Next “Assassin’s Creed” Set In London

Work is already well underway on next year’s entry in the “Assassin’s Creed” franchise and now it has a name and setting. Kotaku reports that the game will be called “Assassin’s Creed: Victory” and will take place in Victorian London.

Set in the smog-filled streets of the British capital during the industrial revolution in the latter half of the 19th century, the historical period is one that fans have been keen on seeing portrayed in the series for some time. Unlike this year where we saw two major ‘Creed’ games get a release, ‘Victory’ will be the only major new game in the series in 2015.

Like ‘Unity,’ the game will only be out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC and appears to use the same version of the Anvil game engine seen in ‘Unity’. It also marks the first full ‘Creed’ game from Ubisoft’s Quebec studio who’ve mostly been responsible for DLC of previous games such as the fourth game’s stand-alone pack “Freedom Cry” and, in an official statement from Ubisoft, have reportedly been at work on this entry “for the past few years”.

One surprise is that there’s some innovation on hand, including what sounds like an “Arkham Asylum” style grappling hook system along with fights on top of moving vehicles. Said new gameplay was on show in a seven-minute “target gameplay footage” video that was leaked to numerous outlets.

The entry comes at a time when even fans of the franchise are calling for it to take a year off and get its ducks in a row in the wake of all the technical problems that plagued ‘Unity’, a game which has scored the worst reviews of the series. ‘Victory’ needs to be a winner, and more importantly needs to be beta tested and optimised to within an inch of its life before it gets released.