One piece of Assassin’s Creed concept art may have revealed that Assassin’s Creed VII will take place in Tokyo, Japan. Take a look for yourself below.
This concept art is the setting for what became the Abstergo Entertainment lobby seen in Assassin’s Creed III, but upon closer inspection, Ubisoft forums contributor Cornik22 found something interesting.
On the gigantic screen towards the back are six images which are, in turn, the locations for several titles in the series. Five of the six pictures can be attributed to titles from the series’ past and future: Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence appeared in Assassin’s Creed 2, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris from Assassin’s Creed Unity, a tropical island from the Caribbean setting of Black Flag and the British House of Parliament and Big Ben will no doubt be a central area in the recently leaked Assassin’s Creed Victory.
The one that stands out most is a small picture near the middle of the piece, depicting a temple with an Oriental design. According to Cornik22, this is a picture of Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Japan.
While the whole thing is no more than a fan theory, taking into account that all the other pictures show location the Assassin’s Creed series traveled to, there is quite a strong possibility it is correct.
The franchise did plan on going to 16th century China with Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, so the picture might be referencing that. However, fans have been begging for an Assassin’s Creed game set in Japan, so it isn’t unreasonable to think Ubisoft is planning to try and capitalize on that.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.