Video Game Sequels I Want To See: ‘Assassin’s Creed V: Way Of The Ninja’ [Op-Ed]

David Cornell - Author

Aug. 23 2017, Updated 4:53 a.m. ET

A video game sequel I want to see is Assassin’s Creed V: Way of the Ninja.

While Ubisoft might already have plans for the follow-up to the latest episode in the franchise, I still have an idea for something that would fit quite well into the storyline of the series, and possibly take it in a new direction with “Subject 16.”

While I’m not saying that we should stop using Desmond Miles, as that would require “breaking in” a new recruit and taking it in smaller doses like Desmond did in Assassin’s Creed and ACII, having Desmond Miles play a Japanese assassin would be pushing it after showing his Italian, Israeli, Native American, and British roots. Making him part Japanese would really be stretching it. However, we know next to nothing about Subject 16 or his ancestry.

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After Ubisoft’s announcement that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag would have a satisfying ending, I thought a good direction for the next video game sequel would be to somehow have Desmond Miles start going through Subject 16’s memories.

We should be able to play in feudal Japan, the origins of the Ninja, as I believe it would fit in well with the style and gameplay of the series. In feudal Japan, the Samurai were the oppressors while the Ninjas started out as farmers. Most of the weapons the Ninja are known for are farming tools, and the Samurai used guns and ballistae. There could be a secret society among the Samurai manipulating them from behind the scenes, just as the Templar did in the first Assassin’s Creed games.

In Assassin’s Creed V: Way of the Ninja, the video game sequel could have the main character learning to use farming tools to attack the Samurai, and donning disguises to strike from behind enemy lines, as well as learning to craft a katana, the ultimate weapon in the game. The missions could be interesting as you learn to be invisible via disguise or hiding in the shadows, or just blending in with the Samurai.

And please, none of those full-body Kabuki suits that Ninja are known for, unless it’s night time and it’s a form of camouflage. Those outfits were mostly used in theaters to signify that the prop people wearing them weren’t there.

We’re getting a pirate game with sea-borne assassins, so why not give the other team a chance? A historically accurate ninja would fit right in with the way the game series plays.

Would you buy an Assassin’s Creed game about ninjas? What do you think of this video game sequel idea?


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