A female protagonist has been a common recurring prediction for each subsequent Assassin’s Creed game. We’re still yet to get one. Although some of the multiplayer models have been female, the story mode protagonists have remained male.
These early concept art pieces, originally posted on Ubisoft’s Facebook page, show that the idea of a female assassin was one that existed right from the start of the process. These are concepts for the very first Assassin’s Creed game, originally drawn in 2004. Altair might have turned out quite different. It’s all quite willowy and slender with more than a taste of Ubisoft’s other big hero – the Prince of Persia.