History is a beautiful thing. It’s full of key moments, wars, heroes, and many other events that have helped shape the world as we know it today. Through the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Ubisoft has found a great way to take history, add a spin to it, and make it an amazing adventure through time for gamers.
We’ve visited many places through the Assassin’s Creed games, but one of the places we haven’t had the chance to explore is Japan. It’s unlikely Ubisoft doesn’t have the desire to bring the franchise to Japan and it’s likely going to be one of the next installments in the franchise, but if it isn’t, this latest concept art may be the closest we get.
Vin Hill, an independent artist just getting his feet wet in the industry has created concept art for what he feels an Assassin’s Creed set in Japan would look like. The game would be called “Rising Sun,” and take place in 19th century Kyoto. This would be during the Meiji Restoration period.
For those of you unaware, this is the moment in time that Japan finally took the step forward to embrace the modern world. This, of course, was met with internal conflict — making it a potential setting and storyline for the game.
To say this concept art is beautiful would be an understatement. Vin Hill dove right into the idea of making this game a reality and created not only an eagle-eyed view of Kyoto, but character design, blade design, and much more. It’s an amazing piece of creative fan design and it’s one we’d support getting made. C’mon Ubisoft, make this happen!