Early Gameplay Footage for 1666: Amsterdam Shown Off

This week, it was revealed that after a messy legal battle that lasted nearly three years, Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Désilets had the rights to his video game 1666: Amsterdam finally returned to him. Most likely not coincidentally, we now have early footage of the game recently captured from a presentation in Europe, which you can view below.

Originally set to be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the theme for 1666: Amsterdam was “be worse than the devil,” and would have you be able to control the likes of animals associated with black magic such as crows, rats, and black cats, using them to cause all sorts of chaos along with your character’s stealth and fighting skills, as seen in the video.

For those of you intrigued, though, Patrice is still busy at moment working on his new game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, so 1666: Amsterdam isn’t in development at the moment. But now that he has the rights to the game again, who knows? Maybe we’ll still get a chance to be nefarious in the Netherlands sometime in the future.