Grappling hooks, stagecoaches, and trains will feature in the new Victorian setting.
A mere three weeks after Ubisoft released Assassin's Creed Unity to the world, the next game in the long-running franchise has been leaked, and subsequently confirmed by the developer/publisher.
Assassin's Creed 'Victory' (it's unsure if that's the official title) will be set in Victorian London and is due for an autumn 2015 release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, according to a report from Kotaku.
Some 'target gameplay footage' was leaked to Kotaku, which they claim looked "surprisingly slick and could pass for an E3 presentation." They say that the start of the footage says it was produced in Ubisoft's Anvil Assassin's Creed engine, so that means it wasn't pre-rendered.
The footage is also said to show a new hero, dressed in the expected hooded garb, fighting on top of a moving stagecoach, using a grappling hook to swing about the city, and even fighting on top of a moving train.
Since the leak surfaced, Ubisoft have confirm the authenticity to several outlets. It offered the following statement to PC Gamer:
"It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked. And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we're disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public. The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we're excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date. In the meantime, our number one priority is enhancing the experience of Assassin's Creed Unity for players."
Kotaku also notes that Assassin's Creed: Victory will be the only main Assassin's Creed title due out next autumn, meaning the PS3 and Xbox 360 will be left behind by the company - for AC titles at least.