Assassin’s Creed III Going to World War II

October 15, 2009Written by Kishen Patel


With Altair in the original Assassin’s Creed crusading medieval times and Ezio running amok during the Renaissance, the developers at Ubisoft have superbly crafted an ingenious universe that offers both versatility and room for innovations in the event of a future iteration. Fortunately, this is the exploit Ubisoft plans to use.

Sébastien Puel, producer of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed II, revealed the publisher’s ideas about setting the next Assassin’s Creed title in the World War II, where yet another one of Desmond’s ancestors reaps the Allied and Axis forces of assailants with his tactical assassinations. But what if “he” is a “she”? According to Sébastien Puel:

“Where would that make sense? We don’t want to just decide we want to change and have a female hero as the first inspiration is always the time period, but if you’re talking about, say, World War II the economies in England and France were run by women because the men were off fighting.”

The creative director of the series, Patrice Fortier, also hinted at the series’ expansion beyond the original plan of a trilogy:

“What’s so great about Assassin’s Creed is that we can just expand and expand. I’m often asked if we’re doing a third game after ACII… I mean, we could do 35 of these,”

With Assassin’s Creed II dropping on November 17th, the excitement and anticipation is only going to rise. What would you like to see in the Assassin’s Creed series? Perhaps an iteration taking place in the rock ‘n roll era?