Ubisoft may have been extremely clear about no new Assassin's Creed for a while after Odyssey has launched, but we guess they didn't consider mobile as part of that deal because Assassin's Creed: Rebellion is coming soon to iOS and Android.
At a glance, Assassin's Creed: Rebellion may remind you of Fallout Shelter, rightfully so, not least for the game being developed by the same studio - Behaviour Interactive. From the looks of it, Rebellion looks like a supercharged Shelter, at least on paper.
Assassin's Creed: Rebellion is set in 15th century Spain, where you'll be growing your empire to take on the Templars. You'll be building up your assassin army and expanding your domain, all the while pulling off missions, which is again similar to Fallout Shelter.
It seems however as if Assassin's Creed: Rebellion's infiltration missions are slightly more dynamic than in Fallout's little brother. While it may seem that Ubisoft and Behaviour went the way of the Chronicles games, this is not the case, because the missions follow a simpler formula that's more like an expanded Shelter.
For instance, throughout the missions you'll be making a choice between stealth and head on aggression, which is after all a staple choice in the entire Assassin's Creed franchise. There are also loot missions, for crafting goods as well as legacy missions, which should help you unlock new assassins.
Ubisoft made sure to blow the horn on inclusion of Ezio Auditore, Aguilar de Nerha, Shao Jun, Ishak Pasha, Maria and Horacio de Heredia in Assassin's Creed: Rebellion, although I'm personally a bit unsure about messing with some of the core characters in this way. Each of the assassins will have their own set of skills and strengths of course.
Ironically enough, after recently being asked about Ezio returning, Ubisoft said how the franchise is not about characters but about stories, so perhaps it would've been wiser to leave him alone than use him as a carrot for a mobile game?
Assassin's Creed: Rebellion launches on 21 November 2018 for Android and iOS devices.
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