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author: Zuzanna Domeradzka

Assassin's Creed Rift in Baghdad; Journalist Debunks Aztec Rumors [UPDATE: Japan]

Baghdad may be the place Assassin's Creed Rift will take us to. Journalist Jason Schreier has debunked rumors about Aztec themes. His concept seems consistent.

Update

Rumors so far have concerned Assassin's Creed Rift, however, we have also recently heard rumors about the setting of AC Infinity. During an episode of the Game Mess Decides podcast by journalist Jeff Grubb, a statement was made that in Infinity some sections of the gameplay is to be set in Japan. Grubb referred to rumors reported by Schreier about Rift being set in Baghdad and did not negate his words. Officially, however, there is still no confirmation of any of this information from Ubisoft.

Original message

On Wednesday, Twitter user @JeremyPenter published a post on the AngryCentaurGaming channel's profile, saying the new Assassin's Creed will take us to the time of the Aztecs. However, as many as three games in the series are expected to come out in the near future, and it was not stated which title the leak was supposed to refer to. Bloomberg Agency's reporter Jason Schreier referred to ACG's tweet, adding new details from about the new Assassin's Creed. According to him the part with the subtitle Rift is to be set in Baghdad. In addition, Schreier claims that, according to his information, neither Rift, nor Infinity will be set in Aztec times.

Basim can't be Aztec

Schreier stressed that AC Infinity will come out only after Rift, and the two games will be set in different lands and other settings. He reportedly heard that neither of them will have anything to do with the Aztecs.

The main character of Rift is to be Basim Ibn Ishaq, an assassin known to us from Valhalla. And here is where everything comes together nicely. Basim was born in or around Baghdad, so it would be logical if the action of Rift took place precisely in that area. Besides, he is presen in the contemporary storyline and the continuation of his story simply makes sense.

Only one "but" appears. ACG's leak reports that the new Assassin's Creed will be related to the Aztecs. This Indian nation only appeared in Mexico in the 13th century. AC Valhalla on the other hand, is set in the 9th century AD. As long as Basim doesn't actually turn out to be some kind of god (theoretically, he is an incarnation of the god Loki), in Rift we won't even get to meet the Aztecs.

At the end of the day, Schreier's information is more reasonable than ACG's post. Besides, he has repeatedly revealed details about the games in the series, which were later confirmed (back in his days at Kotaku, he was the first to reveal work on Syndicate).

We are waiting for Ubisoft's response

Ubisoft has not addressed any of these leaks. However, both ACG and Schreier are treated as reliable sources of information. Therefore, there is a chance that some part of the speculations presented above may turn out to be true. We will certainly learn more in September, when Ubisoft will officially reveal information about the future of the Assassin's Creed series.

  1. Assassin's Creed - official website
  2. ACG's Twitter
  3. Jason Schreier's Twitter
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