Nikhil SubramaniamFeb 16, 2013 16:45:19 IST
If you were wandering the interwebs aimlessly looking for Assassin’s Creed news, then it’s time to stop, man! You have reached your destination. A new Assassin's Creed game has been confirmed by publisher Ubisoft for release sometime before April 2014. That’s right, Creed fans; the next instalment of the uber-popular game is only a little over a year away.
Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot told investors that the company is working on a new instalment in the series that will feature a new protagonist and a new setting. Guillemot made the announcement during an earnings call presentation where he also noted that the last iteration of the game, Assassin's Creed III, has sold 12 million units worldwide. Gaming analysts expect that the new game will be announced at the coming E3 video game expo in Los Angeles this June.
Who will continue the legacy?
Back in January, the company had released a new DLC for the multiplayer component of Assassin's Creed III. The DLC, titled the Battle Hardened Pack, was included as part of the Assassin's Creed III Season Pass. The pack included new characters such as the Governor, the Highlander and the Coyote Man, and it also featured new maps of Charlestown, Fort St-Mathieu and Saint Pierre. Along with these, there were new achievements and trophies for those who have explored the main game to its fullest.
Late last year, Ubisoft had revealed that Assassin's Creed III is the fastest selling game in the company's history. According to the company, in solo missions alone, players have accumulated more than 82 centuries of gaming time and committed more than 3 billion assassinations.
Another DLC, The Tyranny of King Washington, is about to be launched soon as well. It will take place in an alternate storyline where George Washington succumbed to greed and became evil.
The Assassin’s Creed series deals with a secret war between Assassins and Templars that has gone on for millennia. The Assassins are fighting to preserve the free will of people while the Templars seek to control the masses. The first game was set during the Holy Crusades in Jerusalem and had protagonist Altaïr ibn-La'Ahad jumping from rooftops and sneaking into groups of people in order to identify and assassinate his targets. The second game was set during the Renaissance era in Florence. The main protagonist here was Ezio Auditore, who starts out as a vengeful teenager and ends up as a highly-skilled master of Assassins. Altaïr also featured in this sequel and the aged assassin’s last few days are shown. The secondary protagonist of the series is Desmond Miles. The last game in the series puts you in the shoes and body of Connor Kenway, as you witness the American Revolution take its course.
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