Will we be travelling back to the Empire State?

In a recent leak acquired by Kotaku, the publication unsheathed an assortment of details about Assassin's Creed: Unity – a next-gen exclusive title set in the French Revolution. A couple of days later, Ubisoft confirmed that the rumours were indeed true, and uploaded a short cinematic trailer of the game. In another surprising reveal, it looks like details of another Assassin's Creed project codenamed Comet have been compiled by French website GameBlog.

Translated by a user on Reddit, the purported PlayStation 3 title will supposedly be set around 1758 in North America – specifically in New York. You'll be playing as Shay, who is said to be a Templar that becomes the captain of a ship. This means that you may be exploring the Atlantic Ocean quite often, continuing the popular nautical focus of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

There are other kinds of speculation surrounding the plot, but all of this remains rumour for now. Even still, what do you think about the possible premise for this Assassin's Creed title? Do you want to travel back to Colonial America and pilot more naval ships out on treacherous waters? Take a Leap of Faith into the comments below and let us know.

[source gameblog.fr, via kotaku.com]