Like a game of Chinese whispers, translation is a funny thing. Yves Guillemot, head of Ubisoft, is French. He recently gave an interview to Swedish language site Aftonbladet, and after this was subsequently translated into English, confusion was bound to occur. Those pesky Europeans, they should all just speak English good, like what I do.
This confusion surrounded a potential future version of Assassins Creed for the Wii U. Guillemot’s translated comments lead various websites to ‘read between the lines’ to indicate that Assassins Creed wouldn’t be coming to the Wii U at all, or that it would be Assassins Creed III that would be Nintendo-bound.
Is that a new Nintendo console I see on the horizon?
Eurogamer.se, backed up by my own sterling efforts using Google translate on the original text, have instead shown that the truth is neither of those things. To quote Guillemot, he first stated that ‘Our next edition of Assassins (is) in a Wii-U version.’ When questioned on whether this would be a port of the forthcoming Assassins Creed: Revelations he commented ‘No, not Revelations. For the future.’ He then said he couldn’t comment on whether this would be Assassins Creed III.
It’s that ‘for the future’ bit that has caused so much comment, but personally I think this makes sense. AC: Revelations will be old news by the time of the Wii U launches, so my guess would be that a standalone Nintendo specific title in the series is in the works, possibly for launch. Am I the only person who thinks a ‘greatest hits’ package of Animus memories, all graphically spruced up and utilizing the new controller would work well?