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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1185d ago | opinion piece

Where Should The Next 'Assassin's Creed' Take Place?

MTV Multiplayer - If you've been imagining the setting for the next "Assassin's Creed" title, you can cross feudal Japan off your list. Ditto World War II, or ancient Egypt. Back in April, the game's Creative Director Alex Hutchinson nixed these Internet favorite locales as possibly the worst ideas for locales to setting a chapter in the long-running battle between the Templars and Assassins. (Assassin's Creed, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Knight_Crawler  +   1185d ago
New York City... because not enough came are made that feature NYC -__-
TheModernKamikaze  +   1185d ago
Crysis 2, GTA IV, Modern Warfare 3, and so on.
Could name more but my minds not up for it.
rpd123  +   1185d ago
He was being sarcastic.

Anyways, all of these are too far into the future. There'd be guns out the ass and that'd suck.

I think that they could take it to Napoleonic France, which had a lot of guns but it was still pretty basic like the Revolution. War of 1812 would be good if they wanted to continue with Connor.
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wastedcells  +   1185d ago
Assassins creed 3 is based partially in new York lol
Jinkies  +   1185d ago
I want to play as Adam and see how him and Eve rebeled against the ones who came before. Exploring Eden would be amazing and think of the tec that could be included as weapons.

It would allow us to see how the hidden blade came about for example
versusALL  +   1185d ago
Uh the hidden blade was made by the assassins.
Jinkies  +   1184d ago
Which basicaly Adam was the first one....a hybrid between a human and those who came before. It never actualy states that Altair in the middle ages were the first to use them, they could of gotten them from people even before him and the creed.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1184d ago
I have a theory.

Altair, Ezio, Connor and Desmond are all descendants of Adam... However, in ACB Eve was brought up. However Desmond never finds her

My theory is you play the next games as eves descendants.

Adam stops the solar flares, and eve will stop Juno. This could be why Juno told Desmond to find eve, so she can kill them both, thus she has no obstacles

Aveline is a descendant of eve.

My best guess for the next game is imperial china, and the game will follow shao jun, the assassin from AC embers that Ezio trained

She will liberate china from tyranny, also Ezio gave her something, but we do not know what it is

Ac3 was like Ac1... Had great ideas but the execution could be better. Ac4 hopefully will be like ac2 and refine everything introduced in ac3
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versusALL  +   1185d ago
I think it should be set somewhere in the 1900s of either China, Japan, or Russia. I find both that era in history and those countries very intersting.
DragonKnight  +   1185d ago
Your opinion of course, but I personally don't want the series to keep advancing forward in time because that will mean more and more inclusion of guns as a main weapon. China is a good setting, but I'd love it to be way back. Like when China was being formed by Qin Chi Huangdi. Or when Genghis Kahn attacked it.

Russia might be ok I suppose. Not many games with it as a setting.
TekoIie  +   1185d ago
I would like them to follow the character in AC: Embers

I cant remember her name but I think she was Chinese! Either way its a very different environment compared to where we've already been and they have a character to build on so why not?

AC in china anyone?
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1185d ago
I want to see it set in China too. I want it doing the Warring States. The time period after the Three Kingdoms.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1184d ago
Her name was shao jun and I think the next game will follow her
Xof  +   1185d ago
French Revolution. It would play very well next to AC3, considering it could feature many of the same themes, and it would fit perfectly into Connor's timeline. What's he going to do after AC3? Meet Napoleon, of course!
DragonKnight  +   1185d ago
French Revolution is boring, plus why would the series need to keep advancing forward? With the series as it is now, it was advancing forward due to Desmond's need to save the world, but why keep going afterwards?
Xof  +   1185d ago
The French Revolution, boring?

Way to parade your ignorance, pal. There's no such thing as boring history. Have you ever heard of Waterloo? Of the Napoleonic wars? BORING?

Imagine the Earth. The whole planet. It's pretty ****ing big, right? No imagine it was made out of pure disdain. More than that, ten thousand times more than that is the disdain I hold your you and that idiotic comment.
Canary  +   1185d ago
Let me translate that for you: "I know jack **** about history, and lack the basic creative abilities to even comprehend how a sequel to Assassin's Creed 3 might be written."

You're welcome.
DragonKnight  +   1185d ago
@XoF and Canary: Thank you for displaying your intelligence by assuming you know anything about a person online based on 5 words, as well as showing your knowledge about the Assassin's Creed series in general. I'm not interested in giving you an in-depth history lesson on exactly what I know about the French Revolution (given that I am Canadian, spent most of my childhood education in bilingual schooling, and have had to learn about the period more than once) because it would serve no purpose to do so. I will instead point you in the direction of other historical revolutions that are FAR more interesting than the French Revolution and suggest you broaden your horizons beyond your own opinion. The Napoleonic Wars might make for a good setting, as they are the most exciting aspect of that period, but by and large the French Revolution is just more of the same stuff from AC3.

And given that Assassin's Creed 3 has been slated as being the LAST of a trilogy, explain why there would be a sequel to the ending of a trilogy? Why there would be a need to continue an ended story? Exactly, there is no need.

I will forgo the personal attack route you've chosen to take and simply state that you should both learn to relax. Opinions aren't going to kill you, they aren't going to try and rape your family members, and they can coexist in this vast world where everybody has one.

Imagine a world where we didn't have to play games with obvious extended settings and themes. You may not be able to conceive of such a place in your bland, boring, and repetitive inner worlds, but such a place does actually exist. In it, people actually want to move forward from a game with a Revolution setting to a game that doesn't have another Revolution setting. I know, I know, it's a radical concept, but it is real. Mull it over and see where you went wrong. Good day boys.

**EDIT** I'd say a much better setting than another Revolution setting would be Alexander The Great's Conquests. Much more interesting than another Revolution setting.
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iamnsuperman  +   1185d ago
@dragon knight "And given that Assassin's Creed 3 has been slated as being the LAST of a trilogy, explain why there would be a sequel to the ending of a trilogy? Why there would be a need to continue an ended story? Exactly, there is no need."

Well not really. That was the Desmond trilogy (I know five games but shush). So there will no Desmond (yay) but AC3 does set up future games with its ending

I think the French revolution would be a great time period for the AC. Also your Alexander the Great idea could work (only downside I see is less major cities and more open world which for me doesn't suit the AC universe)

I also think industrial revolution in England would suit the series quite well. Everyone says Japan but I do not know enough about it
Orionsangel  +   1185d ago
The Civil war or 1920s NY.
Summons75  +   1185d ago
Civil War would be very interesting, especially seeing as how hardly any games touch upon it. Prohibition era could be a good setting too. Dark, gritty and the Assassin's could be on the bootleggers side.
TheDivine  +   1185d ago
Civil War has to be done at some point. Abraham Lincoln needs to be in a game but not next as it would feel too samey after the American Revolution. Id like Moscow just for the distinct buildings not to mention the intersting history. I think they need to pick citys by a few things. Good distinct iconic buildings and landmarks (collusseum, vatican, eiffel tower, statue of liberty exc). Pivotal moments in history (revolutionary war, crusades exc). Lastly there needs to be a good historical figure (ben frnaklin, washington, devinci exc). Cool environments like Aztec/Egyptian pyraminds are cool but what else would there be? China has potential but all those Ninja games have done asian themes. Maybe India during British rule could work. Nepal with the Dhali Lama or Britian during the industrial revolution. Many possibilities.

I would want to see an eventual ww2 game. Paris during the war, Berlin, anything from europe would work. I know ww2 is played out but it would be best in a MGS or AC game.
Trago1337  +   1185d ago
Egypt. they teased a few images of pyramids in the first game, so i see no reason why not :P
wastedcells  +   1185d ago
Ya Egypt would be cool but not for a full game. They should break up the next one into different time periods and locations.
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KrAzEd  +   1185d ago
ROME the time of cesar and Marc Antony, this would be an amazing time period that could start with you as a gladiator, and could include egypt and many other locales.
Canary  +   1185d ago
There's really no such thing as a bad setting, so long as they're able to keep the emphasis on melee combat and parkour strong. (So those twits who show up in every discussion to badmouth specific settings can go ahead and **** off).

I think that, given the themes at play in Assassin's Creed 3, and the ability of the Anvil Next engine to handle large-scale battles, the next game should involve liberty and war, which does narrow the setting choices quite a bit.

My personal list would be:

18/19th century China--we've got the British colonialism at play (as in AC3), along with some pretty cool stuff for the Templars to be doing (Opium Wars) and some nice three-way interplay between the people, the British, and the Han(?) dynasty. Some really, really great potential there.

Victorian London. Come on: Jack the Ripper. Dickens. Toss in some fictional character too, maybe, like Holmes and Moriarty. Could be great, and like China, many of the British assets from AC3 could be re-used.

Bakamatsu Japan: Sooooo much potential here. Another three-way conflict: American and British imperialists, and the civil war between the samurai defending the shogunate and the Choshu/Satsuma rebels. A great conflict about tradition v. modernization, colonialism, liberty and democracy v totalitarianism, etc., etc. So much potential.

The French Revolution/Napoleonic Wars. Anvil Next's engine is perfect for this, and again, many of the British assets from AC3 could be re-used (plus, we could see an older Connor thanks to the time period, just like in Brotherhood/Revelations with Ezio). People like Voltaire and Marie Antoinette and the Emperor... and, of course, Napoleon Bonaparte! Huge battles with line-infantry. Cool locations to play in, like Paris and Versailles. Guillotines in the street! Mass riots in the streets! Probably more potential here for a sequel than anywhere else in the vicinity of AC3's era.
giovonni  +   1185d ago
I would like it to be set in 1860's so I can play as Conner's father, and learn what caused him to rebel against his unit, plus how he got a hidden blade and ended up on a boat to the u.s
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Simon_Brezhnev  +   1185d ago
Just thought about that. I would rather play as Connor's father then his naive son.
Jinkies  +   1184d ago
Connor is so bad...why did they make Haytham bad. Honestly wasted oppounity to be honest, he was a great chaarcter. I mean they could do an alternative timeline where Haytham stays good but I doubt they'll do that.

Connor is kind of "robotic" in my opinion, even his voice actor kind of sucks. Least in Prey they got the voice actor right for Tommy.
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1185d ago
I think you would be looking for 1725-1730. 1860s is the Civil War.

AC3 began in 1735.
imbrawler  +   1185d ago
How about going all the way back to Mayan period.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1185d ago
I say Modern Day.
Nunchez  +   1185d ago
I hope not because Assassins Creed's key points is that all the games have been set in different time periods in the past, and if they set it in modern day I'll never even look at it.
karlowma  +   1185d ago
Assassin's Creed 4: Modern Warfare
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1185d ago
I called it Assassin 's Creed: Black Ops.

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saoco  +   1185d ago
WW1, WW2, GREAT DEPRESSION, OR COLD WAR. any of those important times in history will do.
ghostman123  +   1185d ago

I'd love to see the next one jump forward a year or two after the end of AC3 where Juno has now taken over and begun enslaving the human race. The world would be in ruins and you would be a member of a rebel group who find an old Animus in the ruins and use it to go back to the first civilization and discover their weaknesses in an attempt to overthrow Juno. Seems like a logical step forward to me.

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iamnsuperman  +   1185d ago
I do not think it will jump forward. Remember they still have a gang and I think it will focus on them finding the new chosen one to go back in time to find the pieces of Eden to over throw Big Mama J (I think they said that is how they were overthrown before)
Son_Lee  +   1185d ago
Without going into detail, here's my ideas:

1. South America (Mayans)
2. Feudal Japan
3. The Deep Past where you play as a First Civilization member
4. The 1600s during the Salem Witch Trials
5. The Holocaust
6. The Cold War
No_Pantaloons  +   1185d ago
It should read assassins creed 4, not "next" since we all know the next AC will be a milking of 3 with a new subtitle, which basically equates to AC 3.5
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1184d ago
AC3's ending kind of suggests there won't be an AC3.5
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Nunchez  +   1185d ago
I remember reading somewhere that the creative director wanted the next one to be set in India.
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El_Jibarit0_PR  +   1185d ago
WW2 era. With some events taking place all the way from Europe to the Pacific, I think there's a lot of potential in there.
Gamer-Z  +   1185d ago
Feudal Japan
RivetCityGhoul  +   1185d ago
it should take a break
ALLWRONG  +   1185d ago
Abso-freaking-lutely agree
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1184d ago
Agreed. Take a break

I want Ac4 to take its time, 2012 is done they don't have that excuse for releasing a game every year
Ck1x  +   1185d ago
I could see it set in the Myan times alot of good material there. I kind of want AC to take a more mythical approach for the next game. The Lost City of Atlantis or maybe dabble with ancient Greece or Rome as the backdrop and a vampire templar horde as the protagonist group. I could even see this ancestor of Desmond being related to a long line of powerful witches and that could bring in another element of gameplay... But its just a game after all and I fear if it keeps trying to chase the reality of history. It will lose what makes it a great franchise in the first place!
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wastedcells  +   1185d ago
60's... Sex drugs and rocken roll. lol.
Arcanine  +   1185d ago
SanMarco  +   1185d ago
civil war. john booth assassination
or jfk assassination
MxRBrobaFett  +   1185d ago
Civil war. Play as an African American who escaped slavery as a child and raised by an assassin leading up to the actual war
Bathyj  +   1185d ago
I dont really care, just put a bloody crouch button in it.
Sp1d3ynut  +   1185d ago
Antarctica.... let's see how an assassin does against a 12' tall, 3000 lb. polar bear.
goldwyncq  +   1185d ago
I want a setting in Japan during the World War 2.
cyclindk  +   1185d ago
Would be cool.

Maybe ancient China.. somewhere in the Orient definitely.

Hell, Japan 2133
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