If you’re a hardcore fan of the Assassin’s Creed series from Ubisoft, you will already be aware an image that was teased by the developer back in June 2010. It was thought to be part of a secret project although the company dismissed it as being game related and said nothing more about it. That image has surfaced once again this time being reported to hint at the new setting of the next installment of the franchise Assassin’s Creed 3.
According to CVG the latest issue of the UK magazine PSM3 features the image, linking it to the game that is expected to follow another release that’s scheduled to appear next year. For those that are unfamiliar with the image in question, it is of a man who appears to be dressed like an assassin standing in a seemingly Egyptian desert (judging from the pyramids in the background) with an eagle flying beside him.
Ubisoft is yet to confirm anything, as we previously stated, and claimed last year that the piece ‘represents an Assassin imagined by the artist and was created for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Encyclopedia’ and was used to commemorate the launch of the website. The reason for the sudden spark in rumors involving this image again seems to have something to do with the ending of the latest game, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. If you do not wish for the end of the game to be spoilt for you, we suggest you do not read on.
At the end of Revelations Altair’s son, Darim says he is taking some of the Assassin’s books to the ancient capital of Egypt, Alexandria. Whether or not this is a massive hint as to where the next game will be set or just a red herring remains to be seen. Do you think the image bares any significance to a new installment in the series?