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This dude has the best idea ever.

 

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Free-roaming through near-future New York City dodging helicopters and cars would be freaking awesome..
 

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Tim Buckley (dude from Ctrl+Alt+Del comics) is thinking that it'll be set during the Revolutionary War which would definitely force it back to a more stealth influenced game since you'd have to dodge guns and cannons.

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What Tim said about it :

I conversed with a couple of readers this weekend via email about Assassin's Creed, and our thoughts on the combat system, etc, and it got me thinking about the inevitable third installment in the franchise.

I believe I read somewhere a while back that it was a possibility that the protagonist for the next game might be a woman, and I really hope that's something they follow through with. Setting aside any awkwardness that might result from Desmond Miles slipping into the body of a female ancestor via the animus, I think it'd be a great change of pace for the game.

The biggest factor is the time period, and how far through history they can go before the game starts to drastically change out of necessity. For instance, eventually the entire sword-fighting aspect of the game will have to disappear simply because people stopped carrying swords as part of everyday attire.

Our assassin protagonist will also need to develop new tricks to deal with the age of the gun. Let's face it, neither Altair or Ezio are what I'd call "stealthy" assassins. Most of the assassinations they carry out are done so very publicly and often involve a hurried escape from an army of guards afterwards. AC2 did get around this a little bit by letting you use a poison blade, which could kill some of the targets without drawing attention.

Nonetheless, that sort of "heeeey I's in ur fort, killin ur boss" approach doesn't work as well when all of your enemies are carrying guns. Still, not a bad thing. Perhaps the assassins start to take a stealthier approach. Maybe I'm channeling my inner Agent 47 here, but I think it would be great if there was more of a focus on learning your target's routines, and executing an entry and escape plan without alerting anyone. Or even using the environment to make it look like an accident.

If I was choosing a time period for AC3, I'd pick the American Revolutionary War, hands down. Many women made vital contributions to the cause, up to and including secretly enlisting, so a good case could be made for a strong independant female protagonist.

Great locales, such as colonial Boston would provide a fun and interesting backdrop for the game, and a nice change of pace from the european architecture we've been seeing for the past two games.

Plus, there are so many ways to work the Assassin/Templar storyline into the American/British conflict. Since Ubisoft obviously doesn't shy away from wrapping historical figures into their fiction, how cool would it be to have Benjamin Franklin play the role that DaVinci plays in AC2?

Anyway, I'm just talking here, throwing out ideas for fun. I'm sure we'll get a hint of what Ubisoft has planned soon.
While looking for this, some people were saying they think it should be WWII which would just be ridiculous and require way too much stealth work IMO
 

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I assume you'll play as Desmond. I just hope they don't make it ultra-modern, because then it'll just be Splinter Cell.
 

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I assume you'll play as Desmond. I just hope they don't make it ultra-modern, because then it'll just be Splinter Cell.
:lol: Yeah.

I seriously hope they don't do the American revolutionary war. I'm down with it being the US, but I've never been a fan of the revolutionary war's setting.

Playing as Desmond sounds the most interesting to me personally. :agreed:
 

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I seriously hope they don't do the American revolutionary war. I'm down with it being the US, but I've never been a fan of the revolutionary war's setting.
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I think if they make it modern, you'll ditch the awesome outfit and stuff and it won't be the same
 

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Wikipedia said:
Intended to be a trilogy, discussions on the details of Assassin's Creed III were already present before the release of Assassin's Creed II, with the game's staff noting talks of possibly having a female ancestor in World War II.[76] However, scriptwriter Corey May has stated that the series will never take place during that period, as a major goal was to take players to settings normally unvisited in games. Other settings include England in the Victorian Era,[77] the Middle Ages, involving King Arthur, or feudal Japan.[78]
 

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Well, it will have to be after the Middle Ages since then we would be going back in time again. Feudal Japan is actually a setting very very very commonly visited in games. And I'm not talking about games only released in Japan.

Victorian England doesn't seem like a very action-packed era. Especially if it's supposed to be the end of the trilogy. :ugh:

World War I? The era INBETWEEN WW1 and WW2?
 

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:lol: Yeah.

I seriously hope they don't do the American revolutionary war. I'm down with it being the US, but I've never been a fan of the revolutionary war's setting.

Playing as Desmond sounds the most interesting to me personally. :agreed:
I just don't see how they could do it and keep the awesome assassin-y theme going on if you're in an era full of guns. It'd just be a throwback Splinter Cell.

It'll definitely be interesting to see how they pull it off. I'd be perfectly happy with another batch of Ezio missions to finish it off, personally.
 

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Well, it will have to be after the Middle Ages since then we would be going back in time again. Feudal Japan is actually a setting very very very commonly visited in games. And I'm not talking about games only released in Japan.

Victorian England doesn't seem like a very action-packed era. Especially if it's supposed to be the end of the trilogy. :ugh:
Feudal Japan would be fucking SWEET.
 

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Well, it will have to be after the Middle Ages since then we would be going back in time again. Feudal Japan is actually a setting very very very commonly visited in games. And I'm not talking about games only released in Japan.

Victorian England doesn't seem like a very action-packed era. Especially if it's supposed to be the end of the trilogy. :ugh:

World War I? The era INBETWEEN WW1 and WW2?
What games have been in Feudel Japan? I know obvious stuff like Dynasty Warriors, and Genji but aside from those I can't really think of anything :shrug: I think Japan would be awesome to do a stealth game in
 

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Feudal Japan would be fucking SWEET.
Ton of problems with that, though. While the sword fighting styles in the middle east in AC1 and in Italy in AC2 were similar to fencing in that a single sword fight can take a long time, Japanese sword fights are designed to kill the person in a single strike (very little blocking), oftentimes on the draw.

The main character could not be a descendent of Desmond's since Desmond is of middle Eastern/European heritage and the only people living in feudal Japan were... well, Japanese.

Plus, the conspiracy elements wouldn't work in feudal Japan when they have the entire conspiracy after the crusades being focused in Europe and then in Europe and North America. The game couldn't keep the conspiracy elements working in Japan.

Although an assassin game in feudal Japan would be awesome, they couldn't do it without destroying the storyline.
 

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Ton of problems with that, though. While the sword fighting styles in the middle east in AC1 and in Italy in AC2 were similar to fencing in that a single sword fight can take a long time, Japanese sword fights are designed to kill the person in a single strike (very little blocking), oftentimes on the draw.

The main character could not be a descendent of Desmond's since Desmond is of middle Eastern/European heritage and the only people living in feudal Japan were... well, Japanese.

Plus, the conspiracy elements wouldn't work in feudal Japan when they have the entire conspiracy after the crusades being focused in Europe and then in Europe and North America. The game couldn't keep the conspiracy elements working in Japan.

Although an assassin game in feudal Japan would be awesome, they couldn't do it without destroying the storyline.
Look at how they linked Subject 16 and Desmond, nothing says they were related, they just had one DNA sequence/memory connection and that was good enough. They could do the same thing. Or if not that, they do have that little Assassin's Creed : Brotherhood coming out, I'm sure the Brotherhood's reach could stretch to the east.

Conspiracy wise, well I don't know
 

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What games have been in Feudel Japan? I know obvious stuff like Dynasty Warriors, and Genji but aside from those I can't really think of anything :shrug: I think Japan would be awesome to do a stealth game in
I can think of a bazillion games. The oldest I can think of are from the NES such as Samurai Showdown, Time Commando, and so on.

There are a TON of Samurai games such as:
Way of the Samurai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And tons of ninja series such as:
Tenchu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (with about 14 games in this series)

I can think of at least twenty more off the top of my head.
 

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Curse you and your sense-making. :(

Victorian era, like the Thief games, or early industrial revolution US (think Interview with the Vampire era) might work, and be awesome as fuck.
 

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I'd have to throw up a vote for early colonial America too. I think the gun play could be minimized due to their flintlock nature. The costumes could retain some pretty good flair and it is certainly an era I haven't seen well represented in games.
 

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The first game eluded to Central/South American stuff at the end, but I don't remember if it had said anything about Italy.

I suppose we should be looking at regions and timespans that have a heavy abrahamic religious involvement considering the subject matter.


Also, I'd be shocked if we didn't have some Desmond action going on in this next game, given how we were playing him more often in AC2. Plus, the animus stuff has been being used as a training program...
 

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Also, I'd be shocked if we didn't have some Desmond action going on in this next game, given how we were playing him more often in AC2. Plus, the animus stuff has been being used as a training program...
And they've been referring to Assassin's Creed as a trilogy, so it would suck if you never got to fight with Desmond in the present and see how the millenia of conspiracy came to a head.
 
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