How would you like a selection of your favorite Assassin’s Creed titles from yesteryear on Nintendo Switch, to play on the go? Judging by a leaked listing on a retailer’s website, it looks as though that wish may become a reality.
As we all know, we live in the age of the remaster, the remake, the HD Edition, the… you get the picture. As we speak, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee is proving to be a great sales success, breaking new records for the system by tapping into that nostalgic Kanto feeling. Elsewhere, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy is such a big deal that Snoop D-O-Double-G (of all people) had a copy flown to him by a Spyro drone.
Now, compared to Pokémon Red and Blue and the original Spyro the Dragon titles, there’s nothing remotely retro or nostalgic about the Assassin’s Creed games. The original Assassin’s Creed only launched in 2007, which wasn’t really all that long ago at all. Regardless, though, Ubisoft’s biggest franchise has come on in technical leaps and bounds since.
To look at the first release next to the vast and ambitious Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (which is totally unfair, yes, but still), you can see just how far we’ve come. Releases in between have been impressive (not to mention very regular), and every fan will have their own favorite and reasons for their decision.
When it comes to bringing the series to Nintendo platforms, things haven’t worked out so well. As Destructoid reports, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was released for the Wii U, but did not perform well (technically OR in terms of sales). Ubisoft hasn’t really ventured back to Nintendo since (beyond a Japan-only, streamed-only version of Odyssey for Switch), but an intriguing entry on a German retailer’s page suggests that a collection of older Assassin’s Creed games may be in the works for the system.
The German retailer, MediaMarkt, posted a mysterious listing titled Assassin’s Creed Compilation, which was quickly removed from the site. The internet, being the internet, didn’t let it go by unnoticed, however. No details about the included games or a release date were given, only that the collection would be for Switch and other platforms.
A neat surprise for long-term franchise fans, certainly, but not one to take as read until we hear anything official from Ubisoft.