Though they just released Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
, Ubisoft is already looking ahead to Assassin's Creed III
. A new survey provides some clues on what to expect from the game.
The Global Market Insite survey
attempts to gauge gamers' interest on a number of new features. Here are the features mentioned:
- An upgrade to the assassin's blade that increases the fluidity and speed of free-running
- An enhanced Eagle Vision: see the patrol paths of guards, spot clues to complex navigation puzzles, detect when characters are lying during interrogations, etc.
- An intuitive crafting tool that lets you create custom bombs from dozens of ingredients found throughout the game world
- Tactical use of a variety of bombs suited to unique contexts and situations (smoke, poison, flash, explosive, etc.)
- An additional objective where you and your Assassins guild fight against the Templars to gain control of a city, district by district
- Playing as a new Assassin, in a different historical time period
- A continuation of Ezio's story as the leader of the Assassins, set outside of Italy
- Deeper connectivity between all the Assassin's Creed projects (eg. an action you make on the Facebook game will impact your game experience on the console; events that you read about in the comics will be related to the storyline of the videogames, etc.)
- Online Cooperative Mode
- Offline Cooperative Mode
- The availability of new maps for the Multiplayer
- A choice of additional Multiplayer characters with new skill-sets
- Playing new Multiplayer modes
- A deeper team-based Multiplayer experience (guilds / squads that have common objectives, new tools for clan management, etc.)
- A customization of the Multiplayer experience (logos, avatars, objects, team names, etc.)
It's a bit disheartening to see that they're considering another game with Ezio. They ran out of story for him with Assassin's Creed II
; he wanted revenge on the Templars and got lots of it. Even bringing him back for Brotherhood
was excessive. With all of his personal issues resolved, he's really just a blank slate. The only thing separating him from Assassin's Creed
's Altair is that he's kind of a pussy hound.