Ubisoft announces Assassin's Creed VII: Sisterhood of the Blue Lagoon
- Posted March 5th, 2013 at 01:56 EDT by Adam Dolge
- 6 Comments
The following is purely a work of hypothesized fiction:
March 4, 2015. Ubisoft today put months of speculation to rest when it announced the latest Assassin's Creed game--Assassin's Creed VII: Sisterhood of the Blue Lagoon. While some may believe announcing a new Assassin's Creed game only six months following the release of Assassin's Creed VI: Marty McFly's Revenge is a bit much, Ubisoft said today it plans to release three new Assassin's games each fiscal year and that gamers should give in and continue to suck on the teet that is the Creed cash-cow.
Sisterhood of the Blue Lagoon is set in the Victorian era and follows the story of Emmeline Lestrange, a young woman, who along with her cousin Richard, are shipwrecked on the blue lagoon islands. It turns out Richard is involved in the Templars. The pair live in a small hut and live off the land and sea. Emmeline is uneducated and her older cousin, Richard, shows her everything she needs to know about sex. When asked why Ubisoft was taking such a risqué approach to an action-adventure game, a representative had this to say:
"We have hit all the major plot points outside of incest, and since the development team loves the movie Blue Lagoon, we thought, 'hey, let's do a game that rips off Brooke Shields' crap fest.' Well, we got the green light from upper management since our last 12 games sold like a bazillion copies, so we are just running with this idea until someone comes up with another idea."
Sisterhood of the Blue Lagoon is set to include similar gameplay as we've seen in the past 12 installments, with Emmeline running and jumping up buildings and trees. The same one-button combat mechanic is set to make a return, complete with a single-button counter option. New to the franchise is the first ever coconut collection mini-game. Players will have the chance to run up trees, snag some coconuts, and mix pina coladas to get Richard drunk. Players can compete with friends around the world to get the best sores on the leaderboards.
Assassin's Creed VII: Sisterhood of the Blue Lagoon is set to release on consoles on Nov. 4, 2015, one week before Assassin's Creed VII: Boris Goes to Jail hits PS Vita.
It is hard to believe that this pretend Assassin's Creed game could actually come out someday. OK, it will never come out; I admit it. But, the fact we could see an Assassin's Creed VII: Enter Sandman someday is absolutely mind blowing. For a series with each release promising some game-changing advancement, we've seen the same old routine time after time. It's a franchise that proves the sense of place is more important than what it is you do in said place.
Assassin's Creed III may have brought about a wonderfully fun naval combat mini-game of sorts, but is that really a game changer? Brotherhood brought about a new recruiting management system. The newly announced Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (it has nothing to do with the hardcore punk band, sorry kids) is introducing harpooning. Harpooning. Harpooning!? Since this is a pirate theme, naval combat will play a heavy role in Black Flag. You will get your own crew and ship to navigate around the Caribbean as you search for enemies, islands, and treasure (presumably, anyway—you are leading a pirate crew, after all). Other new gameplay elements in Black Flag include the ability to dive underwater and explore and find treasure.
If you need another Assassin's Creed game and want the ability to harpoon whales, get in bar fights, plunder loot, and dive for treasure, Black Flag is totally your game. More power to you for accepting another great franchise ruined by the yearly release plague. Assassin's Creed is now going the way of Call of Duty, all of EA Sports' lineup, and the other annual releases.
There is a perfectly good reason Ubisoft is pushing its Assassin's Creed franchise down our throats: money! The franchise has sold like liquor at a pirate party, with some 55 million copies sold to date. Assassin's Creed ... (continued on next page)
- 3:45am EST - March 5th, 2013
I would actually like the next AC to be in England or Feudal Japan
Jet_Cobra | Jet_Cobra
- 5:07am EST - March 5th, 2013
What I'm going to jail!? (my name is Boris)
sharky742 | matt1y77
- 6:33am EST - March 5th, 2013
AC3 was a big mess IMO, I am a player who finished all the other assassins creed games, Even #1 and loved them all, however AC 3 bombed. The lack of music, the big glitches, conner being the most boring assassin ever, even the sound when you unlock a viewpoint is horrid. The list of issues goes on & on. I thought it was that bad that I traded it in to get the new aliens game!
Lets just hope Black Flag brings some humor and fun back into the creed games.
@ #1 I agree Feudal Japan would be a great location for assassins creed, like a modern version of tenchu (PS2 game)
- 1:15pm EST - March 5th, 2013
I saw "Sisterhood" and "Blue Lagoon" and instantly thought this must be a DOA mod. Like DOA Beach Volley ball or something worse.
- 1:48pm EST - March 5th, 2013
@3 I completely agree. The third Assassins Creed was horrible. Connor was just an awful main character and the game just had so many problems. Easily the worst Assassins Creed game I have played.
I am done with Assassins Creed. Each game just feels too similar. Honestly it's ridiculous how many Assassin Creed games they're coming out with. Just no. I'm done with it.
- 10:28am EST - March 9th, 2013
Two words: brand fatigue.
I honestly thought Ubisoft had announced another Assassin's Creed game when I read the title.
Assassin's Creed III's been sitting on my shelf collecting dust since I got it for Christmas, seeing as I'd only just finished with Revelations a few months before (having only just Platinum'd Brotherhood a few months before that)! It's amazing that this game was announced before a new Call of Duty. All I can say is, as promised before, I'm not getting this game until next Christmas at the earliest.
I have so many games to play that it'll be a while before I get round to Assassin's Creed III, and by the time I'm done with that, Black Flag will probably have come out - and I'm gonna want a good rest from the series. Oh, and I still have Liberation to play when I get a Vita, which I'll be doing before I even touch Black Flag. Sadly, by the time I've got round to that, another two Assassin's Creed game will have come out.
I would much rather they made this as a brand new IP. Assassin's Creed is getting boring, and this doesn't seem to have much to do with the whole Assassin's Creed universe. In my opinion, it would have been a much better move for EA to have made a new IP about pirates that merely draws inspiration from Assassin's Creed. They could have redone the naval system, and implemented a similar parkour system. Apart from that, everything else seems to be different, and if they gave us a decent new story to go with it, I'd have been really looking forward to a great looking new pirate IP.
But Assassin's Creed? Just no.