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Assassin's Creed long-awaited Aztec game sounds absolutely massive

Assassin's Creed long-awaited Aztec game sounds absolutely massive

An upcoming Assassin's Creed instalment is finally set to take us to the long-awaited Aztec Empire - and it sounds absolutely massive.

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has always reliably delivered. Naturally, some entries are stronger than others but there’s no doubt that there’s plenty of fun to be had in each and every one.

Last year’s Assassin’s Creed Mirage took the franchise back to its stealth-based roots whilst the upcoming Codename Red will mark a return to the RPG formula.

Taking players to the highly requested Feudal Japan, Codename Red will reportedly centre around a female shinobi and a male samurai with the samurai possibly based on the real life figure of Yasuke.

Beyond that, we have the witch-themed Codename Hexe (due to feature the franchise’s first solo female protagonist), the China-set Assassin’s Creed Jade on mobile, the multiplayer Invictus, and a potential remake of fan-favourite Black Flag.

The codenamed project Nebula is also believed to be on the way. In the works at Ubisoft Sofia, this instalment will also take fans to a highly-requested locale - Mesoamerica.

Take a look at the teaser trailer for the aforementioned Codename Red below.

There’s very little in the way of official information on Nebula but as with many other Ubisoft projects, it’s been subject to leaks.

The game will reportedly take players to the Aztec empire, something many of us have longed for but that’s not all. The globetrotting adventure will supposedly also take us to India and the Mediterranean according to Insider Gaming.

That’s quite the sprawl which is why one fan has theorised that these locations may be closely tied in with the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs, potentially highlighting a slight misunderstanding.

Reddit user dakenwayleague explained, “We know that much of the New World is referred to as 'India' by the colonisers due to Columbus's mistaken labelling of the world as the real India which we know is half away across the world from there. Perhaps 'India' was placed as a placeholder name or we play from the perspective of a Spanish conquistador so we misunderstand the land as 'India' which may change as we progress through the game.”

They added, “Spain didn't even attempt to colonise India, although Portugal did, but Portugal colonised Brazil, NOT Mesoamerica and didn't even have contact with the Incas or Aztecs whereas the Spanish did.”

Additionally, it was pointed out that the Spanish Empire did indeed have a presence in the Mediterranean so that part makes sense.

It’s a convincing theory given that it's otherwise difficult to link both the Aztecs and India during this period.

As always though, we’ll have to take this with a pinch of salt until we see what Ubisoft officially has in store.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft, Concept by DeviantArt user TheFishmael

Topics: Assassins Creed, Ubisoft