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Assassin's Creed 3 to star Ezio

Ubisoft Montreal working on title; Game will 'follow-up' on AC2 story
Ubisoft's new Assassin's Creed game (which we're taking a punt on being AC3) will again star Italian hero Ezio, Ubisoft has confirmed - and will be created by the same studios behind AC2.

The publisher today revealed that the story of the game will be a "follow-up" to AC2.

CVG reported yesterday that Ubisoft was hard at work on a sequel, which the company is due to release before March 2011. A Christmas release is looking likely.

"We have a new Assassin's Creed that we expect will be a very high quality product that as well as an offline component will have a multiplayer component," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said today.

"It is the same studios because it's not only one studio creating the game, but an association of studios and they are working together to make it happen."

A fellow Ubisoft spokesman then added: "The game will take place with the same hero, which is Ezio, and will follow-up the story that took place in Assassin's Creed 2."

Guillemot confirmed the game would be sold at a "full price point".

The majority of AC2 was developed by Ubisoft Montreal.

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Bloody hell, even after yesterday's report, I didn't expect that!

I guess this can only be good news, although it does heighten my fears that the game will go stale, especially if there's DLC coming out and with a (relatively) small gap between AC 2 and 3.

I don't think anyone was really looking forward to playing as Desmond, where they?
lwill on 14 Jan '10
super.. bring it on.
plonkman on 14 Jan '10
DI'PATZZI!!!

that guff where you start as a punk in a puma hoodie and go time traveling is nonsense.

would be better if it was just set in one time. would be more immersive.

but then they wouldnt have a cheap easy way of coming up with any old storyline. Rolling Eyes
svd_grasshopper on 14 Jan '10
im pretty sure i read elsewhere that it wouldnt be called assasins creed 3 and would be a spinoff instead.
infernoxXx on 14 Jan '10
m pretty sure i read elsewhere that it wouldnt be called assasins creed 3 and would be a spinoff instead.

I'm with you on this one, makes no sense considering the ending of the second game. Seem like they are trying to captialise upon something that worked once...

Well any excuse to learn more Italian i guess.

that guff where you start as a punk in a puma hoodie and go time traveling is nonsense.

And yet it's infinitely better than what passes as a storyline in MW2. One step at a time..
jazzy_p on 14 Jan '10
i was hoping that it went to a different time and closer to now like its been going, or even be set now as you have learnd all of altiar and enzio's assassins techniques, so now desmond has the ability to be the assassin which is how it ended on AC2, even the woman speaking directly to desmond in the game set it up to now as they fled.

if its only a trilogy as ubi stated at the start i was hoping more desmond in the final game.

also i read that the new AC game was a spin off and not offically AC3. if the news above is true then im gutted, enzio was cool but i dont want to be the same charecter when you can be anybody through time. kind of spoils the point of the anubis really.
A HERO EMERGES on 14 Jan '10
Gah, and I was really hoping we'd get to play Altair again for a short while before then being in control of his kids to face against Genghis Khan Sad (anyone who paid enough attention to AC2 should know why I'm saying that).
dark_gamer on 14 Jan '10
Sigh, just let us play as Desmond ffs. I want to kill that Doc, and go free running with guns.
RandyChimp on 14 Jan '10
I really can't imagine how AC multiplayer would work. The stealth at the heart of the gameplay works because the NPCs are fairly stupid, or at least, they're not *expecting* that guy walking towards them to have hidden blades.
G00N3R on 15 Jan '10
Also if we are to play as Ezio, seeing as he already has all of his abilities thus far, what are the developers going to add in on top?
MPH on 15 Jan '10
I really can't imagine how AC multiplayer would work. The stealth at the heart of the gameplay works because the NPCs are fairly stupid, or at least, they're not *expecting* that guy walking towards them to have hidden blades.

Maybe, just maybe, this will star Ezio but he will be training up his son/daughter and that's who we will control? And in MP one person will control Ezio and the other his offspring?

Everything's kinda speculation atm though Neutral
MPH on 15 Jan '10
A new Assassin's Creed game will be nothing short of amazing. Even though i think Altair is a much better character than Ezio. Maybe if there's an online Co - Op mode Altair will be a playable character?
David Macphail on 15 Jan '10
Don't think this will be Assassin's Creed 3, it wouldnt make sense to continue with Ezio. My guess is that its a spin off like the ones that were released for psp and ds; i doubt they will release a new AC one year after the last, it would be a rushed development which exists only to bring in the money and it would just be the same old with no new features. like COD...
Burney123456789 on 15 Jan '10
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