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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. (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Bertrand Chaverot, PC, PS3, Ubisoft, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Fateful_Knight  +   1155d 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.
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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1155d ago
Will be a lot of nice booty in the game?
League_of_Draven  +   1155d ago
Much like all of the games yes. You'll have to find it but there will be plenty of chests.
ginsunuva  +   1155d ago
But don't chests contain booty?
Shane Kim  +   1154d ago
Chest and booty? Sign me in!
ChrisW  +   1154d ago
Professor, what's another word for pirate treasure?
showtimefolks  +   1155d 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
calis  +   1155d ago
lol COD is slowing down? Going from the most sold game every year to...the most sold game ever year
Reverent  +   1155d 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.
Feralkitsune  +   1155d ago
Well AC3 was in dev for longer than a year.
MoB21  +   1154d ago
Fall 2013 is next year... which in my book would make this a yearly thing..?
Alos88  +   1154d ago
You're worrying about AC becoming a yearly thing... years after it became a yearly thing.
yeahokchief  +   1155d 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?
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chukamachine  +   1154d ago

I don't want anymore AC.

It's overdone, boring now.
ChrisW  +   1154d ago
Personally, I'd rather not go running around the slums of Sao Paulo. In real life or in game!
ShoryukenII  +   1154d 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.
cannon8800  +   1154d ago

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JetsFool3500  +   1154d ago
Cristo Redentor
Locksus  +   1155d 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.
Thefreeman012  +   1155d ago
Unfortunately hutchetson won have it.. For so e reason he thinks it would be boring even tho everyone is clamoring for it
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1155d ago
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.
Thefreeman012  +   1155d 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-Johnny  +   1155d 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-Assassin  +   1155d 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...
Reverent  +   1155d 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.
ShoryukenII  +   1154d 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.
TopDudeMan  +   1155d ago
Yeah, japan would be awesome. I've been saying that for ages. Samurai warriors everywhere.
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1155d 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.

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ronin4life  +   1155d 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.
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Simon_Brezhnev  +   1155d 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
ronin4life  +   1155d 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.
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PhantomT1412  +   1154d 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.
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josephayal  +   1155d ago
maybe Feudal Japan or The African Jungle
djslimzz  +   1154d ago
I would have prefered Egypte, but Japan sounds nice :)
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1155d 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.
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Flatbattery  +   1155d ago
Are they avoiding Japan on purpose?
DragonKnight  +   1155d 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.
prototypeknuckles  +   1155d 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.
OmniSlashPT  +   1155d 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).
Nerdmaster  +   1155d 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).
Omnislash  +   1155d 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...
DragonKnight  +   1154d 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."
Nerdmaster  +   1154d 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.
DragonKnight  +   1154d 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.
Stewie2k8  +   1154d 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 >.>
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1155d ago
Having one in Japan with Rikimaru making a cameo already has my blood rushing.....
Flatbattery  +   1155d ago
Tenchu is sorely missed this generation, Assassins Creed is the perfect alternative.
prototypeknuckles  +   1155d ago
sounds interesting, but i may skip im getting tired of AC i want PoP and BG&E now.
TopDudeMan  +   1155d ago
Yeah, the last prince of persia game (the one that came out around the same time as the movie) was great!
DaPrintz  +   1155d 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.
majiebeast  +   1155d ago
Replace AC with watchdogs for next year ubi and give AC a rest for 1 or 2 years its becoming stale.
turgore  +   1155d ago
I think the assasins will be set in brazil, but the actual in-animus sequences will be somewhere else.
Griffin4871  +   1155d ago
gibe me assasn cred in brazil or I reprt u
stone_cold  +   1155d ago
the game will be great when it focus on connor not the history of america or any country
-Gespenst-  +   1155d ago
It might be that the next Connor game is heading to Brazil, not that AC IV will be set in Brazil.

I mean it's South America. Not too far off North America and all that. Timeline wise it'd probably flow into the whole Portuguese Empire vs. Napolean thing, as well as Brazil's independence.
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l2dusk  +   1155d ago
Gamespot translated it wrong. Its not the "next" game, its a "future chapter" in the series.
SageHonor  +   1155d ago
I would've liked feudal japan. More ninja influence
LOL_WUT  +   1155d ago
Thats disappointing.
isyourhouseonfire  +   1155d ago
AC3 completely changed the gaming industry. It raised the bar to the point that faker games, like Infamous or Dishonored for example, will never see the light of day again.

What's my point? I can't wait to see how AC4 raises the bar again! Woohoo
Norrison  +   1155d ago
I didn't see it raise the bar, it was another assasins creed with a little gameplay tweaks and awesome dx11 snow, the story was average and I found infamous to be a lot more fun.
Stewie2k8  +   1154d ago
Faker games like Infamous or dishonored? What?! Infamous?! just what?!
MooseWI  +   1155d ago
Am I the only one that is annoyed with releases being so close like this?
claud3  +   1155d ago
But with all countries mentioned in the past articles, could be still used in the next game

Think of it

Cross timelines, cross wars, cross characters that fit each timeline, multi stories... This would extend the main story we are chasing

And and add more branches to the Eden tree and history tree
KMCROC  +   1155d ago
I thought they would go to japan seeing as how they mention a Japanese Assassin ,Shao Jun that had visited Enzio before his death to ask for his guidance as a Master Assassin.
vork77  +   1155d ago
1888 london would have been a better location and time since it will have jack the ripper and tall buildings
claud3  +   1155d ago
Well it seems an historical event on an epic scale, will be were the next game goes
darkness625  +   1155d ago
Whats wrong with a japanese setting. They have the perfect stealth gadgets for an assassin. Like ninjas using a shuriken, kunai, or katana.
J86blum  +   1155d ago
Could be awsome if you can free run through the slums, jump through windows (similar to the chase in Fast Five, and mixed with Jason bourne. I also hope the new modern day lead isnt a wuss like Desmond(despite the ending.) Desmond was a crap assassin. and him talking ...was constant whinning.

Give us someone who has some faith in his or her self. I got to play the vita game and after so wouldnt mind a female lead on the console.

Brazil would be good. you have tall buildings, good hills, the slums have interesting structure and u can run through the sewers if they would allow it. Japan wouldnt work to well the buildings are too tall, they wouldnt do the scale least not yet. if it went there then ur talking like a spider-man/gta/ prototype scale and you would loose alot of flow with taking mins climbing a building. so smaller but fuller places with good scale ratio seems the key so it takes a few seconds to scale and you can jump and flow easily. so yeah Brazil would work. I'd also like to see the next Modern Assassins head back home to the original headquarters.
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capox  +   1155d ago
Some more footage here
TotalHitman  +   1155d ago
Ninja games have been done before. Give me an AC game set in Victorian England or let me play as Nikolai Orelov in Russia.
Shinro  +   1155d ago
Why not three locations in one game? Japan, China and India. That covers a lot of Asia, and the variety would really make it fresh.

We could have an assassin that travels to all three places, or three different assassins on different places and times but all have an interconnected story. Imagine jumping from one time, learning some cool twist and then go to another time and maybe use that knowledge. There's a lot of storytelling potential.

(Though, tbh, this idea kind of reminds me of Virtue's Last Reward.)
TotalHitman  +   1155d ago
I can't believe I never thought of that before.
Gigglefist  +   1155d ago
In my opinion, AC really wore out its welcome. Around Brotherhood, it just got tedious and unoriginal.
AC3 held promise, but it fell flat just as the couple prior
jon1234  +   1154d ago
will this game ever end!?!?!?!
Max-Zorin  +   1154d ago
Playing as an Assassin that knows Capoeira would be badass.
Sp1d3ynut  +   1154d ago
It's the GTA dilemma all over again...they're running out of large cities. When we get Assassin's Creed VI... in Los know they've jumped the shark with the series.
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HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1154d ago
I would love to see Ubisoft get creative and have AC on Mars stabbing aliens and shooting them with laser guns
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