Assassin's Creed 2022 appears to be in development despite only recently releasing Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.
Assassin's Creed had released a new game almost every year since its debut in 2007 but skipped 2019 to focus on Valhalla and it seems like they may be switching to a consistent two-year gap between titles.
2021 is likely to be filled by the two paid DLC expansions that is coming to Valhalla.
Here's what we know about Assassin's Creed 2022.
Assassin's Creed: Tournament? - April 12
j0nathan is back at it again, and he has some fresh leaks as part of his latest YouTube video.
According to the franchise's longtime leaker, the game is codenamed Assassin's Creed: Tournament, and will take place between 1191 and 1199 – the Third Crusade.
The key thing of note here is that this period coincides with Richard the Lionheart (King Richard I), conquering territories to sell them off to the Knight's Templar – bringing the franchise back to its central conflict, in theory.
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Allegedly, it'll bring the series' focus back onto the Templars and Assassins.
Fistful of salt, as always, folks, but it's worth noting that j0nathan has previously correctly revealed Valhalla's release date and DLC contents.
The new game will arrive in 2022.
We can expect the new game to arrive in a similar window as Valhalla - which launched on the 10th November 2020.
So we're expecting a fall release for the game.
As a result, we can assume this will feature on the PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
We expect the game to cost £59.99
Ubisoft announced that their next-gen games will cost the same as current-gen games in 2020, but will that continue into 2022?
Where will the new Assassin's Creed take place?
Fans have long been calling for a trip to Japan, and recent 4chan posts have suggested that could be the case.
Recently resurfaced art from Ubisoft Montreal concept artist John Bigorgne shows off traditional Asian architecture.
It's clear that Ubisoft wants to explore other settings and timeframes, as they did with Valhalla, to diversify the games.
Photo via John Bigorne
That said, another rumour has suggested that the game will be set in Europe, particularly in France and Germany during the medieval ages.
rumours from 4chan have suggested that 2022's Assassin's Creed game will be dubbed "Warriors", and will be set in Japan during the Edo period.
Players will step into the hood of a female Assassin (no male version), called Akako Shiratori, and the game will mostly be set in Tokyo.
Interestingly, there will be heavy inspiration from Japanese mythology, as well as Assassin recruits a la Valhalla's Jomsviking system.
It's rumoured that the new game will be developed primarily by Ubisoft Sofia, along with support from other studios within the company.
The studio has previously worked on a variety of titles, but most notably, Assassin's Creed fans will recognise them from the excellent Assassin's Creed: Rogue as well as Assassin's Creed III: Liberation on PlayStation Vita.