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Next Assassin's Creed set in Brazil?

The next Assassin's Creed game may be set in Brazil. Ubisoft Brazil managing director Bertrand Chaverot told Techtudo this week that the next entry in the company's stealth-action series is heading to the South American country.

The report was published in Portuguese and GameSpot has confirmed the translation. A representative from Ubisoft's North American outfit was not immediately available for comment.

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Fateful_Knight1236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

Can't wait to climb to the top of that giant Jesus statue, and then dive into a pile of banana leaves. Sounds thrilling.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1236d ago

Will be a lot of nice booty in the game?

League_of_Draven1236d ago

Much like all of the games yes. You'll have to find it but there will be plenty of chests.

ginsunuva1236d ago

But don't chests contain booty?

Shane Kim1236d ago

Chest and booty? Sign me in!

ChrisW1236d ago

Professor, what's another word for pirate treasure?

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showtimefolks1236d ago

i hope UBI doesn't kill this franchise just by making it a yearly thing, COD is slowing down and so will AC

next AC game should be for next gen systems so give fans some time and than bring out another i say in fall 2013 or even fall 2014

calis1236d ago

lol COD is slowing down? Going from the most sold game every year to...the most sold game ever year

Reverent1236d ago

calis, Black Ops 2 sold like 2 million less than Modern Warfare 3 in the first month. COD may still be selling very well, but yes, it is slowing down. Guitar Hero was a best seller for a long time, then people got bored of it, now it doesn't even exist anymore.

Feralkitsune1236d ago

Well AC3 was in dev for longer than a year.

MoB211236d ago

Fall 2013 is next year... which in my book would make this a yearly thing..?

Alos881236d ago

You're worrying about AC becoming a yearly thing... years after it became a yearly thing.

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yeahokchief1236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

oh god another one of these already?

i will start playing this series when they are set in space on the moon because by the time it gets that ridiculous at least it will be entertaining right?

chukamachine1236d ago

rofl.

I don't want anymore AC.

It's overdone, boring now.

ChrisW1236d ago

Personally, I'd rather not go running around the slums of Sao Paulo. In real life or in game!

ShoryukenII1236d ago

If you don't like it, don't play it. :p

If they do what they did for Assassin's Creed III(ie. new engine) with this, then I won't be complaining.

cannon88001236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

@Fateful_Knight

lol

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Locksus1236d ago

Not a location I'd pick, but if they can tell a gripping and interesting story, why not.

I'd have rather had Japan or French Revolution.

Thefreeman0121236d ago

Unfortunately hutchetson won have it.. For so e reason he thinks it would be boring even tho everyone is clamoring for it

QuodEratDemonstrandm1236d ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Medieval Japan is riddled with intriguing ideas: ninja, Samurai, that sort of thing.
Because of this, the Ninja has become a cliche. THAT is why it will not happen in Assassin's Creed.

I wouldn't mind seeing it if it did. The ninja were masters of camouflage and covert movement (hiding and sneaking about) so they would fit into the AC universe nicely. The problem is there are already a crap ton of games featuring Ninja.

Thefreeman0121236d ago

I honestly prefer that to sticking an assassin in somewhere it doesn't fit that well... Connor felt like a forced character in the story line and didn't really fit in. I liked Ezio because he was a mixture of plausible and unconventional to his time setting

Deku-Johnny1236d ago

QuodEratDemonstrandm, Ninjas are nothing like those portrayed in other games though. Games such as Ninja Gaiden. Ninjas never wore black costumes. The way Ubisoft made sure they got the Native Americans correct in AC3 means they'd probably put a lot of effort into making sure ninjas were done properly.

Nimblest-Assassin1236d ago

I was sure that there would be a game in Ming Dynasty china and would follow shao jun

The assassin ezio trained before he died

He gave her something, that was not revealed

Brazil seems like a weird choice...

Reverent1236d ago

Deku-Johnny, thank you for bringing that up. It's so annoying when people think that REAL ninjas are exactly as they appear in movies and video-games. I too think that Ubisoft would really make sure that ninjas in their game (if it happened) would be very much authentic. If anyone can do it right, it's Ubi.

ShoryukenII1236d ago

I would like a series of games set in places like China and Japan similar to the Assassin's Creed II sub-series.

I don't know anything about Chinese history except that it would be awesome for an AC game. I know for a fact that Japan would be awesome and will happen at some point, no matter what any one says.

I agree with Deku-Johnny in that, there have been many Ninja games. But how many real Ninja games have a true open world, a good story and authentic portrayal of Japan? Because I think all of those are important for a real ninja game.

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TopDudeMan1236d ago

Yeah, japan would be awesome. I've been saying that for ages. Samurai warriors everywhere.

QuodEratDemonstrandm1236d ago

I was looking at the birth of the German Empire in the 1870s.

The reason for this is the Assassins were based on the Muslim sect Nizari Ismaili, the original Assassins, and the slogan, "Nothing is true. Everything is permitted." was attributed to them by German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche(1844-1900), who apparently had quite a bit of praise for their moral code.

Then again, Nietzsche's mustache would crash all but the most powerful gaming PCs.

ronin4life1236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

Not medival Japan Just after that.

Late 19th century Japan had samurai, warring factions centered around two major ideologies, loads of covert and small scale armed incidents, guns(continuing past the revolution) and a crap ton of assassinations.

Fighting the shinsengumi one moment and then moving to assassinate a western military advisor the next... the setting screams assassins creed in EVERY WAY. Ubi would be stupid to pass on it.

Edit: it was also the ending of the nations isolationist policy, so the story could revolve around the templars and assassins making deeper roots in the country. The more you look at it, from the faction set-up to the historical personalities(ryoma sakamoto) I can't think of a better timeframe for assassins creed.

Simon_Brezhnev1236d ago

I rather they do Spring and Autumn period. Japan has been done to death. I know not realistic though. Only chinese time period game thats been done is Three Kingdoms

ronin4life1236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

The assassins didn't exist in the storyline at that point.(I've only played 1 and 2 so far, so this is based off that) Perhaps similar groups as the assassins and templars faced off, but the story traditionally follows them. And they weren't formed until after the 11th century ad, more than 1000 years after the spring and autumn period.

The era I mentioned had two main games set in it released recently here: stw: rise of the samurai and way of the samurai 4. And before these, there were NONE. So it isn't really overdone. It has two major factions; the french backed Shogunate(in real life, the templars were mostly based in france) and the British/everyone else backed imperial parties, both of which had fanatical near religous support from their members. It was a time of rapid political, social, economical and war related change, which fits the assassins creed requirements well. And it takes place after the american revolution, which took place after the renaissance(please excuse mah bad spelling... >.>), which took place after the crusades; so it fits an appearant timeline.

What grinds my gears isn't just how lame it would be to ignore this timeframe, but the "reasons" behind why it would be skipped... ridiculous.

PhantomT14121236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

I completely agree with you. This period has only been portrayed in "The Last Samurai" which was a complete fantasy in terms of historical accuracy just like "The Patriot" was for the American Revolution (this period wasn't about morons holding on to their swords and running to death towards guns), and The Fall of the Samurai add-on which was pretty accurate but couldn't get it right too because it was a strategy game. It wasn't about territorial conquests unlike the Sengoku period on which the original Shogun 2 game is based so it's understandable, but it was more about political intrigues and that's more of a ground for Assassin's Creed.

josephayal1236d ago

maybe Feudal Japan or The African Jungle

djslimzz1236d ago

I would have prefered Egypte, but Japan sounds nice :)

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Simon_Brezhnev1236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

This is good news. We played with like every race except South Americans and Asians.

Why does everybody want Japan so bad. They done a lot of games and assassins in Japan already. I rather they do china since they have a richer history. I wouldnt mind fighting mongols. China had better building than Japan so it would be easier to navigate. They should do it around when the great wall of china was built.

Flatbattery1236d ago

Are they avoiding Japan on purpose?

DragonKnight1236d ago

Yeah. The director thinks Japan is a boring location and that it's an overdone location. But in all honesty, can you name even 5 games this gen that have been done in Japan? Or had ninjas besides Ninja Gaiden? And I mean real ninjas, not the stupid Naruto version or their ilk.

The director is a moron.

prototypeknuckles1236d ago

yeah i remember reading that i just think thats his way of copping out. because japan or china would be amazing time periods, the setting alone is set up for an amazing AC.

OmniSlashPT1236d ago

Exaclty, there are no games out there that feature samurais/ninja without being in a anime-like style.

I think another great era is the 15th/16th century with the Portuguese/Spanish/Dutch exploring the world. But since they did the American Revolution it's kinda similar (but much more interesting).

All I can think of is either Egypt or Greeks/Romans. There is nothing interesting after the American Revolution (just boring wars).

Nerdmaster1236d ago

The World Ends With You, Yakuza 3, 4, 5 and Yakuza of the End (the 4 last are from the same series, but they count as 4 games). Do stages in fighting games also count? Dead or Alive has some stages that are clearly located in Japan. Street Fighter IV also has a japanese temple. The King of Fighters XIII has at least one stage that's in Japan (I think it's in Osaka).

Omnislash1236d ago

Personally I would like to see a WW2 version of the game, I know it sounds weird but Imagine having to jump buildings in London while the Germans are bombing them... Just an idea...

DragonKnight1236d ago

@Nerdmaster: TWEWY is a handheld niche title, Yakuza is a series that pretty much HAS to be in Japan, stages in fighting games don't count as they are glorified backdrops, and all of those games are nothing like AC. I mean I congratulate you for coming up with the games and tip my hat to you for it, but in all honesty you shouldn't be sticking up for a director that says what the fans want is wrong and they actually don't want it.

His exact words were "You don't want an Assassin's Creed game in Japan."

Nerdmaster1236d ago

But I do agree with him. I think that one of the reasons why AC had such success is because no other game showed Italy like AC did. What other games showed these places in the past? What other games used famous real european people from the past to weave its story? If it was just another ninja game, would it have the same success?

If it happened in Japan, how different the locations would be from Ninja Gaiden, Tenchu or Onimusha? Even if AC has different gameplay than these games, didn't you already play many games as a ninja in feudal Japan?

So yes, I agree with him that Japan is an overused location. I agree that using different locations that are not commonly used would make more interesting games. Brazil, Africa, Middle East... But not feudal Japan. We already have too many games that use that.

I don't know if Tenchu and Onimucha had games this gen. If they did, put them in the list I created on my last comment.

DragonKnight1236d ago

@Nerdmaster: Obviously you and the director lack imagination. You say "who else showed Italy that way" to which I respond with "why can't they show Japan in the same way?" Plus you make the assumption that the game would look like Ninja Gaiden, which actually depicts Present Day Japan and not something like Feudal Japan. And finally, a game like Assassin's Creed is the perfect type of game to have a setting in Japan or China (which is definitely an underused location) so it should be a no-brainer.

The American Revolution was used and was a terrible location for AC3 making Free running pointless. I assume that a game in Brazil would mean Free Running in the Amazon Rainforest and that would be where the bulk of the game is, throwing in some Native settlements here and there that aren't the same scale as cities like Italy. Another terrible idea.

Stewie2k81236d ago

Indeed. I can't even think of any amazing games set in japan. It would be amazing if done right. then again we are talking about Ubi here >.>

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Kyosuke_Sanada1236d ago

Having one in Japan with Rikimaru making a cameo already has my blood rushing.....

Flatbattery1236d ago

Tenchu is sorely missed this generation, Assassins Creed is the perfect alternative.

prototypeknuckles1236d ago

sounds interesting, but i may skip im getting tired of AC i want PoP and BG&E now.

TopDudeMan1236d ago

Yeah, the last prince of persia game (the one that came out around the same time as the movie) was great!

DaPrintz1236d ago

I agree that Prince of Persia is a must. I disagree about Forgotten Sands though. That game was a shameful use of the licence. More like Sands of Time or Warrior Within. I even liked the reboot.