The Assassin’s Creed 5 location and time period have finally been revealed with the first actual screenshots a gaming site obtained secretly from an anonymous source. While Japan may be in a future installment of the series, the confirmed AC 5 location and time period are 18th century France, with the screenshots showing us landmarks in Paris.
The time period was teased previously on The Inquisitr when a poster on the wall either in the Ubisoft offices or the fictional Abstergo Entertainment bore the Assassins logo and a picture of a black clad character holding a pistol, not a revolver as thought.
The screenshots released show us the new assassin in pictures with Notre Dame and the Seine River, indicating that at least one location will be Paris, and we will indeed be playing a key role in the French Revolution, an event resulting in the fall of King Louis XVI.
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This also fits with the early clues given around the release of Freedom Cry, where Ubisoft told the public it would tie in with Assassin’s Creed 5 in some way. Freedom Cry was set mostly in Port au Prince, a French locale.
Another piece of evidence supporting the setting of France is the rapier at the protagonist’s side, a weapon made famous by the sport of fencing. Fencing originated in Spain, had migrated to Italy, and was perfected in France.
While part of the Assassin’s Creed 5 location may temporarily bring us to Russia, as the two nations have shared some history, the known location has been confirmed as France.
Another revelation we had that there may be at least two games coming has also been confirmed in the official names for two upcoming games. Assassin’s Creed: Unity is the name of the game coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while Assassin’s Creed: Comet appears to be heading to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is unknown exactly what Comet refers to, but it may be a reference to Halley’s Comet, a celestial phenomenon named after a French astronomer in 1705.
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There was no mention of the Wii U, so it seems Ubisoft is either not making one for Nintendo’s console, or there is one yet unannounced.
Further details about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed 5 include the fact that Unity will star a male character named Arno, and there will be a new parkour system for going up and down buildings. This will probably come in handy for those chase sequences which end up on rooftops and back on the ground, resulting in fewer leaps of death.
The Assassin’s Creed 5 release date has been confirmed for this Fall, keeping with the promise of a yearly release. It was also revealed that there is a third unannounced title in the group of games being developed (possibly for Wii U or mobile platforms).
What do you think of the revealed Assassin’s Creed 5 location and details?
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