The next Assassin's Creed game, which could be called Assassin's Creed 3, will be released next year, 2012. Assassin's Creed: Revelation creative lead Alexandre Amacio spoke with Eurogamer about how the plot tied directly to the next game's release date.
"In Assassin's Creed we set up a time line with this whole end of the world plot of December 2012. That's fast approaching, and the story we have to tell, we obviously need to do it before we arrive at that point."
The fisrt Assassin's Creed game came out in 2007. Two years later Assassin's Creed 2 was released. 2010 and 2011 both have their own AC games with Brotherhood and Revelations respectively. Taking the established cycle into consideration, it makes sense that the next game would come out in 2012. When you consider the end of the world is 12-21-2012, and the role that plays in the AssCreed universe, it's a no-brainer Assassin's Creed 3 will be released by then. I'm willing to put money on it.
If you're worried this means 2012 is when we'll have to say goodbye to the assassins, don't fret. Ezio and Altair's cycle may end with Revelations, and Desmond's cycle ends with Assassin's Creed 3, but there's an endless amount of cycles at Ubisoft's fingertips.
"Assassin's Creed is all about cycles - we have the Ezio cycle and the Altair cycle, and both of those are set to conclude in Revelations and we have the Desmond cycle, which is set to end on December 2012," said Amacio. "But there's many cycles within the brand - that's the whole point. History is our playground."
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