The Assassin’s Creed franchise has seen a resurgence in recent years, mainly due to the releases of Origins and Odyssey. The franchise, which formerly featured annual installments, stepped away from the old formula to allow developers to create more interesting worlds and gameplay. Although the series’ mainline games has visited Ancient Greece, Paris, London, the Caribbean, the United States and even Egypt, it has never visited a historical Asian civilization. Well, according to Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, he would love to see an Assassin’s Creed set in China.
The news going around is that Guillemot has confirmed that the next Assassin’s Creed game will be set in China. This has been mistranslated as Guillemot said he would love to see a future mainline title based in China. This is contrary to recent rumours stating that the game will have a Viking setting. It is indeed strange since we haven’t heard any details on the next entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It seems that Ubisoft has been very secretive regarding the details of the next entry, but it could be due to them wanting to keep fans focused on Odyssey.
Moving the franchise to China may seem new but Ubisoft has done it before. China was covered in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles spinoff series, which visited a number of countries. The games weren’t well received, which could be the reason that Ubisoft may want to re-visit China.
Many have wanted the series to move to a Japanese setting since the release of the second game in 2009. It is quite shocking that the franchise hasn’t made a mainline entry in Asia yet since it would make for a wonderful addition. It hold potential for adding an entry with interesting lore, and history, and this is not even to mention the fact that many fans would like to play as an assassin ninja.
Although it seems more likely that the next Assassin’s Creed will feature a Viking setting if rumours are to be believed, many can’t wait for the day Ubisoft announces an Assassin’s Creed game set in China/Japan.
Would you be happy to see an Assassin’s Creed game set in China?