During Ubisoft Forward we were to learn the future of the Assassin’s Creed series. That said probably no one expected more than one, maybe two game announcements. Meanwhile, Ubisoft revealed as much as three – one of them, possibly the most interesting, is the project codenamed Hexe. You can watch its trailer below.
The trailer is as dark as it is mysterious. Wicker logo brings associations with pagan a themes and witches. The words surrounding it, in turn – written in the alphabet of the Magi – it’s the (old) german translation of the assassin credo: „We work in the dark, to serve the light” (german: „Wir arbeiten im dem tunckel um dem licht zu dienen” – the word „tunckel” is the old form of modern day „dunkel”, meaning „dark” or “darkness”).
It is possible that Assassin’s Creed: Hexe will feature Paracelsus – physician and philosopher, hailed as the father of modern medicine and pioneer of iatrochemistry. What’s more, he believed in the existence of secred spiritual connections in the universe, which he saw as containing the element of divine. He claimed one could control them through magic and it were to bring the ability to control various real-life processes and phenomena.
Sounds like something perfectly suited to the plot of an AC game doesn't it? White magic and amulets, which we would use in the fight against black magic and in witch hunts. If we follow this hint, it is also possible to determine the hypothetical timeframe of Assassin's Creed: Hexe. Assuming that we were to meet Paracelsus in the game, the beginning of the 16th century would seem obvious (as he died in 1541). If, on the other hand, we were to take on a cult guided by his philosophy and teachings, the 17th or even 18th century would be more likely.
Remember, however, that these are just speculations – officially, we know virtually nothing about Assassin’s Creed: Hexe (expect for the setting, which will very likely be Germany). Pt was only revealed that the gam eis beingmade by Ubisoft Montreal, which started the series and has developeit’s latest installment AC: Valhalla. The project’s creative director is Clint Hocking.
When can we expect Assassin’s Creed: Hexe? The artwork presented during Ubisoft Forward suggests a date after the release of AC: Red – which in turn is to launch after AC: Mirage (scheduled for 2023). This means it is quite possible that AC: Hexe will be released only in 2025.