Posted on July 17 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
Remember when Nintendo announced at E3 last year that Assassin’s Creed would be coming to 3DS? Turns out that’s no longer the case according to one of the major writers for the series, Darby McDevitt. Instead, the story ideas that they had planned for the 3DS outing, which was tentatively titled “Lost Legacy,” got transferred over to the recently-announced Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, the latest title coming to the HD twins and PC. Now this doesn’t rule out the possibility of a 3DS edition entirely, but it does mean that the project that would have been Lost Legacy no longer exists.
It’s a major blow to the 3DS at a time when its ability to bring quality content from third parties is already being put to the test. Reactions to almost every 3DS game so far that isn’t Ocarina of Time 3D have been poor to mixed, which coupled with the slower-than-anticipated adoption rate of the system means that a number of third parties are probably worried about investing in the handheld right now. And that sucks for everybody – us especially.
Check the full quote from Mr. McDevitt below:
You may have heard of the game ‘Lost Legacy’ for the 3DS. It was announced, but that kind of morphed into this idea [Revelations]. The story that was announced about Lost Legacy was that Ezio goes to Masyaf and investigates the holy land.
I’m hoping the 3DS picks up with the fall and winter releases this year, and that this kicks third-party developers and publishers into high gear going into 2012. But, as I’ve written before, I’m more than a little worried about whether that’ll actually happen. Still, I bought a 3DS, and I think it’s a nice little machine, so I’m not ready to give up on it anytime soon. Bring on the content, Nintendo and friends. My body is ready.