Who will done the assassin’s hood in Assassin’s Creed Empire?
4. A Slave
3. A Reluctant Pharaoh
2. A Religious Figure
The overarching plot of Assassin’s Creed has been a mess for years now, but there have always been strong religious overtones in the series, ever since the first entry when it was revealed that you were searching for a literal piece of the Garden of Eden. Setting the game in ancient Egypt opens the door for the inclusion of all sorts of Old Testament figures like Moses. It seems kind of silly, but playing as the prophet Moses isn’t completely out of the question. After all, he was a prince who led the slaves. That could fit in with the theme of empire building. Of course, actually playing as a biblical character might be too controversial for Ubisoft. Still, don’t be surprised if Moses shows up in the storyline as a key ally or as a bit of stealth-heavy DLC. According to glyphs in Assassin’s Creed II, Moses was the first human to possess a staff of Eden, so his inclusion would be canonical.
1. The Series’ First True Female Protagonist
So technically Assassin’s Creed already had a female protagonist with Liberation, but that was originally a Vita-exclusive side story of Assassin’s Creed III and reviews of the console port didn’t exactly set the world on fire. One of Syndicate’s two playable characters was female, but that only half counts. She’s not even on the boxart, so Ubisoft has yet to build one of their main Assassin’s Creed game around a female lead. Regardless of whether Ubisoft wanted to tell the story of a slave or a member of the royal family, making the main character a woman could lead to a much more interesting story. Imagine being a young princess who sees the evil in her brother as he begins to take power and works behind the scenes as an assassin to overthrow him. That would be a completely new take on the series, and true to the back-stabbing nature of ancient Egyptian politics.