Assassin’s Creed could be heading to the Old West, if rumors from Ubisoft are correct.
In recent screenshots of a modern day Assassin’s Creed, most likely the Desmond Miles portion, we saw a futuristic office chair and desk setting. Among the office accoutrements stood miniature statues of various assassins and other characters from the main protagonist’s travels. One of them was the usual assassin that appears seemingly in every time period with minor changes, while the rest of them appear to be villains.
Going by the statues alone, we see what appears to be a Cardinal or Pope (Assassin’s Creed II), a well-off woodsman from the US Civil War (Assassin’s Creed III), and a pirate with his sword at the ready (Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag). The fifth figure appears to be a cowboy of sorts, possibly indicating that the next game will take place in the Old West among gunslingers. The obvious cowboy hat on the bottom shelf seems to coincide with it, unless a receptionist or programmer at Abstergo (seen at the top right) just happens to like rodeos.
The Old West theme seems to making a comeback lately, as Red Dead Redemption is getting a sequel and Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger took the series back to the same place and time. It could be that Ubisoft wants in on the genre, taking Assassin’s Creed into the Old West and literally taking a knife to a gunfight.
This may not go along with the Assassin’s Creed: Brahman comic series, which has our hero heading to India for some stabbing and parkour shenanigans after its stop in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s Caribbean settings.
Another suggestion, right here at The Inquisitr, would be to take the series to Japan to help the Ninja fight the oppressive Samurai during the feudal era.
It is yet unknown where Ubisoft plans to take Assassin’s Creed after Black Flag, but if the screenshot is any indication, we could be seeing another one of Desmond’s ancestors fighting gunslingers the next time around.
What do you think of Assassin’s Creed taking on the Old West in an upcoming game?