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Ubisoft gives an announcement as follows,

"We are delighted and proud to announce today that in financial year '14, we will introduce an all-new Assassin's Creed hero, within an all new team and time period, and we expect it to be another major leap forward for the franchise," said Guillemot. "It is the benefit of multiple teams working on multiple chapters of the product, each getting several years to make their versions of an Assassin's Creed game."—

-Yves Guillemot

There is a rumour that the new Assassin's Creed is heavily naval based.
Heavily naval based......?

New time period, the naval warfare, the size of an impact the historical events happen in the game made...
Those keywords remind me of The Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), the first great war of the 20th century which is most known for "the battle of Tsushima"(naval warfare) in Japan.

Japan had been isolated from the west until she was forced to open its gate to the world by the expanding Western Powers during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Start from "Treaty of Peace and Amity", having been forced on the Shogun to accept by Commodore Perry, Edo Bakufu signed the several ridiculously unequal treaties between the Western Nations one after another.
The middle of the 19th century is the period Japan's seclusion has ended.

Only after five decades of those disgraceful incidents, Japan defeated the Russian Empire which was assumed to be the most powerful nation in the world at that time.
Under Admiral Heihachiro Togo's lead, Imperial Japanese Navy destroyed the Baltic Fleet into pieces in the battle of Tsushima.
The Russian fleet was virtually annihilated, losing eight battleships, numerous smaller vessels and 4,380 men were killed and 5,917 captured whilst the Japanese lost three torpedo boats and 117 men.

The Siege of Port Arthur and the Battle of Tsushima : youtu.be/cfgtTa453zM

IJN vs Baltic Fleet : youtu.be/8AdPXeLgcO8

Heihachiro Togo (1848-1934)


Although Japan could not win without the support by Great Britain that provided her the information strategy and the advanced battleships and the USA that played a significant role in creating a peaceful atmosphere and mediating the Treaty of Portsmouth, the fact doesn't change.
The humiliating defeat accelerated the movements of the usurpation of the throne that technically equals the coup in Russia.
It may be no exaggeration to say that the Russo-Japanese War triggered the Russian Revolution and brought the birth of the Soviet Union.

Japan's victory against one of the greatest Western Powers impacted the world, particularly many of Asian and African people have been treated as subhuman slaves for hundreds of years under the white-dominated world.
They might have realised that the non-whites were not destined to be enslaved and oppressed by the Europeans. They might have been determined not to be submissive without questions anymore and the news of a win for POC encouraged them to fight for freedom and gain their independence. They might have thought like "If the Japanese, the tiny people living in such tiny island had no natural resource could oppose the threat of the Western colonialism, why can't we do that?"

To be clear it's not my intention to glorify a war. I am not saying that the Empire of Japan contributed to save the oppressed people.
They launched the attack on the pretext of protecting their own country. What drove them to engage in fighting was the pride and the love for Japan, not for the other nations.
They were definitely not the knights in shining armour. They were nothing different from the major Western Powers that only cared about their national profit.
The Russians, the Americans, the Germans and the British...I respect all of the opponents the Japanese had fought during the three great wars with all my heart.

The bottom line is, there is only one fact but there would be countless points of view on it.
Country A could be both hero and villain at the same time. It all depends on the person who sees the incident.

Sorry, here I go ranting again.
Let's get back to Assassin's Creed.

There were rumours that the new Assassin's Creed would have Japanese or Russian assassin before Ubisoft revealed that the new protagonist for AC3 was the Native American and the time period would be set during the American War of Independence.
When the rumour was circulated people were talking about the Feudal Japan era and ninja however even I prefer the Warring States Period to the modern world, the civil wars in small island are nowhere near to the events happened in early 20th century in the sense that the impact on the world they made.
In that respect, everything Ezio did in AC2 has no influence on the world though.
Probably we don't have to cling to "an assassin who has done something influential on a global level". lol
Then I would like to see a ninja assassinates famous warlords in the 16th century such as Nobunaga Oda if a game set in Japan.
I bet it would never happen though. :XD:

Personally I really would like to see a game set in ancient Egypt or ancient Greece.
As for Assassin's Creed, climbing the modernised buildings is kind of boring. I much much much prefer the ancient/medieval cities to travel around.
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pakhnokh Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I agree with you.. AC for me is like a dream coming true - those wishes to live in a certain time of history and get away from all the modern view.. XD
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SayoriVampir Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I read the AC4 would be at French Revolution(wich happens right after the American Revolution)
I just wished there was another game about Connor he is a great assassin and the game was awesome
I loved the reference to Ancient Grecce :D
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MarieCherieBlossom Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree, I would love to see a game focusing on Ancient Greece! There would be quite a bit of nudity though... lol
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emmewe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm really excited!:la: But i'm gonna miss Desmond :cry: Altair,Ezio and Connor. Kinda sad that Desmond never got to see his mom one last time, I would have loved to see what his mom looked like...
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Soofii-chan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree, Ancient/Medieval/Renaissance settings are sooooooo much better than modern ones. It wouldn't be Assassins Creed without the history involved. Also I do hope that this new Assassin and setting live up to Altaïr's, Ezio's and Connor's standards. Lets face it, AC3 was fantastic. Personally I'd love to see another game with Connor as the protagonist just to give him more depth, but I guess we'll just have to see what they come up with. Whatever it is I'm sure it'll be great. They haven't disappointed us so far and I don't think they will start now.
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loreen95 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
It says, that they'll feature PIRATES. I found it on IGN. ;w;
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Pirates??? Really?

Did you see what period it is going to be set?
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loreen95 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Yup! I'm not kidding! I'm sorry, but I had a fever, so I don't remember the period. But I think they didn't mention it...
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ebelesaurus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
the fact that assassin's creed is not continuing from where it stopped, fuck it. with AC3 i gave up on the AC franchise (in terms of story and plot continuity, the whole reason i fell in love with it in the 1st place). i'm done. for me, it wasnt really what went on in the animus that intrigued me....., it was what happened outside. desmond, 2012, conspiracies, religious and illuminati references. that's what i love. i assure you, this new AC will just be another disappointment.
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I fully understand every single word you say here and totally agree with you.
I liked some characters from AC3 but it's true that the creative director and the writer really messed up the storyline and ruined the amazing franchise Jade Raymond(executive producer of AC and AC2) and Patrice Desilets(creative director of AC, AC2, AC Brotherhood) had produced.
Regarding the gameplay, the first AC may not be the best but the whole classic atmosphere in it made me fall in love with this series.
Ubisoft should learn from the failure Capcom made with their most known franchise, "Devil May Cry".
Fans can love the new character. I love Connor. However we can not accept the inessential changes to plot and the "creed" which construct the world of assassins.

>i assure you, this new AC will just be another disappointment.
Probably... I hope not but it would be...
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little3fern Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I really agree with u. I prefer old culture and history. They are....charming (don't know how to describe it) If Ubisoft set AC series in more modern world, i won't buy the game.
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Me neither.
If Ubisoft make an assassin uses only guns and throw the hidden blade away, I will stop buying Assassin's Creed.
That's not AC for me any more.
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little3fern Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hidden Blade suits the assassin's way. It is quiet unlike guns.
In AC 3 dlc trailer, Connor's new costume looks too off. Too fantasy. It's cool but I prefer the old white robes with white hood not wolf's head.
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reichan79 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I have the same opinion as you. Climbing the modern buildings will be boring and I don't want the game like that. Egypt or ancient Greece will be ok. Everything but not modern world. I'm a big fan of the series but I think Ubisoft should think about finishing the series. I think that, because one day they will have to create an assassin who will be running with the guns, carbines and stuff like that. I can't even imagine the assassin without his hidden blade, knives and swords. This would be the end of the series, for me.

By the way I want one more game with Connor. They put so much effort to create him and all that only for one game(?) Such a waste of such a good hero.
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
>Everything but not modern world.

THIS.

We don't need the guns and the modern buildings in the world of Assassin's Creed.
They will totally ruin the game.
I don't care which country or the part of the globe they would choose but I just want them to be stick to the ancient/medieval period when the firearms didn't exist(or very limited use like the guns in AC2).
I can not agree with you more.
If they start thinking of a modern assassin who will be running with the guns and never use the hidden blade, I will stop buying this game.
That kind of Assassin's Creed is not AC I loved any more.

I want more games with Connor too.
I think they would make the sequel like Brotherhood for Connor. We'll see...
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reichan79 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Let's have hope that Ubisoft know what their fans wants, and they won't make the biggest mistake in a games history.
I don't think they will make the sequel, because in 2014 we will have new Assassin's Creed IV, there will be no time to make something with Connor.
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SavageAnemone Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg! I love you for mentioning ancient Greece!
Of course, I am a bit biased being of greek origin myself. lol :XD:

It also opens the window for other locations like ancient Egypt, Rome, India (Alexander the Great went to most of those locations actually. And slavery existed back then, too!)

As for Japan or China or Russia I'd also love to see it!! (Even though I remember the developers mentioning that locations like Japan have been over-done or something in other games and would like to avoid it?)

Whatever though, I STILL want to see more Connnnooorr!!!!

P.S. Ooooh!! Glad you loved the HD Connor image! hehe!!
Since then, there is uproar on many forums for his damn nipple showing in another pic! LMAO! :D
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I LOVE ancient Greece. We can play as an assassin during the reign of Alexander the Great if the setting would be Greece.
It also contains the ancient India, Egypt, The Achaemenid Persian Empire and Syria which I love. Looks wonderful.
However...AC needs the Templars as antagonists. That means the settings must be after the first Crusader.
Probably they changed the concept they made for the first AC because we saw some assassins existed before the Crusaders in AC2.
Then the ancient Greece where Alexander the Great was in power must be considered as an option. :)

Alex Hutchinson, the creative director for AC3 said "People on the internet suggest the most boring settings. The three most wanted are WWII, feudal Japan and Egypt. They're kind of the three worst settings for an AC game."

The Feudal Japan has everything they need however it doesn't matter. Considering all of his interviews he is not very fond of my country and this must be the biggest reason he is trying so hard to avoid the Feudal Japan. lol It's ok.
However it's not ok to call fans' idea boring/bad and ignore their suggestions like this.
BTW Hutchinson said that the writer and he would like to do Colonial India for AC4. Do we have to murder the British again...? :XD:
Poor British...

Me too.
I would like to see more Connor and his hot body. :love:
We still have hope. Connor can have the extras like Ezio's Brotherhood and the Revelations.
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Suigitouhime1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
russo-japanese war......had to do an essay bloody thing nearly killed me with the research and trips back and forth to library and writing center....and got a BLASTED B a bloody B that was an A+ paper but nooooooooo all cause i didnt do MLA format correctly >X(

*ahem.....* but russo-japanese war sounds pretty cool but i have a hunch they might be shooting for either a napoleonic era cause battle around the nile and heavy naval combat too or maybe WW1 *though doubt it since WW2 is 'boring' to ubisoft same with feudal japan completely disregarding the fact the epic battle plus how broken they can make samurais and impacts Nobunaga,hideyoshi and my homie tokugawa did but ubisoft claims that era too boring also..jerks*
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Have you done a research on the Russo-Japanese War? Wow! That's so much work. :wow:
Your professor should have given you an A+ regardless of the format you used. :XD:

Ah...Napoleon and Nelson. Sounds cool!
WW1 looks great too but I don't think Ubisoft would choose it since they have already made a game the Ottoman Empire was involved.
WW2 would be somewhat akin to Call of Duty TPS so they might avoid it.
I know that Ubisoft thinks Feudal Japan is too boring and overly used.
In my humble opinion, the battles between the powerful warlords could look awesome. You can enjoy both the fierce assault and the wily tactic.
It must be a good fun to stalk Oda, Toyotomi, Takeda, Uesugi and Tokugawa as a ninja. lol
I don't think the developers would change their mind though. Japan would not be chosen but it's all right with me. :)
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Suigitouhime1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
SEE thank you someone agrees with me but my professor was cool but a major grammar nazi......*shudders* and yeah i was feeling that way about WW2 cause of call of duty *they even went there when they put in zombies....hence why there's nazi zombie memes XD

But yeah i would have loved to see what ubisoft could do if they did feudal japan i mean they way the may renaissance italy and ottoman empire come to life blew me away!!! and i have the feeling they would do it too with japan but which ever setting they go with.......it better be epic to where i cry happy tears again!! lol
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MangleDangle Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am looking forward to anything with an Assassins Creed Logo. But, Naval Missions were a big nuisance for me. I hope its no more than 10% otherwise i'll scream. HAHA! A Victorian London assassin would be cool.
You should draw what you would like to see.
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I hate naval missions too!!! I really hope that Ubisoft would not make any of the battles on the sea in AC4.
If they add the naval missions which I can skip, it's ok though.
Victorian London...sounds nice. :)
Indeed. You're right. I'm gonna draw what I would like to see some time. :D
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MangleDangle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's good to see a like-minded patron. Awesome! I look forward!
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pseudonymyss Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i just hope that it's just as good as the ones before...
And I really hope the new character is just as good as Desmond and co..
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I hope so too! :D
I am just wondering what kind of role Juno would play in a new game...
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pseudonymyss Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if i were to guess, i think she'd be the main villain... maybe..
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MrPurpleRoach Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my, another game? ahhaha i dunno how i feel bout this
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Totally new game means AC4 would not have the modern assassins... :(
We would have the complicated feelings like keen nostalgia for the old assassins in the previous titles mingled with love for a new comer.
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MrPurpleRoach Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, so we dont really know what happens to Desmond, and it will be so confusing on who is gunna be the main saviour of the assassins. Ahaha, I hope they focus more on the story line than doing multiplayer
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Vive-La-Liberte Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
RUSSIAN ASSASSIN IS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL.....
ANGRY, VILE, KILLING MACHINE, BEAUTIFUL FACE....LORD JESUS
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Yeah, they are...
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Vive-La-Liberte Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Ufff
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murasaki5811 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I'm very looking forward to the new Assassin's Creed game
it would be fun on either nations
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I totally agree. :)
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OnlyHatersHateYaoi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HGFHDBEUQHKRJJDVKYEOOFWNDYJSJD I'M SPAZZING OUT!!! CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO COME OUT!!! :D
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Good news, isn't it? :D
Hope AC4 would be as great as the previous 3 games.
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OnlyHatersHateYaoi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know!!! It sounds so awsome, I can't wait to play it! I acually hope they make a girl assassin some day... Wouldn't that be interesting?
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MonochromeBlade Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
They have and her name is Aveline De grandpré the protagonist of Assassins' Creed: Liberation for the PSP Vita. [link]
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OnlyHatersHateYaoi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I meant like the MAIN perdon you play as.
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10UsernameHere10 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOGMOMGOGMOGM lol HOLY CRAP. -FANGURLIN-
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Calm down, hun. lol
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Mistress-0f-Dragons Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Writer
I read about it yesterday. I'm excited. I also heard that they are going to be making a movie as well.
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Ah I've heard that(movie) too.
I'm looking forward to both a new game and the movie. :D
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Mistress-0f-Dragons Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Writer
Yeah same here. :)
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LumpiaLover Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm excited! I mean, I'll miss Connor and all, but hey, he'll still be here.

Kind of funny I know most of this history from watching Hetalia.
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I'll miss Connor too. However I was not surprised by an announcement at all as Ubisoft had already stated that Connor would have only one game before AC3 came out.
They might make a game like AC Brotherhood for Connor and I am looking forward to it. :)

You learned history from Hetalia? Hahaha! That's pretty dangerous but if you don't take them too seriously, that's ok.
I love some episodes from Hetalia. They are very hilarious.
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KaedeX503 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's very interesting, I just heard about the AC news today. It may be a year later until it's released but I'm looking forward to it very much! :D
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Eolianus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I'm not sure if they can make a complete new version of a game within a year though...
It took them three years to develop AC3 and with an enough development period(3 years are long enough) they could not even fix basic bugs.
Anyhow I am looking forward to a new game very much too. :)
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KaedeX503 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah AC3 had a lot of glitches/bugs. I'll miss Connor though. I'm not sure if they're going to make another game for him like Ezio with Brotherhood and Revelations. I just hope that the quality doesn't decline because there's demand for more of the series :S
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