In an interview with Xbox World 360, Assassin's Creed II producer Sebastien Puel says they've "had discussions" about placing a female in the starring role of the next Assassin's Creed, and setting the game during World War II (via CVG).
The team behind the time-traveling assassin expressed that though a lead female character would be interesting, that the setting is always their preferred inspirational jumping-off point when designing a new game.
"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," Puel says, "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."
In addition to dropping hints on the setting and possible sex of the lead, the interview also plucks some info on Ubisoft's plans for AC's future. Creative director Patrice Fortier points out that though the series was originally planned to be a trilogy, "what's so great about Assassin's Creed is that we can just expand and expand." Patrice painfully elaborates: "I mean, we could do 35 of these." (Err, please don't.)
Assassin's Creed II is available in the States on November 17th, and the 20th in Europe. The PC version is expected in the first quarter of 2010.
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