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The inevitable Assassin's Creed 3 could be set in World War II and feature a female assassin, Ubisoft has said.

Speaking to UK mag Xbox World 360 and reported by CVG, producer Sébastien Puel said Ubisoft has "had discussions" about the change.

When quizzed on the possibility of a female assassin, Puel replied: "We've had discussions on that very topic.

"It could be really interesting but we'd need to find the right time period and place for that.

"Where would that make sense? We don't want to just decide we want to change and have a female hero as the first inspiration is always the time period, but if you're talking about, say, World War II 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. Why not? Nothing prevents us from doing it."

The first two Assassin's Creed games star Desmond Miles, a bartender kidnapped for use as a test subject in the "Animus". The player controls Desmond's assassin ancestors during historical periods.

In the same report, creative director Patrice Fortier said that Ubisoft "could do 35" Assassin's Creed games.

The series was originally thought of as a trilogy.

"What's so great about Assassin's Creed is that we can just expand and expand," he said.

"I'm often asked if we're doing a third game after ACII... I mean, we could do 35 of these."

Assassin's Creed 2 is scheduled for release on November 20 for Xbox 360 and PS3. For the latest trailers, screens and previews, head over to our game page.

What do you think? Would you like to see Assassin's Creed III set in WWII and star a female assassin? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Mr_Ninjutsu

I would like them to recall back to the era of cave men and how they had to avoid dinosaurs. Would be killa!
Posted 18:32 on 14 October 2009
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thompo555

I think WW2 could be an awesome backdrop. Maybe killing hitler at the end? :p
Posted 17:59 on 14 October 2009
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ghostdog25

please don't do it!
leave WWII to Call of Duty games.
Posted 17:55 on 14 October 2009
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Wido@ altaranga

Suppose so. Would make it have a twist if she did have ancestor involved in all this.
Posted 15:23 on 14 October 2009
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rbevanx@ Karlius

Yeah I think other wars would be cool, like the American civil war or the Falklands.
Posted 15:21 on 14 October 2009
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Karlius

WWII games have been done to death! The only WWII game I want to see now is a video game adaptation of "Inglorious Basterds" - Light Bulb moment! That deserves a thread. I'm off to make it!
Posted 11:58 on 14 October 2009
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altaranga@ Wido

Could Desmond Miles not also have a female assassin ancestor?
Posted 11:28 on 14 October 2009
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dudester

I hate when they discuss the next game before they release the one they working on.

Seems kind of cocky as if they sure it will do well if assasins creed doesn't improve on the last one alot then I really think theres no scope for a third which would be a shame as theres so much potential there.
Posted 11:19 on 14 October 2009
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Wido

If they have a female assassin then the women working the animus may well have ancestor linked to all of this? Just a thought.
Posted 11:16 on 14 October 2009

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