New Assassin’s Creed Teaser Image Hides Some Mysterious Symbols

on May 11, 2015 4:47 PM

A few days ago we reported about some interesting messages in a teaser image of the new Assassin’s Creed that is going to be revealed tomorrow.

Interestingly, over the past few days, the official Assassin’s Creed account tweeted six tiles showing a different ultra-high resolution version of the same brass knuckles, without the “messages” on the wooden table. You can see the complete picture above and the individual tweets at the bottom of the post (click on them for the fun 3000 x 2000 pixel version).

I was wondering why they would tweet this picture in tiles, but squinting a bit and thanks to the higher resolution, I noticed some mysterious symbols hidden by the decorations of the brass knuckle.

One is the usual emblem of the Assassins, but that’s just the most obvious. There also is a cog, a horse carriage, a locomotive and a crown. Some of the messages in the tweets also seem to hint pretty directly to the symbols included in the related tile.

For instance “race over” seems to indicate the horse carriage,  “Don’t be late” is associated with the locomotive, “Who wears the crown” is obviously hinting to the crown. Interestingly, the question might also tease some kind of political intrigue related to the identity of the Queen.

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What those symbols mean is a mystery. They could indicate the industrial revolution, which is considered ended in 1840. The game is definitely set during the reign of Queen Victoria (She’s the only queen in that time frame, and the “God Save the Queen” message in the previous teaser image is pretty telling), who was crowned in 1837.

To complicate things, in the previous teaser image there was a quite from a book by Charles Dickens published in 1845.

It’ll be interesting to see if those symbols will have some relevance in the story, but for now, if you have any theory of your own, do let us know in the comments.

 /  Executive News Editor
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