Next Assassin's Creed A Direct Sequel, Will Feature Ezio
Given the immense success of the series, it was inevitable that a third installment would already be in development.
According to CVG, we have learned that the new entry will be a direct sequel to ACII. In other words, Ezio will return as the main character and the game will be designed by the same team that handled last year's gem (which has just topped 6 million sold, by the way). Essentially, ACIII will be a "follow-up" to ACII and it just might arrive a lot sooner than you expect; they say the expected release date is before March 2011. Said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot:
"We have a new Assassin's Creed that we expect will be a very high quality product that as well as an offline component will have a multiplayer component. It is the same studios because it's not only one studio creating the game, but an association of studios and they are working together to make it happen."
Of course, we're quick to notice the addition of a multiplayer component and those who have enjoyed Assassin's Creed for the stellar single-player experience might be concerned. But considering the enhanced storyline in ACII, we have to believe that the developers won't skimp on the single-player in the slightest. And we're glad to have Ezio back; that dude is a bad-ass.
1/15/2010 10:55:16 AM Ben Dutka