Assassin’s Creed Infinity is the next major title in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, but Ubisoft is taking a decidedly different approach this time. The game will apparently adopt an evolving live-service model, featuring new locations released across multiple years. Previous reports suggested that we’ll be heading to Japan as one of those locations, but new rumours indicate that it will have two settings at launch – and you’ll be playing as a ninja in one of them.
Ubisoft is set to host another Assassin’s Creed event in September where they’ll unveil more information about the future of the franchise. We’ll likely see Assassin’s Creed Infinity at this event. However, GamesBeat journalist and known insider Jeff Grubb has spilled some information about Infinity that involves a Japanese setting where players assume command of a ninja.
Grubb stated in a recent Game Mess Mornings podcast that Assassin’s Creed Infinity will feature two main locations at launch, with one of them being Japan. The other location is unknown, though it aligns with previous reports that the game will have multiple locations spread out across years of updates and new expansions.
This isn’t the only Assassin’s Creed game currently in development at Ubisoft, though. Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier stated earlier this year that Assassin’s Creed Rift would release before Infinity and feature a Baghdad setting. It’s believed that Rift has been delayed to early 2023.
Fans have been begging Ubisoft for an Assassin’s Creed game with a Japanese setting for years. Sucker Punch might’ve gotten the jump on Ubisoft when it released Ghost of Tsushima in 2020, which many fans compared to Ubisoft’s stealth-action series.
Hopefully Assassin’s Creed Infinity puts a unique spin on the Japanese/ninja formula as the concept has been done countless times in video games before. As with all reports and rumours, take this with a pinch of salt for now.
Source: Game Mess Mornings