Assassin's Creed set in feudal Japan remains a possibility

Creative director says feudal Japan one of many settings being considered for future games.

Feudal Japan remains a possibility for the setting of a future Assassin's Creed game, Ubisoft has said. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag creative director Jean Guesdon told VG247 that feudal Japan is one of many time periods and locations that the publisher is considering as it moves the franchise forward.

“Feudal Japan remains--like numerous other time periods and locations--a possible future setting for the franchise because thanks to the Animus. The entire human history is our playground.”

The Animus is a fictional virtual reality machine from the Assassin's Creed franchise that has virtually transported players to destinations like the Renaissance (Assassin's Creed II), the American Revolution (Assassin's Creed III), and the Golden Age of Piracy (Assassin's Creed IV).

The most requested Assassin's Creed settings, according to Ubisoft, are World War II, feudal Japan, and Ancient Egypt. The publisher is also reportedly interested in a future entry set during the British Raj (colonial India), the setting of new comic Assassin's Creed: Brahman.

Ubisoft Toronto is currently collaborating on the next Assassin's Creed game, though details about this project have not been revealed. Ubisoft has launched a new core Assassin's Creed game every year since 2009.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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masterfortesque
masterfortesque

I see no mention of medieval Europe. What, they think that Dark Souls, Zelda and Elder Scrolls are decent takes on the times of castles, knights and villages? I guess Onimusha series means no need for Feudal Japan game...

I would love realistic and gritty take on the dark ages where plague, thick savage forests and poverty reign. Kill King Arthur, the king of Templars.

Kevlar101
Kevlar101

1: World War 1. This would be a dream come true for me. 


2: Fuedal Japan. Obviously.


3: The French Revolution. Who knows....maybe Ubisoft will make a game in this setting BEFORE I finish my fan-fiction Assassin's Creed novel set during this time. 

ShinobiMedic
ShinobiMedic

Yes, yes and yes. All three are definently awesome. Please do stay away from Rome, atleast for a while. Way way way to many games about romans right now, so that definently seems like a bad move.

moatasim07
moatasim07

British India...... cmon ubisoft

willishod
willishod

Ancient Rome?? Emperors, Senators and powerful generals to assassinate... Amazing architecture to climb. Templars and Assassins struggling for control of the Empire ie the western world. I know the Templars weren't around then but Ubisoft could take a little artistic license?

ffragale1
ffragale1

didint AC1 tuch on this with the mongole invasion at masayef ? if they make it i will defenetly buy it :P

themc_7
themc_7

this would be amazing. I've been rooting for a Asain/Oriental setting in AC for a long time. It's a very rich and mysterious area. Dynasty warriors, political assassinations, etc. 


Plus in the other AC games there's talk of an Asian Master assassin. 

isshiah
isshiah

I love history, so as long as they keep a strong focus on moving the story forward, for once, then I'm all for it.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I'd play the hell out of that. Might even be a release date buy for me, which I rarely do. 

Navardo95
Navardo95

I'm finding it highly disturbing how some people can even consider a consideration for an AC game to take take place during World War II time period...NO JUST NO! PLEASE....STAHP.

Feudal Japan,while am not too interested in this is still leap years better than having an AC game in World War time period but however India is looking like a fine setting with an incredibly rich history that includes wars and battles against Mughals,Afghans,Britons etc...an AC game set in India that follows the storyline of Maharana/Kumar Pratap would be brilliant.

pszone
pszone

See they said world war 2 in japan so they might be World War 2 setting.  No matter what like AC Games.   Want move history forward not backwards.

stev69
stev69

Not crazy about Japan or India as a setting. I wouldn't mind Ancient Rome or perhaps Napoleonic Europe for me.

isildor81
isildor81

uhm maybe and just maybe you should finish the history of the game and then with the same engine and new mechanics created a new franchise of dr. who...

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

WW1 would still be better - one of the most under appreciated settings in the history.

RandomAvatar
RandomAvatar

Good play with the name of the hindu god Brahma, good play indeed.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

Noooo, Japan is a totally unoriginal idea, theres a whole god damned planet and centuries of human history to choose from...

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

I'd like an Egyptian AC, during the building of the pyramids, and involving some kind of revolt.

couly
couly

No India please, no more british colonial stuff.  (Although it's hard to escape it)

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

no musketeers :(

O_o world war 2 ?!

donkey0007
donkey0007

I think egypt would be a awesome place to explore with the assassins creed model.

jigar7
jigar7

Japan and pre-independence India... both sound good. Although I'm more excited to see the British Raj era in AC... aligns well with the AC story line... the locations would be great as well... the brotherhood working with the revolution of the freedom fighters to free India... exploring the forts during brtish raj.. assassinating corrupt Maharajas.. Ubi can do a lot.


Japan.. I really don't know much about their history so I wouldnt comment on it.

bigsmoke1705
bigsmoke1705

No no no no no no no no if it is set in japan it will be the 1st time i dont buy Assassin's Creed game ive been there from the start AC1 day 1 no no never will i buy a jap style game never its not happening no


ellinax
ellinax

they should go back to middle east. that setting best portays the assassin's job.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Makes sense to me. The assassins are pretty much already the same as ninjas. And you did do the pirate thing, so ninjas shall naturally be in order.

orktar_bunbun
orktar_bunbun

Just release the modern day version with a decent development time and end it already.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Feudal Japan would be a great Assassins Creed.

I havent played since Assassins Creed  since number 2 but if they made it set in Feudal Japan I would buy it again!

kalipekona
kalipekona

Fuedal Japan would suit the series better than any other setting or time period. 


I hope the next one is in Feudal Japan and has more of a focus on stealth. Sort of like a more advanced Tenchu game. 

Buck_Swaggler
Buck_Swaggler

Sounds like the Assassin's Creed I've been waiting for

aborgraffiti
aborgraffiti

I've wanted ninjas since this series started, i'll preorder the thing if it was japan.

RuthlessRich
RuthlessRich

@willishod  The Assassins were definitely around in ancient Rome, and they don't exclusively fight Templars but anyone who threatens personal freedom. Remember in Brotherhood unlocking the armour of Brutus, killer or Julius Caesar?

Kevlar101
Kevlar101

@pszone  WW1 would be better IMO. In like France, or Austria even.

Latebloomer9
Latebloomer9

@HapiJoel I have no interest in  the Asian continent but alot of people have been begging for this [and anything ninja] for a long time. Maybe just get it out of the way and move on to better eras. :/

ShinobiMedic
ShinobiMedic

@HapiJoel Countless recorded wars in Japan though, alot of them touch Korea, China and even the mongolians. What is there not to like?

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@Phazevariance you're probably in for a treat. There are screenshots on the internet of some kind of a game in Ancient Egypt, which share the main character with certain in-game art from AC4.

masterfortesque
masterfortesque

@orktar_bunbun If they could give us ability to choose whatever date we want for Animus. From dinosaur age to the rocking 1980's where hero can encounter younger hippier version of himself

bigsmoke1705
bigsmoke1705

@GH05T-666  please dont comment about Assassins Creed if your not a fan or not played all the Assassins Creeds or even most of them people like you making Assassins Creed change when u dont even no what your talking about