It's everybody's favorite time of year again: that's right, time for the quarterly/first-half earnings reports from the game publishers. No, seriously, this is actually a cool time to keep up with game news since around now the companies that make the games you like will be announcing (or at least teasing) what they have coming down the pipe in the next year.
In this case, it's Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot running down some of the Tom Clancy name-owners' dollars and cents for the last six months, including the announcement that they're so excited about next week's release of Assassin's Creed: Revelations that there's another, unnamed AC game coming in 2012. Here's precisely what the man had to say about next entry in the time-hopping murder adventures: "I have the pleasure to announce today that there will be another full-fledged Assassin's Creed title next year. It will be another major release, and we will be communicating more about it in the coming months."
With Revelations set to wrap up the stories of current series protagonists Altair and Ezio, this leaves the next installment open to introduce a new lead as well as a new time period for exploration. I'm almost a little disappointed that we'll be leaving Ezio, who was an infinitely more fleshed-out protagonist than Altair or his descendant, the modern day assassin/conspiracy victim, Desmond. We'll see what kind of openings Revelations leaves for the 2012 game when it hits shelves next week.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations will be available on November 15th for the 360, PS3, and PC.