Assassins Creed: Empire has seemingly gotten a retail launch window. A couple of foriegn retailers have listed the upcoming game for sale from October-November 2017.
The latest title in Ubisofts action-stealth Assassins Creeds series is set in Egypt, according to rumours. However, Ubisoft is yet to make any official announcements regarding the game so not much is known about it, hence this should be treated as a rumor.
The previous title, Assassins Creed: Syndicate, was released in October 2015. The previous few titles in the game have faced criticism for their modern approach and for being buggy. The games have likened to Call of Duty by many fans due to the series not introducing anything new worth mentioning in the previous few games.
Assassins Creed: Black Flag, however, introduced exciting new gameplay features like naval combat and the ability to customise and sail your own ship whenever you wished. Fans expected the innovation to continue on in the next games after getting familiar with the mechanics of the game, but Ubisoft failed to deliver, resulting in a decline in the popularity of the game.
Assassins Creed: Empire promises a brand new setting, and has fans excited to see how Ubisoft handles the ancient civilization of Egypt. The game will hopefully allow players to fully explore ancient Egypt as well as introduce new gear, weapons and gameplay mechanics plus other features. The game will also answer many of the series’ biggest questions, like who the first Assassins ever was. At the moment, the earliest known Assassin was Aquilus from 295 CE, but since the ancient Egyptian civilization comes way before that, we might find out more about the Assassins Order and its origins
Assassins Creed: Empire is expected for release on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. No Nintendo Switch version is under development, so bad news for Switch users.