As we draw ever closer to E3, the rumor mill is starting to churn with Ubisoft being the center of them this time.
According to an anonymous post on a 4chan archive board “/v/ videogames” and a now deleted tweet from Nibel, Watch Dogs 3 is set to release this year and is to be set in London. The game will have a focus more on the hacking aspect with less powerful firearms and knives for combat. The protagonist won’t be limited to a male character and will now give you the option to be female. The story will remain the same no matter the player’s choice of character.
In addition, a new Assassin’s Creed game code-named “Legion” is to be released in 2020 for the current and next gen consoles. The new AC game is to be set in Italy at the end of the reign of Marcus Aurelius, a Roman emperor from 161-180 A.D. This is also during a time of struggles with his son, Commodus, and the year of five emperors. The player will be able to be Cassius or Lucia, a descendant of characters from AC: Origins and AC: Odyssey.
The game will feature player choices and heavy RPG elements, much like Odyssey. The story will also be the same for both characters.
“Legion” is being developed by Ubisoft’s Sofia and is said to tie up the loose ends for the “Ancient Trilogy” of Assassin’s Creed games. The goal of Sofia is to make the game focus “First Civilization” and to blend old Assassin’s Creed with the new to make fans of both happy. “Legion” will also feature a mainland map of Italy with small parts of Gaul and Germania. The cultist and mercenary system will also see many changes and revisions.
The anonymous post was also accompanied by a screenshot of what looks to be “Legion” in development with an eagle flying over Italy. Just like any rumor, none of this is confirmed until we hear more from other sources or from Ubisoft itself.