Assassin’s Creed could reportedly get a full-length game set in Japan, which would be a first for the long-running series.
That comes from journalist Jeff Grubb, who has shared some details about the series during a new podcast. (opens in a new tab). After discussing the recent news that Assassin’s Creed Rift will have a Baghdad setting, the conversation turns to future entries in the series. Grubb shares that a source with a good track record has said that an upcoming Assassin’s Creed game will be set in Japan and will be more similar to the older RPG entries in the series.
However, it’s not entirely clear if this is coming as a standalone game or part of Assassin’s Creed Infinite. Grubb also stresses that he cannot confirm what the source said, although they have been in line with what was reported about Rift.
A Japan-based Assassin’s Creed game has been at the top of fans’ wish lists for years. While the series has taken us to many different countries during historical eras, the country remains untouched by the franchise. The Japanese Brotherhood of Assassins has been mentioned in several games, and a French novel called Assassin’s Creed: Fragments – The Blade of Aizu is based on it, but that’s your thing for now.
Still, fans have gotten creative while they’ve had to wait. Earlier this year, a fan put together a showcase (opens in a new tab) to tease what an Assassin’s Creed would look like in Japan, maybe we’ll find out for ourselves soon enough?
we calculate Assassin’s Creed Infinity can only mean a better, more open future for the series.. An open future that hopefully features some adventures in Japan.