Assassin's Creed Hexe: Details & everything we know

Assassin's Creed Hexe: Details & everything we know
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Written by 

Hritwik Raj

Published 

27th Jan 2023 15:37

During the Ubisoft Forward Showcase Event 2022, we learned of several upcoming Assassin's Creed titles that are in development. Out of all of them, Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe is almost certainly the most intriguing.

Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe looks to be a much darker entry to the franchise, set to revolve around the Witch Trials that happened during the Holy Roman Empire. Continue reading our guide to learn about the Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe trailers and other gameplay details.

Are there any Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe trailers?

So far, we have only one trailer for Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe, and it's the announcement trailer that Ubisoft revealed during their Ubisoft Forward 2022 Showcase event. This is a cinematic trailer set during nighttime in a dense, withered forest.

The trailer starts with a leaf falling out of a tree, and then the focus shifts toward a hanging Assassin's Creed logo made with tiny sticks. What's important to note here are the references that point to witchcraft:

  • An Assassin's Creed logo made out of sticks looks like an effigy
  • The title has a magic circle in the background
  • The German word "Hexe" translates to Witch

Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe gameplay details

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We've seen no gameplay of Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe just yet, but we know some details from interviews.

We know from a recent Bloomberg report that Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe is set "during the latter stages of the Holy Roman Empire and revolves around witch trials". 

In an interview with IGN, Marc-Alexis Côté, the current vice president and executive producer of the Assassin's Creed franchise, confirmed that "Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe, the second game for Infinity, will not be an RPG."

He says this will "bring more diversity to the places we choose to visit and how we choose to represent those periods." So, players shouldn't expect RPG elements with Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe's gameplay like we saw in Origins, Odyssey and Valhalla.

Which Ubisoft Studio is developing Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe?

While Ubisoft Quebec is handling the development of Assassin's Creed Codename Red, Ubisoft Montreal is currently working on Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe. That's the same studio that gave us other hits in the series like the original Assassin's Creed and Black Flag.

For more on Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe, check out our dedicated Assassin's Creed section. 

Hritwik has been writing about video games, manga, and anime for more than 8 years. Some of his favourite games include The Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76, Apex Legends, Genshin Impact, and the Souls series.

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