Sorry, Ladies: Assassin’s Creed 3′s Setting Is a “Bunch of Dudes”
More information about Assassin’s Creed 3 is arriving by the day — check out our comprehensive summary for the full story. One thing that hasn’t been discussed much, however, is female characters.
This issue was addressed by Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo, who asked creative director Alex Hutchinson whether Ubisoft would consider building a game around a female assassin. Unfortunately, the history just didn’t allow for it:
“It’s always up in the air…I think lots of people want it, [but] in this period it’s been a bit of a pain. The history of the American Revolution is the history of men…There are a few people, like John Adams’ wife, [Abigail] — they tried very hard in the TV series to not make it look like a bunch of dudes, but it really is a bunch of dudes. It felt like, if you had all these men in every scene and you’re secretly, stealthily in crowds of dudes [as a female assassin], it starts to feel kind of wrong. People would stop believing it.”
Players will still be able to take control of female Assasssins in multiplayer matches, and it sounds like Ubisoft isn’t ruling the possibility out altogether. I, for one, wouldn’t mind playing a female assassin in an all-white flapper dress, as Templars and Assassins vie for control of Prohibition-era Chicago.