Next year's Assassin's Creed leaked

It was going to happen. The setting of next year’s Assassin’s Creed, called or codenamed “Victory” according to Kotaku, has been leaked: Victorian London. As a Londoner I’m intrigued to see what Ubisoft’s talented art and design team come up with – lots of dark, cobbled alleyways no doubt – although I’m a little worried about the publisher’s rapid development cycle. Having one big Assassin’s game a year could be detrimental to the quality of the series. The Paris-based Unity, which shipped this year, released with a host of bugs, technical troubles, as well as being unnecessarily demanding specification-wise.

Additional details/speculation regarding Victory is that it will be the first Assassin’s game developed by Ubisoft Quebec. Kotaku has also been privy to a seven minute “target gameplay” video running on Unity’s “Anvil” engine. You can read up on more of the gritty details regarding the demonstration video, which includes a grappling hook and fighting atop a moving horse carriage, here.