I, for one, must be a fucking prophet. Either that or Ubisoft actually listens to the shit I say and I demand a paycheck by like, tomorrow. Regardless, I’m pretty goddamned excited. Our buddies at Kotaku today put up a story about the different theories on where the next chapter in the Assassin’s Creed franchise (presumably titled III) will take place. To give you a bit of back story on this, once AC II came out Ubisoft reached out to fans asking them where they would like to see the game go. About like three or four times I explained in detail how I would like to see the game set during the American Revolution. Think about it. All these other weird fucking countries get it and our good old boy Desmond is American as apple pie. So why not have it take place during our own revolution? Running around the rooftops of 1700s Beantown taking out templar redcoats left and right? Hanging with the original pimp himself, Benjy “Hoss” fuckin’ Franklin? Making an entire story line that is accurate yet fictional tying into our own country’s victory? Who wouldn’t play that? I even talked about how they should do three cities similar to AC II, in the form of Boston, Philly and New York. Well check this the fuck out.
In that Kotaku article, they discuss how they received an email from an insider who claimed to have seen the game in action and that it indeed does take place in the good old United States during the American Revolution. The email claimed we will play as a half Native/half American who eventually meets Big George Washington and builds up a little farm and fanbase in the cities. The email even discusses missions such as following redcoats onto a frozen lake where ice can be broken and a level involving three ships on the ocean duking it out. While yeah, Kotaku is saying they can’t confirm anything, Kotaku is rarely wrong. They were the ones who leaked the entire game of Modern Warfare 3 before it was even announced. Maybe it’s because I’m excited but I’m going to roll with it.
On TOP of that shit, I looked to see if there was any history involving America and the series. Turns out there’s a ton. For starters, turns out George Washington has something big to do with the series. According to this Assassin’s Creed wiki page I hastily found of him the dude was a Freemason (true) but more importantly held possession the Third Apple of Eden, one of the things the entire game is about. Top that off with this. Apparently in the DLC for Brotherhood about Da Vinci, you and him go into this chamber connected by a tunnel of underground catacombs. While in there, you find an enormous hole in the ceiling and a pedestal. Ezio slams down on the pedestal and a shitload of numbers pop up. Da Vinci pulls out these numbers: 43 39 19 N 75 27 42 W. Yeah, coordinates. Pull these up on Google Maps and holy shit, that big hole you just looked up through? It’s real. Or maybe it’s a lake, but it kind of looks like a big hole and I’m going to roll with that too. Check it.
Know where that hole is? New York. Yup. So with all this info, I probably just found exactly what they wanted me to find. Knowing the series, it’s probably to throw us off, but the anonymous email gives me hope. I mean II was supposed to take place during the French Revolution but luckily that didn’t happen because the French are terrible. If you look at past games, it has been set in locations that have not been mentioned whatsoever. But I feel this one is different for some reason. And if so, I expect my own private jet as soon as tomorrow because seriously Ubisoft I can’t keep giving you ideas for free. But no really, the French are awful.