Ubisoft has registered website domains for Assassin's Creed:
It seems likely that Brotherhood will be the title of the new adventure
due for release this year - which will once again star Ezio.
The domains registered were, tellingly, AssassinsCreedBrotherhood.com.
This "new episode" of Assassin's Creed will be released in Ubisoft's
fiscal year, which runs between April, 2010 and March 2011, the
publisher has confirmed earlier.
It will again star Italian hero Ezio, Ubisoft has confirmed - and will
be created by the same studios behind AC2. The publisher revealed that
the story of the game will be a "follow-up" to AC2.
"We have a new Assassin's Creed that we expect will be a very high
quality product that as well as an offline component will have a
multiplayer component," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said.
"It is the same studios because it's not only one
studio creating the game, but an association of studios and they are
working together to make it happen."
A fellow Ubisoft spokesman then added: "The game will take place with
the same hero, which is Ezio, and will follow-up the story that took
place in Assassin's Creed 2."
The majority of AC2 was developed by Ubisoft Montreal.
And if that shockingly quick series turn around doesn't surprise you
(Assassin's Creed II was released in November for platforms - this is
undoubtedly being handled by a separate team) the new game is confirmed
to be the first franchise entry to include online multiplayer.