This is actually one of the settings that Assassin’s Creed has been dancing around. The comic, Assassin’s Creed: Brahman, actually takes place in India and the series seems to be entering the 1800s. Though not familiar with that particular corner of history myself, it would be exciting to learn about it while silently stabbing dudes.
I don’t particularly want this, but I know that a lot of people do. The set up is simple enough. The Assassin character would probably be in charge of killing Nazi leaders while searching for Hitler, who obviously got his hand on a piece of Eden. While I am always in favor for killing Nazis and hunting down Hitler, the subject matter is already very familiar territory for games. Unless, of course, you get a playable Eisenhower as DLC. That would be epic.
Much like WWII Europe, there is a contingent of fans that want Assassin’s Creed to enter the 21st Century with a modern Assassin. I, however, would love a 1920’s era Assassin’s Creed game. Think LA Noir, but in New York. You could play as a Mafia hitman who gets in way over his head. I just really want the chance to call someone a “Big Palooka.” I really do.
I would really love to play an Assassin’s Creed game is Russia. Personally, I think Russia’s an underused setting for most games, usually relegated to an antagonistic setting. Harsh climates and an even harsher history would make it a thrilling backdrop for would be assassins. In terms of chronology, I’m thinking the October Revolution. 1917 may be too far down the current AC timeline, but with characters like Nicholas II, the lost princess Anastasia, and infamous Rasputin, I think it’s worth the time skip.
Everyone wants Assassin’s Creed to go to glorious Nippon. I want it and you want it (even if you think you don’t). Feudal warlords, ninjas, samurai guards, etc. I may be the only historical setting more overdone in video games than Medieval Europe. I think Ubisoft knows this, but is keeping Japan in it’s back pocket in case of sales slump or possibly for the last game in the series. Because, lets face it, once you go Japanese, you can’t go back.