Assassin’s Creed V Won’t Be Set In Feudal Japan

Assassin’s Creed is an annual franchise and one that takes the player to new locations with every entry.  So far we’ve experienced the Holy Land during the Crusades in Assassin’s Creed; Renaissance Italy and Constantinople in Assassin’s Creed II, Brotherhood and Revelations; the American Revolution in Assassin’s Creed III; and the Golden Age of Piracy in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.  With limitless possibilities, fans are eagerly anticipating the location of the next game.  Well, Ubisoft has just shot down a fan-favorite period; Feudal Japan.

Ubisoft Toronto head Jade Raymond revealed that Feudal Japan will not be the setting for Assassin’s Creed V, but will be one of her favorite historical periods.  As the game has not been officially announced yet she was unable to reveal the setting.

“When we’re building a franchise, we’re thinking of a whole universe and how we’re developing a meta-story that could live on for many years in games and TV,” Raymond told Adweek. “If the story has nowhere to go, then you end up with the video game equivalent of The Matrix 2 or something where it’s never going to be quite as genius.”

Assassin’s Creed V should be announced sometime in the near future.  Assassin’s Creed games are typically announced in the Spring before E3.