Assassin’s Creed was originally meant to be a trilogy, but publisher Ubisoft plans to turn it into a long-running franchise like Super Mario or Resident Evil. Assassin’s Creed III creative director Alex Hutchinson says that even though both franchises have good and bad games, Nintendo will continue adding new installments to Super Mario as will Capcom with Resident Evil.
“Since when is something less amazing if you get a new one every year?”
“The way we see Assassin’s Creed 3 now is as a franchise, like Mario or Resident Evil, that will have its ups and downs. It wasn’t the original plan to be an ongoing series, no, but it became the plan. The curse of success, for want of better phrase.
“But if you can keep a series interesting and fresh then I don’t see why it shouldn’t go on. Nintendo has been great at reinvigorating their franchises, as have other Japanese companies, so we feel we can too.”