What We Learned (And Didn't) From The New Assassin's Creed Trailer

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The announcement trailer for the next Assassin's Creed was released earlier today, and finally confirmed where the next game in Ubisoft's hit franchise will be set--revolutionary France. But the trailer revealed very few other hard facts. Who is the new main character? What part will he play in the revolution occurring around him? What's the importance of the guillotine? And what's happening with the previous console generation versions? Check out the teaser trailer above, and then see what GameSpot editors Kevin VanOrd and Carolyn Petit have to say about these mysteries in the video below.

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HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

Don't worry. AC 6 Generations will finally take place in Japan 1600's. Ubi is working on it now. Should be out sometime in Fall 2015.

ELDuran
ELDuran

Why get excited about those graphics when we all know, when the game comes out, it will not look like that.  Watchdogs anyone?

Arda_Daghan212
Arda_Daghan212

The pirates setting was fun like everyone said, but I really am wanting a bit more of the original tone on this next one, or the second game's tone. Edward was a fun character, but he was no Ezio. A new character like Ezio could hugely impact the series in a positive way, we all know that AC2 had a beautiful setting and an amazing storyline (at least my opinion), but gameplay-wise, it was almost mediocre, but everything else was so great that that didn't make an impact. I think that the story, especially with a series like Assassin's Creed, is the strong suit. Just gotta find the awesome story to tell in an awesome way, and I'll buy the game, that's for sure. I'll get my hopes up, just like I did with every other AC game.

NTM23
NTM23

I have nothing against Shaun or Shaun's AC4 review, but I hope Kevin reviews this latest one. I just see him as the Assassin's Creed person on the GS staff (even if some of them like it just as much, I'm not denying that). He reviewed the majority of them, and I hope to see him be the one that plays and reviews the next; if not, then oh well.

ganondorf77
ganondorf77

If mechanics are exact the same as always -> crap.

Pelezinho777
Pelezinho777

Assassins Creed players love fishsticks.

Takeno456
Takeno456

Well I predicted the next one would be in France so I am excited for this. Although I believe it might be difficult for them to top AC4 as far as world size goes. I mean it will be hard to beat roaming the entire Caribbean in your own ship. 

GollumDoesDrugs
GollumDoesDrugs

Like all AC games I am exited about this, or like they say in french: Oui oui non non merci, ta gueule

Boogy32
Boogy32

I would like to see a planning element with the assassinations. In Hitman there were different ways of killing your target. I would love it, if we were able to use some creative ways of killing a target.

mattcake
mattcake

Well, frogs were about the only thing you didn't get to kill and skin in Black Flag. Badoom-tish.

OmniSlade
OmniSlade

Look on the bright side... the longer they wait to do Japan, the better it will (hopefully) be

coolguyhero
coolguyhero

the games specially made for next gen are graphically looking awesome otherwise it sucks when it was launched for both gen consoles.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Wow. Hope the game looks like that when you're running through the streets. That's a seriously high level of detail there.

nottyoufatjesus
nottyoufatjesus

As far as the "online aspect" - I think it would be cool to have a central hub or "Assassins Headquarters" where you could meet up with friends, trade weapons, money, armour, collectibles, ect.  Also, bring in a Dark Souls like interaction - where you could "summon" a friend to help you during an assassination - whether that would be a distraction or brute force. Or integrate more difficult puzzles to reach a target in a stealthy fashion that require two people to activate.  I'm not sure if the other Dark Souls mechanism would be something I would want - where a player can randomly access your game and sabotage something. 

Thoughts?

wallacom
wallacom

Should have called it Assassin's Creed: White Flag. lol.

misternathan
misternathan

My interest took a huge nosedive once I saw that we weren't looking at 1600s Japan.  Still, this could be good.  It's definitely a rich setting, if a bit same-y to what we've already seen.  Honestly though, we don't learn anything but the basic setting from the trailer, no matter what over-analysis is done.  Hell, there isn't even a single second of gameplay--and plenty of things happen in AC cinematics that absolutely don't in the actual game.

Even as a staunch fan of the series... this is possibly the most meaningless reveal I've ever seen.

wrestlingdude
wrestlingdude

I knew the Graphics of Black Flag "lacked" (on land, the ocean was amazing) in the geometry due to multi-platform ports.  I'm happy to see companies moving to the next-gen.  Beautiful AC trailer I must say.  So was the recent vid, "Division Behind the scenes."  Now I'm really pumped.

kidflash2000
kidflash2000

What isnt to love about the next AC being set during the French Revolution?!?! I mean first off there is the general public distrust and executions by the guillotine of over 15,000 people in JUST Paris during the Reign of Terror. Then there is the pseudo-worshiping of the guillotine, then yet again there was the fraking Cult of the Supreme Being set up by Robespierre! What isnt to love?!?!

cboye18
cboye18

Man this series has an awefull combat mechanic and movement control. Why they made sequels after the first game is beyond me.....

viris69_
viris69_

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! F@$% Paris! Yay Japan! Ninja's... Assassin's. Hello, no brainer.

ali1111111
ali1111111

Yes Another Game for the franchise I hope that they make this one good.It reminds me of AC1 {the best in my opinion}  when  Altair watches The Templers From the top of the church... looks promising

kalipekona
kalipekona

@ELDuran  


No, Watch Dogs looks the same as it did last year. AC4 also looks as good as it did in the first E3 demo. Actually on my PC it looks better than the early footage. I see no reason to believe this game will be downgraded. 

mattcake
mattcake

@Pelezinho777 Fishfingers in Europe. Fishsticks was deemed to sound too much like "fish-dicks".

Kickable
Kickable

@Takeno456 it was loads of empty space with the same ships, tiny strips of land very smiliar to each other and the same 4 or 5 activities littered about.  i'm pretty sure they could replicate the experience on land.

mattcake
mattcake

@Takeno456  That's what most of us are worried about. The best bit about Black Flag was the bit of the game that was *nothing* to do with AC gameplay. The AC bit was the usual trite, repetitive nonsense run around the city, listen to this, kill this, open this, watch an animation 1000x over :)

mattcake
mattcake

@Boogy32  I thought the very first AC was going to be a living, open-world where people had schedules and things to do, and you'd have to track down your target manually and kill them how you like - be it noisily or make it look like an accident. Here we are 5/6/7 whatever games later, and still we run to the coloured dot on the map and kill them how we are told to. The system definitely needs more flexibility as you say.

Kickable
Kickable

@OmniSlade why? AC3 was reportedly a long careful development and enough people were a bit disappointed.

kalipekona
kalipekona

@OmniSlade  

That's my only consolation. :( I can't wait for them to do a Feudal Japanese setting.

themc_7
themc_7

@nottyoufatjesus  I like the idea of trading with friends and having them jump in to help on a mission, but I'd hate someone jumping in and killing me or ruining a mission on purpose. 

jemoedr
jemoedr

@nottyoufatjesus  Yeah i'd rather see this, or some kind of Co-Op then the multiplayer we have now. I've played the multiplayer a bit since it was there, but it sucks...

themc_7
themc_7

@misternathan  jesus christ, get over it. It's not set in Japan. Why is everyone so hung up on this idea of it being set in the orient?

kalipekona
kalipekona

@wrestlingdude  


Uh what? AC4 is in the top 5 best looking games on the PS4. It's also one of the best looking games I have on my PC. 

kalipekona
kalipekona

@cboye18  


That's some grade A delusion right there. The traversal mechanics and animation in the Assassin's Creed games are some of the best found in any game. 

Arda_Daghan212
Arda_Daghan212

@ali1111111  That's actually exactly what I thought of it when I first saw it. The video resembled AC1 quite a bit, although I don't imagine it will be bearing any resemblance to the original in any other way than the visual parts. I kind of wish they went further back again, maybe even older than AC1 timeline-wise. But I can't see that happening story-wise and the guns being taken out of the equation. Still, was a fan of the heavy swords.

Boogy32
Boogy32

@mattcake @Boogy32  It's the very core concept of the game. Assassinating targets. It needs to be as rich as possible. Coloured dots on the minimap are also so last gen. ;)

kalipekona
kalipekona

@themc_7 @misternathan  


Because we're a bit bored of the samey western settings. And because Feudal Japan was the first place that popped in many of our minds after playing the first game and realizing they could take the series anywhere. There aren't enough games with that setting. Especially ones that take a fairly authentic historical approach. 

kidflash2000
kidflash2000

@shingui5 @macmert  It's revolutionary France...not much sea faring going on at that time. If you wanna know how trade relations and political relations were regarding ships (especially between France and England) read A Tale of Two Cities

mattcake
mattcake

@Boogy32 Ah but they're 1080p dots now :) Hitman is a perfect example of what this game should be when it comes to the assassination, but then look at what they did to Thief - dumbing down is the fashion nowadays I guess.