The setting of Assassins Creed V is a big wonder for many gamers.
Japan has been ruled out by series overseer Jade Raymond, and a leaked press release that seems real indicates that the game will take place during the Industrial Revolution in England.
The press release was leaked by the blog Go Nintendo. See it below.
Recent comments by Raymond fit into the press release–while denying that the game would take place in Japan, she hinted that the game will take place in a new era that would be based on her favorite historical era.
Here’s the release:
Today, Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed® V, the next major release in the award winning, best-selling franchise. Assassin’s Creed V serves as the introduction to an all new hero, setting and gameplay mechanics as the Assassin’s Creed franchise hits a new era.
Assassin’s Creed V has been in the development cycle for almost three years, at Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto with development support from Ubisoft studios at Annecy, Quebec and Montpellier. Assassin’s Creed V will release on the PlayStation®4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. The game will release worldwide on November 4, 2014.
In the events of the ongoing Industrial Revolution, Assassin’s Creed V follows the story of Samuel Fey, as he enters the Assassin Order in a time of change and Templar rule. Fey is a successful and respectful entrepreneur, who works outside the corrupt law to guarantee the security of his own and others’ futures. Taking place during the closing years of the Industrial Revolution in Victorian London, players will explore all new locales as they uncover the truth behind the hidden ongoing rebellion.
Assassin’s Creed V is the turning point for the franchise, featuring completely revised stealth and combat mechanics, powered by the next-generation Ubisoft AnvilX engine and all-new gameplay features and systems. While Assassin’s Creed acts as Ubisoft’s rescope for the franchise, it maintains the key touch points that the series is built upon.
Other rumors center around coded messages that Ubisoft has been sending out.
One tweet contained numbers that pointed to coordinates in Russia, and a second tweet seemed to corroborate that. Ubisoft could be trying to keep people guessing.