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Assassin's Creed 4 could take place in Brazil - report

Trip to South America in store for Altair's descendants

The next Assassin's Creed title could take place in Brazil, according to a Techtudo interview with Ubisoft Brazil managing director Bertrand Chaverot, picked up by Gamespot.

The former was published in Portuguese - here's the Google Translate version. "The director of Ubisoft Brazil also reached to comment that the company has already mapped some data to develop a web-based history of the country, but nothing has been decided yet."

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Possibly drawing on a different translation, Gamespot suggests that this means the game is in fact "set in Brazil". We've reached out to Ubisoft for clarification.

A move to Brazil is hardly beyond question - as Assassin's Creed 3 producer Francois Pelland has explained, Assassin's Creed 4 could take place pretty much anywhere, anytime, thanks to the liberating capabilities of Animus technology. However, a recent Ubisoft questionnaire points to a return to revolutionary America - not quite as exciting, but sensible given the publisher's monstrous investment in the setting.

Here are seven things Ubisoft cut from Assassin's Creed 3. What's your take on Brazil as a staging ground? The thought of kicking arse as a Stone Age tribesman has a certain allure.

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