Narratively it was still a worthwhile entry into the series, but for large parts of the game, it felt like we were going through the motions. Regardless, publisher Ubisoft is delighted with the title's performance at retail.

"Assassin's Creed is an incredible franchise and there are a lot of expectations that it will continue to grow," said company CEO, Yves Guillemot. "We are pleased with our continued success so far: in the US, Assassin's Creed: Revelations was a Top Ten title for the entire calendar year, which shows that the demand is definitely there.”

Perhaps looking towards the PS Vita entry in the historical series, Yves Guillemot continued that expanding the franchise to new platforms will allow the series' audience to grow.

"We think that delivering regular instalments and expanding the brand to other platforms will continue to satisfy the demand, while at the same time attracting new fans," he explained.

And what of the future? "We're confident that the next instalment of Assassin's Creed will be the biggest to date."

Ubisoft's still yet to share any firm details about this year's inevitable Assasin's Creed release, but rumours suggest that the franchise could be heading to Victorian England, ancient Egypt or even medieval China.