It’s lastly taking place: Murderer’s Creed goes to Japan. After a collection of earlier experiences and leaks, Ubisoft lastly made the information official throughout Saturday’s 2022 gaming showcase.
It was only a quick tease, however we received a fast animated glimpse of a ninja slinking by means of the shadows in feudal Japan. Referred to as Challenge Purple in the intervening time, Ubisoft confirmed the sport would be the subsequent main entry within the collection’ newest open world RPG flip. Improvement is being led by Ubisoft Quebec, the studio that beforehand helmed Murderer’s Creed Odyssey. It’s additionally being directed by Jonathan Dumont, one of many many senior figures inside Ubisoft to be accused of bullying and different poisonous conduct throughout a office reckoning on the firm in 2020. The corporate has beforehand claimed that anybody accused of misconduct had been completely investigated and sanctioned the place applicable.
Followers have been hoping for an Murderer’s Creed sport based mostly in Japan for years, and it seems the French writer has lastly relented. How precisely the collection’ evolving open world RPG method will play on the market stays to be seen, however now it looks like Sucker Punch’s critically-acclaimed stealthy sandbox Ghost of Tsushima will formally have some competitors.
The rumors across the sport, codenamed Challenge Purple, started swirling earlier this summer season. Bloomberg later reported that the sport could be a part of Murderer’s Creed Infinity, a brand new platform supposed to include a number of time intervals and worlds to assist gamers transfer between them extra seamlessly.
Project Red is just one of three new Murderer’s Creed video games coming, nevertheless. There’s additionally Murderer’s Creed Mirage, which started as a DLC enlargement for Murderer’s Creed Valhalla earlier than remodeling right into a smaller standalone sport to assist fill gaps in Ubisoft’s launch calendar. Challenge Neo/Hex, in the meantime, is a 3rd sport seemingly set in Europe through the period of witch hunts that can also be coming additional down the highway.
Ubisoft seems to be banking laborious on the continued success of its greatest franchise. The Division 2 and Watch Canines Legion didn’t precisely propel both of these collection to new heights, and the French writer has but to discover a multiplayer reside service sport that may replicate the success of Rainbow Six Siege. In the meantime, Murderer’s Creed Odyssey and, extra lately, Valhalla, had been each wonderful, and have been multi-year gross sales juggernauts for the corporate. Hopefully, doubling down on that method doesn’t run it into the bottom.
Earlier in September, Ubisoft introduced that Chinese language conglomerate Tencent is shopping for a 49.9 % financial stake within the funding automobile that has allowed leaders at Ubisoft to retain management on the firm. Everybody, it appears, is betting large on Murderer’s Creed.