New Assassin's Creed comic will hint at franchise's future

India-set Brahman comic book features "extremely strong hints" about where the franchise is headed after ACIV: Black Flag.

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The upcoming Assassin's Creed: Brahman comic will feature "extremely strong hints" about where the mainline franchise is headed after this fall's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Writer Brenden Fletcher revealed the news to GameSpot in an interview from San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. He explained that players who want to know what's next for the series will want to pick up a copy of the new comic.

"The story that's in the present is really significant and is filled with hints for what you'll see in the future," Fletcher said. "I can't say much more than that about the hints, of course, but if you're really excited about Assassin's Creed games and you want to know where everything's going past Black Flag and into the future, there are extremely strong hints in Brahman."

Assassin's Creed: Brahman is set in 1839 India, though the comic does bounce back and forth between the past and the present. It features an all-new assassin, Arbaaz Mir, and takes place during the Colonial British rule.

According to Fletcher, in Brahman, Mir is faced with the struggle of choosing between what he wants in his heart and what the Brotherhood is forcing him to do. At the core of the story will be a hunt for an extremely powerful object. The comic is due out this fall.

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.

Discussion

266 comments
agrimbinjola
agrimbinjola

First of all for all those thinking India is a desert you are wrong as large parts of india is under forest cover .

It sould be interesting if ac series is able to explore the secets of one of the oldest civilization of earth

Shaun Kyle
Shaun Kyle

unfortunately not in japan :( i miss the tenchu series.

winshot
winshot

WOW!!! Exploring India in a Assassin's Creed Game will be an adventure of a lifetime... Can't wait to play the game set in India.... Ubisoft its always a pleasure doing business with you....  :)

sibi87
sibi87

A perfect setting for the next AC game..! The 1800's when the Mighty Mughal empire was fading away  and revolts against the British broke out all over India.Ah..the stories they can spin in by adding Assassins and Templars to the mix.. !  As an Indian,I hope that Ubisoft doesnt bring out the usual cr*p of  "India=elephants,Taj Mahal,rope walkers"  and instead explore more of the huge unchartered territories of Indian history. And by what they did in ACII , I am sure they will.. 

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

I want to see a Samurai in Feudal Japan who is a card carrying member of the Brotherhood.

Chr0noid
Chr0noid

Why does Ubisoft seem to have this raging hard on for games set in Arabia or desert style settings?  Seriously wondering, not trying to troll.

Sankalp Malik
Sankalp Malik

Hmmmmm... Flashy Flashy.... shiny shiny.....MY EYES!!!!!!

Jake Callier
Jake Callier

Am i the only one that sincerely hopes for Assassin's Creed in Persia?

Anuj Rawat
Anuj Rawat

Chris Viriña i told you , you racist bastard.. XD

Victor Augustus Franceschi
Victor Augustus Franceschi

So It seems that that alpha screenshot that leaked a while ago was indeed for AC... Arabia for sure.

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

the Assassin's Creed games are amazingly written. God of War, AC, there are a few video game series that i think they could make into movies w/the exact story unchanged and be a huge success. hopefully they won't try to reinvent the wheel w/those movies or let someone like M Night Shyamalan ruin it like they did Avatar the Last Airbender haha. 

MercenaryMafia
MercenaryMafia

Feudal Japan, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and WW2 would be my ideal eras for AC to head towards. Colonial India would be great as well.

benjaslehi
benjaslehi

When will they make an AC where I get to play as Jesus??? I think it would be awesome if he and the apostles were the founders of the Brotherhood, he would be the ultimate badass assassin!!!

kryotech
kryotech

A game in India could be great if it goes back to its gameplay roots in AC1 and AC2. 

Gadeos
Gadeos

In my opinion, AC came to a point where every game is essentially  the same and Ubisoft just looks for "innovative" ways to prolong this franchise, but does not realize it's getting pretty boring. AC is like Gray's Anatomy: it began so well but then, when producers forced the extension of its story, became really lame and dull. I loved AC until Ubisoft said that AC III was not the last and announced a pirate based AC IV... Now this???? How many more games are they going to do??? This is not final fantasy, nor is it a story that can extend for ever and ever. If someday Ubisoft says "this is the last AC", then I'll buy that game to finally see how does the story ends. Until then, no more AC for me.

Dandyslayer13
Dandyslayer13

AH Maybe we can actually get to being assassins again instead of frickin pirates!

okassar
okassar

This'll definitely spark the series again. India is a great setting with a lot of history and culture.

unreal101
unreal101

Oh, boy. a vague hint that I have to give Ubisoft money for!  ...but, will I need the decoder ring from the Official Assassins Creed Happy Meal to understand this?

Samparksh
Samparksh

As a Indian,I can't see things getting better..............

moodyfoo
moodyfoo

how about making an A.C. game in every major city in the world, with that they could milk the franchise to death and who knows with all the money they could eventually get the guts to actually create a new IP

Gunni19
Gunni19

Maybe you could have the assassins ancestors from the mohendo jaro civilisation they are the oldest civilisation dating back to 7000bc and you have to find the artefact before the Templars

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

I wish they would reboot this franchise. It had so much pontential.

Gunni19
Gunni19

How about Russia you could have a evil tsar maybe 16th century and he is a Templar and you have to free Russia from his rule for free roam you could do things like hunting and explore the Russian wilderness I don't think India will be a good setting

Riddick123
Riddick123

How about the future of the franchise go back to improving what AC2 and Brotherhood were.  And forget the MP...at least in my opinion.  Not every single damn game needs to have mulitplayer.

Jag85
Jag85

@Chr0noid  


The same reason most other developers have a raging hard-on for games set in the US, Western Europe, and Japan. The vast majority of video games (that aren't set in a fictional world) are almost always set in these same three locations, and it's starting to get a bit boring now. I'm glad Ubisoft are exploring alternative territories.


Anyway, the Assassin's Creed franchise itself is based on Middle-Eastern history, specifically the Shia Islamic cult called the "Assassins" (where our English word "assassin" is derived from), so it makes sense the Middle East would be the main focus of the franchise. But no, India is a very different place, a mostly tropical location, so it makes no sense lumping it together with the Middle East like that.


sibi87
sibi87

@Chr0noid err..an Indian setting is neither Arabic,nor Desert style..It is entirely unique. Please check up history.

SUNDRAGONJ
SUNDRAGONJ

@Chr0noid Well maybe it, well I don't know... fits into their overarching story?

abhishekschan
abhishekschan

@Jake Callier  @sibi87 @Chr0noid Man..India has best history ever..especially when East India Company was eashtablished..Nana Rao, Lakshmi Bai Lord Dolhousie and General Auterum will be the best ever characters..and i m sure this game will break all its previous record..in 1800s India had a great historical, adventorous Era as compare to Arabia, Japan n other countries so never stop the francise in doing something different n cool...support then instead

Creed02
Creed02

Brahman.. is considered as top class - "the one who has greatest wisdom" in Indian society .. 

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

Never gonna happen ever! That does sound kick ass though.

Chr0noid
Chr0noid

@benjaslehi uuhh.....well first of all it would piss off about 60% of America in some way shape or form.   Seriously.

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

@Dandyslayer13 dude you haven't even played the game relax - it will likely be awesome like every other game so far. at least wait to play the game before whining about what it is or isn't. 

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

@moodyfoo The division, Watch dogs, The crew are all new IPs created by ubisoft, so what are you talking about?

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@Riddick123 

How about they go back to improving what AC1 was - a social-stealth, strategy, assassination simulator.

AC2 planted the seeds of what the franchise is today - an over-the-top action game with drivvle passing as a story. Going back to AC2 will only end up back where we currently are. What's the point.

abhishekschan
abhishekschan

@sibi87 @Chr0noid  @sibi87 @Chr0noid Man..India has best history ever..especially when East India Company was eashtablished..Nana Rao, Lakshmi Bai Lord Dolhousie and General Auterum will be the best ever characters..and i m sure this game will break all its previous record..in 1800s India had a great historical, adventorous Era as compare to Arabia, Japan n other countries so never stop the francise in doing something different n cool...support then instead

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

Argh Matey sdkingsht be right on the money!

moodyfoo
moodyfoo

@Acillatem1993 @moodyfoo eh thanks for reminding me of those. i must admit i'm pretty exited about the division actually and the crew could be interesting if done right. i'm not really interested in watch dogs but i will probably rent it by curiosity

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

I liked AC1 the best but the later titles have more fulfilling gameplay.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

@Scorpion1813 @Acillatem1993 You have a point there. However i prefer the templar- assassin conflict. Because otherwise they would just introduce some new bad guys every time and assassins would always be the good guys that saved the world. Well this is not the case now as neither the assassins nor templars are the good or the bad guys, it is just how you look at it.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@Acillatem1993

I understand that about the in-game Templars, but that's the point I was trying to make in another post. The modern-day Assassin's were still fighting the Templars, and had been throughout history. The first game established this and thus they had to have the Templars show up as the bad guys in subsequent games.

Bak to my point. Without the modern-day timeline, they wouldn't have needed to establish this long-running fued, and they would have had the freedom to introduce any other group or type of enemies that would have better fit the locations and time-periods for the new characters.

Yes, assassins adapted to situations - that's what social stealth is - adapting to blend in with the enviroment. Think of the Hitman series. You dress in disguises to suit the environment. A bald guy in a suit is going to stand out like a sore thumb on a construction site or something.

Altair not only dressed similar to, but could even act like, a scholar. Yes, it was a bit silly running around while wearing an armoury, but that's where the sequel COULD have improved upon. Instead, they ditched the social stealth, and instead just made Ezio seemingly invisible while in certain areas - despite the fact he was wearing the only white piece of clothing in all 3 games he appeared. Same with Connor. Becoming invisible was more like a magic trick than some form of skill.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

@Scorpion1813 @Acillatem1993 In the AC universe the templars did not stop to exist during the Crusades as well as assassins and that is what i meant. And assassins throughout the world had to adapt to whatever situation they were in and could not always be stealthy.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@Acillatem1993

People can be stealthly in any time period. To key is social stealth. This actually lends perfectly to what real life stealth is about. Even the ninja used social stealth. The black uniforms and sneaking around in the shadows is a work of fiction.

Also, Templars were wiped out during the Crusades. So no, they are not everywhere.