Assassin’s Creed III could have a World War II setting

Tuesday, 13th October 2009 18:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Ubisoft has discussed the possibility of Assassin’s Creed III being set during World War II with a female assassin.

Speaking to Xbox World 360, producer Sébastien Puel said it would make having a female protagonist interesting due to the female-run economy of WWII-era France and England.

“We’ve had discussions on that very topic,” said Puel. “It could be really interesting but we’d need to find the right time period and place for that.

“Where would that make sense? We don’t want to just decide we want to change and have a female hero as the first inspiration is always the time period, but if you’re talking about, say, World War II the economies in England and France were run by women because the men were off fighting.

Adding that there’s always the possibilty for more than just triology, creative director Patrice Fortier piped in saying: “What’s so great about Assassin’s Creed is that we can just expand and expand. I’m often asked if we’re doing a third game after ACII… I mean, we could do 35 of these.”

Guess Puel forgot that America’s economy was run by women as well during WWII. Heck, if not for that, Marilyn Monroe would have been Norma Jean forever.

Via CVG.



  1. Suikoden Fan

    assassinate hitler and stalin?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. conk donk

    Well, we certainly need more games set during WWII

    #2 5 years ago
  3. SticKboy

    I really, really hope they steer clear of WW2 and carry on exploring eras in which no videogames have ever been set before.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Bulk Slash

    It’s an interesting idea, but escaping guards with swords by slowly scaling the face of a building is one thing. Escaping Nazis carrying machine guns by slowly climbing the face of a building is another…

    I hope they don’t plan to drag Desmond’s story out across 35 games, I was annoyed enough that AC1 didn’t have an ending.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DaMan

    ” What’s so great about Assassin’s Creed is that we can just milk and milk. ”

    and WW2, female assassin. what an original concept.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. satsugai

    Ugh no thanks, can’t stand the WWII setting anymore, it’s been done to death. Besides Assassins Creed with guns would feel wrong, stick to the blades and throwing knives.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    What would be wrong with the Revolutionary War – there were loads of women who fought in that one to a degree. I don’t think that era is used enough. Just my two cents – which won’t even get you a piece of gum.

    Edit: Plus with the forefathers (Franklin esp) hobnobbing with secret societies, one would think that era would be right up this franchise’s alley.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Freek

    Okay, so lets abandon EVERYTHING that made series popular to this day, and turn it into another WW2 action game, but with a bitt of stealth?

    And he posibility of doing an infinite amount of them? That doesn’t sound like they have an overarcing storyline planned out. Wich is a shame because that makes the possibility of more AC less and less apealing.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. SticKboy

    The next AC should be set in the French Revolution – I can think of no better setting, personally.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. satsugai

    Viva la Résistance.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    Well considering the secret societies supposedly hanging out in France at the time, yeah, the French Revolution would be pretty awesome.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. SticKboy

    Yeah, that and the fact that the “de-Christianization” of French society during the Revolution as part of the Reign of Terror would play into the existing storyline absolutely perfectly.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. joshua nash

    NO, AC3 should in no fucking way have anything to do with WW2 cause if you to free in a WW2 era France get the saboteur, they should just make AC3 about desmond using his uber-assassin skills to kill/stop the templar’s from taking over the world

    #13 5 years ago
  14. inwill12

    Worst idea ever, people want to go and assassinate in times were there were no guns (or a few in AC II’s case) and i would prefer a male assassin.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    this just in AC4 will take place in the flintstone era
    and UC2 will still be GOTY

    #15 5 years ago
  16. freedoms_stain

    “That doesn’t sound like they have an overarcing storyline planned out.”

    I think they have a plan for Desmond, but in reaching the end of that plan there’s scope for doing whatever the hell they like with his “ancestors”.

    Desmond must be a freak of nature btw, with all these memories lurking in his genome, where the fuck are all the genes? (yeah, I know the coding portion of the genome is tiny, but come on)

    #16 5 years ago
  17. DarkElfa

    Well, with the mixes in religion, mysticism and high profile targets, WWII would actually be an excellent setting for the 3rd game, but only if they kept the weapons melee. I’m up for 35 of these, anyone else?

    Personally, I’d like to see it take place in the present Think about it, you could climb the Empire State building and jump off into a dumpster, lolz.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. OrbitMonkey

    Christ what next? Assassin’s Creed Zombie Mode?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. SticKboy

    Actually, an Assassin’s Creed vs Zombies game sounds like several shades of awesome.

    But nowhere near as awesome as an AC set in the French Revolution. Or the colonisation of South America by the Spanish and Portuguese. Or the race for Africa in the 1800s by the European colonial powers. You could literally do it anywhere, anywhen, so making the jump to the 20th Century after only two games would seem awfully short-sighted.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Whizzo

    World War II the economies in England and France were run by women because the men were off fighting.

    What bizarre version of history did this person learn?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Hydraulic Valves

    Really cool.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. SticKboy

    Um, Whizzo… the truth? Who do you think was working in the factories, farms and shipyards during the war? I was always taught that they were almost exclusively run by women as all the men were away fighting.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Whizzo

    All the men weren’t off fighting, conscription in Britain didn’t apply to any man over 41 and if they were younger than that and in a reserved occupation they weren’t allowed to fight either.

    Women did make up a hell of lot more of the work force than they did pre-war, especially in industries where they didn’t work traditionally, but to suggest they ran the economy is a stretch.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    Will it be called “Assassins Creed: Velvet Assassin” by any chance?

    #24 5 years ago
  25. unacomn

    No, more like Velvet Assassins Creed. Staring Faucon Winters.

    #25 5 years ago

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