A not-insignificant a part of the Ubisoft Ahead livestream tonight was devoted to Murderer’s Creed. To have a good time the doughty action-adventure’s fifteenth anniversary, senior neighborhood developer Alice Terrett was joined by a, to his credit score, very excited Danny “it is the Daddy” Wallace, to put out an nearly MCU-like timeline of each Murderer’s Creed factor taking place for the following good whereas. It consists of new DLC for Valhalla, and a mysterious horror-ish tease. However prime of the record, after subsequent yr’s extra trad and compact Murderer’s Creed Mirage, is Murderer’s Creed: Codename Crimson, the following large flagship open-world RPG for the collection. And it is set in feudal Japan.
It is one of the crucial requested and long-awaited settings for an Murderer’s Creed sport, and Ubisoft stated we are going to “reside a really highly effective shinobi fantasy” in Codename Crimson. Not a lot else is thought at this stage – the tease was a couple of seconds lengthy and confirmed a personality perching on a roof in entrance of a sundown, so roofs and the solar confirmed, I suppose – not even a launch window. The sport is coming from Ubisoft Quebec, the studio behind Murderer’s Creed Odyssey, which is first rate information ‘cos I actually preferred Odyssey. Anticipate an enormous open world that you just will not 100% earlier than you die, most likely.
The opposite fascinating tease was for an additional flagship sport, this time being developed at Ubisoft Montreal. That is “a really totally different kind of Murderer’s Creed sport”, apparently, and the scant teaser trailer for this confirmed an AC brand usual out of twigs and cord, hanging from a department in a spooky forest. This, too, solely has a codename: Hexe (pronounced “heck-say”). The identify and the tease collectively lead me to imagine it is a horror-y witch sport. Not less than, I will likely be very stunned if it is a feel-good romcom. The mission is being led by Clint Hocking, he of Splinter Cell, Far Cry 2 and extra lately Watch Canine: Legion.
Elsewhere there’s an upcoming open-world cell sport (Codename Jade, set in China), and (although the final DLC was positioned as end-game content material) but extra end-game content material for Murderer’s Creed: Valhalla. Though I really feel fairly assured in saying this actually is the very last thing, as a result of it is known as The Final Chapter. It is a three-quest arc to tie up among the storylines in the primary sport, as Eivor begins to really feel the decision to new journey.
There was a small replace confirming that the Murderer’s Creed TV present they’re creating with Netflix continues to be occurring, underneath showrunner Jeb Stuart (who’s, and I am unable to imagine I am saying this, one of many writers of Die Onerous). The mysterious Infinity has raised its head once more too, with clarification that it’s “not a sport, per se”, however that Codenames Crimson and Hexe will each be related to it in some way. And, in fact, the down-low on Mirage, a extra streamlined AC sport that is going again to the collection’ roots for the large 1-5 anniversary subsequent yr.