Ubisoft is working on the next Assassin’s Creed game – and it seems like we might have learned more details about it.
There is a new Reddit post, which claims to reveal more of the unannounced game, which is codenamed Kingdom, and it will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox (Series X), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and possibly PC. It will be officially announced in February at the upcoming PlayStation event, and the release date will be September 29th. It continues using heavy RPG mechanics, but it now includes different classes and mild skill tree changes based on class. Player class can be changed by a specific character.
The combat is upgraded with more weapon types and special abilities for every weapon grouping.- Each weapon can have runes added, be upgraded, and durability increased. The weapon durability forces players to use their weapon pool more effectively and forced to manage a smaller inventory that can be upgraded. Adrenaline will be replaced by a berserker mode which also activates special runes like fire, frost, or lightning damage. The parkour is upgraded with tree climbing and new animations. The stealth is upgraded by having physical stealth skills such as hiding in mud, snow, crouching in bushes, hiding in bales of hay, etc.- Players can now also hide in crowds of civilians if their outfit/armour is appropriate otherwise it can attract attention. There will also be an up to 4 player drop in drop out co-op like Ghost Recon Wildlands.
We will have a reputation system based on quests completed for people in cities, the town officials, clothing worn, crimes committed, etc. Some quests and story missions can only be completed after reaching a certain reputation with kingdoms. The levelling is overhauled to allow players to improve skillsets to gain experience, like in Skyrim. As a result, level locking regions and content is gone. Some skills are unlocked by reaching a high enough skillset level, some must be bought with skill points, and others are unlocked through game/ story progression. And finally, there will be a lot of cities, such as York, London, Paris, and Kyiv. Every kingdom was meant to be unique.
Assassin’s Creed: Ragnarok isn’t even announced yet, but it seems all but confirmed. The same goes for the rumoured February PlayStation 5 event…
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