New Assassin’s Creed game may debut in 2017
Ever since Assassin’s Creed II was released in 2009, as a follow up to the initial 2007 game, publisher Ubisoft has released a new Assassin’s Creed game every year, including last year with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Now, Kotaku, who previously broke the seal on Syndicate’s setting, reports that the series might be taking 2016 off to recoup and will be back in 2017 with a new game codenamed “Empire,” which will send the franchise to ancient Egypt.
The outlet also reports that this new biennial release pattern will become the norm for the franchise moving forward and that in the wake of no new Assassin’s Creed game, Ubisoft will instead release Watch_Dogs 2 later this year. This all remains unconfirmed for the time, so check back here for further updates as we learn them.
2016 won’t be entirely Assassin’s Creed free, however, as the feature film adaptation of the game will debut in theaters on December 21. Set in the same continuity as the games, the film stars Michael Fassbender as 21st century criminal Callum Lynch and his ancestor Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Fassbender is joined by Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), Michael K. Williams (“The Wire,” Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters), Jeremy Irons (“The Borgias”) and Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow). Justin Kurrzel (Macbeth) is directing the film from a script by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, and Michael Lesslie.