New images and info were leaked on next year’s big Assassin’s Creed. The title, called Assassin’s Creed: Victory, will take place in Victorian London.
The images showcase the protagonist exploring the city while carrying out an assassination attempt for a mysterious woman. The target is a man named Roderick Bulmer, who has been trafficking little girls for the assassins’ ancestral enemies. “The templars must receive our message,” the woman says. “You must send it in blood.”
There are also some new gameplay mechanics at work, such as fighting and balancing on a moving vehicle (you fight on a carriage going at full speed) and using a grapling hook to traverse long distances. The protagonist can also change clothes to better disguise himself as he travels through London — in the leaked gameplay, he swaps his trademark hood for a top hat.
Ubisoft will use the Anvil engine, the same one used for Unity, to develop this game. So far no release date and platforms for the game have been revealed. You can check out the gallery below of screenshots from the short gameplay showing.
After the story was broken, Ubisoft sent an official statement to PC Gamer about the leaks:
It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked. And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we’re disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public. The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we’re excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date. In the meantime, our number one priority is enhancing the experience of Assassin’s Creed Unity for players.