Ubisoft's confirmed that a new Assassin's Creed will be released in its next fiscal year, starting April 1, 2011.
Asked during an investor call this afternoon if we'll see a new game during its fiscal year 2011-2012, CEO Yves Guillemot replied: "There will be something around Assassin's - that's all we can say."
Guillemot's reply came after CFO Alain Martinez's earlier, more reserved response to the Assassin's 2011 question: "We don't want to comment. Maybe after Christmas in January we'll be able to talk about what kind of product we have."
Asked last month whether we'll see Assassin's Creed 3 next year, senior international brand manager Eric Gallant told CVG we could still see "surprises" related to the brand in the coming months.
"I can't talk about next year or the following years," he said. "The only thing I can say is that it is our biggest franchise and we're always thinking about new ways of keeping our fans excited and into the brand, so there could be surprises and announcement in the following months".
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is out in Europe this Friday. The first review scores are in, leading with PSM3 magazine's 92%. Look for ours tomorrow.