Assassin's Creed: Revelations released less than two weeks ago and, fueled by some truly shocking story spoilers, players are already clamoring for another trip into the animus. While there's no doubt that the Ezio-focused Assassin's Creed locales and story formula may have caused some gamers to tire of the series (read our Assassin's Creed: Revelations review), even the most skeptical gamers should appreciate a fresh change of scenery in the upcoming 2012 Assassin's Creed installment - rumored to be a full title update, Assassin's Creed 3.
In the interest of gauging player interest, Ubisoft may have allowed a peek behind the Assassin's Creed curtain - giving a few hints as to where the franchise might take players next.
A recent Assassin's Creed user survey was first outed by Empire State Gamer, who posited that a list of historical conflicts mentioned in the questionnaire could serve as potential eras and locations that Ubisoft intends to recreate in game form - though, sadly, the list is missing a few entries from our "What We Want From Assassin’s Creed 3" article.
While work on the 2012 Assassin's Creed game is already in active development, there's no doubt that Ubisoft would still be likely to gauge player interest by including even a now set-in-stone conflict on their survey - meaning that if player interest happened to be low, the team might still have time to flesh out other side-stories or, at the very least, make sure the marketing focused on something more likely to entice players.
Check out the full list of potential locations/conflicts mentioned in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed user survey:
- The violent conflicts of the Imperial Dynasties of Medieval China
- The advent of the mighty British Empire during Victorian England
- The culmination of the Pharaoh reign in Ancient Egypt
- The invasion of the Americas by the Spanish Conquistadors
- The confrontation between the British Colonists and native Americans during the American revolution of the 18th Century
- The overthrow of the Tsar Empire by the Communists during the Russian Revolution
- The Warlord Battles in Feudal Japan
- The rise of Caesar’s Empire in Ancient Rome
Previously, we've heard rumors that seem to suggest Feudal Japan is high on the list of both the developer and hopeful gamers. That said, a few reputable reports have also suggested that Ancient Egypt would be the location of the next Assassin's Creed game. As a result, while the list certainly corroborates some speculation, there's no way of actually knowing whether or not Ubisoft is actively working on games set in any of the above mentioned time periods - since they may just be gauging interest for potential installments in 2013, 2014, etc.
Which of the above mentioned conflicts/locales would you be most interested in exploring via the animus?
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Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is out now for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
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