The most recent Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, made its way to gamer’s hands on November 15 of last year. Not even waiting a year for the next installment in the stabby, pseudo time-traveling franchise, Ubisoft announced today in an investor conference call that Assassin’s Creed III will be released on October 30 this year.
No further details were provided on the game, but we know from previous reports that this game will feature a new protagonist in a new time period/locale, as the previous game concluded the stories of Altair ibn La’Ahad and Ezio Auditore da Firenze. (And yes, I did just write those names out from memory to show that I could.)
Additionally, Assassin’s Creed III will conclude Desmond Miles’s story of his struggle against the Templars, opening the door for a new trilogy (or, in Desmond’s case, poorly numbered pentalogy) starring a new Animus user with a different ancestral line to explore.
I’m happy for a new Assassin’s Creed game, of course. I have certainly enjoyed the the last few installments. But my heart still hurts over watching Kristen Bell Veronica Mars Lucy Stillman die at my hands.