Ubisoft’s latest offering the series continues breaking records for the publisher as it builds on it fastest-selling game accolade by reaching another milestone.
The Assassin’s Creed series is one of those that really made it big on the current generation of consoles. Along with the likes of Uncharted, Gears of War and Dead Space, as well as BioShock and Fallout, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be remembered for these particular games.
The first game in the series was a mixed bag as it brought a host of new elements and fresh gameplay but was hindered by repetitive missions and a sense of the game not being as polished as it perhaps could have been.
The second instalment took the lessons from its predecessor and made a solid game, with many hailing Assassin’s Creed 2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, which followed the year after, as the best games in the series to date.
Assassin’s Creed 3 Revelations did not bring anything new to the table and basically showed the epitome of what could be achieved with the technology and gave fans a fitting farewell to a character they had grown to love over the years.
However, after spending three years in Europe, Ubisoft decided to shift the setting of the game to a new continent with a new protagonist and that too in a new setting.
Connor was introduced as the protagonist for Assassin’s Creed 3 as he fought the Templars during the American Revolution and as it turns out fans seem to have taken to the game rather well as the game remains the publisher, Ubisoft’s fastest-selling game in history. The record for which was held by its predecessor, Revelations.
Rob Cooper, the Managing Director of Ubisoft in the United Kingdom, shared his joy at the way the game was selling. He said, “We are delighted with the performance of Assassin’s Creed 3 this Christmas. This is a beautiful and epic game of exceptional quality and we’re pleased that our fans have responded so well to the brand new universe, storyline and game experience.”
Attention has already been diverted as to where the series will go next with a number of possibilities being rumoured. The first is a return to the American Revolution setting, albeit it its after effects, while the second rumour seems to suggest that the game is heading for Brazil.
Ubisoft spent two years building Assassin’s Creed 3 and one can expect the publisher to follow their annual release model and announce the next game for release in 2013. It will be interesting to see if the publisher can maintain its tradition of stealing the show at 2013’s E3 with another mind blowing trailer.