Assassin's Creed Comet: Set in America, More Pirates!

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#1 Edited by charizard1605 (57746 posts) -

Yesterday, the French website GameBlog reported a number of details surrounding Comet and its story. A Redditor named GalakFyarr translated the article here. (Kotaku's Evan Narcisse used his French skills to verify GalakFyarr's translation, which looks about right.)

GameBlog's report claims that Comet will take place in and around 1758; that it will star a sailor named Shay who betrays the captain of his ship; and that it's set on the Atlantic Ocean. Comet, GameBlog says, will continue the nautical theme established in last year's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

We haven't been able to confirm all of those plot details, and some of it appears to be speculation by GameBlog. But people familiar with Comet tell us that this fall's last-gen Assassin's Creed will indeed be set in North America and star a protagonist named Shay, who is a member of the Templars, the assassin-hating order that has traditionally served as primary antagonist in the Assassin's Creed games.

We also hear that Comet will let you go to New York and do a great deal of sailing along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. One source describes the game as a cross between Assassin's Creed III and the Freedom Cry DLC for Assassin's Creed IV. Sources also say that Haytham Kenway and Adewalé will make appearances, among other returning AC characters.

(Haytham, fans will remember, was the surprise character who players controlled in the early hours of Assassin's Creed III before assuming control of the lead character, the assassin Connor, Haytham's son. Haytham is himself the son of ACIV protagonist Edward Kenway, whose first mate, Adewalé, would eventually become an assassin himself. Haytham, notably, was a Templar.)

So it sounds like Assassin's Creed Comet (this is the game being released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3; Unity is for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC) will be set in the same era as Assassin's Creed III and IV: Black Flag; it notably seems to continue the nautical theme, and seems to have the same characters and story arc. Depending on how good it turns out, it might actually be worth it to get both the major Assassin's Creed releases this year. The playing as a Templar part sounds intriguing to me too. Still, Unity takes precedence, if I have to pick.

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#2 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26510 posts) -

really more sailing?

#3 Edited by SNIPER4321 (10143 posts) -

really UBI?? 2 assassins creed game in one year??

worst milkage i have ever seen. even worse than COD. now 2 games per year they will release??

#4 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16614 posts) -

So it looks like they are really releasing 2 AC games this year...

Perhaps they'll release an HD version for PS4/Xbone and PC like they did with AC: Liberation

#5 Edited by Xaero_Gravity (8741 posts) -

Yup, two Assassin's Creed games in one year is exactly what this franchise needed to get me interested again.

#6 Posted by Heil68 (44656 posts) -

I imagine they can re-use a lot of the same shit form AC4 in this game, keeping the cost down? I'm all aboard unity for PS4 though.

#7 Posted by Yangire (8797 posts) -

Two major Assassin's Creed games in one year can only mean the end of the franchise is near.

#8 Posted by freedomfreak (40640 posts) -

But of course.

#9 Posted by BloodyTides (151 posts) -

It will be just like AC4 you can beat on that

#10 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16614 posts) -

@Xaero_Gravity said:

Yup, two Assassin's Creed games in one year is exactly what this franchise needed to get me interested again.

Good, because otherwise Ubisoft had to make 3 AC games next year.

#11 Posted by finalstar2007 (25206 posts) -

Soon it will be 3 AC games in a year then 4 then 5 and someday there will be 10 AC games in a year.

the joy!

#12 Posted by Ballroompirate (22930 posts) -

Booty pirates!

#13 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16614 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

Soon it will be 3 AC games in a year then 4 then 5 and someday there will be 10 AC games in a year.

the joy!

It's the new trend.

There will also be 2 FIFAs this year and there will be another BF too !!!

#14 Posted by Blabadon (26355 posts) -

Yes, because there totally weren't two Ass Creeds released in 2012 or anything.

#15 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11861 posts) -

#16 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22470 posts) -

> north america

Fucking dropped

#17 Edited by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -

Ubi really needs to give this franchise a year or two break. Because I have a feeling this year will be the straw that breaks the camels back.

#18 Posted by charizard1605 (57746 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

Ubi really needs to give this franchise a year or two break. Because I have a feeling this year will be the straw that breaks the camels back.

Ehhh, I honestly don't think so. Unity is the main game, and all the marketing and focus will clearly be on that one, with Comet being relegated to the status of a side entry (think World at War: Pacific Fronts on PS2, or Assassin's Creed: Liberation on PS Vita). As for Unity, it looks fucking amazing, so I am not sure that people will really care there.

#19 Edited by Krelian-co (10991 posts) -

1 game per year is not enough milking

#20 Posted by santoron (7749 posts) -

So they're rehashing assets and game mechanics from a couple of their previous ACs to double down on the milkage. GG Ubi.

#21 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

Ubi really needs to give this franchise a year or two break. Because I have a feeling this year will be the straw that breaks the camels back.

Yeah. They really need to come up with some new content to put into these games. They are already beyond stale. The game that is set in France looks better than this one, but I really doubt it's any better than Revelations.

#22 Posted by _Matt_ (8911 posts) -

ew ew and more ew.

No thanks Ubi, you keep it.

#23 Posted by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

Ubi really needs to give this franchise a year or two break. Because I have a feeling this year will be the straw that breaks the camels back.

Ehhh, I honestly don't think so. Unity is the main game, and all the marketing and focus will clearly be on that one, with Comet being relegated to the status of a side entry (think World at War: Pacific Fronts on PS2, or Assassin's Creed: Liberation on PS Vita). As for Unity, it looks fucking amazing, so I am not sure that people will really care there.

I Honestly disagree. Now they're producing TWO. TWO AC games a year. No way Ubi will be able to keep up with consumers after this. This is when franchises start to kinda fall apart or fall stale. Ohh Comet didn't sell well? Luckily we have unity or vice versa. Also the games despite how good Black flag was are getting stale. This has literally become worse than activision with cod.

#24 Edited by charizard1605 (57746 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

Ubi really needs to give this franchise a year or two break. Because I have a feeling this year will be the straw that breaks the camels back.

Ehhh, I honestly don't think so. Unity is the main game, and all the marketing and focus will clearly be on that one, with Comet being relegated to the status of a side entry (think World at War: Pacific Fronts on PS2, or Assassin's Creed: Liberation on PS Vita). As for Unity, it looks fucking amazing, so I am not sure that people will really care there.

I Honestly disagree. Now they're producing TWO. TWO AC games a year. No way Ubi will be able to keep up with consumers after this. This is when franchises start to kinda fall apart or fall stale. Ohh Comet didn't sell well? Luckily we have unity or vice versa. Also the games despite how good Black flag was are getting stale. This has literally become worse than activision with cod.

Maybe. I think I am willing to wait and give them the benefit of the doubt to see how good Unity is. If Unity is as much of a disaster as Assassin's Creed III was, for example, I'd be more than willing to call for a franchise hiatus. As it is right now, Unity looks great, Black Flag was amazing, so I am willing to give them a little leeway for now =)

#25 Posted by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

Ubi really needs to give this franchise a year or two break. Because I have a feeling this year will be the straw that breaks the camels back.

Ehhh, I honestly don't think so. Unity is the main game, and all the marketing and focus will clearly be on that one, with Comet being relegated to the status of a side entry (think World at War: Pacific Fronts on PS2, or Assassin's Creed: Liberation on PS Vita). As for Unity, it looks fucking amazing, so I am not sure that people will really care there.

I Honestly disagree. Now they're producing TWO. TWO AC games a year. No way Ubi will be able to keep up with consumers after this. This is when franchises start to kinda fall apart or fall stale. Ohh Comet didn't sell well? Luckily we have unity or vice versa. Also the games despite how good Black flag was are getting stale. This has literally become worse than activision with cod.

Maybe. I think I am willing to wait and give them the benefit of the doubt to see how good Unity is. If Unity is as much of a disaster as Assassin's Creed III was, for example, I'd be more than willing to call for a franchise hiatus. As it is right now, Unity looks great, Black Flag was amazing, so I am willing to give them a little leeway for now =)

I dunno. I do come around and say the same thing every year and end up buyin the game anyways. This year despite what i'm saying now, write this down for the record. I will not be buying assassins creed unity.,

#26 Posted by charizard1605 (57746 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

Ubi really needs to give this franchise a year or two break. Because I have a feeling this year will be the straw that breaks the camels back.

Ehhh, I honestly don't think so. Unity is the main game, and all the marketing and focus will clearly be on that one, with Comet being relegated to the status of a side entry (think World at War: Pacific Fronts on PS2, or Assassin's Creed: Liberation on PS Vita). As for Unity, it looks fucking amazing, so I am not sure that people will really care there.

I Honestly disagree. Now they're producing TWO. TWO AC games a year. No way Ubi will be able to keep up with consumers after this. This is when franchises start to kinda fall apart or fall stale. Ohh Comet didn't sell well? Luckily we have unity or vice versa. Also the games despite how good Black flag was are getting stale. This has literally become worse than activision with cod.

Maybe. I think I am willing to wait and give them the benefit of the doubt to see how good Unity is. If Unity is as much of a disaster as Assassin's Creed III was, for example, I'd be more than willing to call for a franchise hiatus. As it is right now, Unity looks great, Black Flag was amazing, so I am willing to give them a little leeway for now =)

I dunno. I do come around and say the same thing every year and end up buyin the game anyways. This year despite what i'm saying now, write this down for the record. I will not be buying assassins creed unity.,

Alrighty lol, I'll try to hold you to it :p

#27 Edited by Desmonic (14120 posts) -

Still pissed at this decision to makethe two games release concurrently. Makes no f*ckin sense.

#29 Posted by charizard1605 (57746 posts) -

@tonitorsi said:

Worst execution possible to try to spike interest on the franchise and keep the profits on high margins.

They are really walking on thin stuff here.

But lets talk real here, as long as Unity turns out to be legit...from a customer-benefit-point-of-view....they can keep quality f*ck-ups coming left and right.

Exactly!

#30 Edited by tonitorsi (8397 posts) -

Worst execution possible to try to spike interest on the franchise and keep the profits on high margins.

They are really walking on thin stuff here.

But lets talk real here, as long as Unity turns out to be legit...from a customer-benefit-point-of-view....they can keep quality f*ck-ups coming left and right.

#31 Posted by wis3boi (31382 posts) -

why on earth make a game for last gen consoles only and release it next to your major next gen title?

#32 Posted by charizard1605 (57746 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

why on earth make a game for last gen consoles only and release it next to your major next gen title?

Returns on investment. It's a low risk venture, they're reusing assets and stuff, and this gives them buffer with the much risker Assassin's Creed Unity, as well as other potential high risk projects such as The Division.

#33 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8741 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@Xaero_Gravity said:

Yup, two Assassin's Creed games in one year is exactly what this franchise needed to get me interested again.

Good, because otherwise Ubisoft had to make 3 AC games next year.

Well then for your sake, I'll be triple dipping with both games this year. Don't say I never took one for the team.

#34 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11356 posts) -

I'll pass.. I've grown pretty tired of it already. If anything I'll just rent it through Gamefly.

#35 Posted by quatoe (5678 posts) -

I might pick up Unity. It will be the first AC game I will have bought if I do.

#36 Posted by bobbetybob (19279 posts) -

Boooooo.

The ship stuff was fun for one game, it didn't need to be in every single one. It's going to be in Unity as well, it's set during the French Revolution so clearly Napoleon and the Navy will be involved in some way. I just hate how they seem to constantly add ideas on top of ideas until you just end up with a bloated mess like Assassins Creed 3.

Hopefully they actually restructure and redefine, but with such short periods between games it seems unlikely they'll do that.

#37 Posted by MonsieurX (30276 posts) -

I guess it'll go the same way GH\RB went.

#38 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12202 posts) -

That couldn't sound less exciting if it tried.

#39 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3579 posts) -

America, the greatest country. And only two games in a year? Give me more.

#40 Edited by SUD123456 (4468 posts) -

Do not want. Series died after AC2.

#41 Posted by Shottayouth13- (6803 posts) -

An Assassin Creed set in feudal era Japan would be freaking awesome.

#42 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@Shottayouth13- said:

An Assassin Creed set in feudal era Japan would be freaking awesome.

Only if they retooled the combat completely. Playing as a ninja assassin with the same old AC combat would kind of blow. A game with the same parkour controls and a complex combat system like Ninja Gaiden or Bayonetta would be amazing.

#43 Posted by DocSanchez (1607 posts) -

Still no word of a wii u version!

#44 Edited by yokofox33 (29706 posts) -

That's a lot of AC games. Good thing I like the franchise even if it is mostly the same core gameplay.

#45 Posted by Sword-Demon (6970 posts) -

Meh.. the yearly releases were already killing my interest in the series

#46 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@DocSanchez said:

Still no word of a wii u version!

Casual games aren't selling well at all on that platform, so I can't say I blame Ubisoft.

#47 Edited by CrownKingArthur (4810 posts) -

still waiting for an assassin's creed game set on the sea of tranquility.

#48 Posted by Big_Pecks (5317 posts) -

Another one?

The milking is so transparent with it too. Another pirate story and more ship battles. Give Ubisoft the money while they make the bare minimum requirements to rewrite history.

#49 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25378 posts) -

People acting all surprised that there's two assassin's creeds for the holiday season but forget Liberations cane out the same year 3 (and 4 for HD version) did.

#50 Posted by Krelian-co (10991 posts) -

@SUD123456 said:

Do not want. Series died after AC2.

i know the series has its ups and downs but this is just stupid, brotherhood was a great game and so was ac4. Even ac3 was not THAT BAD.