After the release of AC: Syndicate in 2015 Ubisoft put the franchise on hiatus, halting the annual release schedule of the series drew so much ire for. Since the break from the series, Ubisoft have gone on to diversify their portfolio with titles like Watch Dogs 2, For Honor and their latest release, Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Having dabbled in expanding on existing franchising as well as new IPs, it seems the industry giants are ready to return to their most famous title.
Assassin's Creed: Empire, if recent leaks are to be believed, will be the next offering in the series, with a setting that will delight fans.
Rumors of the game emerged after the screenshot below was posted on Reddit. The screenshot shows a character wearing what looks like a modified assassin's garb, hidden blade gauntlets, and a shield bearing the series logo. Even more interesting is the stone tomb/dungeon the character appears in. This environment has led many to believe the game will be set in ancient Egypt, possibly the most demanded location in AC history.
This passed Monday a second leak emerged, all but confirming the existence of the game. Swiss retailer, WOG, posted a listing for the title. Additional information such as cover art and official title is non-existent, however, get a projected release date. The release date given is "fourth quarter 2017" so we might get a pyramid hoping, pharaoh stabbing romp through ancient Egypt sooner than many would have expected.