Assassin’s Creed: next sequel not set in Japan

Monday, 24th February 2014 22:50 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Assassin’s Creed will not be visiting feudal Japan in its next few outings, Ubisoft’s Jade Raymond has confirmed.


In an interview with Adweek, Raymond addressed persistent rumours that the series would be taking a trip to feudal Japan – a setting that seems a natural fit for the ninja-like assassins, and which has been referenced among many others in in-game materials.

The Ubisoft Toronto managing director said agreed that feudal Japan would be a cool setting, but flat-out denied its use in Assassin’s Creed 5. Instead, the game will visit her own personal favourite historical period – although she refused to give any further hints.

Raymond did have this to say about how Ubisoft chooses its settings for the franchise:

“When we’re building a franchise, we’re thinking of a whole universe and how we’re developing a meta-story that could live on for many years in games and TV,” she said.

“If the story has nowhere to go, then you end up with the video game equivalent of The Matrix 2 or something where it’s never going to be quite as genius.”

We don’t yet know if the next Assassin’s Creed game will continue the setting of Assassin’s Creed 3 or 4, as Brotherhood and Revelations did for the second game, or if it will be an all-new numbered title. We’re expecting big things out of it, though, since it will be the first game in the series developed with next-gen hardware in mind right from the start.

Thanks, GameInformer.



  1. fearmonkey

    I loved Enzio as a Character, but Black flag is by far my favorite AC yet. I almost finished with it as far as the main mission and really have enjoyed it. I honestly get frustrated with thetypical AC gameplay of chase the guy and tackle, stay in the circle to hear conversation, etc. They need to have less of that and more of what made black flag great.

    I hope they actually make a pirate game outside of AC where it’s first person, like Farcry 3 meets Black flag. Third person isnt as immersive, I don’t feel like im in the world, but playing a character inside of it.

    I’d love to see a Babylon inspired AC.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Obernox

    Assassin’s Creed in China during the 1800s would be a great setting for the series.
    Lots of history, different culture, and architecture would bring something fresh to Assassin’s Creed.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. jomac3db

    I just hope we don’t get a dumbed down version because of current gen. I think if they focus solely on next gen then it would probably look as good as the cutscenes in ac4.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. ddtd

    I think they’ll have at least one AC title that’s a direct sequel to AC4 before they do AC5 (like AC Brotherhood).

    The story wasn’t completely resolved. Rogers is still alive and Kenway was headed to England at the end to chase him down.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. ddtd

    @ddtd Never mind. I guess his years in London were already covered in a comic or novel.

    #5 10 months ago

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