Rumor: Assassin’s Creed 3 Set In the American Revolution
Based on a report from CVG, a source “close to the project” claims that the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise is setting its sights on the American Revolution.
Aside from the 18th century conflicts surrounding the early American colonies, the insider also claims that a new protagonist will lead the way for the Assassin brotherhood.
Thirdly, the insider claims that the game will be “publicly showcased before the end of the company’s fiscal year on March 31.”
Indeed, this rumor is not entirely out of the question, as previous entries have pointed toward such occurrences. In Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’s Da Vinci Disappearance DLC, clues were dropped that laid out coordinates matching those of New York state, USA.
In the ending sequence of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, another hint is dropped that points to creed-related events in Northern America.
Among all of these indications, the 2011 Ubisoft survey might be the clearest of them all. Late last year, fans were asked to vote on where they would like to see the franchise go next. One of the options, if not one of the most selected, was “The confrontation between British colonists and native Americans during The American Revolution.”
As CVG points out, George Washington, according to Assassin’s Creed lore, was in possession of an Apple of Eden at some point.
Ubisoft has yet to comment on the situation.
Given that the game is indeed set in the American Revolution, what differences in gameplay style should we expect? After all, the past few games set the player within tightly structured cities and towns, with only varying stretches of flatland between populated areas. Would this setting place the players closer to the battlefront, or only have the war as a backdrop to the Assassin/templar sub-plot that’s been explored for four games now?
If we don’t know by March 31st, I expect we’ll know by June 2012, when E3 rolls around and Ubisoft needs something to showcase.