It all began back in the year 2007, as in this year the first of many games in a franchise would appear in stores everywhere. This first installment was known as “Assassin’s Creed”; a game set in 1191 as well as modern day was a free-roam, third person game in which lets you play as a young man named “Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad”, a member of an old faction the “Assassin Brotherhood”. Your goal was to obtain an ancient artefact capable of controlling minds: the “Apple of Eden”. The fight for this object of mass power becomes evermore desperate as another faction known as the “Knight’s Templar” are also hot on its tail. The game sends you, through a whole campaign with side missions in which you get to practise your awesome Assassin skills and capabilities. Following the success of the first game; with it winning multiple awards at the annual E3 and earning great reviews, a sequel was released with improved graphics, a new story and a new character to follow.
- Thirteenth Century- Egypt and Northern Africa
- Fourteenth Century-Ashikaga Shogunate in Japan
- Eighteenth Century- French Revolution
- Nineteenth Century- Napoleonic Wars; Taiwan
- Twentieth Century- “Summer of Love” American Pacific Coast
Personally, I believe that the idea of sending an Assassin into a 14th Century Japanese setting would enable the players to explore some of the more exotic sides to the series, as well as Desmond’s heritage (as well as some kick-ass weaponry). We have seen Ubisoft diversify the franchise before, so we’d love to see it again. And I mean come on, who wouldn’t want to run along Japanese buildings and rooftops, only to drop down with a katana to slay an unsuspecting Samurai? Make it happen Ubisoft!
What setting do you think should be explored throughout the next instalment of the series? Where do you think Ubisoft could go with the story of the Assassin’s Creed? Let us know down below.