Ezio in Rome for next Assassin’s Creed

While the jump from Assassin’s Creed to its sequel brought about a whole new set of faces and places, don’t expect the same for the follow up.

In its third quarter financial conference call today, Ubisoft revealed that the Ubisoft Montreal-developed title would not only star Ezio, but would take place in Rome. There, the assassin will continue his quest to destroy the Templar Order, this time at its source.

The title, which is said to feature an important multilayer component, could ship anytime between holiday 2010 or March 2011.

Personally, I find it a bit disappointing that Ubisoft isn’t taking the Assassin’s Creed story line in a such a direction that would introduce gamers to new assassin’s and a completely different change of scenery. It’s incredibly likely that Ubisoft will reveal more at E3, so until then, I’ll continue to be excited for the follow up to one of my favorite games of 2009.

Nick Chester