The next Assassin’s Creed game will feature Victorian London

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I’ve been speculating with others in Nerd Reactor on what the next Assassin’s Creed setting would be. Fans have visited places like Damascus in the Middle East, France, America, Caribbean Islands, and Italy.

Most of the areas have been bordering the Atlantic Ocean, but the one area we haven’t touched yet were areas near the Pacific Ocean. Since the protagonists are mainly assassins, many fans wanted the series to take place in Feudal Japan, since it would be an obvious choice, but Ubisoft has mentioned before that they would like to avoid Feudal Japan and World War II.

There’s a leak, courtesy of Kotaku, that reveals that the next setting will be Victorian London. The games have slowly been leaning towards the modern era, and since the Victorian era started in the 1830s, the statement rings true (except for Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, which went backwards).

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The game is codenamed Victory, and there are screenshots taken from a seven-minute “target gameplay footage” video. The game is said to be released in autumn 2015 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The internal video is said to feature the Anvil engine from Assassin’s Creed Unity. Some description for the video included a hooded hero fighting on a stagecoach, swinging around the city like Spider-Man via a grappling hook, and fighting enemies on a moving train.

Ubisoft has admitted that the leaks are real, according to Eurogamer.

“It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked. And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we’re disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public. The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we’re excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date. In the meantime, our number one priority is enhancing the experience of Assassin’s Creed Unity for players.”

Who will be the lead developing team for this game? That honor goes to Ubisoft Quebec. They were responsible for the Assassin’s Creed 3’s The Tyranny of King Washington DLC and Assassin’s Creed 4’s Freedom Cry DLC.

Some believed that the series suffered in quality this year due to Ubisoft trying to work on two games, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Rogue. A report has said that the “Victory” game will be the only full scale Assassin’s Creed game. The PS3 and Xbox 360 will be getting no love.

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