Assassin's Creed III? WWII? Sure, Why Not?

Why don't game developers make World War II games anymore? There's so much history still left to scrape! The good news amid this dearth of WWII content is that the Assassin's Creed series could very well be heading that way.

While it sounds like the Ubisoft folks haven't gone beyond the "discussions" phase of Assassin's Creed III's settings, producer Sébastien Puel tells Xbox World 360 that anything is possible, even the heretofore untapped situations of World War II. And that the successor to Ezio and Altair could be... a woman!

Oh, sure, this too is all theoretical stuff, in the event that Ubisoft should make an Assassin's Creed III—or 35 more of them—but Puel gives the impression it's not just an off the cuff idea.

"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," he 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." Clearly discussed.

Since Assassin's Creed II still hasn't shipped, we're going to take this discussion with a dash of skepticism. But who knows? A female assassin in Nazi occupied France and/or England? Sounds unique enough to me.

Assassin's Creed III could have WWII setting - Ubi [CVG]