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New Assassin’s Creed Victory teaser suggests Victorian London setting

A new Assassin’s Creed Victory teaser has suggested a Victorian London setting for the game.

With less than a week until Ubisoft’s world premiere of the next Assassin’s Creed, the developer has dropped another teaser image.

Ubisoft has updated the Assassin’s Creed website with a brand new teaser image for the game, which gives us a few hints as to its locale.

As you can see above, at the centre of the image is a set of brass knuckles, adorned with flowing floral vines.

These are the same brass knuckles as appeared in the reveal announcement earlier this week, which suggests there might be a lot more melee combat in the next Assassin’s Creed title.

In teeny tiny writing on the knuckles themselves the phrase “Strength through Loyalty” is inscribed, which is the English translation of popular Latin phrase “Fortius quo Fidelius”.

If you look closely, you’ll also spot a tiny Assassin’s logo in the centre of the knuckle duster.

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But it’s the words carved into the wood behind the knuckles that gives us an idea of where Assassin’s Creed Victory will take place.

Firstly there’s the message that reads “God save the Queen”, plus there’s a reference to the British birds rooks with a small drawing next to it.

But there’s also the line “We forge the chains we wear in life”, which is a quote from Charles Dickens’ “The Cricket on the Hearth”, published in the 1840s.

This all supports the major leak at the end of last year that suggests the game would be called Assassin’s Creed Unity and be based in Victorian London.

The game is in development at Ubisoft Quebec and will reportedly launch for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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