There are a lot of rumours about the 2022 Assassin's Creed release and Japan is their main focus.
According to the latest information, Ubisoft's next Assassin's Creed title could be taking players to the Edo period in an AC title that's heavily influenced by Japanese Mythology.
Although we don't know for sure, Sucker Punch Productions' Ghost of Tsushima has to be a reference point for this title.
The Edo period begins almost two hundred years after Ghost of Tsushima is set, but the similarities in their playstyle and sword-play are now a benchmark for games set loosely in the period.
Below, we have everything you need to know about the latest Assassin's Creed rumours about the 2022 release and the Japan-based title.
Before we continue, it's worth making sure that we all know to take what we're about to mention with a huge grain of salt.
The rumours have appeared on the ever-controversial message board website 4Chan and seem pretty believable.
However, a lot of rumours that appear on 4Chan are proven false. That isn't to say they all are, but the track record isn't the best.
Anyway, let's get stuck into what we know...
- Assassin’s Creed: Warriors 2022
- The next AC game will be set during the Edo period in Japan
- Will come exclusively to PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC
- You play as a Female only protagonist named Akako Shiratori, a “novice” member of the assassins brotherhood of Japan
- Set mostly in Tokyo
- Jomsviking system was a test run for assassin recruits
- Heavy inspiration from Japanese mythology with fightable oni and Yokai
Is It Believable?
Honestly, it isn't too impossible to see.
Japan is a popular request from Assassin's Creed fans and their 2022 release could be a perfect time to venture into that world.
The mythology-based sections of Valhalla have proven popular amongst players and the fact that the Jomsviking System could be worked into an Assassin's Creed Recruits System doesn't seem impossible in the slightest.
A female-only protagonist would be a huge step for the series though. A little while ago there were reports that Kassandra in Odyssey was supposed to be the only playable character but the "Women don't sell" rhetoric has lead to both that and Valhalla having a bi-protagonist approach to the narrative.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate is a little weird though. There are two playable characters that are actually twins and have differing play styles. We're not here to talk about that one though.
Although it doesn't affect it largely, it's hard to imagine that focusing the story around one person, in particular, would be a bad thing.
Even still, it's worth taking all of this with a few pinches of salt until we know more about the next Assassin's Creed game.
When that day does arrive, Ubisoft's social media channels will most likely be the first to announce it.
(Also, we're sorry but we can't find a source for the cover image at the moment!)