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The Next Assassin's Creed Game Will Star A New Hero

Posted by Andy Green

Ubisoft makes its annual Assassin's Creed announcement

Ubisoft has been making some unpopular revelations today, most notably the announcement that Rayman Legends is no longer a Wii U exclusive and has been pushed all the way back to September.

On a more positive note, Ubisoft has also announced that the Assassin's Creed series will be getting a new game at some point in the next financial year.

Though it's hardly a surprise that a new iteration will be popping up — this will be the fifth game in as many years — there were some interesting details revealed nonetheless. While Assassin's Creed II received a couple of expansion-type games after its release, it seems Assassin's Creed III will not be getting the same treatment as the next game will star a new character, as well as an all-new setting.

Of course we have no idea which platforms the new Assassin's Creed will be playable on, but seeing as Assassin's Creed III was available on all home consoles, it's likely to be coming to the Wii U as well — at least we hope so. It's expected to be out before 31st March 2014, but will most likely be available before Christmas.

The latest DLC pack for Assassin's Creed III was announced recently. The first part of The Tyranny of King Washington will be on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 by 20th February. No date has been given for the Wii U version, but Ubisoft has promised it will make it to Nintendo's system at some point.

Are you excited about the prospect of another Assassin's Creed game, or is this a series that's getting long in the tooth? Let us know in the comments below.

[via polygon.com]

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rjejr

#1

rjejr said:

I wouldn't worry about AC getting long in the tooth, it's only had 1 game on the Wii U so far.

Ubisoft OTOH may be persona non-grata around here for a while though. And why the delay w/ the DLC? Half of Ubisoft talks about how great the Wii U is and the other half keeps giving us the shaft. Nice.

Shiryu

#2

Shiryu said:

Nope, not gonna coment this, I'm still mad from Rayman's 7 month delay. I will go play Wii U to cool off.

carlocunanan

#4

carlocunanan said:

They make Wii U people wait for releases and in this case the DLC, but when it comes to PS3 and the 360 they let it go and delay the Wii U game just to fit the needs of the PS360 owner (Rayman Legends)...

Svengoolie

#5

Svengoolie said:

This is the 6th game... 7th if you count Liberation. But 6th main console game.

But screw them. Ubisoft has lost my business.

edhe

#7

edhe said:

And the cruel irony? It'll be a PS4/Durango exclusive.

So long and thanks for all the fish, eh Ubisoft?

Whopper744

#8

Whopper744 said:

I just got started on 2 a week or so ago. i'm behind. not sure if I'll ever play them all.

Zach777

#9

Zach777 said:

Hey Ubisoft... Why don't you delay the new AC3 DLC until you can release it on the Wii U with everyone else? Jerks

Squid

#11

Squid said:

I've not really played these games, but I do think it's interesting that they're going with different a different setting. Could be interesting I see what they come up with.

Oscarsome

#12

Oscarsome said:

They might as well wait to release the DLC when it can reach ALL consoles at once. Just like they're doing to Rayman Legends. Hypocrites.

Knux

#13

Knux said:

Woah, everyone is showing Ubisoft some awesome brotherly love today! :O

TheEmerlLad

#15

TheEmerlLad said:

The AC franchise will always have a nice place in my heart.

My only beef is to Keep Jesper Kyd with his amazing scores in every game.

BlatantlyHeroic

#16

BlatantlyHeroic said:

I want all of you to reflect on yourselves... do you see how selfish and obnoxious you are? If you've waited this long you can wait a little longer. Hate is a horrible emotion. Throw it away, otherwise it will consume you and turn you into a beast, which is what I see before me in the comments here.

nocode

#18

nocode said:

Who cares... all of the Assassins Creed games are mediocre at best. And that's not the Rayman delay rage talking...

Haxonberik

#19

Haxonberik said:

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU UBISOFT, YOU DELAYED THE GAME 7 MONTHS WHEN WE WERE TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM IT!!!!!

AltDotNerd

#20

AltDotNerd said:

Am I the only one who wants to see an Assassin's Creed game take place in Feudal Japan? With freakin' samurais, ninjas, cherry blossom pedals fluttering every which way while the new (potentially Japanese) assassin battles in an environment built EXACTLY for ninjas (such as the assassin)!!!

JayRydah

#22

JayRydah said:

Man screw ubisoft. And I was going to actually buy ac3 for wii u but you will no longer get my money. Screw ubisoft! !!

Henmii

#23

Henmii said:

"The Next Assassin's Creed Game Will Star A New Hero"

Who cares! It may never hit the Wii u anyway, if things stay the way they are now (Wii u being a failure)!

Peach64

#24

Peach64 said:

Apparently it's going to be called Assassin's Creed: Black Flag and be focused on pirates! Sounds like a great way to freshen up a series that was in danger of getting stale.

Araknie

#25

Araknie said:

It was obvious, who plays ACIII like me knows that that wasn't an ending.
Even if so, the games isn't titled "The end of the world: the game". The game will end when Templars or Assassins will win.

It's a big deal only because they announced Rayman Legends to other consoles, and people react like it's no more on Wii U. The big deal is the delay, but most Ninty people would get the new Rayman only to have something to wait for more interesting games, after the last Nintendo Direct i can say that.

Rayman is not a big deal, the only very good game was The Great Escape, any other was meh to normal good.

For me it's an opportunity, i will have the money now to buy Lego City Undercover witch seems much more interesting. (290 costumes, and remeber they all have benefits that affects gameplay)

Simple as that.

Morpheel

#28

Morpheel said:

I can predict that the game will end in a non satisifiying way and a "Buy the next game to find out what happens after this, k thx bye." aftertaste to it.

DarkNinja9

#30

DarkNinja9 said:

@AltDotNerd i had so thought about that before when the ac3 had just came out and i thought wow that would be so amazing i could just imagine the assassin wallking by a cherry blossom tree how amazing it would look :P but i feel like it would seem to much like ninja gaiden D=

anyway kinda annoyed about this part of me says good to hear a new game AC3 sucked connor just was ugh -- it just didnt have the AC feel to it at all but im confused on what the story with desmond would be? some how hes revived or something he was suppose to be the last one of the assassins ..

DarkNinja9

#31

DarkNinja9 said:

also i think it be set in the present day(well from desmonds time) or a bit futuristic o.o

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