Three settings Assassin’s Creed should feature


Ubisoft’s showcase at this year’s E3 left a big impression on fans with the new Assassin’s Creed: Unity footage set in the French Revolution.

However, the gaming studio did not mention the rumored Assassin’s Creed: Comet, a story that Kotaku originally broke back in March. Still if there is potential for a second AC title, here are locations I’d like the franchise to explore.

1. Ancient Egypt

Before Assassin’s Creed: Unity was announced there were rumblings of a possible Egypt location. In Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, there was an Abstergo email chain where the company executives were brainstorming locations. A screenshot of a darker-skinned Assassin looking at the pyramids resembled an image that leaked in an Ubisoft forum. Long story short, it looked as if the gaming studio may have been developing a game set in ancient Egypt.

The franchise has mentioned famous historical figures that were amongst the first Assassins, including the last active Pharoah herself, Cleopatra. Cleopatra’s reign is one of the most interesting times in history. Her rise to power is filled with incestuous relationships, secret lovers, scheming and plot twists worthy of an episode of Game of Thrones. It would be interesting to see her story adapted into the Assassin’s Creed story arc.

2. Spanish Conquests in the late 1400s

The setting would be about 270 years before the events of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. It would be interesting to see them brought to life. The franchise could explore the story of historical figures like Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro, a Spanish Conquistador who caused the fall of the Aztec empire.

Cortés’ journey to the new world led him to Mexico, but there is an opportunity to also show Spain during the time of the expeditions. However, I doubt there will be many long sea journeys as the franchise likes to keep their gameplay maps fairly accurate, but there’s always the fast travel option.

3. The Wild West

I actually enjoyed seeing Native American history play out in Assassin’s Creed III. While AC3’s mechanics were terrible and the overall storyline was lackluster, there was potential there. I’d like to see how the Assassins and Templars handled the California Gold rush in the mid 1800s.

Not only were there Native Americans fighting to defend their land in the west, but the Gold Rush attracted immigrants from Asia, Latina America and more. The clash of cultures would be an interesting dynamic to explore. We briefly saw a Chinese Templar in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, it would be cool to see a diverse mix in the storylines.

Honorable mention: Feudal Era Japan would be great but it’s not going to happen guys. Though it would be awesome to play as a Samurai, would Ubisoft really be able to top a Ninja-inspired title?  The gaming studio is holding out for a reason.