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Locations I’d like to see in Assassin’s Creed
The newest Assassin’s Creed game was announced the other day, to be set in Constantinople. The first game was set in the Holy Land, around Jerusalem and Damascus, and the most recent games have been set in Renaissance Italy, with Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood primarily set in Rome. Whilst playing through the series, I contemplated upon which locations and times would be especially fun to play with, and I will share some of these with you now.
My first choice would be Elizabethan London. Many elements of the game would fit in perfectly with this time period and city. The battles against the invading Spanish Armada took place and this could result in an epic finale to the game. Running through the narrow, dark alleyways of London would also be a great experience, as would jumping from building to building. Shakespeare could be central to the game’s plot, acting as Leonardo da Vinci did in the previous two games, and the Globe would be a beautiful structure to see recreated. The River Thames could also play a central role in the game, as you could hide from pursuers in its murky depths. To top it all off, a number of intriguing and mysterious events took place and I could imagine an assassin being involved in them. Was Desmond’s ancestor involved in the Gunpowder Plot? My envisaged game would let us know…
Another location, perhaps not as historic, is America, present day. I imagine Desmond and co. travelling across the States on an epic scavenger hunt, perhaps looking for more Pieces of Eden. This requires them to visit some of the most famous, historic structures on Earth, National Treasure style. Imagine this: after climbing up the Grand Canyon, the team get word that the Templars are in Orlando, Florida. They fly over, and an epic battle ensues in one of the theme parks, requiring the player to jump from coaster to coaster, eventually chasing your target out of the park, and into the swamps of Orlando. A treacherous chase involves navigating your way through plains of alligators, all of which are trying to kill you.
Finally you catch up with the Templar, only to see that he works for NASA at Kennedy Space Centre, and a launch is about to take place! You follow him up the rocket, and reach the top, to hear the countdown begin. The Templar takes the Piece of Eden, sits in the rocket, and leaves you standing on the top of a launching rocket. You have no choice but to wait for the launch to subside, lest you melt in the fiery pit below you. Airborne, you use all your strength to stay on, to no avail. As your final act, you perform a Leap of Faith from the edge of Earth’s atmosphere…Sounds pretty cool, right? Obviously what I wrote may be just a tad over the top, but done well, Ubisoft could pull off an amazing Assassin’s Creed game set in the US of A. Pretty much anything is possible in this setting, so it could be a really good choice of setting: perhaps the real third game will be set here?
As a final suggestion, obsidianchao had the idea of setting a game in Toronto, Canada. I don’t know the city that well, but I have been there on a day trip, and I do admit there would be some awesome missions if the game was set there. The CN Tower springs to mind, and you could even venture south to Niagra Falls: a potential boat mission, with catastrophic consequences? I don’t know, but it could be fun.
So these are the three locations I’d like to see the next Assassin’s Creed game set in. For now, we must be content with Constantinople, but the future holds almost infinite possibilities. Let us know what setting you would like to see in the comments below. Who knows, Ubisoft may read it and use your idea!