‘Assassin’s Creed’ Might Be Set In Japan – Ubisoft Changing Its Tone

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Dec. 17 2014, Updated 4:39 a.m. ET

According to Kotaku, Assassin’s Creed developers, guided by Ubisoft executive Stephanie Perotti, claim that they haven’t dismissed Japan as a setting for future game. Perotti said at press conference:

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“I don’t think that we said we weren’t interested in Chinese history. I think that we notice a lot of stories—we want to have creativity to create the right story [within the right context]…”

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Just as a reminder, Ubisoft executives stated multiple times that they do not wish for Assassin’s Creed to visit Japan, because the game wouldn’t look new and exciting to their players as they would wanted to it be.

Alex Hutchinson, creative director for Assassin’s Creed III decided to share his troubles with IGN last October.

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“Feudal Japan would work as an Assassin’s game, for sure, but I feel like it would start to look like ‘oh, have I played this?’ You know what I mean – ‘oh, I’ve been a ninja before, I’ve been a samurai before.”

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Later on, official statement arrived:

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“Feudal Japan remains–like numerous other time periods and locations–a possible future setting for the franchise because thanks to the Animus. The entire human history is our playground.”

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As Kotaku revealed by publishing leaked screenshots of the latest Assassin’s Creed, it will be placed in London’s Victorian era. The name of the game will be Assassin’s Creed: Victory. Also, Ubisoft made a statement about their leaked 2015 title to PCGAMER:

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“It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked. And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we’re disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public. The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we’re excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date. In the meantime, our number one priority is enhancing the experience of Assassin’s Creed Unity for players.”

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All we know is that currently the most wanted locations for Assassin’s Creed to be set are Ancient Egypt, World War II and feudal Japan. Colonial India is also in demand by some players. Many players requested these settings, but it remains for us to see would the development team answer to calls of the masses or remain mysterious and take to a walk through history.

[ Photo via Kotaku ]

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