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Assassin's Creed III details possibly leaked by Ubisoft survey

According to a supposedly-official Ubisoft marketing survey, the next Assassin's Creed - presumably Assassin's Creed III - could contain faster free running, enhanced Eagle Vision, a crafting tool, and several other additions and reinventions, even including a new assassin, time period, and city.

If it is legit, it's still just a survey, and not a list of definite changes, but it may give insight into Ubisoft's direction. Without further lead-up to the obvious Family Feud reference...survey says:

Would you like to see ____ in the sequel to the ASSASSIN'S CREED: BROTHERHOOD?

1) An upgrade to the assassin's blade that increases the fluidity and speed of free-running

2) An enhanced Eagle Vision: see the patrol paths of guards, spot clues to complex navigation puzzles, detect when characters are lying during interrogations, etc.

3) An intuitive crafting tool that lets you create custom bombs from dozens of ingredients found throughout the game world

4) Tactical use of a variety of bombs suited to unique contexts and situations (smoke, poison, flash, explosive, etc.)

5) An additional objective where you and your Assassins guild fight against the Templars to gain control of a city, district by district

6) Playing as a new Assassin, in a different historical time period

7) A continuation of Ezio's story as the leader of the Assassins, set outside of Italy

8) Deeper connectivity between all the Assassin's Creed projects (eg. an action you make on the Facebook game will impact your game experience on the console; events that you read about in the comics will be related to the storyline of the videogames, etc.)

9) Online Cooperative Mode

10) Offline Cooperative Mode

11) The availability of new maps for the Multiplayer

12) A choice of additional Multiplayer characters with new skill-sets

13) Playing new Multiplayer modes

14) A deeper team-based Multiplayer experience (guilds / squads that have common objectives, new tools for clan management, etc.)

15) A customization of the Multiplayer experience (logos, avatars, objects, team names, etc.)

That's a lot of italicized ideas, but it all sounds like what we'd expect Ubisoft to be considering for its next Creed game. A change of scenery, for example, has already been hinted at by Geoffroy Sardin, Ubisoft's chief of marketing and sales in Europe.

Speaking to MCV last month, Sardin commented, “If you’ve read the comic books you will see that we took Assassin’s Creed to the USSR, or Caesar’s Rome – that’s a good example of what we could do in the coming years in the next video games."

We would have our fingers crossed for the USSR, but we tore off our crossin' fingers when we read the survey's Facebook integration suggestion.

Sardin has also stated that the next 'big' Assassin's Creed game will be out in 2011, so we shouldn't have to wait long to find out which of the survey's suggestions, if any, will be realized.

Dec 3, 2010

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44 comments

  • Sarge494 - January 4, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    I would like definitely see a new assassin. maybe russian. but i would like to see a cooperative campaign. maybe use an old assassin recruit that you can select out of "favortism" lol. but new assassin would be cool, all the way. also bonuses done in the story should be unlocked in the multiplayer. like playin as ezio or altair. or maybe even some of the villians like cesare. You also have your allies such as Il Lupe or Sam Fisher, some one from the old games that Ubi made. IDK. Sure all would be cool though.
  • potpan0 - December 18, 2010 1:40 a.m.

    I don't know if I got the wrong end of the stick, but at the end of Brotherhood, I heard Minerva say 'born of friends and foes' (or something like that). Does this mean we will have a game were we will play as a Tempar (who maybe turns to the Assassins). I think that'd be cool as it would flesh out the templars a bit more.
  • BurntToShreds - December 6, 2010 7:14 p.m.

    I have to second Victorian London, only for the opportunity for delicious Steampunk.
  • shakhtardfc1 - December 6, 2010 2:54 p.m.

    I have to agree with some comments on here. Multiplayer - great as a one-off thing, but it's not right for this type of game. I enjoyed having the other assassin's available to help you during this game, and would like to see this carried over into the next game if possible. Ezio's story should now be finished (if allbeit a brief look back at his later life and explaining why he went back to Monteriggoni after the war was over). Desmond should definately now be the main character. Anything but that in the "supposed" last game of this series is criminal. Co-op would be nice, but don't make it mandatory. I hate games like that.
  • pin316 - December 6, 2010 12:58 p.m.

    - drop the multiplayer...it was a nice touch as a one-off, but the core games of the series are brilliant as standalone SP games. Don't skimp on the story just to throw in some cheap MP... - If Ezio is in it, it should be briefly. If this is finishing the series off then it sbould involve a new Assassin and Desmond with interwoven stories. - Pertaining to the above, i reckon that the American History (somewhere within colonization - civil war) could be pretty cool for the new assassin's setting. There is a huge amount of room for Templar-involvement (tie it into freemasonry and you're sorted), and then presuming Desmond is still in America you could have him in the same environment as the assassin 250-400 years later following up on clues/relics that were left behind etc... - If they even remotely try to tie the core game (anything involving main story or gameplay) into Facebook or Mobile phones, then i'm gonna find whoever's responsible and push lego into their pets' eyes.
  • rafoca - December 6, 2010 12:13 p.m.

    Co-op online and offline in the main campaign. That is what AC needs.
  • Zeb364 - December 6, 2010 7:46 a.m.

    I definately want to see a new Assassin in a new setting, all of which relates back to Desmond as that's what makes a numbered Assassin's Creed game a numbered Assassin's Creed game (aside from the number of course. On the other side of the coin, Ubisoft can fuck off with the Facebook integration idea. We don't need facebook and twitter to be a part of everything we do in a day. This keeps up and everytime we flush some shit down the toilet it will automatically send out a tweet.
  • Markstone - December 6, 2010 3:01 a.m.

    It would be awesome if they moved the story to a different character/time (you can only do so much change in Ezio's lifetime). Maybe ninjas in feudal Japan :D
  • sarge_51 - December 6, 2010 2:36 a.m.

    Yeah, I'm very in favour of a new location and Assassin. Ezio and Rennaissance Italy was absolutely awesome, but I think a new locale and person would be a very good change of pace. As for time period, I say French Revolution. It has all the good markers: all sorts of violent intrigue, revolution in thought, plenty of chances for people to be Templars. Maybe Robespierre was one; after his death at the 9 Thermidor, people started to calm down and get less... decapitate-y. For that positive result, an Assassin could have orchestrated it.
  • AGENTJORRRG - December 6, 2010 1:29 a.m.

    Russian Spy, WW1 at first, Russin Bolshevik Revolution after a bit. That is all.
  • EffinChrys - December 6, 2010 12:50 a.m.

    How's bout a whole new assassin for AC3, then without hopefully milking the whole series dry, make an AC4 and have the game switch between each of the 3 assassins at different points in the game??
  • tuomotaivainen - December 5, 2010 11:53 p.m.

    *wonders where the fuck is there "All of the above" option*
  • Ricitor - December 5, 2010 8:58 p.m.

    I really dont want to play as Ezio anymore. If maybe you are a new assassin and Ezio is your mentor in this new game I wouldnt mind but its starting to get stale real fast playing as the same character
  • Fiin - December 5, 2010 4:50 a.m.

    Dont mind the MP ideas.. but the FB idea is really dumb imo.
  • DarknessWithin - December 5, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    I think it should be set in a war time era, like WWI, and you start off all crazy shooting until you get captured by the enemies and you assassinate the enemies from inside or something
  • flyincheezweasel - December 5, 2010 12:52 a.m.

    I would like to see the series take on Victorian England. Think about it, Jack the Ripper, Scotland Yard, and Steampunk tools for stabbing. Imagine executing a leap of faith off of Big Ben.
  • dudeseven - December 4, 2010 7:14 p.m.

    @Overlord153 Al Mualim did that in the original Assassin's Creed
  • Overlord153 - December 4, 2010 6:13 p.m.

    I would like to see that if I make a leap of faith off of the tallest building in the game the people chasing me would go there's no way he could survive that. Also I want an Assassian who betrayed the brotherhood to be a main villian. How cool would it be since he knows all of the Brotherhood's tricks?
  • Meeko - December 4, 2010 5:51 p.m.

    It's nice to see a company even entertaining the idea of offline co-op. Don't see nearly enough of that these days.
  • AwesomeGuitarSoloMan - December 4, 2010 4:51 p.m.

    Let's head to the land of the rising sun Ninjas are realy Assassins, anyone?

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