On Saturday, Ubisoft revealed three new Assassin’s Creed games: a flagship open-world RPG set in Japan, the witchy Codename Hexi, and a mobile gaming spin-off. Ubisoft has also revealed the previously reported Assassin’s Creed Mirage(opens in a new tab), a return to the series’ stealthier roots. By the end of 2022, Valhalla will have received the climactic piece of downloadable content (DLC) that will conclude the game’s primary plot.
Star-crossed fans, rejoice: Assassin’s Creed is finally making its way to feudal Japan in Codename Red (opens in a new tab). A shinobi was mentioned, but beyond that, we have very little information. Like Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla, it will be an open-world role-playing game. The next major installment in the series, won’t be out until 2024 at the earliest.
Even less information was provided when the codename Hexi(opens in new tab) was disclosed. My money is on the 16th century in Europe, when allegations of witchcraft were common, or perhaps the Salem witch trials, given the film’s witchy pagan undertones.
What Ubisoft means by “something new” for Assassin’s Creed, and the full extent of the project codenamed “Codename Hexi,” remain mysteries. Not until at least 2024, though.
Codename Jade (new window) is up next; it’s set in ancient China and begins in 215 BC. This is a mobile open-world RPG where you create your own assassin and travel across time. The game will feature the typical parkour and stealth gameplay of Assassin’s Creed games, adapted for the mobile platform.
The trailer was recorded with the game’s engine and looked impressive, so giving it a shot might not be a bad idea. Once again, no official date for the Codename Jade release was given.
Ubisoft has finally revealed the Valhalla add-on The Last Chapter (opens in a new tab). As you wrap up loose ends and complete Valhalla’s lackluster finale, you’ll likely be conversing with Sigurd, dressing up as Basim, and meeting more historical friends and foes.