Ubisoft talks WWII setting for Assassin’s Creed III

Ubisoft’s Sébastien Puel has revealed that the developer has toyed with the idea of setting Assassin’s Creed III in World War II, with players hopping in to the shoes of a female assassin.

“We’ve had discussions on that very topic,” Puel told Xbox 360 World. It could be really interesting but we’d need to find the right time period and place for that.

“Where would that make sense? We don’t want to just decide we want to change and have a female hero as the first inspiration is always the time period, but if you’re talking about, say, World War II the economies in England and France were run by women because the men were off fighting.”

Elsewhere, creative director Patrice Fortier also chipped in, suggesting that the franchise could conceivably expand well beyond a third installment:

“What’s so great about Assassin’s Creed is that we can just expand and expand. I’m often asked if we’re doing a third game after ACII… I mean, we could do 35 of these,” said Fortier.

Assassin’s Creed II is due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 17.