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so like, the next one's supposed to be in japan, right?

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based on the black flag concept art that has currently accurately predicted two out of three settings for the following three games, Japan is next. Tokyo, to be precise.

So whaddya think of that?

I feel like we've gone through different eras of narrative tone based on the setting, with the crusades being grim, renaissance being boisterous, colonies/north america being swashbuckling adventure, and the latest northern european stuff being heavily inspired by your standard period piece film and television stuff.

Japan and Asia in general present the opportunity for a fresh tone and style of story and storytelling. I'm interested to see how that goes.

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I've been waiting for an AC Japan game for a really long time, but right now if it is coming next I'm a little worried for it. I absolutely despise the AC Unity and AC Syndicate engine, it harms so much more than it helps. Responsiveness issues/choppy world-state are the two biggest problems for me. If AC Japan is coming soon, it's likely running on Unity's engine. That is genuinely terrifying for me, because it'd be my favorite setting but the legit gameplay would be raw "urggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh." If they master the AC Unity engine and weed out the issues it seems to have (I have no proof that they're inherent to the engine, but it feels that way) it has a chance of being my favorite AC game.

That aside, hell yeah Japan. Rich culture. Sharp, unique flavor. Lots of Mythology. A society heavily based on strict rules of honor, as well as right and wrong. Assassins and Templars could add a unique layer to all of that. Asian and Japanese films are some of my favorites. I love old kung-fu movies, Samurai movies, I love Ip Man, House of Flying Daggers, the Promise etc. Most if not all of those movies are really quite emotional and beautiful (both in terms of the environments/nature, and the relationships characters have) compared to the majority of North American cinema. So I would really enjoy seeing what the new tone feels like as well, and if they take that emphasis on emotion and Beauty.

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Eh, I'm indifferent. Personally I think it would be nice to go to India or Eygpt. Japan is one of, if not the most requested time periods so why not? Japan is country full of rich history ripe for Assassin's Creed style story telling. Also whatever era of Japan they re-create is going to look gorgegous and will be fun to explore. My only issue is how does it tie into Syndicate and Unity? Are these three games supposed to be tied together like the trilogies ( and many spin off games)before them?

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which

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Syndicate is already untied to Unity in anything more than gameplay, engine, and what bare scraps of Present Day continuity remain.

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I think Japan was the most wanted time period after Victorian London. Now that we have that, I think we'll also see Japan sometime in the future. I think it will work very well as an AC setting, both in story and in visuals. Me personally, I'd love to revisit the crusades. Alternatively, I've always been thinking the age of vikings or Egypt could be cool, and I'd love to see an AC game set in 17th century Holland (the Golden Age).


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I can only hope this will be the reason not to release the next game until 2017, but chances are Ubisoft is going to use the "already working on it for two or three years" excuse.

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I think Syndicate having no multiplayer combined with the only recent AC rumors being for an "AC collection/remaster" make it really likely that they'll be skipping 2016. I feel like Syndicate's multiplayer probably got cut once they made that decision.

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