With a spinoff game and a live-service game on the way, Assassin’s Creed is gearing up for its next trilogy, and it may already have its two main characters in Basim and Kassandra. Valhalla‘s Basim became an very influential character in the series and is set to get his own spinoff Assassin’s Creed game with a possible release later this year. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey featured Kassandra, its canonical protagonist, who used a piece of Eden to live until 2018, exploring the world and helping establish the Hidden Ones throughout time. Knowing the influence of these two on Assassin’s Creed canon, it is possible that they may be the two main protagonists of the next trilogy.


[Warning: Major spoilers for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey below]

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla ended the newest trilogy with a bang, introducing Basim into the modern-day story and establishing him as a new possible protagonist. Odyssey introduced the Spartan warrior and assassin Kassandra to the series, granting her the Staff of Hermes – and with it, immortality. Valhalla’s crossover stories DLC saw Kassandra’s return to the series, where she has to uncover an Isu artifact with the help of Eivor.

Assassin’s Creed reportedly has two major projects in development at the moment: a spinoff game about Valhalla‘s Basim and a live-service game codenamed Infinity. While there aren’t many confirmed details about these two games just yet, it is safe to assume that Ubisoft has plans to continue the Assassin’s Creed series in a future trilogy. Valhalla ended with a major cliffhanger for the modern-day story, placing the mind-controlled Basim as the story’s new protagonist and trapping Layla in an Isu supercomputer with a character who suspiciously looks and sounds like Assassin’s Creed’s Desmond Miles.

Basim Can Be The New Focus Of Assassin’s Creed Modern Day Story

The end of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla showed the fall of Basim into madness as he became a Sage for the ancient Isu known as Loki. Sages are basically regular human beings who are chosen to host the consciousness of an Isu, the race of people who lived on Earth long before humanity. Basim was, unfortunately, chosen to become the Sage of the mischievous Loki, which slowly deteriorated his mind in the process. After a final battle with Eivor, he is trapped in an Isu supercomputer until present day, where he tricks Layla into freeing him and gains control of the Staff of Hermes, bringing his body back to life. For the rest of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Basim is the only playable modern-day character.

Basim’s rumored spinoff game will possibly detail his backstory living in Baghdad before the events of Valhalla. Considering how Basim is likely going to be a main character in the modern-day story of Assassin’s Creed, it would make sense for Ubisoft to make a game to add more needed depth to his character. Basim & Loki’s story of trying to revive his children and bring his family back together would be a great arc to include in the modern day story and can even help tie some of the strings in the overly complicated lore together.

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Odyssey’s Kassandra Has The Potential To Become Assassin’s Creed’s New Ezio

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey‘s Kassandra is a favorite character of the new trilogy, and her story spans from ancient Greece to the modern era. Using the Staff of Hermes, she was able to live for centuries, uncovering Pieces of Eden and assassinating pawns in the Cult of Cosmos. One of her many adventures is shown in Valhalla‘s crossover stories, where Kassandra, sporting a cool set of armor, teams up with Eivor to find a Piece of Eden that plagues a village with nightmares. Considering the sheer amount of stories that can be told throughout time with Kassandra, it would make sense for her to be the new trilogy’s past protagonist.

There’s a lot of potential for her character, and if written well, Ubisoft can make Kassandra Assassin’s Creed‘s new Ezio. Ezio had three whole games dedicated to his character, with his influence still being felt in the game’s lore today. Kassandra, being an immortal being until 2018, can have a trilogy about her adventures across the world with each game set in different periods in time. This new trilogy could even bring back some previous Assassin’s Creed protagonists, bringing the series back to its roots and wrapping up any loose ends left from their stories. There’s a ton of potential for Kassandra’s story, considering how its confirmed that she traveled around the world to reclaim Pieces of Eden from the Cult of Cosmos.

Kassandra & Basim Are Both Linked To The Staff of Hermes In Assassin’s Creed

The most recent trilogy of Assassin’s Creed games, specifically Odyssey and Valhalla, featured the Staff of Hermes. In each game, Layla uncovered multiple Isu temples for the Assassins, where she found Kassandra at one of the hidden gates to Atlantis in Odyssey. The overall story of the trilogy was arguably about the Staff of Hermes, which was passed down from Hermes himself to Pythagoras, who then gave it to his daughter, Kassandra. In 2018, Kassandra passed the torch to Layla, which lead to Kassandra’s immediate death. Layla became the wielder of the Staff for a few years, until it was stolen by Basim, a Sage of Loki, who reveals that his wife’s soul is preserved in the weapon.

There is a lot of potential to tie the two character’s stories together in a series with some much-needed narrative fixes. Assassin’s Creed has gotten both Basim and Kassandra tied to the weapon, which could allow for some sort of connection between their stories. The new trilogy could show Basim’s story in the modern day, while also giving players the traditional Assassin’s Creed past era narrative with Kassandra. The Staff of Hermes can tie their stories together and Kassandra’s story can delve into Loki’s lore and backstory as well.

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With the news of lots of new Assassin’s Creed content on the way, it’s exciting to think about the what a new trilogy can possibly offer. With the modern-day story actually heading somewhere interesting, the series can tell some more grounded, connected stories that can offer a better written overall narrative than recent trilogies have offered. There’s a ton of potential with Kassandra and Basim’s stories and it would be a waste if Ubisoft decided not to use them in their next Assassin’s Creed trilogy.

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