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Assassin's Creed IV Director Would Like The Series To Visit Ancient Egypt

Posted by Andy Green

The writing's on the wall

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is starting to appear on the horizon. It's slated for a 29th October release in North America, while European swashbucklers will have to wait a little longer as it will emerge on the 22nd November.

It's the culmination of two and a half years of work but the game's director Ashraf Ismail has already expressed his desire to take the franchise to ancient Egypt.

Speaking to the Examiner, Ismail said:

I'm not saying we are going there, but one day I would love to explore Egypt as a setting for this game. Ancient Egypt could be a really cool place. We have a really cool explanation for how we can do this, and it is with this Animus device that allows us to go to anytime in history.

Naturally, with the series being a yearly release now and each title taking more than two years to create, an Egyptian tale wouldn't come to be until 2016, presuming Ubisoft hasn't already made the decision to head to the North African nation.

With the Assassin's Creed series typically operating through the Animus, there's no saying it can't go back in time to explore the origins of the story in this way.

To find out more about the upcoming title, check out our interview with its Creative Director Jean Guesdon and the Wii U Project Manager Robin Lavallée.

What are your thoughts on an Ancient Egyptian adventure? Where would you like the series to go next? Let us know in the comment section below.


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SkywardCrowbar said:

Unless Black Flag sells well (which I don't think it will) on Wii U, I doubt we'd ever see this title.



Prof_Elvin_Gadd said:

How about we just visit every major historical era and site in the history of mankind before we call it a day then?! The Assassin's Creed series are some solid games, but after playing the 2nd one I've had my fill for a lifetime.



Nintenjoe64 said:

@SkywardCrowbar I think it will sell ok, probably not well enough but if it releases on time with the other versions and actually gets mentioned in the adverts, I can see a few people picking this up with their new Wii U at xmas.

I'm not going to buy because AC3 nearly bored me out of gaming. Hoping Watch_Dogs Wii U lives up to its promise.



faint said:

That's cool. I would like dlc for ac4 but whatever. Keep talking about games you'll shaft us on latter.



Dogpigfish said:

Spoiler Allert! They teased a female Assassin in ancient Egypt as the sequel to the original, but it never happened. In AC2 they placed her as one of the 5 major Assassins in the armory, where you get Altairs' armor.



Ryo_Hazuki-san said:

NO! DO EDO PERIOD OF JAPAN! that would be the best game ever!!!!!!!! imagine it NINJAS = EPIC WIN!



seronja said:

that's an awesome idea =D or maybe south america, where you play as a mayan assassin would be cool too!



eaglebob345 said:

Or just make another GOOD Prince of Persia game, if you want to go somewhere with some sand...



chiptoon said:

Egyptian architecture was not famous for its verticality. There's no dramatic leaping off a pyramid.



DarkNinja9 said:

to me egypt is no good i just dont see that natural spark for interest from that i still say china or yeah japan come on those are rly interesting places and they could bring back more of that rooftop type setting unlike with AC3

plus what about that female assassin from embers?you can make her the lead role or something you got story there -_-



WiiLovePeace said:

Oh MAN I'd love to play an Ancient Egyptian one! That would rock it for awesomeness! ... But now if the next one isn't set in Ancient Egypt I'm going to be disappointed



TheRealThanos said:

Well, apparently some people are entirely missing the question...
Anyways, to answer the actual question made by the writer of the article I think that an Egyptian setting would tie in quite nicely and I can even see them using a Mayan and an Asian setting in between the final chapter that will bring us back full circle to the original story. Think about that if you will. The story has to come to an end sometime. (unless they actually do want it to go into space, or why not Australia/New Zealand? And an Ancient Roman or Greek storyline could be kind of interesting too, come to think of it.. )



eaglebob345 said:

@AJWolfTill That's why I would want them to make a Prince of Persia game instead, I liked where they were going with that series. I don't like the time travel thing in Assassin's Creed.

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