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Offstar1029
07-12-2014, 04:57 AM
Here is the best possible idea for Assassins Creed 5 or if you guy's at Ubisoft are already starting on it this is an idea for the next game after it so well here it is.

PS. no idea if this is in the right place.


I see a lot of people asking for Feudal Japan, but I think a slightly different approach would be better in-line with the AC franchise; the Bak-umatsu (the word gets censored without the dash) the end of the Edo period and the shogunate, the formation of the Meiji government.

It can start at or shortly before the arrival of the black ships commanded by Commodore Mathew Perry, who is actually a Templar. Their real interest in forcing Japan to open its ports is to seek out something belonging to the First Civilization and the assassins are trying to stop it, of course, but they also get caught up in the chaos of the revolution.

Early in the game, you can walk around armed to the teeth, just as we've become accustomed to. And then, the Sword Ban aimed at disarming the samurai happens and stealth becomes much more important. It's no longer practical (or safe) to be seen openly wearing a sword; the hidden blades, daggers, poisons, thrown weapons, rope darts, chain whips and the like all become the new weapons of choice because they're easier to conceal, in addition to unarmed combat.

The question is, when it comes to their involvement in the war, which side do the assassins take? Do they fight to preserve the traditions of the land that have endured for centuries or do they fight for the new government in the hope that all people will be equal in the Meiji? Perhaps the brotherhood is split and they end up taking arms against each other over what's best for the people. It may all boil down to how long the Assassin Order has been entrenched in Japan and the history they have with the shogunate.

The Templars will still need to be dealt with, of course, and they need to play a much more prominent role than they did in 4 (nothing against 4; it's my favorite of the franchise now). Assassination is the main focus again and open warfare is a background thing.

And not all the Templars are foreigners; there are homegrown members who seek to destabilize the country and government for their own selfish ends and to make it easier to find First Civilization artifacts. It is the Templars who forced Japan to open its harbors and the Templars who are driving the civil war raging across the country.

And our big-bad "brute" of the game? Of course we'll have them, but this time there's something worse; the smaller, more agile, and very deadly members of the Shinsengumi; no matter which side the assassins choose, it's almost a given that they will run afoul of the legendary Wolves of Mibu eventually (and yes, they were a real group, not a creation solely for manga).

I've always been a fan of the anime/manga Rurouni Kenshin and it just hit me one day that the assassins would make perfect hitokiri, manslayers. The time period is ripe with material and plenty of people keep requesting samurai and ninja; the revolution would give them some of that, though perhaps not enough to satisfy some. Still, I find it a more interesting prospect than the traditional feudal Japan setting.

Compliments of Ryubushi you can see his original post here:
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/01/29/ubisoft-hasnt-really-planned-the-end-of-assassins-creed

Calvarok
07-12-2014, 05:13 AM
I doubt there's going to be a numbered assassin's creed game again. Unity fulfills all the categories they laid out for what makes a numbered sequel, yet it's not numbered.

The setting as you describe it sounds interesting, and I love the idea of a focus on unarmed combat. would do a lot to reduce the ridiculous bodycount our ancestors tend to rack up, and give the game a different feel, maybe new mechanics too.

Sekuiya.
07-12-2014, 05:40 AM
PS: They're probably already working on the next AC (after AC:U), the one after, and the one after the after is probably in pre-production or something.
With "luck", there's even an extra 4th title in production. Without counting possible mobile ventures.

But that's just my bet.

Calvarok
07-12-2014, 06:00 AM
PS: They're probably already working on the next AC (after AC:U), the one after, and the one after the after is probably in pre-production or something.
With "luck", there's even an extra 4th title in production. Without counting possible mobile ventures.

But that's just my bet.
well actually ubi came out and said that they have at lest three AC games in development at all times so... yup.