While it may not be the most popular entry in the franchise, Assassin’s Confession 3 shaped and shaped several subsequent titles, including the upcoming one Assassin’s Creed Red. AC3‘s sailing mechanics was crucial for AC villain and AC Black Flag, while its lore and environment tie in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Eivor’s journey to Vinland. If you take a closer look, there’s certainly more, but perhaps the most interesting connection at the moment is closed AC Red.
As revealed during Ubisoft Forward, Assassin’s Creed Red is the next open-world role-playing game in the franchise, set in Japan. That’s basically it though, as it seems a few years away. However, this particular attitude ensured that it generated as much hype as the “back-to-basics” approach Assassin’s Creed Mirage and the mysterious attraction of Assassin’s Creed witch. Many are excited about the Japan setting for as long as it’s been requested, while others are concerned Assassin’s Creed Red be Spirit of Tsushima clone/visit this setting too late. Such things remain to be seen, but it’s as far back as clear AC3 that Ubisoft has thought about it, even if it has ignored its own anger for more than a decade.
Assassin’s Creed 3 proves that AC always went to Japan…eventually
Assassin’s Confession 3 Players will come across this above shot at one point in the game, and at the time it seemed to indicate a trilogy consisting of Egypt because of the Eye of Horus, Greece because of the omega symbol and Japan because of the torri. However, after AC3, the franchise went to many places such as France and London, but never to Japan. Once AC origins came out, many might have thought that this trilogy would come to fruition. It seemed even more likely when Assassin’s Creed Odyssey came out, but instead of going to Japan it went to Viking Age England.
Now the franchise will likely visit at least one more location ahead of Japan, Assassin’s Creed Mirage‘s Baghdad, but it’s clear that it always worked anyway. This may or may not be the only direct link between them AC3 and AC Red, but it’s still there. Also come Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag, players were able to find the following Abstergo email, which also appeared to point to multiple locations including the Ashikaga Shogunate in Japan. Some of these precise settings and time periods seem more like red herrings, but Japan has clearly been a long-time destination for the franchise… even if it took Ubisoft some time to get there.
Of course some have now said it’s unnecessary because Spirit of Tsushima. Many have compared Spirit of Tsushima to a Assassin’s Creed Japan game since its inception, but this thinking is at best a reduction of Japan. There’s a lot more to discover, and plenty of ways Ghost of Tsushima 2 and Assassin’s Creed Red could come out without stepping on each other’s toes. On the one hand, the stories will be a major difference, since AC Red will probably not take place in the same period as Have.
It should also be said when Spirit of Tsushima was revealed, one developer commented that Sucker Punch was happy Assassin’s Creed did not go to Japan. Perhaps both would have been a bit much at once, but Ubisoft’s “delay” in entering Japan allowed for it Spirit of Tsushima To shine. And that’s only good for both franchises, so no need to worry.
Assassin’s Creed Red is under development.
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https://gamerant.com/assassins-creed-red-japan-setting-ac3-symbol/ Assassin’s Creed Red has been teased as far back as Assassin’s Creed 3