A keen eyed bloke over at Reddit managed to spot an interesting addition to one of the custom outfits in Rainbow Six Siege, mainly a pretty recognizable symbol from the Assassin’s Creed action-adventure video-game series developed by Ubisoft. This may possibly pave the way for a potential Assassin’s Creed game set in Japan.
For a series packed with ninjas and assassins you’d think the fans pleas for an Assassin’s Creed game set in Asia would have been answered by now. We have already had a shorter game set in China in the form of Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles, while the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins was mentioned in the short film Assassin’s Creed: Embers but Assassin’s Creed has still largely been restricted to Europe.
We did manage to see a few hints towards a possible new Assassin’s Creed setting in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag in the form of several emails sent between Abstergo big shots in the game’s real-life parts. With plenty of ninjas, complicated Imperial court politics, and huge Sengoku-era battles, a Japanese Assassin’s Creed game is truly a mouthwatering prospect.
It will also be relief from the games Eurocentric settings and into unchartered territory for a time period of history different from the mainstream and familiar Western settings. Indeed with most of the Assassin’s Creed games having already taken place in Europe and Revolutionary America, a turn East would be quite refreshing and exciting.
Let’s just hope that this Redditor’s discovery actually has more to it and we finally get a new Assassin’s Creed game set in Japan. This would be a welcome departure , since the bulk of the series is usually centered around Europe and North America, and frankly it is getting a bit stale.
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