New Assassin’s Creed in FY2012, Brotherhood ships 6.5 million

A new Assassin’s Creed title will be creeping onto store shelves in FY2012, publishing powerhouse Ubisoft has announced.

The company dropped the news during its Q3 earnings call overnight, where it also teased that the first details on the new game would arrive in May.

Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, commented, “We will have an Assassin’s Creed this year. We are going to give you more details in May.”

Furthermore, Ubisoft revealed that the latest entry in the stealth ‘em up franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, has shipped a whopping 6.5 million units worldwide since its launch in November 2010.

Apparently, Brotherhood is faring better than Assassin’s Creed II in terms of revenue, though has shipped fewer units. Ubisoft expects Brotherhood to sell roughly 7-7.5 million units, putting it around 1-1.5 million units behind its predecessor.

Finally, the firm confirmed that PSP outing Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines has moved 500,000 units since its launch in 2009.