New Assassin’s Creed Game Leaks?

Is a new one on the way?

By Douglas Helm | Published

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Assassin’s Creed fans have a lot to be happy about this week. First, the Ezio Collection was announced yesterday for the Nintendo Switch, which means Switch owners out there will get to experience some of the best games in the series and the full story of the fan-favorite Ezio Auditore da Firenze. An expansion to the latest game, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, was also announced. The Dawn of Ragnarok expansion will actually let you play as the legendary Norse god Odin. Finally, it looks like a potential leak of a brand new Assassin’s Creed game is also making the news rounds.

A new report from Bloomberg shows that there will potentially be a new Assassin’s Creed title, currently, under the pseudonym of Rift, that is in development. The Assassin’s Creed series is known for its vast, historic open worlds, but it looks like this game will be focusing on a smaller scale, stealth-heavy experience set in the city of Bagdhad. While we’ll probably get a beautifully historic recreation of the city, it looks like the game will be more focused this time around. Apparently, the game started as another expansion to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla but is now going to be its own title.

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Basim of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Sources are also saying that the game will be focusing on the character Basim. The character was an antagonist in Valhalla and was well-liked by those who played the game. It’s likely this warm reception led Ubisoft to want to make something that will dive deeper into that character and his origins or motivations. The game is supposedly reported to release late this year or in early 2023, so if the game exists there should be an announcement or trailer coming our way soon.

This definitely seems like an interesting and refreshing direction for the Assassin’s Creed series to go in. The franchise lost some steam after the beloved Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag in 2013. The entries in the series after that were a mixed bag, with a lot of fans getting bored with the direction until Assassin’s Creed: Origins brought the series back to life in 2017. The entries that followed, Odyssey and Valhalla had warm receptions from fans as well. Still, many fans of the series feel a bit burnt out with the open world and somewhat repetitive formula the games have become known for. A smaller, more intimate Assassin’s Creed game that centers on the actual assassination part of being an assassin might be just the shot in the arm the series needs to get everyone back on board.

In the meantime, if you do love the open worlds of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Vallhalla continues to appease fans of the series, with new content being released fairly often. You should be able to get your fix in that Viking-populated world until Ubisoft pushed out the next entry in the near future. There’s also the in-development Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which looks to be an online platform for the series that will continually update over time. Stay tuned for more.