Assassin's Creed: Rising Phoenix surfaces online

Leaked logo reveals connection with Ubisoft Digital Arts, suggesting a new Assassin's Creed tie-in could be on the way.

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An image showing the logo of something called Assassin's Creed: Rising Phoenix has appeared online.

The background of the leaked image (spotted by All Games Beta) shows an environment with the logos for the Erudito Collective, the shadowy organisation seeking to unravel the other shadowy organisation, Abstergo Industries, in the series' present-day storyline.

Text in the corner on the image mentions Ubisoft Digital Arts, which previously worked on live-action Assassin's Creed II tie-in Assassin's Creed: Lineage.

The recently announced Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag features a modern-day storyline where the player takes the role of a researcher at Abstergo, though Ubisoft is staying tight-lipped about specifics.

Assassin's Creed is no stranger to crossing over into books, comics, and animation, with previous work including the animated short Embers and comic series The Fall.

Ubisoft declined to comment when approached by GameSpot.

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ericmatrix1
ericmatrix1

My goodness has EVERYONE completely forgotten about Project Legacy?? They need to bring it back! Not only was it awesome but they HAVE to because it took up HOURS, nay, MONTHS of my time and I would like for it to count for something lol. Ubisoft just ceased support for it just out of nowhere. I would love for this to be a continuation of that. Especially considering Erudito was a huge part of AC: PL.

RobGrizz
RobGrizz

Ubisoft! Dudes! No one cares about the modern-day stuff! You can make the same games- pirates, colonials, crusaders- without any of that at all. It's really not that big a deal to me that it all be so convoluted and tied together

2saugat
2saugat

Another day.. another Assassins creed.

Slade968
Slade968

Ubisoft is just terrible... at keeping their titles under wraps. Lookin forward to the AC3 Steam bundle.

METALGEARNICK
METALGEARNICK

this will probably be for the vita please release before black flag

vault-boy
vault-boy

I'll do the same thing I did with the Brotherhood, Revelations and soon AC3, wait a little bit, buy it for $10 on a Steam sale and play through it once. I never saw AC as a must play game to get right at release so I don't mind waiting 6 months to get my hands on it.

timdogg42069
timdogg42069

They should give this series a break and start working on another Prince of Persia for sure.

BrutalPandaX2
BrutalPandaX2

I was starting to believe in Ubisoft as a company to trust but after a few of these iterations, I see they have the same intentions as Activision. At least the other giant, EA, has the guts to create many new IP's and try new things with their current ones.

Berexar
Berexar

How many AC games is ubisoft going to make in one year?

codeman101360
codeman101360

Ubisoft is starting to look more and more like Activision to me.

Slinqy
Slinqy

I don't think this is for anything but the smartphone or a handheld gaming system. It makes sense considering that AC Liberation was released for the PS Vita the same time ACIII came out. No way this "Rising Pheonix" is for current or next-gen consoles. That said, they're just continuing their annual trend.

ChocolateAddict
ChocolateAddict

man, you guys are so easily manipulated. they do these 'leaks' on purpose to see your reaction.

BradBurns
BradBurns

Slaughter that Cash Cow Ubisoft! Slaughter it!

lightrade
lightrade

After the complete abysmal letdown known as AC3, my love for the franchise has forever diminished.....


and really, hardly a year later? 

RainIsMyDrug
RainIsMyDrug

wait didn't Ac3 just came out last October..  FOr god sake they haven't even releasing all the DLC for it yet and there already new Ac coming out this year.  I do hope the new AC doesn't have a stupid animus tie in with it.

Eroz_20
Eroz_20

And what ? Let them milk, its they franchise not yours -.-

stop complaining about everything

Dante0611
Dante0611

Ehhhh this stopped being interesting after AC2, not even CoD is spitting out this many sequels this fast, getting kinda ridiculous lately.

PhazonBlazer
PhazonBlazer

It seems like it'll be a book tie-in to AC4.

Argle
Argle

and so AC becomes the next CoD.  personally i lost interest after 2 when they had that dumb ancient aliens twist

whiteagle18
whiteagle18

Assassins Creed in modern times? Not interested...

LAnoirFAN
LAnoirFAN

ah, can't wait for assassins creed: afghanistan.

vicrysty
vicrysty

Another Assassin's Creed? This really is good news. Universal history is vast, changing historical period for me is ok. I'd like to revisit Europe. France and England following locations, Spain, Holland, Germany. I do not want to see Assassin's Creed in World War II. maximum WWI.

ColdstoneX3
ColdstoneX3

lol this is just a bit to fast, they are popping out AC games quicker than the CoD developers do with their games, take a break or something

ibonedyourmom
ibonedyourmom

Jesus, give it a goddamn rest already! We don't need another AC game every 3 fuckin weeks!

ericmatrix1
ericmatrix1

@RobGrizz Sorry, but I have to disagree. The modernization of it makes playing it all the more worthwhile. i look 4ward to the day the day when they go guns blazing all around the city (we got a brief glimpse of that during the end of ACII I believe when the Assassin's tried to rescue Desmond from Abstergo=> when the Doctor opened the door and you hear gunshots). The modernism is what makes the game AMAZING. The general public would get bored if all there was to do is be a pirate or a colonial. There are plenty of games that do those things. Games sell and become big franchises when they dare to go against the grain and do revolutionary things like Ubisoft has with AC.

ericmatrix1
ericmatrix1

@BrutalPandaX2 Dude, it is a company and it is business. Once you realize that these things should not bother you. Successful Business 101 tells us if you make a product that does well, keep making it until ppl stop buying it. You do what works and what gives you money to pay those bills until it ceases to do so. Ppl 4get that making games costs a LOT of money. Hundreds of thousands - millions of dollars (including advertising which is not cheep) so why would a company who is doing really well in one or two specific franchises go out and waste thousands of dollars on something they do not think will pay off? This is y many devs (such as BLIZZARD) make one thing well and go years without doing something new. Kind of common sense really. No need to get mad about it, it is just the way of the world. Just say c'est la vie and either go with the flow or do not buy their games. :)

timdogg42069
timdogg42069

@Slinqy Annual trend is pretty much milking now.  They've tired this franchise so fast, I liked Brotherhood, then I started Revelations played like 2 hours and quit and have no desire to play 3 at all.

DragonbornBoy86
DragonbornBoy86

@lightrade AC 3 had some of its good points, but it came off as a game that was done already, the naval missions were a lot of fun.. Haytham would have been the better choice to go with as a main character instead of Connor. I did like the weapons in this game, especially the tomahawks and swords as well as the pistols. But story-line was abysmal for an ending. Never felt so screwed over in my life. Once the final 2 DLC parts for Tyranny of King Washington are out, I'll get them for free at least because of the Season Pass. Then it's done with this series. Ezio was better by the way. But the glitches that constantly plague it are hard to get past.


7C7R7N7
7C7R7N7

@lightradeMan, these guys from Ubisoft just gotta be kidding us! This series is already turning into slot machines. If it continues like this, it will end up just like Resident Evil and CoD.

Chronologo
Chronologo

@sgt_F79 but it doesn't matter if it's a movie, a smartphone game or whatever, they're milking anyway dude

ChocolateAddict
ChocolateAddict

@ibonedyourmom it's your fault. stop buying, then they'll stop making. if people keep buying, they have no reason not to make more. it's what they do for a living.

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

@Eroz_20 @timdogg42069 yeah I'd much rather listen to AC/DC than a pop star any day too....or yeah my pop has to walk miles to get an Air Conditioner too.

ericmatrix1
ericmatrix1

@BrutalPandaX2 @timdogg42069 I think that would be the point of working on a new one lol. And ppl 4get that Prince of Persia was the precursor for AC. W/O it we would have no Assassin's Creed so please show some respect. :)

Slinqy
Slinqy

@timdogg42069 @Slinqy 

You know, I agree with you. They are rushing the series, especially at this point. I mean, AC4 one year after AC3? That's crazy! But at the same time they have an oppurtunity to fix all the problems that plagued AC3.

No doubt the series started taking a bit of a dive with Revelations, and they dropped the ball with ACIII, but I'm not quite at that point yet where I've lost hope for the series. I think if AC4 turns out like AC3 [bugs, dull main character, mostly boring story], then I'll admit the series is dying. Until then, I have my fingers crossed.

DragonbornBoy86
DragonbornBoy86

not to mention in the first part of the DLC how the fuck does Connor survive gunshots to the chest and being stabbed by a knife at the end of a musket from Washington himself? Because he's Super John Cena!!!! whoop dee doo!

JKjr86
JKjr86

@DragonbornBoy86 Connor: *Waves hand in front of his face at Washington while passing out*

I would've died laughing if that actually happened.