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Assassin's Creed will be traveling to Victorian era England next year. A new report reveals the first details and screenshots from this project.
Kotaku reports that the game is called Assassin's Creed Victory. The player is an Assassin fighting Templars in 19th century London. The industrialized city features new methods of transportation like carriages and trains that our hero can use to quickly get around.
The Victorian era Assassin also has a new piece of technology at his disposal: a grappling hook. In a gameplay video leaked to the site, he uses the device to pounce on the unsuspecting target.
Assassin's Creed Victory is in development for a Fall 2015 release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Kotaku says that it will be the only AC game in the main series to be released next year. In other words, they're not going to create a separate last-gen game like this fall's Assassin's Creed Rogue. PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers will need to upgrade to a new console or get a gaming PC to continue playing the series.
This is the third Assassin's Creed game in a row outed by Kotaku. They revealed the first details on Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed Rogue earlier this year. Ubisoft wasn't pleased by this latest leak, sending the following confirmation to several sites other than Kotaku:
It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked. And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we're disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public. The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we're excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date. In the meantime, our number one priority is enhancing the experience of Assassin's Creed Unity for players.
I can't blame them for being a bit salty. Over the past few weeks, they've taken a lot of heat over Assassin's Creed Unity's launch problems. The bumpy release led them to make all of the game's DLC free. The company really doesn't want to be talking about the next game while they're trying to convince gamers that they'll fix the current one.
That said: you have to expect leaks when you've got hundreds of people working across multiple countries on your games. There's always going to be at least one person willing to chat about their projects.
The only unsurprising part of the leak- other than the fact that it happened - is Assassin's Creed Victory's developer. Ubisoft Quebec revealed five months ago that they were making the next Assassin's Creed game.
“Since 2010, our understanding of the franchise has increased each year,” Ubisoft Quebec managing director Nicolas Rioux said in July. "We were involved in Brotherhood. We were involved in Revelations. We were involved in Assassin’s Creed III. With AC III we were working on the biggest DLC for the franchise – The Tyranny of King Washington. After that we were also involved with [Assassin's Creed IV DLC] Freedom Cry."
"We have the confidence of the brand team and also from Ubisoft to take leadership of an upcoming Assassin’s Creed title. The team is ready for the next big step."