According to Ashraf Ismail, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s director, ‘it wouldn’t be surprising to see a female assassin in future.’

“I would say it wouldn’t be surprising to see a female assassin coming up in a mainline Assassin’s Creed,” Ismail told IGN. “But for us, for Black Flag, it was always Edward.”

Connor and Aveline

“Really early on, we decided to tell the story of the Kenways. So we already had in place the idea to tell Edward, Haytham, and Connor. This was actually years ago, we had this,” Ismail explained. So in the grand scheme of the Assassin’s Creed III and Black Flag era, “we actually never thought, ‘could this be a woman?'”

“From the pirate perspective, there were a few famous women pirates. But it wasn’t common. So we didn’t want that element to be a detail people got stuck on,” he said.

When asked if putting men in starring roles was a branding decision, to that Ismail said, “I actually don’t know what the brand team is working on for the next few games,” he explained. “But the concept of a female assassin, I can tell you it’s not a no-no, it’s not something we’re trying to avoid at all.”

We’ve also got extra Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag content for you:

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag First Details Unveiled
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Fact Sheet
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Internal Q&A
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s 40% Missions Are Naval-based
Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag ‘Very Different’ From ACIII

Pre-order Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will launch on October 29th in the US, and November 1st everywhere else for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U.


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