8 Historical Eras Assassin's Creed Could Still Visit
8. World War II
from Chronicles: Russia and one sequence of Syndicate, no game in the franchise
has yet set foot in the 20th Century. Relatively advanced weaponry
and vehicles wouldn’t sit well with the series’ ‘parkour and blades’ mechanics,
whilst the use of settings and real figures that are still in living memory for
some (or were for those that have only died recently) would likely attract
possibilities posed by World War II are intriguing enough to dismiss both of
these, however. The most notable and documented conflict of recent history has
thousands of captivating stories to explore, many of which could easily be
related to the series’ lore.
assassinations, such as those of Holocaust architect Reinhard Heydrich, could
form the basis of gameplay sequences, the last of which could even be the
infiltration of the Fuhrerbunker to kill Hitler himself (with poison to mimic
his real-life suicide). Notable operations on both sides could become Templar
or Assassin plots, whilst the likes of the July 20th plotters or the
Duke of Windsor could easily be written as members of the two organisations
playing on the opposite side to their national leaders.
downside would be that there is no logical city to use a base, but a huge
upside would be the sheer amount of notable characters to interact with, from
Monty and Rommel to Turing and Von Braun.
be preferable to yet another CoD take on the conflict at least…