The next Assassin’s Creed title has just been announced and I am already super excited. Judging by the teaser trailer it is going to be set during REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE. Which for any non-historians reading, is one of the most fascinating historical periods.
It was when the old monarchical order was overturned and our conception of freedom was changed by enlightenment ideas. Secularism, science and individual rights took root in Europe as ideas of inherited privilege, superstition and censorship were discarded. What an absolutely perfect setting for an Assassin’s Creed title: “Nothing is true, everything is permitted”.
Here’s hoping you’ll hang out with Thomas Paine and have to lend a hand storming the Bastille.
And if you’ll indulge me for a moment, if you check this post I wrote waiting for Assassin’s Creed IV – I called it! – successfully predicting a future setting.
Can you tell I’m excited? If you want to do some background reading with something accessible, I recommend Mark Steel’s Vive La Revolution.