New Assassin’s Creed Game Being Revealed Next Week

Next week will give us our first look at what would appear to be Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Victory.

Ubisoft is gearing up to pull the curtain on the next game in the hugely-successful Assassin’s Creed series, with an official reveal happening on May 12th at 9 AM Pacific / 12 PM Eastern.

While the name of the game was not revealed during this latest announcement, last December a screenshot was released for the next game set in London called Assassin’s Creed Victory. If you click on Ubisoft’s website right here you are brought to a page of an Assassin holding a cane and knife with the words, “Oppression has to end,” being displayed.

There’s also a cool GIF of what you would see on the site in video form, which you can check out directly below.

This will be a very important time for the Assassin’s Creed series, as fatigue is definitely starting to seep in with last year’s Assassin’s Creed Unity being more of the same and launching in a bug-riddled state. Ubisoft needs to come up big here and show why Assassin’s Creed is a series still worth looking out for each and every year.

The Next Bajillion Assassin’s Creed Games Will Have More Of The Modern Day Story

There will be more modern-day story in the next bajillion Assassin’s Creed games.

Throughout the Assassin’s Creed games there has been a plot thread that involves a person in modern times entering a machine called the Animus in order to relive the memories of the person’s ancestors. This is what, more or less, ties all of the game’s varying timelines together and give it a quasi-sci-fi spin. This aspect of the story was prominent in Assassin’s Creed II, but in last year’s Assassin’s Creed Unity it was pretty much non-existent.

Ubisoft plans to change all of that, though, as they claim that the limitations of learning new-generation hardware resulted in them having to cut some aspects of the Assassin’s Creed experience out. Assassin’s Creed lead writer, Darby McDevitt said the following:

“We always plan to have more modern day but we have to be really smart about how we do it. There was a plan for a little more modern day in Unity – a plan, nothing that was actually cut. The thing with Unity was that it was a completely fresh game on a completely fresh generation. So creating any kind of modern day is a pretty huge ask. To create a city, for instance, or even part of a city, would require six months of work by many, many artists, designers, modellers. And then you’d need gameplay systems that didn’t feel like you were just fencing.”

So, basically, there’s about a bajillion more Assassin’s Creed games on the way. There has already been the announcement of the next game in the series, which is called Assassin’s Creed Victory. Well, at least there will be some modern-day goofiness to shake things up a bit. Let’s just hope it doesn’t launch with a myriad of bugs like Unity did, though I admit that I had a blast hearing about everyone’s ridiculous experiences with it.