game is where we’re setting the record straight. We’re closing all the loops that have been started that have been left in suspense and we’re going to reveal not only a lot of stuff about the first civilisation plotline but we’re also going to conclude the Ezio and Altiar storylines.”

With a new character on the cards, Assassins Creed 3′s location is also a blank slate. The most likely new settings, according to results from an online Ubisoft survey, are Medieval China, Victorian England and Revolution-era America.

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Thanks to MCV

 

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