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Next ‘Assassin’s Creed’ set for Greece?

/ 07:53 PM March 21, 2018

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As Greek god Kratos swaps his homeland for a mythic Scandinavia in April’s “God of War”, it appears that the “Assassin’s Creed” franchise has set its sights on an Ancient Greek stop-off.

The follow-up to Ancient Egyptian action adventure “Assassin’s Creed Origins” will step into an Ancient Greek setting, according to a new report.

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Expected late  2019, the 11th core entry to the era-straddling “Assassin’s Creed” franchise is going to take players to Ancient Greece. That’s according to video game researcher and WWG writer Liam Robertson, who cites “several sources linked to [franchise publisher] Ubisoft.”

It would appear that at one point Ancient Greece was in line to make an appearance in “Assassin’s Creed Origins” and now forms the backdrop for a separate game instead.

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Both periods overlap, with the “Assassin’s Creed Origins” storyline taking place between 49 and 47 BC, and the Ancient Greek era running from 800 BC to not long after 500 AD, though by the time of “Assassin’s Creed Origins”, Greece was already under Roman rule.

The Ancient Greek “Assassin’s Creed” is said to be in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, raising a question over the existence of a Nintendo Switch edition.

“It’s entirely possible that Ubisoft could have a spin-off or port of an older Assassin’s Creed in the works for the Switch,” Robertson notes. “It would be unusual for the publisher to snub Nintendo fans — especially given their success on the system.”

Ubisoft and Nintendo recently collaborated on “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle”, an unlikely brand and genre crossover that plunged two sets of company mascots into the sort of territory more commonly associated with turn-based strategy games about alien invasions: the 2017 release was an apparent critical and commercial success. JB

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