Ubisoft’s next Assassin’s Creed game will be set in Victorian London during the 19th century, according to a report.
The game is codenamed Victory, which is slated for 2015 release on PC, PS4 & Xbox One. It’ll take us “through the dirty back alleys and rattling stagecoaches of London during the Victorian era,” fans requested historical period.
The game is being developed by Ubisoft Quebec, this would be the first time Ubisoft Montreal will take a break since the first Assassin’s Creed release in 2007.
Kotaku claims to have a seven minute video of ‘target gameplay footage’ that reveals the protagonist and posted some screen grabs from the video. The game looks better than Assassin’s Creed Unity.
“The takeaway from the footage isn’t just that Assassin’s Creed is in a new place and era yet again. It’s that, apparently, Ubisoft is pushing for some gameplay innovation,” the site notes.
We can see that in the multiple fights on moving vehicles. And we can see that in the introduction of the grappling hook, which seems, at least when used inside a massive, covered train station, to allow the player-controlled character to create literal jumping-off points on the fly.
If that grappling hook works the way we think it does, then players would be able to walk into any covered space in Victory, shoot at the ceiling to drop a rope from it and then swing over to assassinate a target—or maybe escape into a crowd? This could significantly change how these games play and how gamers move through an Assassin’s Creed world.”
Update: Ubisoft issued a statement addressing the leak:
“It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked. And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we’re disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public.
The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we’re excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date.
In the meantime, our number one priority is enhancing the experience of Assassin’s Creed Unity for players.”
You can like our page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our YouTube channel, or add us to your circle on Google+ to keep yourself updated on all the latest news around the web.