Rumour: The Next Assassin’s Creed is Called “Legion,” Coming in 2020

Assassin’s Creed Legion Rumoured to Launch on Current and Next-Gen Consoles

2019 is another gap year for Assassin’s Creed, meaning there won’t be a new game launching this year — but that hasn’t stopped rumours about the next main title in the long-running and popular action series from flying about.

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Just yesterday, a new rumour from a 4chan user is reporting that the next Assassin’s Creed game is codenamed “Legion” and that it’ll be set back in Italy in the era of Marcus Aurelius’ reign, during the struggles of his son Commodus and the year of the five emperors. The game will launch in 2020 for both current-gen consoles and next-gen.

Other rumoured facts include two new playable characters called Cassius and Lucia, who are descendants of characters from Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. It is unclear which character will be canon but, just like the previous two games, it will feature “heavy RPG elements” and the “same story for both characters.”

The game is being developed by Ubisoft Sofia and will be the conclusion to the “Ancient Trilogy.” According to the 4chan post, it will also be the most First Civilization-focused game to date. The main story will focus more on assassins and politics with flashbacks to other points in history. Ubisoft also wants this new title to feel more like the old AC games while incorporating what’s new from AC Odyssey.

The map will be designed around mainland Italy as well as smart parts of Gaul and Germania like Lybia in AC Origins. There will also be a revised mercenary and cultist system.

It goes without saying but take this information with a huge grain of salt. While it isn’t uncommon for leaks on future AC games to start appearing around this time of year, much of these details could have been early plans by the studio that are now scrapped.

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