In its Assassin's Creed showcase, Ubisoft has presented several new projects based on the video game brand - one of which is now giving fans a few riddles: Under the working title "Codename Hexe" a future game from the successful gaming series has been presented with a gloomy trailer . What is it about? Pure speculation.

Admittedly, the announcement of "Codename Hexe" wasn't that surprising in the end. The project was announced several days ago via a leak – at least the rumor has now come true. However, Ubisoft has not revealed much. The trailer is as dark as it is mysterious – but that's also refreshing given the flood of new announcements. Because: You can freely guess blue ones. 

Assassin's Creed in times of witch hunts?

The 30-second teaser for Assassin's Creed: Codename Witch gives at most vague references to a topic. Nevertheless, some assumptions can be made. The focus of the trailer is a mysterious symbol, a totem made of wood. The work, formed from branches, is hung between the trees - you can see it similarly from films such as the Blair Witch Project, among others. Anyway, it strongly suggests that Assassin's Creed: Codename Witch will actually be about witches in some way.

The working title substantiates the seemingly obvious. But why did you choose the German word “Hexe” and not “Witch” – with the newly announced code name: Red, a similar approach was taken for a setting in feudal Japan. So could the choice of words give a hint? At least that would be obvious. The witch hunt in the Middle Ages is also a central topic in Germany - quite a few municipalities had set up memorial sites due to the numerous victims of witch hunts, such as Bensberg, Kempten or Idstein. It would therefore be possible that at least part of Assassin's Creed: Codename Witch takes up the events surrounding the witch hunt in the early modern period, which could then also include areas of today's Federal Republic of Germany. An “Assassin's Creed in Germany” would actually be possible. 

By the way, at the end of the teaser, a pentagram forms around the symbol – this could also be a reference to the witch hunt. It would limit the setting to around the 16th century. 

But there's more: What's also clear - and official - is that Assassin's Creed: Codename Hexe will be different than previous AC games, Ubisoft producer Marc-Alexis Côté confirmed in a brief interview as part of the showcase. Perhaps this is not only related to the setting, but also to the gameplay. If you take the witch theme as a basis, you could deduce that Assassin's Creed: Codename Witch is not knitted around a melee killer, but uses the occult techniques - perhaps in a way as known from Raven Software's Heretic series. Against the background of a gloomy medieval world, there are three classes with which you can enjoy the game: in addition to the warrior, there is a cleric and a magician. Possibly Assassin's Creed: Codename Witch will use magic or the occult in terms of game mechanics, so you can conjure up the main character, maybe Assassin's Creed: Codename Witch will even be a long-range combat game. The “eight star” at the end of the teaser points to the “power of righteousness” as a role definition for the player character or the opponent, which stands for a kind of balance in a justice system. The fact that they will again operate in secret, but are committed to the good, is presumably evident from the written symbols in the eight-pointed star. The alphabet of the Magi provides clues and invites you to decode. If you want to try it yourself, you will find it here the symbols.

Assassin's Creed: Codename Witch is a lot of puzzles - teasers and hints give rise to wild speculation. The fact is, however, that Assassin's Creed: Codename Hexe will also be part of Project Infinity, as will Assassin's Creed: Codename Red. The makers want to combine several AC titles and create a kind of central hub to link fans together. However, it is unclear whether actual multiplayer elements will be created on it. That 

It is also not known when the codename games and Infinity will appear. However, it should still take some time, because Assassin's Creed: Mirage is the next major title in the series. The game will be released in 2023 and should then be extended by DLCs for at least another year. Sometime from 2025 onwards, new flagship games can probably be expected. After all, one can expect great things from Assassin's Creed: Codename Hexe, because the game is being developed in the cradle of Assassin's Creed at Ubisoft Montréal, who are currently working on Valhalla. 

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