Ubisoft confirms it is readying another entry in its award-winning action adventure series; more details due in May.
This morning, Ubisoft revealed better-than-expected earnings for the quarter ending December 31, 2010. As part of the earnings report, the company also announced that it had shipped 6.5 million units of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, the latest installment in its award-winning, critically acclaimed action adventure series.
Given the critical and commercial success of the Assassin's Creed series, it should come as little surprise that a new installment is in the works. Speaking with analysts in a postearnings release conference call, Ubisoft executives confirmed that Ubisoft will release a new Assassin's Creed game during its next fiscal year, which starts on April 1, 2011, and ends on March 31, 2012. Ubisoft gave no further details about the title, promising more information when it reports its full-year earnings in May.
The new Assassin's Creed game will be the fourth console entry in the series, which began in 2007 with the eponymous original installment. It was followed two years later by Assassin's Creed II, with Brotherhood arriving the following fall. There have also been several portable spin-offs of the series, including Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles and Assassin's Creed II: Discovery for the DS and iPhone and Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines for the PSP. A new title, Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy, will debut on the 3DS later this year.
For more on the latest installment in the series, check out GameSpot's review of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
For some reason I just cant get into the game this time round. Don't know what it is, but it's just not the same as the previous ones. Something is....just not right with it.
There is no chance that I will purchase this game. I have already played and beaten the single player for the first four and where they decide to take the series at this point, well I could care less. After purchasing both ACB and ACR I feel like Ubisoft pretty much corn holed me seeing how they do not care to update let alone fix their product that they shipped in terrible condition(ACR). At least when ACB came out they patched it within the first week. ACR has been out for over three months and still nothing has been done by Ubisoft to fix one of the dozens of issues that make the game next to unplayable unless you have no job, life, and a lot of down time. I urge anyone that considers buying ACR to think about that decision as I can't express how much I was disappointed by Ubisoft's efforts with this series. AC is pretty much the new Call of Duty where they pump off a title, and go straight to work on the next one regardless of the shape that their latest game is in.
Assassin's Creed is amazing series. I didn't play Assassin's Creed Revelations but i hope that i will buy it soon.
Revelations was the biggest let down, it did not clear up any of the story line of brotherhood, with the comments the Ezio made at the end of revolations I think we are in for a New Assassin in the next game. I hope it's better than Revelations, I will wait for the reviews to come out before I buy it as I wasted $60.00 on this one. Totally disappointed in Ubisoft, they should never mind the commitment of a game a year and concentrate on putting out a kick ass game. Just my two cents.
i hope the new assassin's creed game is 100 times better than the let down of revelations was. so disappointing.
@BelaidKL I don't think they are planning on releasing both AC:R and AC3 within the span of less than a year. That would be too soon.
@jasonzilla11 I don't think they're going to be finishing up Desmond Mile's story in Revelations cause he's the main protagonist through which we get to experience the Animus and the history of the Assassin's struggle against the Templars.But Ezio's story line will most likely be finished aside from the shortfilm in Embers.
ac 1 and 2 wer amazing. brotherhood was mind blowing. revalation will have my mind raped. Hopefully news on ac 3 comes out sooner then ever cuz i love this series
@BlaidKL Revelations is coming probably in 2011/2012. AC III will be coming later, probably with new characters 'cause revelations is finishing both the Altair and Ezio stories, and maybe even Desmond's. hope that clears things up.
I just read the new Game Informer article on Revelations. It looks like their going to wrap up Ezio's and Altair's story and The fifth game will be Assassin's Creed III.
I am quite happy to wait another year or so for the true finale to Assassin's Creed because I want it to be done right, not rushed. Whether this is a proper sequel or another spin off I will be there with my money on release day.
i hope that they put it in nice and beautiful place with new equipments,and cool stoty because we have played in Italy and we need another good place
I'm hoping for a game set in Japan between 15th and 17th century (Warring States) not only for the fact that assassin's would be easily called ninjas, but also cos we haven't seen a good ninja "stealth"game since Tenchu 2. Samurai's as Templars. Only problem they would have is overcoming the fact that Japan didn't seem to have much to do with the Apple of Eden or the entire holy land storyline. But that's just me hoping since 2003...
I'm pretty sure Assassin's Creed III is set to be in Ancient Egypt. As for this title, which I'm assuming is just another spin-off and not the third full-blown sequel, I can only speculate.
They could pull the plug on the Animus, and throw Desmond into the middle of it. It would be present day Assassin/Ninja Desmond hunting down the artifacts around the globe (possibly involving time travel) before the Templar Terminators get their hands on it. Remember, you cannot save the world with your memories, since in the present the Templars are getting closer to collecting all the artifacts every minute, they need to make a move soon (thats why they _train_ Desmond with the Animus in AC2, he's not playing around...).
From the "Da Vinci's Dissapearance" dlc we understand that the next AC will be propably set in the American Revolution. Because the numbers are coordinates.And the apple was once held by Washington. American Assassin's here we come
They could have it like an ancestor is born and you could customize their looks and style like in Mass Effect 2 :D
They should make one in ancient Egypt with the pyramids, even though that would be going back in time from the Renaissance... :P
This is great news! I hope they have enough time since releasing Brotherhood to actually flesh out the final game in the trilogy, though.
Only thing that I can see is that the physiology of the male and female brain is noticeably different, so syncing could be more difficult. Of course this is a fictional video game though, so the science doesn't have to be perfect (Heisenberg compensators anyone?)
A female assassin is not an option as Desmond would be too distracted by his ancestors BIG BOOBIEZ to kill anyone.
I agree, why is a female assassin not an option? The only reason Altair and Ezio were chosen is because of their links with the pieces of Eden. Regardless of gender, as long as assassin DNA is involved it could be anyone. 1700s France seems like a pretty cool idea for two reasons: it means we skip forward another few hundred years but still leave a gap between the present and it allows the story to take place during the French revolution and reign of terror afterwards with Assassins as rebels and Napolean Bonaparte as a Templar villain perhaps?
You guys have got this all wrong. The next AC should be during the Stone Age. Can you imagine using those old rock axes, and throwing around wood. And they could make it so that it was Desmonds ancestor who discovered fire! And we could hunt down Templar mammoths :D
Wait a second, why couldn't a female ancestor be in the next game? Just because Desmond is a man and she isn't dosen't have anything to do with him syncing with her. In fact, Desmond isn't from the middle east nor is he Italian, I fail to see how gender would create any major roadblocks.
I thought ubisoft were going to have a little break after brotherhood so as not to go the whole "Call of Duty" game a year thing but ho hum money talks doesn't it.Not saying i'll not buy it but sometimes less is more.
I wouldn't really like japanese setting and katana stuff and I don't want guns or rifles in this game it would take everything I've ever loved in AC series and you have Desmond to carry out that part, and I can't really expect to see gunfights in an AC game. Girl won't do... Enough with Ezio... An entirely new ancestor would be better for the storyline, seeing how interesting it was in AC 2 and I don't want to be a master assassin in the beginning as well like it was in Brotherhood but there weren't no other way. Like AC 2 a man who knows nothing of being an assassin and then evolving into one would be a lot better. In every possible way though, this game will be great no chance of failure.
it can't be a girl -.- desmond needs full sync with the ancestors which is why his build is the same as Altiars and Ezio and he can't have the same build as a womans.
AC FTW i cant wait for what will happen in the next AC game i was nearly shocked of how awesome AC brotherhood ended god i wanna find out what happens next lol
It will be announced in 2011 but it won't be released until 2012. The main evidence behind this is that the story line takes place in 2012 so why not finish it then?
London or maybe Spain would be really cool settings. Especially during WW1 or the 1800s. Also, one of Desmond's ancestors could be a girl right? Just tossing ideas around, I think a female lead would be cool...as long as its not like velvet assassin. The other thing is that this story is meant to come to a conclusion somehow...so maybe after this next one you make a game entirely about Desmond, that would be sweet. OR...as long as we're discussing crazy ideas like gene memory, you could find a way to put Desmond in the shoes of his son in the future, like 2030.
I hope we get a new and interesting setting. Japan would very difficult to pull off, simply because its overdone and overused. East Asia, Russia, Western Europe, and France during the French Revolution would all be cool settings.
Come on Ubi, we can't wait till May for you to make an announcement... @killer690 but dont forget that the character doesn't necessarily mean they have to be Japanese, the family could have moved there at some point in history. Altair Moved from the holy land down to China after the events of Assassins Creed Bloodlines... why he did? you'll find out if you read through the codex pieces of Assassins Creed II (not gonna put too many spoilers)... So doesnt mean that the next Assassin's Creed cant be set in Japan...
@Ian_K2772 Oh yeah, japanese setting would be awesome, though it might be a bit hard for it to happen, since they used the same model for Altair, Ezio and Desmond, if it was a japanese guy it wouldn't look much like them.
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