Assassin's Creed Asia Isn't Impossible, Says Ubisoft

By Eric Jou on at

Assassin's Creed is a franchise that looks like it would be amazing if it visited either China or Japan. While that hasn't happened yet, Ubisoft's worldwide Uplay director says that doesn't mean it's not possible.

Speaking to a group of Chinese reporters on Thursday during the PlayStation China announcement, Ubisoft's Stephanie Perotti talked about everything from the arrival of the PlayStation in China, to bringing some of Ubisoft's core franchises into the country.

The question that the Chinese reporters were most eager to find out about was the possibility of an Assassin's Creed in China.

Previously, Assassin's Creed III creative director Alex Hutchinson told IGN that setting an Assassin's Creed in Japan would be too familiar.

"Feudal Japan would work as an Assassin's game, for sure, but I feel like it would start to look like 'oh, have I played this?' You know what I mean - 'oh, I've been a ninja before, I've been a samurai before.'"

Course, what Hutchinson said didn't rule out the possibility of an AC in Japan, nor does it even come close to talking about AC in China, but Ubisoft has yet to do an AC game in either territory. Again, I'm talking about a full-on AC game, not a spinoff game like the upcoming AC Chronicles: China.

Assassin's Creed Asia Isn't Impossible

"I don't think that we said we weren't interested in Chinese history. I think that we notice a lot of stories—we want to have creativity to create the right story within the right context," Perotti told the small cubicle full of Chinese press. "If we have Assassin's Creed creators that want to spend time [understanding the history of the setting], it is important that we understand Chinese history or Japanese history [so we can] make these games about history."

As it stands right now, there does seem to be interest in an Assassin's Creed China, but it'll be interesting to see if they ever do a full AC game set in China and whether, if they do, it'll ever actually release in China due to the country's stringent media control.