A Reddit user by the name of u/DoktahManhattan “discovered” three symbols in the opening of Assassin’s Creed that could hit at a potential Assassin’s Creed game set in Japan. Although he posted the three cryptic symbols on Reddit, it doesn’t take that much of a researcher to find cryptic symbols in Assassin’s Creed as they’re pretty much everywhere when dealing with the ancient civilization.
The three symbols are the Eye of Horus, referencing Assassin’s Creed Origins, the symbol for Omega, referencing to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and a third symbol that is a Torii that could refer to a potential game set in Japan.
While you could definitely make a connection between the symbols and the Assassin’s Creed games, it is highly unlikely that they already referenced these new games all the way back in Assassin’s Creed 3. As various Redditors have already pointed out, the Assassin’s Creed games are filled with the cryptic symbols. The Eye of Horus, Omega symbol, and the Torii shrine are also not very special symbols. They are very well known which is why they were probably used instead of using symbols that nobody is familiar with.
Besides these symbols, we have seen so many others that it wouldn’t make sense for each symbol to be referencing to an upcoming game. This would probably result in Assassin’s Creed games coming out even after the heat death of the universe.
However, this doesn’t stop us from speculating about how amazing an Assassin’s Creed game set in feudal Japan would be. If the RPG mechanics that will be introduced in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey are successful this could make a feudal Japan setting even more amazing. Just imagine making your way through feudal Kyoto or Osaka with breakneck speed, meddling with politics, fighting samurai, and experiencing traditional Japanese culture. It would definitely make for one amazing game.
The idea of a feudal Japan setting for Assassin’s Creed is not a new idea at all though as countless fans have already speculated how wonderful that would be. There is even a bunch of amazing fan art that shows us how such a game would look. These two pieces were made by a concept artist called Vin Hill.