The Next Assassin’s Creed Game Is Going To The Highest Fan Requested Time Period

Assassin's Creed is going to Feudal Japan in an upcoming installment in the video games series, like fans have been asking for.

By Jason Collins | Published

In addition to revealing more details and a CGI teaser trailer for their upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Ubisoft also recently laid out a map for the entire future of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. There are several other adventures coming down the line, and one of them is set in the highest fan-requested time period — Feudal Japan. The game still doesn’t have an official title, and no other details about it were disclosed, except its code name — Codename Red.

The very short tease for the game was similarly devoid of any details. However, we did get to see an animated glimpse of a shinobi warrior (a fancy way of saying “ninja”) jumping on the rooftops in feudal Japan. Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will be the next entry in the franchise, likely to follow after the previously announced Assassin’s Creed Mirage. However, it’s still unclear which gameplay style it would approach, considering the latter’s distancing from the RPG elements that have possessed the franchise.

Fans have been clamoring for a Japan-based Assassin’s Creed game for years now, and it would appear that Ubisoft finally gave in. Considering Ubisoft’s push for Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which we previously mentioned, why wouldn’t the studio introduce a Japan-based game? Ghost of Tsushima most certainly needs competition, and Ubisoft aims for Assassin’s Creed Infinity to become a hub for everything Assassin’s Creed, so it stands to reason to pump out as many titles as possible — as long as they maintain a sensible level of quality.

Other than a Japan-based Assassin’s Creed game and the previously mentioned Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Ubisoft has another codename project in its sleeve, called Codename Hex. There’s next-to-none information about this project, but rumors suggest that it might have ties with Holy Roman Empire. All three should be added to Infinity next to other games, thus creating an Assassin’s Creed platform that encompasses various time periods and locales and helps players transition between them more seamlessly.

In other gaming news, a few weeks back, we learned that the Prince of Persia: The Sand of Time remake is in serious trouble, and the entire project was returned to the drawing board. This isn’t the first time a gaming company has hit the reset switch on a project, but the game’s removal from pre-ordering isn’t a really good sign. However, the French publisher finally shed some light on Beyond Good & Evil 2, confirming that the game is still in development, despite losing one of its directors due to his involvement in various controversies within the company.

In other news, Ubisoft also announced that the Chinese conglomerate Tencent is buying a 49.9% stake in the company for nearly $300 million. This wasn’t done directly but rather through Guillemot Brothers Limited, which is the chief investment vehicle through which the founders of Ubisoft manage their control of the company. Tencent actually had a 4.5% share in Ubisoft and had now paid almost double the worth of shares to purchase additional shares. Apparently, the Chinese conglomerate is also betting money on the success of Assassin’s Creed.