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India-set Assassin's Creed on Ubisoft's radar

ACIII creative director says he would "love" to make a franchise entry set in the Raj; World War II, feudal Japan, and Egypt the "worst settings."


Assassin's Creed III is set in Colonial America, and a future installment in the series could have gamers slitting throats in Colonial India. Speaking to the Official Xbox Magazine, Assassin's Creed III creative director Alex Hutchinson said Ubisoft is excited about the prospect of bringing the franchise to that country.

Assassin's Creed could head to India someday.
Assassin's Creed could head to India someday.

"[Assassin's Creed III writer Corey May] really wants to do India," he said. "I would, too. I'd really love to do the Raj."

Elsewhere in the interview, Hutchinson said the three most-asked-for Assassin's Creed settings are World War II, feudal Japan, and Egypt. It's unlikely a future franchise entry will take place in these settings, as the developer said, "They're kind of the worst settings for an Assassin's Creed game."

Hutchinson did not specifically explain why those settings would not suit an Assassin's Creed game, but he did say, "People on the Internet suggest the most boring settings."

Assassin's Creed III is due out in North America for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii U on October 30. A European launch will follow on Halloween. For more on the title, check out GameSpot's latest coverage.

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