Assassin's Creed Valhalla RPG Catch-All

Combine the 80's setting and Nippon. Like Yakuza only with the AC world.

Old China or Japan is highest on my settings wishlist.
And then we need to return to the Origins-Oddyssey "trilogy" at some point with another take on Rome/Italy/Mediterranean.

Not particularly interested in any modern settings.

Roman Empire would be good, could be a trilogy in there given how far they spread, and also the original timeline could do with a revisit.

kazooka wrote:
beanman101283 wrote:

I still sometimes see people say they want an AC set in present day and I don't understand why they think that's interesting. The historical tourism is the whole point for me.

I would actually be down for an Assassin's Creed set in the 1980's and based around the Cold War, but that's like eighth on my list of settings to visit. I'd rather they get to literally anywhere in Asia or South America before we get Assassin's Creed: Perestroika. Though at this point, I guess the 80's is sort of historical tourism as well. I mean, maybe New York in the 80's isn't a big deal, but West Berlin? That's something worth recreating.

Any Cold War setting in the 60's, 70's, or 80's is ancient enough history for me to qualify. That could be fun.

kborom wrote:

Roman Empire would be good, could be a trilogy in there given how far they spread, and also the original timeline could do with a revisit.

Yeah. I was specifically thinking of the ending of Origins, where one of the main characters ends up in Rome. Seemed like it was a setup for the next game. Though since nothing came of it, maybe not.

My personal list:

At least one each of China, Japan, India

1. China is worthy of any number of these titles, but they've made so many references to Ching Shih, the prostitute-turned-pirate, that I would think they would start there.
2. Japan in the 19th century as they transition from a feudal monarchy to an industrial dictatorship is probably the obvious choice. You've done pirates. You've done vikings. You're going to have to do either ninjas or cowboys next. Sorry, I don't make the rules.
3. I'm less up on Indian history, but the Mauryan empire and its conversion to Buddhism would be interesting. The Mughal invasion would be another good entry point.
4. One set in the Aztec and/or Incan empires during the Spanish invasion.
5. Persia at the height of its power, when it was a massive conglomeration of cultures bonded together under an all-powerful emperor.
6. One of the really ancient Middle Eastern civilizations: Sumeria, or Akkadia, or Babylonia.
7. US Civil War. They're definitely not going to do this, but playing as an ex-slave Assassin burning down Georgia plantations? Yes please. I know we got some of this in ACIV, and to a lesser extent in Liberation, but I want the full on Mafia III experience.
8. I'd like to revisit Constantinople. It was a location in one of the ACII games, but I think any of Turkey/the Ottoman Empire/Byzantium is worth it's own spotlight.
9. I do think an AC in the near-modern era is worth a look, either 60's or 80's Cold War. My misgivings here is that you'd pretty much have to run several sequels based around an engine that was built for a modern setting (more gunplay, no swords, etc.) One game would be great. Multiple would be too many. But yeah, I think AC as a James Bond simulator would be a good ride.
10. Russian Revolution. I think they published a book about this, but just do the thing for real.
11. World War I. The WWI sequence has arguably been the best part of Syndicate so far. There's so much intrigue and bad ideas crashing into each other while things modernize uncontrollably; it's really a great setting with some amazing historical figures, and it's rarely visited in video games. And your HQ could be a zeppelin.
12. Mongol Empire. China again, but Assassin's Creed Good Horse edition is probably worth a go.

kborom wrote:

Roman Empire would be good, could be a trilogy in there given how far they spread, and also the original timeline could do with a revisit.

This is kinda bonkers of me, but I don't really care that much about a Roman AC. We've danced around Italy and Rome itself so much that I feel like I've had the experience already. I mean, AC Origins was technically set in Rome after all, and even visited Rome the city very briefly. Maybe a setting focused more on Carthage and North Africa, but Rome-adjacent?

There are the Assassin's Creed Chronicles series that takes place in Russia, India, and China.

The Chinese Chronicle
The first entry in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles saga takes place in China, 1526, as the Ming dynasty starts to crumble. You embody Shao Jun, the last remaining Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood, returning to her homeland with a vendetta. Newly trained by the legendary Ezio Auditore, she is hell-bent to exact vengeance and restore her fallen brotherhood.
Join Nikolaï Orelov in his search for redemption as you journey through an iconic, propaganda art style Russia in 2.5D gameplay.

• Survive the aftermath of October Revolution.
Dive into the middle of a major historical event served by iconic propaganda art style and its revolutionary symbolism. Jump on the famous trans-Siberian train, infiltrate the Kremlin and escape from Moscow!

• Experience the thrill of being a stealthy Assassin in a modern setting.
Explore a new contemporary setting in the 20th century and its modern stealth systems, such as elevators, radios & trip wires. Interact with new vehicles like trucks, trains & tanks.

• Switch between two playable characters.
Embody Nikolaï, snipe targets with his silenced rifle, detonate mines from a distance or get up close with its bayonet. Discover Nikolaï’s Mechanical Winch, a versatile tool that sends electric shocks.
Play Anastasia, infiltrate narrow channels and discover her exclusive Helix Blade.

Embody Arbaaz in his quest for retribution through a colourful depiction of 19th century Colonial India in 2.5D stealth gameplay.

• Travel across an amazing 19th-century India and its legendary landmarks
Discover an exquisite depiction of Colonial India thanks to a palette of vibrant colours. Zip-line across the streets of Amritsar, hide in the shadows of the palace, and hunt legendary artifacts, following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great.

• Experience the thrill of being a stealthy assassin
As a smart and charming Assassin, use new subterfuges to disguise and to loot. Discover all-new Assassin’s gear such as the talwar (curved sword) and chakram (circular throwing weapon) to deal great damage and interact with the environment.

• Showcase your fighting talents with the new double kill move, helix strike, or silent takedown. Be more agile than ever in even more platforming levels, and escape through the destructible environments of the squares and bazaars, leaving a trail of chaos in your wake.

• Discover a brand-new challenge mode
Unlock various challenge rooms: your skills and abilities will be pushed to their limits through a complex sequence of obstacle course. Beat the score to collect artifacts, fulfill special contracts and assassinate in an exciting new game experience!

Aztec / Inca would be fantastic. I'd be 100% on board for that.
Do Cambodia or Thailand for the Asian entry.

Vector wrote:

There are the Assassin's Creed Chronicles series that takes place in Russia, India, and China.

That's cool, and I didn't know about these, but I'm still going to umbrella all of this under my "just do the thing for real" clause.

Vector wrote:

Gameplay reveal at the Xbox Series X Game Thing this Thursday. Starts at 8am PST.

I thought today was Thursday and I was really excited.

No. It's just Wednesday. Back to work.

kazooka wrote:

My personal list:
11. World War I. The WWI sequence has arguably been the best part of Syndicate so far. There's so much intrigue and bad ideas crashing into each other while things modernize uncontrollably; it's really a great setting with some amazing historical figures, and it's rarely visited in video games. And your HQ could be a zeppelin.
12. Mongol Empire. China again, but Assassin's Creed Good Horse edition is probably worth a go.

I would rank these two way higher on my list! And twist them up a bit:

1. Mongol Empire would synergize incredibly well with what they've hinted at the faction/town system. I could see it being a really interesting riff off the Hidden One's web in Odyssey blended with an almost Shadow of Mordor-esq leadership struggle system. There's so much history and depth with Genghis Khan and the empire stretches across such an enormous swath of time and important historical figures
2. 0 BCE while likely unrealistic to ever have them square off so directly with Christianity, what I wouldn't give to have an Assassin's game take on the era of Christ. It would be so wild and fun.
3. WWI but from a middle European take and this probably would need to be a finely towed line between falling into Nazi porn and glorifying the West but there's so much political drama and strange history in the lead-up to WWI that would be unique to explore. Germany in the time of Bismark would be super cool I think.

staygold wrote:

3. WWI but from a middle European take and this probably would need to be a finely towed line between falling into Nazi porn and glorifying the West but there's so much political drama and strange history in the lead-up to WWI that would be unique to explore. Germany in the time of Bismark would be super cool I think.

You play as Gavrilo Princip...

staygold wrote:
Vector wrote:

Gameplay reveal at the Xbox Series X Game Thing this Thursday. Starts at 8am PST.

I thought today was Thursday and I was really excited.

No. It's just Wednesday. Back to work.

This was literally me today

r013nt0 wrote:

You play as Gavrilo Princip...

You call yourselves Assassins, but he's out there getting it done.

staygold wrote:

3. WWI but from a middle European take and this probably would need to be a finely towed line between falling into Nazi porn and glorifying the West but there's so much political drama and strange history in the lead-up to WWI that would be unique to explore. Germany in the time of Bismark would be super cool I think.

My pitch for this would be "Templar Civil War with the Assassins caught in the middle." All the major sides involved in the conflict are controlled by different Templar factions. The Assassins engage in increasingly desperate and quixotic attempts to reign in the carnage. And, I guess, find the Macguffin, since that's what these are always about. Since I am living in fantasy land and have infinite development money, the HQ is a zeppelin, and there is a very detailed biplane mechanic a la Red Baron or Crimson Skies.

Here’s a little something to bump up the hype for ya

Apparently Ubisoft and I have a different definition of "gameplay". That was a cinematic trailer (while pretty, I wanted some Assassin-ing....)

Yeah, that was disappointing.

Yep, looks great, but where was the gameplay?

I don’t thing Ashraf thought there was any gameplay either judging by his answer in the interview afterwards.

well that was....boring. I mean basically nothing was revealed but the art style.

Oh well.

Yeah, that trailer was disappointing but I'm still excited for the game in general... just still waiting for some gameplay.

Tuning in to see a bunch more cinematics, very disappointing. I guess the gameplay is likely gonna be revealed at some event in early June.

That entire presentation was disappointing, to be fair.

I sadly know what they were going for, it was all in-game footage and none of it was pre-rendered CGI, just recammed gameplay, but in this day and age that is still a cinematic trailer.

Here's hoping they realize the miss step and put out a real gameplay trailer in the coming weeks.

The complaints are kind of funny because many AC fans bitched and moaned that AC Odyssey didn't have a "proper" cinematic trailer

BadKen wrote:

The complaints are kind of funny because many AC fans bitched and moaned that AC Odyssey didn't have a "proper" cinematic trailer

You can't possibly be saying people will complain no matter what.

Mario_Alba wrote:
BadKen wrote:

The complaints are kind of funny because many AC fans bitched and moaned that AC Odyssey didn't have a "proper" cinematic trailer

You can't possibly be saying people will complain no matter what.

I have a complaint about that.

Gameplay trailers are stupid and I applaud any studio that skips them to focus on making the final game. But putting out a cinematic trailer, and calling it a gameplay trailer, seems like a compromise designed to satisfy no one.

Interview on Kotaku today.

They're bringing back the one-hit kill hidden blade, in a skill-based fasion, along with social stealth. The latter in particular has me excited. That was such a unique aspect of the series, and I really missed it the last couple games. It was janky and odd though, so hearing that they're giving it a new spin is probably a good thing.