Dating back to the original Assassin's Creed, the series has yet to see a true female protagonists. Sure, female characters have helped carry the single-player adventures, but we've yet to see a true female assassin that is a headlining character. Some may call it "sexist," but according to creative director Alex Hutchinson, it's all about historical accuracy, and Assassin's Creed III will be no different.
"It's always up in the air. I think lots of people want it, [but] in this period it's been a bit of a pain,” Hutchinson said. “The history of the American Revolution is the history of men.” Hutchinson admits while there were women present, the America we see in the game wasn’t quite the equal opportunity land we have today. “There are a few people, like John Adams' wife, but it really is a bunch of dudes,” Hutchinson added. “It felt like, if you had all these men in every scene and you're secretly, stealthily in crowds of dudes [as a female assassin], it starts to feel kind of wrong. People would stop believing it."
If the past two installments are any indication, players will at least be able to play as females through the multiplayer component. It's also evident that Ubisoft is considering introducing a female assassin that serves as a major character, so don't rip into the developer too hard. Games like Mass Effect 3 have welcomed female protagonists; would the introduction of one in a series like Assassin's Creed change your perspective on the story? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.