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Next Assassin's Creed 2015 Game Title and Setting Information Leaked

Next Assassin's Creed leaked. Set during the Victorian era in London. Codenamed Victory.

According to someone close to the game (via Kotaku UK), Assassin's Creed: Victory is the next Assassin's Creed game. Slated for an autumn (or fall) 2015 release, for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Assassin's Creed: Victory marks the beginning of a shift for the franchise, it is the first game developed outside of the main studio at Ubisoft Montreal; Ubisoft Quebec will take center stage. Ubisoft Quebec is no stranger to Assassin's Creed however, they worked on the "Tyranny of King Washington" DLC for Assassin's Creed III and "Freedom Cry" DLC for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Assassin's Creed: Victory will be the only game in the franchise coming out next year, there will be no Assassin's Creed: Rogue type games for last generation. It appears that only current generation consoles and PC will be getting an Assassin's Creed game.

The Tower of London on the right, and what looks like St Paul's Cathedral in the distance.

What is in this new game?

So far, we know about a new grappling hook.

During a gameplay demonstration which starts with an Assassin, presumably the protagonist, climbing up a tower to overlook London. He then jumps down and speaks to a masked woman, who is in a horse-drawn carriage. She tells the assassin to kill a man named, Roderick Bulmer. He is apparently trafficking young girls for the Templars. During the conversation the carriage gets attacked by Templars, the assassin jumps atop the moving carriage and kills all the aggressors.

They must have good balance.

The carriage arrives at its destination, Charing Cross railway station, where Bulmer is waiting. The assassin hunts him down within the station, and this is where the new grappling hook comes into play. The assassin fires the grappling hook, enabling him to swing over and assassinate Bulmer.

Not George of the Jungle, or Tarzan, but an assassin.

The assassin manages to kill Bulmer, and starts his escape. He jumps atop a departing train, where more Templars attack, after dispatching these new foes. The assassin jumps from the moving train into a hay bale. The view then swings off the assassins and through London to the horizon. Which is when the game's logo appears.

I have to thank Kotaku for sharing details of this, read more here.

Unity and Victory appear to be built off the same Anvil Engine, where Victory will be using a slightly newer version.

Ubisoft's Statement

Ubisoft has now released a statement regarding the Assassins Creed: Victory leak to many outlets. It reads:

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.

Published Dec. 3rd 2014
  • Jay Ricciardi
    Contributor
    Booooooo, enough of Europe, I'd really love to see an Assassin's Creed set in the east. Can you imagine ninja Assassins vs samurai Templar? Because I can, and it would be so rad.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    That would be cool. But I think they would need to make it less binary, and instead of Ninja vs Samurai, it would be clans vs each other.

    Ninjas basically came around from Assassin training (but are not necessarily assassins and of course in the fiction). It can then also explain why Ninjas came about, what their need was. And why their code of morality and code of honour are so different from that of a Samurai.

    There is a DLC coming for AC: Unity which is set in China. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China. But it's not fully 3D, they say 2.5D reimagining.
  • Auverin Morrow
    Commissioning Editor
    Right? This is going to start feeling like the same game over and over. Another European dude and pretty architecture. I wanna see ninjas! And I think it's high time some girl power got added into AC. Even in a supporting role. Let's channel some Mulan or something.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    Ahh Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China has you covered also. You play as a female. Oh and Assassin's Creed: Liberation you play as a female. There is a supporting female role in Unity as well, and a woman becomes your first mate? I think. Or is it Helmsman? I forget, in Black Flag.
  • Auverin Morrow
    Commissioning Editor
    I know there have been supporting roles before, but there's a huge disparity in the roles that women have played in the AC series and the roles that men have played. Which isn't a huge issue for me - I totally get that Ubisoft is trying to target a specific market, and I can see the logic there (even if I don't agree with it from a more social standpoint.) I guess I just want to see more of what's already there, you know? Bigger roles for women. Though a lot of that can't really happen if they keep setting the games in historical Europe (mostly during periods where women didn't play a huge role - or at least were perceived not to). I think Ubisoft is just falling into a rut - they're afraid to experiment with different geographical areas and demographics because they're afraid of losing the audience - which i suppose is my real issue with this announcement. It's almost like they're just pandering at this point for the sake of sure profit rather than taking risks and telling interesting stories with different characters/archetypes.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    I couldn't agree more. I really want to see it too! I think Ubi needs to just make a new IP based around modern times... oh wait Watch Dogs... they need to improve Watch Dogs and add a strong female character in there with a better story, and not just the characters but overall. I think AC is too far gone for any change like that.
  • Auverin Morrow
    Commissioning Editor
    It's funny that I just stumbled upon this in on Feedly while we're discussing this: http://www.reddit.com/r/assassinscreed/comments/2o3dfp/ive_predicted_the_last_two_ac_settings_spot_on_so/

    I'm really hoping this guy is right - even though I could go without the Russian installment.

    I can see his point though, about the arc that the series may be taking. But you may have a point about the series being too far gone to really retrieve. Perhaps the fan base is just too well-established for a "risk" like that.

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