Debate of the Date: American Assassin?

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Have you heard the news? The word is out, Assassin’s Creed is coming to America. The details of what we know (and another picture) are here for all those interested.

It’s a far cry from what we’ve guessed the next game might look like, but I’ll be damned if I don’t think this is actually a pretty cool idea. Here are some questions I’m still trying to work through, however:

– If this new Altair/Ezio/Desmond relative is Native American as he would appear to be, is he from like, the other side of the family or something? How would that work genetically? I supposed one of his relatives could have come over on the Santa Maria and married a local girl, and this would be his half European, half Indian descendant. Still, a bit strange.

– What exactly are we going to climb on? America might have some cool stuff to scale now, but were there any buildings taller than three stories in the Revolutionary War era? What was the biggest metropolis at that time? Can it even compare to a massive expanse like what we’ve seen with Rome in previous games?

– Guns are now the official tool of war, and though they’ve shown up in past games, everyone should have them now, our hero included. How much will this effect gameplay if the hand-held gun is no longer just some hard to use Da Vinci invention?

But yeah, I’m pretty pumped. Are you?