As we’ve said in a previous article, some time last week there was a leak from the Korean Game Ratings Board, hinting that Ubisoft is planning on a release called Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection. Everyone thinks this will be a pack, probably remastered, containing the 3 games in which Ezio Auditore da Firenze was the main character. But, what if it would be much more than just that?!
Have you seen Assassin’s Creed Embers? SPOILER ALERT!!! If you haven’t seen it yet, pause reading, go see it on YouTube and then get back here. Assassin’s Creed Embers is a short animated film that shows fans of the franchise the last days of Ezio. In feature, we can see him returning to is home town of Florence with his wife and daughter to live the rest of his life peacefully. But, an Asian female assassin comes to his home seeking advice and shelter. She is also followed there by some tough looking ninjas who invade Ezio’s home, forcing him to fight. Of course, even at his old age, he’s still a badass and succeeds in wiping them out. After that, he dies peacefully in a public park, while watching his wife and young daughter playing, but not before mocking death, a sort of grim reaper who has a short conversation with him on the bench he’s sitting on.
So, what if Ubisoft made this Embers feature playable, adding more gameplay to the story?! They could let people play as old Ezio and fight the incoming ninjas, plus the young Asian assassin. They could also link this game to the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie that will be in cinemas in December. The movie is set to take place during the Spanish inquisition, which spanned for a relatively long period, between 1478 to 1834. Ezio died at age 65, in 1524, so a link could easily be made between him and some characters from the movie. We don’t know exactly in what period of the inquisition Aguilar, the main character of the movie, lived in, but even if it was after Ezio’s death, the mentor could be linked with Aguilar’s father or a previous relative. Ubisoft usually make connections between characters in their games, like Edward Kenway, the hero of Black Flag who was the father of Haitham Kenway, who became a templar, and the grandfather of Connor, the hero of Assassin’s Creed 3, so this wouldn’t be a surprise at all.
Anyway, we embrace the possibility of Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection being much more than just a gathering of previous games, even if they would be remastered. So, how do you think it will be, and how do you wish it to be?