Jane Raymond, head of Ubisoft Toronto told AdWeek that there will be no samurai in Assassin’s Creed 5 and that the game will not be set in Japan, but rumors point at a release date in 2014 and possible news regarding the awaited location. Raymond teased gamers that the action of “the fifth installment will feature her favourite historical era,” but so far there are only two suggestions that place the location in London or Russia. While Uproxx released a press release they obtained which states that Victorian London is the choice for the game’s location, Ubisoft’s AC Initiates Twitter page reveals coded messages that lead to Russia.
The only thing Raymond disclosed during her interview with AdWeek was that there will be no samurai in Assassin’s Creed 5, but rumors say that the release date is set for November 3, 2014 and other news include the two possible locations. Ubisoft has not formally announced the title of the fifth installment, but since 2009, the franchise has been releasing one game per year, which means that the game should be ready by the end of 2014. The company also mentioned that the most requested settings are feudal Japan, Ancient Egypt and World War II, but it remains to be seen where Assassin’s Creed 5 will take place.
Assassin’s Creed franchise has allowed gamers to visit the American Revolution, the Renaissance and the Golden Age of Piracy, but the fifth part will be “much more next-gen,” according to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s lead designer, Jean-Sebastien Decant.
Uproxx unveiled a press release which supposedly belongs to Ubisoft that gives a clear hint about the game set, which could take place during the Industrial Revolution and follow “the story of Samuel Fey.”
However, the website has yet to confirm the authenticity of the press release.
The Assassin’s Creed Initiates tweeted a bunch of codes and coordinates which sent the curious gamers to Alberta, Canada and Barguzin, Russia. The first tweet can be explained as the modern location for Assassin’s Creed 5, since Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag took place in Quebec, but the second one remains a mystery.
The only connection between the tweet which led gamers to Barguzin, Russia and the fifth installment of the franchise is that this country is also a likely setting since the comic book entitled Assassin’s Creed: The Fall tells the story of Russian assassin Nikolai Orelov, during the 1880s.
During a conference call, Ubisoft officials stated that two unannounced games will be released soon, leading gamers to believe that one of them could be Assassin’s Creed 5.
“There is two more games that are still not announced that we will soon announce,” Ubisoft said.
Therefore, regardless of the rumors’ authenticity, Raymond told AdWeek that the company aims at envisioning “a whole universe” which has the possibility of becoming memorable, so the fifth installment will probably not deceive gamers’ expectations. Not much is known about Assassin’s Creed 5 except for the fact that there will be no samurai in this game, but rumors say that the release date could be on November 3 and news regarding the location are still long-awaited.
By Gabriela Motroc