[Update] This morning we received word from our source that this was a “social experiment” and that the information isn’t true. To find out more we’ve written a follow-up post here.
We’ve just received an image from an anonymous, but trusted source, of a currently unreleased press release that highlights details of the second upcoming Assassin’s Creed title, Assassin’s Creed Comet. The image, what looks like a forum post, gives a release date of November 1 as well as the consoles it’ll be released on.
“Ubisoft Looks to the Stars as it unveils Assassin’s Creed Comet” reads the title of the press release which is set to be sent out on March 28. According to the leaked image another Assassin’s Creed title is set to launch around the same time as Assassin’s Creed Unity that was unveiled last week.
“Today, Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed Comet, the next instalment in the company’s best selling franchise. Assassin’s Creed Comet introduces an all new hero and follows the story of 2012’s Assassin’s Creed III, and bring the story of the Kenway Saga to an epic end.” reads the leaked image.
“In development for over two years, the game is being head by one of the leading studios Ubisoft Toronto, under the direction of critically acclaimed series veteran Jade Raymond with support from Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore, Sofia, and Reflections, a Ubisoft Company. Assassin’s Creed Comet will be released on Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Nintendo’s Wii U System, Windows PC, and other next generation consoles. The game will be available on Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and Nintendo’s Wii U system on 1st November 2014 in the UK.”
The image also reveals information about Assassin’s Creed Comet’s “epic” story.
“Assassin’s Creed Comet tells the story of Eseosa, grandson of Adéwalé from Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry, who needs to seek the advice and guidance of Connor. Eseosa is an intelligent young man with a naive personality.
“Assassin’s Creed Comet is based upon the proven power of AnvilNext. Assassin’s Creed Comet will make one of the series’ strenghts to date and add new ones to the mix! Not forgetting the series’ acclaimed multiplayer experiense is more varied and ruthless than ever in Assassin’s Creed Comet”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Assassin’s Creed Comet. When Assassin’s Creed Unity was leaked by Kotaku last week, there was mention from their sources of another title “possibly called or code-named Comet,” which Kotaku wrote “will be released on Xbox 360 and PS3. Presumably one or both versions will also be on PC. Sorry, Nintendo fans: I haven’t yet heard anything about Wii U.”
Much like with Watch_Dogs, according to the leaked image, those who purchase Assassin’s Creed Comet on PlayStation 3 or 4 will also be able to download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via The PlayStation Network after the games’ launch.
The image also mentions a collector’s edition, but the press release gets cut off at that point.
Of course, like with most leaks and rumours take this with a pinch of salt, though we have no reason to believe our source has sent us false information, Ubisoft could in fact change details when or if they finally announce the news, which according to this image is March 28 – this Friday.
What are your thoughts on Assassin’s Creed Comet? Leave a comment below.
Update: We reached out to Ubisoft for a comment, as you might have expected we received the following statement from a Ubisoft representative: “I cannot comment on rumour and speculation.”