Ubisoft certainly aren’t hanging around when it comes to releasing Assassin’s Creed titles.
In a slightly bizarre turn of events, this means we know the release date for the game before we know almost anything else about it. Other than the fact that it’ll feature a new protagonist (in the sense of Desmond linking up with someone new) and therefore, presumably, a new period in history, there’s not much to go on.
Rumours abound that it could be set in either China or during the American Revolutionary War (although quite where you’d find a major city on the scale of Venice or Jerusalem during that period is another matter), but these are mere speculation. Personally, I was on the rumour that had it set in revolutionary France (1789-1799).
According to Guillemot, the game has been in development for three years. No doubt we’ll be hearing much more about this in the coming months. Platforms haven’t been announced either, but let’s take a tentative guess at Xbox 360, PS3 and PC for now.
Image taken from Assassin’s Creed Revelations