The Assassin’s Creed franchise has become one of Ubisoft’s most successful series’ to date. With settings ranging from a crusade ravaged Jerusalem to A pope run Roman to the battlefields of revolutionary America, not to mention the Caribbean swarming with Pirates, but there are so many more time periods the series could explore.
I am looking forward to exploring the French Revolution in the upcoming game Assassin’s Creed: Unity and possibly returning to America with Comet, if Ubisoft ever actually announce it that is, putting Ubisoft’s upcoming games aside here is what I want to see from the next Assassin’s Creed title..
While World War II may have been the setting for too many games in the past and the setting as a whole getting a little stale, moving the scene from the battlefields to the big German cities could bring a breath of fresh air to the depressing World War II era.
The game could improve on Assassin’s Creed 3’s opening by giving us a view of the protagonist’s parents working for The Order during the First World War. Hopefully the game would improve on the long-winded opening of AC3 and give players a more streamlined experience.
It is well-known that one of the major events that lead to World War One’s was the Assassination of Archduke Frans Ferdinand. Having the parent of the protagonist take part in this event, having to deal with the fallout and how this effected the protagonists up bringing would make an interesting change from the other games.
Weimar Germany, the rise of Hitler and the NSDAP as well as World War 2 Germany were filled with events that could easily be turned in to a thrilling battle between the Assassin’s and the Templars. Hitler’s search for ancient powerful artefacts like The Spear of Destiny could be turned in to a search for a piece of Eden?
The Nazi high command would give a good collection of villains, Ernst Rohm’s murder during the Night of the Long Knives would be a good example. The Night of the Long Knives was the 2nd of July 1934 when the Nazi’s murdered a collection of their enemies along with the head of the SA Ernst Rohm. Having the protagonist take out Rohm but with the Nazi’s taking the credit would be an interesting twist.
The burning of the Reichstag in 1933 was used by the Nazi’s to turn public support against the Jewish population. A lot of people now believe the Nazi’s were responsible for the fire so having the protagonist attempting to stop the fire before having to flee through a burning building would make for an amazing level.
Some of the atrocities the Nazi’s committed during the War could be explored in a new and interesting way similar to the worker camp level in the recent Wolfenstein game. The concentration camps are one of the most horrific parts of the Nazi’s regime and something we should never forget, although most of us can’t imagine the true horror. Sneaking in to and around Auschwitz, if done correctly, could show the horror of the camps in a new way.
Plus giving players a chance to Assassinate Hitler is always a plus.
More of my ideas will be coming in the future. Assassin’s Creed Unity will by hitting the PC, PS4 and Xbox One at some time soon, there will be a lot more Assassin’s Creed and Ubisoft news coming out of E3 so check back soon.
What time period would you like to appear in an Assassin’s Creed game? What do you think about World War 2 as a setting? Let us know in the comments.