Too good to be true, but the French publisher may be taking its decade and a half old franchise into new territories.
Ubisoft has covered several time periods and territories in Assassin’s Creed. The first episode was set in the Holy Land in the 12th century, but we have also seen the Renaissance in Italy, ancient Egypt and Greece, the American Revolution, Victorian London and the French Revolution. Each game has a specific setting and time period, so the cast of characters and storyline varies and is unique from title to title. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla brought us the Vikings, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag brought us the Pirates of the Caribbean.
Assassin’s Creed: Nebula has been described by Insider Gaming as having three different environments thrown into the mix. The project is being developed by Ubisoft’s Sofia studio (the team behind Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue) and could take place in India, the Mediterranean or the Aztec Empire. Leaks are unofficial, but in the meantime the French publisher has announced four games in the franchise. Of these, Mirage has been released, and projects codenamed Red, Jade, and Hexe are in development. Rumors suggest that Nebula could be added to the list of projects, which includes Raid, Echoes and a possible sequel to Nexus…
The Aztec Empire offers incredible locations, story, characters and gameplay. The Aztec society was unique and highly advanced. In the jungles of Mexico, many city-states and communities came together through trade and military expansion. Their culture, architecture and beliefs were also rich, which could make their appearance in Assassin’s Creed particularly exciting and interesting in both the classic style and the more modern open world gameplay.
But it’s not official yet, so who knows where it could fit in story-wise. Maybe when the Spaniards start to expand and cause the fall of the Aztecs.