Assassin’s Creed Comet: Play as the “Bad Guys”
Some people just root for the bad guys.
Many Star Wars fans groaned when Darth Maul got, um, mauled in the Phantom Menace. Some movies and TV shows, like Law Abiding Citizen a few years ago and The Shield before that, make you want to root for the bad guy because they’re so cool. Wrestling fans cheered for Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock when they were, you guessed it, bad guys.
So perhaps Ubisoft is going to capitalize on that in the still-codenamed Assassin’s Creed Comet because they’re going to let you play as the Templars.
That’s right, the eternal foes of the Assassins you’ve known and loved since the very first game will be playable. That’s because the star character, a lass named Shay, is a Templar lovin’, Assassin hatin’ 1758 killing machine in the land we now know as ‘Murica.
What else is interesting about the game, besides the whole “I can be the bad guy” thing is that, according to Kotaku, you’ll be able to go to New York and do a lot of sailing. In fact, the game has been described in some places already as a cross between the Freedom Cry DLC for Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed III, complete with Adewale and Haytham Kenway cameos (maybe).
Technically, this won’t be the first time we control a Templar, now that I’ve mentioned Haytham. But, it will be the first time we’ve gotten more of a taste of the dark side from the Assassin’s Creed series.
This does beg the question though: Is Ubisoft not only milking the series, but also running out of ideas? I mean, they are going back to a setting very similar to the sometimes groan-worthy ACIII and they’re giving us the “twist” of playing as a Templar.
Perhaps nothing disappoints me more in this news than the fact that apparently an Assassin’s Creed: Feudal Japan is still a long ways away in a year far, far away.