And as rumoured by industry analyst Michael Pachter, it's probably going to be set in the renaissance period. What clue are we going on? The trailers prominent placement of Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man".

Sadly, while the setting has the potential for serious levels of awesome - the teaser site also has a clue that Ubisoft will be opting for the ridiculous time travel scenario. The Assassin's Creed 2 webpage runs with the title "ANIMUS" — those who played the first game will recall this as the machine which, and we quote, "is used to decode genetic memory in order to produce a visual simulation".

Time to get your knickers in twist though gamers, we're sure we'll see Jade Raymond soon.