Finally: Assassin's Creed in Japan

Assassin's Creed and Japan is a love story waiting to happen, and now we finally got our first glimpse at what it might look like.

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Oh, what could be... | © Aboy Ningthouja, Artstation

So, let's get this out the way first: We already have Assassin's Creed in Japan. It's called Ghost of Tsushima. Ok, thanks. Now, let's move on to this piece of news: After fulfilling our wishes of Greece, Egypt and the North, Assassin's Creed is still overdue a visit to Japan, its culture and its mythology. We're all imagining what a true Assassin's Creed in Japan might look like, but thanks to YouTuber TeaserPlay, we no longer have to imagine:

No, your eyes are not deceibing you, that's Assassin's Creed in Japan, in full Unreal Engine 5 glory. Unfortunately it might still be a while until this concept becomes reality: If rumors are to be believed, the next Assassin's Creed might be set in Baghdad. Other rumors yet have the next Assassin's Creed pegged as a live-service game with rotating settings, while yet others - like Bloomberg - claim that the next Assassin's Creed will return to its stealth roots, and that it won't be a mainline series entry.

Luckily we won't have too wait much longer as Ubisoft has confirmed they will reveal the future of Assassin's Creed at an event in September. Until the, all we have is guesswork and this beautiful piece of concept art above. Still, with Ghost of Tsushima being as succesful as it is, there might be little incentive for Ubisoft to compete, when they can pick any of history's and mythology's magnificent settings for their next game.