Assassins Creed III may only have been released a few months ago the next game in the series is already being planned. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot recently announced that there will be a different Assassins Creed hero in the next installment of this popular franchise, due for release sometime before March 2014. The reason behind this guess is that Yves Guillemot stated “Assassin’s Creed game is coming in the 2014 fiscal year.” Ubisoft’s next fiscal year will run from April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014.
The news ultimately results in *sniff* no more of the protagonist Connor. Upon hearing the news my first thought initially were what is to become of the hood? Will the new character have a hood at all and if so how can they improve upon it? I understand to some this might seem unusual it is a statement of who he is, plus it does also look good.
Yves Guillemot stated the the next installment will see an “all-new Assassin’s Creed hero, within an all new team and time period” and it will be “another major leap forward for the franchise“. Of course we can not wait to see what is instore, not only for us gamers but also the new hero.
With the previous installment being set during the American Civil War this leaves open a wide time period of when the next installment could be set. The Escapist magazine quote;
Gamers have purchased more than 12 million copies of Assassin’s Creed III since its October 2012 launch.
Proving just how popular this franchise has become among gamers. Whatever is in store more news will come “very soon”.
Check out this previous post featuring a life size Connor figure; http://pwnersmanual.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/geek-finds/
IGN (2013) Next Assassin’s Creed Has New Hero And New Time Period. [online] Available at: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/02/07/next-assassins-creed-has-new-hero-time-period-developer [Accessed: 7 Feb 2013].
Leboeuf, S. (2013) Next Assassin’s Creed Coming Fiscal 2014 With New Hero. [online] Available at: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/121981-Next-Assassins-Creed-Coming-Fiscal-2014-With-New-Hero [Accessed: 7 Feb 2013].
Polygon (2013) New Assassin’s Creed coming during next fiscal year, features new hero in a new time period. [online] Available at: http://www.polygon.com/2013/2/7/3964124/assassins-creed-4 [Accessed: 7 Feb 2013].