While it didn’t always work out perfectly, I always found the multiplayer mode introduced in Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood to be quite ambitious and full of potential. While that side mode was eventually phased out of the Assassin’s Creed games, developer Blazing Griffin is reviving the concept in a unique way with their Victorian-era multiplayer assassination game Murderous Pursuits, which is coming out this March.
The game is set in an alternate Victorian era reality where time travel is possible and the rich socialize on flying ships. A mysterious man named Mr. X tasks eight people with killing each other in violent ways while still keeping calm and hiding in plain sight. When playing, each ship is populated by a ton of innocent AI NPCs alongside eight main assassins, which can be humans or bots.
In order to stay discreet between glorious kills for the favor of Mr. X, players can blend in by partaking in special vignettes, which are areas where they can engage in thrilling activities like art appreciation and discussing foreign economics. When going for the kill, players can take advantage of multiple costumes, flash grenades, and counterattacks. Murderous Pursuits certainly seems to stand out from your normal multiplayer game fair, and will hopefully offer a more laid back, but a still tense and thrilling experience for those who choose to pick it up.
You can check out the game’s announcement trailer and some screenshots below. Murderous Pursuits is poised to launch on PC this March.