So far, Assassin’s Creed: Unity has been announced for the next-generation consoles, but as rumors suggest, there may be a totally separate title in development for the PS3/Xbox 360 that will release this Fall as well.

According to an interview with Canadian gaming website, The Grid, Ubisoft Toronto head Jade Raymond made a potentially interesting comment on the franchise which may hint at what’s to come in Assassin’ s Creed: Comet.

Raymond talked to The Grid about why the Assassin’s Creed franchise is successful and went on to say, “there is an additional element of getting to relive and play a role in these pivotal moments in history,” she continued. “We work with historians to recreate these societies — ancient Rome, the French Revolution. And because each game is crafted in a new era, players don’t get tired of the it.”

Now, if you’ve played the Assassin’s Creed games you know that the series has already gone to Italy in previous games, but as VideoGamer is careful to note that Raymond said, “ancient” Rome, which could mean the game will take place an entirely different era. In 2011, Ubisoft sent out a survey to ask players about the future of the Assassin’s Creed series and one of the options listed “the rise of Cesar’s Empire in Ancient Rome”.

In addition, VideoGamer did some additional research and came up with information on Caesar’s Comet. This was at the time of Caesar’s death when one of the brightest comets in recorded history passed by the Earth.

A potential piece of concept art revealing the game’s main character also potentially leaked over the weekend which you can see below. The character certainly matches up with the ancient Rome setting.

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Comet was previously rumored to be set in North America with major past characters set to make a return, but in all honesty, this speculation/rumor sounds much more likely in my opinion. If the game is set in Ancient Rome, then you can count me in on playing two Assassin’s Creed games later this year.

Let us know what you think about the latest rumor on Assassin’s Creed: Comet below. Will you be interested in picking it up if it’s set in Ancient Rome?

Nick Calandra
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  1. I just find it strange that they’ve officially announced Unity and not Comet. They’ve dropped plenty of hints that it is a thing, so not announcing it just seems pointless. Maybe they really want to build hype for Unity, so they’re downplaying the existence of Comet until their hype train for the former is well and truly on the way, but that can only serve to rob the latter of attention. Or maybe Comet is going to be releasing a little later, so they can afford to wait. *sigh* So much Assassin’s.

    Also, my approach will be the same. Buy it when it gets cheap and get to it at some point in the future.

  2. I was going to write about this, but I actually went ahead and checked out the concept art that is showcased, and the original creator of it explicitly said that the image is fake and that he created it using some Ryse art, along some other pieces from the net.

    It is highly possible that Comet takes place around those areas, but that artwork shouldn’t be used as real, when the author at DeviantArt explicitly said that it is fake.

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