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New Assassin's Creed to be announced in May

Ubisoft confirms new instalment this year

The next Assassin's Creed game will be announced in May, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has just confirmed.

Speaking to investors on a conference call this afternoon, Guillemot said the new game will be released this year.

"We will have an Assassin's Creed this year... We are going to give you more details in May," he said, confirming that it's a "packaged title".

The publisher said it plans to pour more resources into the Assassin's Creed franchise to make it even more profitable.

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The news follows confirmation last year that a new Assassin's Creed will be released in Ubisoft's next fiscal year, starting April 1, 2011.

Asked during an investor call if we'll see a new game during its fiscal year 2011-2012, Guillemot replied: "There will be something around Assassin's - that's all we can say."

Ubisoft confirmed this afternoon that latest instalment Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has shipped 6.5 million copies.

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