Rumor: Next Assassin's Creed Title is All About Pirates

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It seems more and more like Ubisoft has forgotten what the Assassin's Creed series was supposed to be about and they just throw in whatever they think is cool. By all means Ubisoft make a pirate game, that would be awesome, but not an Assassin's Creed pirate game ok? If they could pull it off I would be amazed.

NinjaPirateZombieRobot. Well technically Assassins are ninjas so there's that and if this is true we can add pirate into the mix. Robots are not that far-fetched in the assassin's creed universe so there's a chance we may see Robot Assassins. Still not sure if there's gonna be Zombie Assassins.

Capcha: seems legit
Heh, even capcha believes this.

Abomination:

Combustion Kevin:
remember when assassinations used to be stealthy?
back in the day where they didn't involve broadsiding your victim with your man-o-war?

I really, really, really like the concept of this, absolutely, but I think the whole "assassin's creed" premise will be a ball and chain around their ankles, let there be PIRATES, arr!

We can call it "Pirate's Creed" just to maintain some brand recognition, the main tenants will across the lines of "be loyal to yer mates 'n captin", "No such thing as a fair fight" and "no deals with sea demons", it will be awesome!

Actually, ship to ship combat could be a very stealthy affair.

You need to realise that the 'ship' itself is the character in the encounter and the crew just happen to be its lifeblood. Two ships encounter each other on the high seas with no other sail in sight... who reports the aftermath if a ship is sank with no survivors? It's an assassination.

The idea of running up different flags, wearing different uniforms or even changing the name of your ship to confuse other captains is a whole new method of deception that no game has attempted yet. The Assassins of Assassin's Creed would be the perfect organization to embrace that type of naval combat.

That's a good point, but we both know that any ship of any importance was escorted by other ships, and you can't exactly "blend in" with another fleet.
Taking on other kinds of stealthy chenanigans, like hiding on board between the crew before striking could be very tense and memorable, very assassin like but not exactly taking advatage of the whole naval combat mechanic they are so excited about.
Cool nonetheless, though, it reminds me of Dutch naval battles against the Spanish or English, now those were both pirate like and had quite the incredible feats pulled off to gain victory.
If I could spend an AC game by the side of Piet Hein or michiel de Ruyter I would definately check this game out. :D

Wait a sec, that Assassin looks like Connor! But they said Connor would not return. Did...did my prayers get answered? Am I getting another adventure with the best Assassin (not literally the best actual assassin seeing as how you only silently kill 1 or 2 big bosses, but he's my favourite) Ubi have put out? YES! YES! This is so brutal!

Combustion Kevin:
That's a good point, but we both know that any ship of any importance was escorted by other ships, and you can't exactly "blend in" with another fleet.
Taking on other kinds of stealthy chenanigans, like hiding on board between the crew before striking could be very tense and memorable, very assassin like but not exactly taking advatage of the whole naval combat mechanic they are so excited about.
Cool nonetheless, though, it reminds me of Dutch naval battles against the Spanish or English, now those were both pirate like and had quite the incredible feats pulled off to gain victory.
If I could spend an AC game by the side of Piet Hein or michiel de Ruyter I would definately check this game out. :D

"Captain, the Esplanade has been sighted and is offering her services to join our escort."
"The Esplanade? I did hear she was in the area. Welcome her to our convoy. There are reports of a strong pirate presence in this area and we could use all the help we can get."

Oh snap son. Naval deception.

Doesn't have to take place in the Caribbean either. South East Asia, Horn of Africa and the coasts of India were also VERY important sea lanes... wasn't there some recent story about the Asian branches of the Assassins?

Hmmm...

Combustion Kevin:

Abomination:

Combustion Kevin:
remember when assassinations used to be stealthy?
back in the day where they didn't involve broadsiding your victim with your man-o-war?

I really, really, really like the concept of this, absolutely, but I think the whole "assassin's creed" premise will be a ball and chain around their ankles, let there be PIRATES, arr!

We can call it "Pirate's Creed" just to maintain some brand recognition, the main tenants will across the lines of "be loyal to yer mates 'n captin", "No such thing as a fair fight" and "no deals with sea demons", it will be awesome!

Actually, ship to ship combat could be a very stealthy affair.

You need to realise that the 'ship' itself is the character in the encounter and the crew just happen to be its lifeblood. Two ships encounter each other on the high seas with no other sail in sight... who reports the aftermath if a ship is sank with no survivors? It's an assassination.

The idea of running up different flags, wearing different uniforms or even changing the name of your ship to confuse other captains is a whole new method of deception that no game has attempted yet. The Assassins of Assassin's Creed would be the perfect organization to embrace that type of naval combat.

That's a good point, but we both know that any ship of any importance was escorted by other ships, and you can't exactly "blend in" with another fleet.
Taking on other kinds of stealthy chenanigans, like hiding on board between the crew before striking could be very tense and memorable, very assassin like but not exactly taking advatage of the whole naval combat mechanic they are so excited about.
Cool nonetheless, though, it reminds me of Dutch naval battles against the Spanish or English, now those were both pirate like and had quite the incredible feats pulled off to gain victory.
If I could spend an AC game by the side of Piet Hein or michiel de Ruyter I would definately check this game out. :D

What would even be better: the Eighty Years War! Freerunning through Amsterdam, Delft, Antwerp and Leiden to kill hidden templars. We could be going against the Duke of Alva and try to kill Philip II (the über templar at the time). Christiaan Huygens can make cool additions to your armor (like Leonardo da Vinci) Also they could make the dukes of Egmont and Horne Assassins who were caught. Oh the possibilities!!!! :D
We could call it Assassin's Creed Rebellion!

Ubisoft, Make it happen!

Mausthemighty:
snippers

the same way an AC in the french revolution would've been badass, but we couldn't have that either, could we?

Combustion Kevin:

Mausthemighty:
snippers

the same way an AC in the french revolution would've been badass, but we couldn't have that either, could we?

Unfortunately not... *wants to cry in a dark corner*

erttheking:
As the one of ten people who actually like Assassin's Creed 3, I like this concept.

Jesus, I've been reading here and indeed not many people enjoyed AC 3, strange thing is EVERYONE, with no exception, that i know personally and played the game loved it. Hell, I loved it and I couldn't take any more of AC...

On the subject: looking forward for it ;) But I'd really rather go all ninja with a japanese setting with you as a ninja, obviously. I just wish they get the ninja concept right, instead of the stupid misguiding non-sense we're usually sold (as in ninjas and samurais are sworn enemies, that sort of crap).

boots:
Personally I'm hoping for Assassin's Creed IV: Actually Assassinating People Instead Of Farting About. Huh. Us gamers and our ludicrously high expectations.

Blasphemy! You WILL have hours of tedious minigames and pointless side professions that add absolutely nothing to the overall story and are just a way for you to earn money for all the equipment upgrades you DON'T need to buy seeing as how we've re-worked the heath system and the tomahawk turns you into a one-man-killing-machine and you WILL enjoy them! You certainly won't be compelled to just skip all that crap as the nonsense, pointless fluff it is!

DVS BSTrD:

MegaManOfNumbers:
So what? They go for Assassin Pirates BEFORE Assassin Ninjas?

Goddamnit.

Well it's not like they were going to do Assassin Zombies first now were they?

You just shut your dirty mouth right now, don't give them any more lame ideas!

More of that naval combat from ASSCREED3 is A O K with me! :D

Huh. I was going to say that I'm skeptical about this as I thought Ubisoft said they weren't going to go back in time for future games in the AC series but I guess the likelihood of them sticking to that isn't very high. Didn't play ACIII however did play Liberation and if the people who wrote the characters and story for both of those games were the same then I probably will ignore this if they do so for this game as well... If this is real that is.

If Henry Rollins isn't an NPC, i don't want to know.

RJ 17:

boots:
Personally I'm hoping for Assassin's Creed IV: Actually Assassinating People Instead Of Farting About. Huh. Us gamers and our ludicrously high expectations.

Blasphemy! You WILL have hours of tedious minigames and pointless side professions that add absolutely nothing to the overall story and are just a way for you to earn money for all the equipment upgrades you DON'T need to buy seeing as how we've re-worked the heath system and the tomahawk turns you into a one-man-killing-machine and you WILL enjoy them! You certainly won't be compelled to just skip all that crap as the nonsense, pointless fluff it is!

At one point - after sort of operating in ACIII on autopilot for a good while - I came back to myself and realised that I was playing a game of bowls. I, as Connor Kenway legendary Assassin, was standing next to a bearded man and playing a game that I've never actually seen played by anyone under the age of 60.

And it went on for ages. This was one of the main homestead missions: to play a game of bowls. I don't think there was even any music, just these two guys standing next to each other and taking it in turns to chuck a ball at another ball. Occasionally the bearded man would say something like, "That was a good one, Connor." And then he'd take his turn. And I'd take my turn. In bowls. In the bowls minigame. The bowls minigame in Assassin's Creed III.

And when it finally ended I just sort of wandered off in a daze, and a little marker popped up on my map to let me know that I could come back and play bowls again any time I wanted.

In Assassin's Creed III. I could strive for a high score. In the bowls minigame. In Assassin's Creed III.

I don't want more boat battles, i want my Assassin's Creed, with parkour and assassinating, interesting locales, high buildings, NOT more boat battles, that's not what the series is about. This might be the first AC game on console that i won't buy, if it centers around boat battles.

boots:

Darks63:
So Are they gonna crowbar in that the Bermuda triangle is caused by a piece of Eden?

Don't you know? EVERYTHING is caused by a Piece of Eden. Even bacon.

Partially true. Everyone knows that bacon came from the Garden of Eden.

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