Assassin's Creed: Witch Hunt Turns The Franchise Into A Horror

Assassin's Creed: Witch Hunt Turns The Franchise Into A Horror

Written by 

Joseph Kime


7th Dec 2022 14:09

Ubisoft has asked fans to put a lot of faith in the future of the Assassin's Creed series, and if they can pull through on their many promises, then chances are it'll be worth it.

The slew of Assassin's Creed games on the way could be an incredibly big deal, as the list includes a game set in feudal Japan that players have been begging for for years, even though Ghost of Tsushima did a good deal of legwork to scratch that particular itch.

Elsewhere, Assassin's Creed Hexe is a darker look at hunting witches across Europe and looks like the AC formula will be changing once again. And we've had a peek into what that change could come to look like.

What Is Assassin's Creed: Witch Hunt? 

A new concept for an Assassin's Creed game with the core focus being on the Witch Trials has been revealed on YouTube, and it practically turns the idea for the game into that of a horror game.

The concept is produced by Enfant Terrible and made in Unreal Engine 5. It's breathtaking to look at - especially when its protagonist finds himself in the darkened woods, with only a blazing fire to illuminate the bone charms hanging from its trees.

It's an impressive Unreal Engine feat, as it brings to life the "darker" tone that has been promised to come with Assassin's Creed Hexe.

The idea of an Assassin's Creed game that takes place during a period of presumed witchcraft and an intense fear of God has plenty of potential, while this video proves it.

What's Going On With Assassin's Creed Hexe?

We don't actually have any kind of update when it comes to trailers, release dates or reveals for Assassin's Creed Hexe because it's very early in development among the other upcoming Assassin's Creed games.

We know that the game is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, with Watch Dogs: Legion's Clint Hocking leading the charge. Whenever we get the game, we can imagine that it'll push the boundaries of its hardware.

Assassin's Creed Hexe is promising, and even if Witch Hunt is just a concept, it's drumming up interest in Ubisoft's actual release. Light the bonfire and bring on the Witch Trials.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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