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Ubisoft: Feudal Japan One Of The Worst Suggested Settings For Assassin's Creed III

Matt Gardner
Alex Hutchinson, American Civil War, Assassin's Creed III, Ubisoft

Ubisoft: Feudal Japan One Of The Worst Suggested Settings For Assassin's Creed III

The internet went crazy with suggested settings for Assassin's Creed III before it was finally announced, with some of favourites being feudal China, the French Revolution, and Victorian London. But apparently the three most wanted settings were none of those things...and Ubisoft thought they were all rubbish anyway.

"People on the internet suggest the most boring settings," said Assassin's Creed III director Alex Hutchinson, chatting to OXM.

"The three most wanted are WWII, feudal Japan and Egypt. They're kind of the three worst settings for an AC game."

We must admit, feudal Japan might not have had much by way of scalable building, but Ass Creed Does Ninjas and Samurai would probably have been pretty cool. But would it have had global appeal? Could the writers have inserted plenty of Templar vs. Assassins fluff?

We might get India in the future, though.

"[Assassin's Creed 3 writer Corey May] really wants to do India, " Hutchinson said. "I would too. I'd really love to do the Raj."

But in the meantime we're getting the American Civil War, which we still pray has a final boss that involves King George III flinging scalding pots of tea at the player.

Add a comment7 comments
Beatchef  Apr. 5, 2012 at 12:01

Sorry for wanting something cool like free-running ninjas, Ubisoft.

gmdlogan  Apr. 5, 2012 at 13:52

France is next. Without doubt. I was playing through Assassins Creed 2 the other day. And the second of the Glyph's, is where there are 3 turning puzzle's.

One is Queen Elizabeth, one is Napoleon and other is George Washington. Each of them are in possession of an apple of eden.
Queen Liz had the year 1559
Napoleon had 1812
And GW had 1781.

Assassins Creed 3 starts in the US in 1775. So i'd stake my life (not really) that the next installment is in France. Or that the end of 3 leads them to France. And if the other puzzle is anything to go by, here comes good ol' England.

DivideByZero  Apr. 5, 2012 at 13:53


Ubisoft: "What do you want for dinner tonight, Chicken or Lamb"
Us: "Lets have some Chicken"
Ubisoft: "Actually, I fancied the lamb"

Lemming  Apr. 5, 2012 at 15:09

I wouldn't be surprised to see the series go to France either, maybe around the French revolution onwards to Battle of Waterloo?? Victorian England could make for an interesting setting to follow that. I wonder if they will ever get around to world war I/II with the series as that is such an obvious one to do and a total cash cow for the series..

MattGardner  Apr. 5, 2012 at 16:52

Ass Creed vs. The Scarlet Pimpernel.

I'd play the **** out of that.

Beatchef  Apr. 12, 2012 at 22:40

Ass Pimple?

Late  Apr. 13, 2012 at 16:43

@ Beatchef: Wahahahahaha! Nicely done sir.


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