While Ubisoft would rather you turn all of your attention to Assassin's Creed Unity this holiday season, Kotaku has thrown a wrench in that idea by revealing the existence of next year's new Assassin's Creed title. Set in Victorian London, Assassin's Creed Victory follows on from Unity as a Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and PC adventure. No last generation versions here. Here's Kotaku summarizing some of an internal, E3-style announcement trailer showcasing the targetted end gameplay result featuring trains and grappling hook mechanics:
The video begins with an assassin, presumably the game's protagonist, climbing up a tower and looking out at the city of London. We get a quick overview of the city as the camera flies from alley to alley, showing us some of the game's potential side activities (gambling in a pub, street-racing with carriages, and so forth). We then cut back to the assassin, who leaps down to the street, makes his way into a nearby horse carriage, and accepts an assignment from a mysterious masked woman. The task: kill a man named Roderick Bulmer, who has been trafficking little girls for the assassins' ancestral enemies. "The templars must receive our message," says the woman. "You must send it in blood."
There's some intriguing ideas here on display and while it seems to be, at heart, yet another Assassin's Creed sequel, I'm still interested in playing new installments provided they actually work and aren't packed with game-breaking bugs and glitches as we saw with Unity. According to Kotaku's Jason Schreier, Ubisoft is not pleased with today's reveal. So the company is upset that an Assassin's Creed game made it out the door before it was finished? Well, now they know how the rest of us feel.
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