Assassin's Creed 3: Is it set in ancient Egypt?

Analysing the evidence... (spoilers inside)

Assassin's Creed 3 could be set in ancient Egypt, according to fresh evidence.


The first suggestion of the setting comes via the new issue of PSM3 magazine, which states in its rumour section that the 2012 sequel could use the setting for "at least part of the game."

Another hint is dropped at the end of Revelations itself (spoilers ahead) when Altair's son, Darim, notes he's taken some of the Assassin's books to Alexandria, the ancient capital of Egypt.

Of course it could just as easily be a red herring on behalf of the game's Montreal development team, but ancient Egypt's certainly one of the most called for settings amongst Assassin's fans.

Earlier this month Ubisoft confirmed it's planning a 'major' Assassin's Creed release for next year, and the game's development team's previously said it will star a new character.