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Assassin’s Creed fans are seriously hyped for new Aztec open-world RPG

Assassin’s Creed fans are seriously hyped for new Aztec open-world RPG

Aztec camera

One of my absolute favourite things about Assassin’s Creed as a series is that it’s able to go anywhere in time. Or should that be anywhen? No, that sounds dumb. Let’s stick with anywhere.

Assassin’s Creed has taken us on adventures through Greece, France, Egypt and even Britain far more times than someone raised in the UK is happy about. But we’ve never gone anything like as far back the Aztecs. The good news is that we are getting a new open-world RPG set during the ancient era, and it looks an awful lot like an Assassin’s Creed game. The catch? It’s not actually an Assassin’s Creed game.

Ecumene Azted is an all-new first-person survival action-RPG developed by Giantscraft, and will be landing on PC sometime in 2025. Console versions are unconfirmed at this stage, but it’s likely we’ll hear about that if the PC version does well.

The game follows an Aztec warrior in a Mesoamerican city, forced to fight off Spanish inquisitors using a mix of brutal combat, and stealth.

Giantscraft has promised "a strong narrative, RPG progression with blood sacrifices, gritty combat, stealth gameplay, and crafting." The game is still very early in development so we don’t know much more at this point, but it’s definitely sounding promising.

Players can choose from three classes: Jaguar Warrior, Eagle Warrior and Snake Warrior. It’s not confirmed, but we would assume each come with their own abilities and characteristics. Snake will likely be the stealthy choice, while Eagle Warrior may be an expert with ranged weapons. Jaguar will be dead good at racing, or more realistically a melee build.

As with any good RPG, there’ll be skills to unlock via a skill tree, though gaining access to them will require you to sacrifice humans in rituals. It’s unclear whether you’ll have to do this to progress, but being given the choice would definitely make for an interesting moral dilemma. Sacrifice your people so you can better fight the enemy, or refuse and fight with what you have?

Ecumene Azted sounds like it’ll be worth keeping an eye on, but with Ubisoft bolstering their workforce due to several new Assassin’s Creed projects in the works, including the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, the title will have some steep competition.

Featured Image Credit: Giantscraft

Topics: Assassins Creed, Ubisoft