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Ubisoft: New Assassin’s Creed next year, Revelations pre-orders “significantly” higher than Brotherhood

Tuesday, 8th November 2011 18:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

During a call to investors today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced that a new Assassin’s Creed title is coming next year, and after announcing its development, refused to say any more regarding it.

However, he did say that pre-orders for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations were “significantly higher” than figures for Brotherhood, yet the firm is still expecting a “double digit decline” in sales for Revelations compared to the other title.

“We want to be careful and prudent, but we have high expectations for the product,” Guillemot said, according to Gamasutra which was listening to the call.

Sales for Brotherhood were “in line” with Assassin’s Creed II, which sold close to 9 million copies worldwide through March 2010. Brotherhood has sold 3.14 million copies in the US through the end of September.

The Assassin’s Creed franchise as a whole has moved 31 million copies since November 2007, and the number will obviously grow once Revelations is released later this month.

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  1. Liamc723

    Talk about milking a franchise, jesus christ.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. bluemanrule

    Assassins could be an annualized game but it needs a two-year break after the Ezio arc. I would like to see it shift to Egyptian civilization long before Altair. That would be awesome.

    Ubisoft made huge steps between each game. Brotherhood’s multiplayer is awesome and very interesting. AC2 was miles of ahead of AC and Revelations is the litmus test of sustenance. Can the AC experience hold out year-on-year. At any rate, best of luck to Ubisoft.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Se_7_eN

    Its OFFICIAL! Assassin’s Creed = The CoD of Action / Adventure games!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Fr34k5zInc

    @bluemanrule

    I am hoping for the exact same thing. They could twist and turn so much about the egyptian era, in a good way. But it would be hard to make. Just look at uncharted 3. Very limited gameplay in the desert level, though it does look great!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Night Hunter

    Also climbing would be horrible in Old Egypt because most of the architecture would just be huts. No real houses.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. HeavyD-Love

    They need to go future, imo. Dark, sci-fi, blade runner esque. Keep the structure/gameplay the same, but just in a futuristic city with an assassin from that time using modern weapons, modes of transport, etc. That’d be cool.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. chipvideo

    @6 Have you played Deus Ex:Human Revolution?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. bluffbluff03

    @2 Yeah, there must be a break. But I think after AC3 and not after Revelations. I mean, there is a sense behind a 2012-release of AC3 ;)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. HeavyD-Love

    @7. Yes. Didn’t like it. Plus that’s FPS. I’m talking 3rd person completely AC style, just in a futuristic setting. How come nobody else seems to see this glorious possiblilty? They’ve done the past, now do the future. That’s what the story’s about anyway so it makes total sense.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Maximum Payne

    @9 Watch walkthrough for Prey 2.
    Its everything you said but from first person.

    #10 2 years ago