WWII setting, female protagonist for Assassin’s Creed III possible

For fans of the franchise, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood has been the main point of focus lately, which is sort of a given. But taking a look into the future, where could Assassin’s Creed III be set? According to producer of the franchise Vincent Pontbriand, a WWII setting wouldn’t be out of the question, even though he never confirmed that it actually would be.

“We have a couple of options [for AC3]. So far we’ve tried to take eras that had very important things happen in them that are known worldwide. So WWII for example – we could have an Assassin’s there. It would work,” said Pontbriand. “So you can draw a list of major events in history during the last 5,000 years and those could be our choices!”

This is not the first time WWII has been hinted at as a possible setting for the next iteration in the series. Fellow producer S√©bastien Puel also commented on the topic a while ago, saying “the economies in England and France were run by women because the men were off fighting. So maybe in this context you were a woman in England during WWII,” ¬†which, as you might have noticed, is a comment which not only refers to that particular time period, but also acknowledges the possibility of playing a female character.

We know there’s a considerable amount of gamers that are fed up with WWII-based games, but this would be a fresh take on the era viewed from a different perspective, a take we wouldn’t mind exploring given the chance. Or would you rather have it be in feudal Japan?