Assassin’s Creed is by far the most accurate history-to-game rendition in years– Well not really accurate, but pretty close. You’d know if you play it, sometimes you’d say “whoa what if this really happened. this must have happened— this happened.” to yourself even if you were a complete history nerd.
Assassin’s Creed has tackled the Crusades during 1095 AD (AC 1), The Italian Renaissance Period (AC 2, Brotherhood, Revelations), The American Revolution (III), The Pirate Age(IV: Black Flag), The slave era(Freedom Cry and Liberation), and now, coming next week on PC, PS4 and XBOX ONE is Assassin’s Creed: Unity along with it’s last-gen counterpart Assassin’s Creed: Rogue both of which are set in The French Revolution of the Late 17th century and the Seven Years War respectively.
But fans have asked Ubisoft numerous times, Why is there no “Assassin’s Creed: The Rising Sun” yet– A title fans made if Ubisoft made a Feudal Japan AC. Which is probably more or less never going to happen in this lifetime.
BUT WHY? –There’s actually a Chinese Creed releasing as a season pass DLC for AC: Unity, albeit a short sidescrolling hack and slash as opposed to a fully recognized Assassin’s Creed game. But still, this, and no japan.
Well, fret not. We actually have an answer from Alex Hutchinson, the creative director on Assassin’s Creed III.
According to Alex, a feudal japan Assassin’s Creed would be so familiar to players, it would feel like a game we have previously played. (Ninjas, Samurai, sounds Familiar?)
There are a haystack of Japan inspired games and a new Assassin’s Creed based on Feudal Japan might work, but it won’t be much of a sales target as opposed to what majority of the AC fans are saying.
However this is not a closed door. Ubisoft is exploring all major histories of the world and they might decide to finally make a japan-inspired Assassin’s Creed, but right now, we just have to wait and see.
If you really want a Feudal Japan Assassin’s Creed, theres an iOS Card Game by Ubisoft which is, suprise!– Based on feudal japan! (sort of).
Meanwhile, let’s enjoy and be excited about the new Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Rogue which comes out this week.