Next Assassin’s Creed Not Set In Japan, Possibly Russia Or London

Ah, the end of February, time for the next Assassin’s Creed hype train to start up and a lot has happened over the past few hours.

Let’s start with the official hype, the Assassin’s Creed Initiates twitter feed – an official Ubisoft account – tweeted two map references which are for Barguzin in Russia.

Ubisoft Toronto studio head and Assassin’s Creed series producer, Jade Raymond, then said the game will not be set in Japan.

“The fifth instalment will feature her favourite historical era, Raymond says, but she can’t even give a hint of what that is because it would ruin the surprise,” reports Adweek.

That’s the official stuff, but there has been a raft of information over the past few hours for multiple sources so either this is the biggest and most elaborate hoax ever, or the secret is out. First up, a leaked press release courtesy of Uproxx.

Today, Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed® V, the next major release in the award winning, best-selling franchise. Assassin’s Creed V serves as the introduction to an all new hero, setting and gameplay mechanics as the Assassin’s Creed franchise hits a new era.

Assassin’s Creed V has been in the development cycle for almost three years, at Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto with development support from Ubisoft studios at Annecy, Quebec and Montpellier. Assassin’s Creed V will release on the PlayStation®4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. The game will release worldwide on November 4, 2014.

In the events of the ongoing Industrial Revolution, Assassin’s Creed V follows the story of Samuel Fey, as he enters the Assassin Order in a time of change and Templar rule. Fey is a successful and respectful entrepreneur, who works outside the corrupt law to guarantee the security of his own and others’ futures. Taking place during the closing years of the Industrial Revolution in Victorian London, players will explore all new locales as they uncover the truth behind the hidden ongoing rebellion.

Assassin’s Creed V is the turning point for the franchise, featuring completely revised stealth and combat mechanics, powered by the next-generation Ubisoft AnvilX engine and all-new gameplay features and systems. While Assassin’s Creed acts as Ubisoft’s rescope for the franchise, it maintains the key touch points that the series is built upon.

Assassin’s Creed V can be pre-ordered at UBIShop® by visiting: http://shop.ubi.com/AC5

Limited, Collectors and Special Editions will be available after further information is uncovered in the coming weeks.

The press release is the only leak to mention London, everything else points to Russia. Inqusitr has a video with stills taken from an alleged presentation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v35TFJVb3U#t=232

Assassin’s Creed: The Fall exists already, it is a comic series consisting of three issues, followed the journey of the Russian Assassin Nikolai Orelov during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

And finally there is this “leaked” logo which is all sorts of awesome.

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So is it London or Russia for the next Assassin’s outing, or just a lot of hoaxers got the same idea at the same time? We should find out soon.

Source: Twitter / Googlemaps / Adweek / Uproxx / YouTube / AC Wiki

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17 Comments

  1. That logo is brilliant. Russia would be good for the marketing – you could have awesome old soviet style propaganda posters. Given the reaction around the internet to realising they’d be killing redcoats in ACIII though, they might want to avoid London? There’s no widespread enemy type patrolling streets that would be easily utilised. Plenty of people from the UK were in Russia at that kind of time though, and there’s the revolution and Bolsheviks to fight with/against.

    Saying that, they might want to avoid the whole birth of Soviet Communism for the sake of their US market…

  2. It surely has to be Russia with that logo – the colours of the old hammer and sickle Russian flag, and the star.

    Sadly I’ve just about had as much AC as I can take, even the pirates theme couldn’t tempt me. Perhaps a medieval England could….although I’m not sure if that’s possible. I’m turning my attention to The Order and Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs.

  3. Much as i’ve grown tired of the series (I have AC IV but haven’t felt like playing it much), i’m enthused by the talk of an overhaul to the gameplay mechanics and i would love if it was set in Russia as i could do with a Russian history lesson.

  4. YEEEEESSSS!!! I really hope this happens.

    I’ve been banging on about Assassin’s Creed: The Fall for years now. Imagine if Nikolai Tesla took a similar role to DaVinci in AC2. Electric hidden blades anybody?

  5. Completely revised stealth and combat? Consider me very interested. Just one thing I really, REALLY want to see from the series (ideally to be retroactively patched or, knowing Ubi, offered as DLC) the ability to take procedurally generated assassination contracts.

    Really, how hard could it be? A random citizen is the mark and you get extra points for doing the job with everyone none the wiser. Procedural naval contracts couldn’t be much harder, pick a random warship, buff the stats a little and give a bonus for stealth capturing it rather than sinking it. Bam, massively extended replay value.

    I can’t be the only one wanting this, anyone thought about it?

  6. Yes. AC is easily in my favourite franchises of all time. Black Flag totally reinstated my faith after the disappointing AC3. Russia would be awesome! I’d also like feudal Japan, Victorian London and ancient Egypt at some point.

    • Try fucking off.

    • …if this isn’t spam, I sincerely apologise :)

      • ..It wasn’t spam

        – the links show that the coords point to the location of a large particle accelerator .. or if that isn’t the answer Ubisoft decided to point at somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Russia for some other reason (!)

        See http://www.ihep.ru – probably fits in with the AC Sci-Fi space age technology narrative.

      • Then I’m really sorry, I’m too stupid to understand/realise something like that. :)

    • I did lkook at Protvino, the only interesting thing I could find was it was defensive line in WW2, keeping the germans at bay. The English version of Wikipedia doesnt have anymention of this Physics thing.

    • Interesting! Have you looked through the AC Initiates site? It’s rather nice, reminds you of several little details of the AC story tapestry that you may have forgotten.

      I looked through most of the main story threads on the site and it showed me that the AC overarching story is more cohesive than most people give it credit for.

  7. I still haven’t picked up ACIV: Black Flag. I will probably reserve ACV depending on the perks for limited and collectors edition respectively.

  8. It had better have Rasputin in it goddamn it. You could repeatedly try, and fail, to assassinate him.

  9. That is the symbol of Communist Revolution. China, Russia or Vietnam are the highly likely places. Take my word for it

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