Video game publisher Ubisoft has used the official Twitter account of its Assassin’s Creed franchise to offer some mysterious messages linked to the third core game in the series, which is set to arrive during this fall.
Fans have first noticed the official Twitter account stating that, “He is gone. #16 is no more. And now they begin. To search for one more.”
Then it quickly added, “THEY are responsible. Abstergo’s to blame. They play with our lives. Like it’s only a game. They search for the ‘prophet’ They’re grasping at straws. Their ill-conceived plans, are riddled with flaws.”
There were also messages that seemed to include Morse code, which has long been one of the obsessions of the Assassin’s Creed team, and then the official account seemed to return to normal.
It added, “Sorry for the disruption, Assassins. We were experiencing some technical issues, but we’re back up to 100% now. Thanks for your patience.”
Subject 16, in the fiction of Assassin’s Creed
, was exposed to the same process that Desmond, the series protagonist, is currently undergoing.
The series has portrayed his spirit as still inhabiting the Animus, leaving puzzles for him while also offering guidance through the most important sequences of the game.
The timeline of the Assassin’s Creed franchise means that the real world events should be taking place during 2012 and Ubisoft is probably mixing the real and the virtual in order to get the interest of potential players up.
Assassin’s Creed III is set to arrive on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 on October 30 in the United States and one day later in Europe.
PC players will get a version of the game before the end of 2012 and a Nintendo Wii U version is also planned for when the console is finally available.