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Assassin’s Creed Codename Hexe: Everything We Know



To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft recently hosted a jam-packed live stream, which came with not just the one update, but four: Red, Jade, Mirage, and Hexe. Unlike previous years, in which the studio would usually release maybe the one triple-A title, the streamed event shed light on a myriad of projects, which even included an adaptation of the series for Netflix.

What piqued our interest, though, was Codename Hexe, one of the studio's cryptic reveals that only let slip a rough 30-second sneak preview. Even still, it was enough to get us to launch our own investigation, mainly in the hopes of digging up enough juicy content to compile a list worth reading up on. And if you just happen to be invested in the coverage that's circulating Codename Hexe, then read on. Here's everything we know about it so far.

What Is Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe?

Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe is just one of four games that will be coming out over the next few years. Like before, Ubisoft will be piloting the flagship game, and will be looking to develop it after the release of Assassin's Creed Mirage, Infinity, and Red. If all goes according to plan, then we could see the launch of the mysterious title at some point in 2025, maybe 2026.

Little has come to light since Ubisoft first revealed the ominous thirty-second trailer, but fans have already gone ahead and started piecing things together to make something of a complete picture. For now, though, all you need to know is this: Hexe means “witch” in German, and witches, at least according to the textbooks, formed during the 16th Century around Central Europe. Is this an anchor point for Codename Hexe? It certainly seems that way.


As much as we'd love to list in detail every individual plot point and character that Assassin's Creed Hexe will host, the simple truth is, we can't. At present, the only thing we can do is speculate, and perhaps ponder over the few rumors that have recently taken to the forums.

If what other are saying is true, then Hexe will be set around Central Europe during the 16th Century, a dark and dismal period that saw the mindless slaughter of countless people over the forsaken witch trials. If this is on the money, then we're sure to see a witch-turned-assassin type of scenario, in which the protagonist will either have to stand against the hierarchy for the sake of protecting the community, or adapt to a new way of life while learning to undermine the Templar Order. It's hard to say exactly what Hexe will be about, but we're sure to find out in the months or even year leading up to its eventual release.


Given the fact that Ubisoft Montréal only released a 30-second trailer, it's difficult to construct an idea of what the actual gameplay will look like. That said, the developer has made confirmed that it will be “a very different type of Assassin's Creed game,” which means it could just slip away from the RPG format that the series adopted after the release of Origins. 

Ubisoft has also mentioned in the past about wanting to return to the old school format—the one that the series got its start with. And if this applies here with Hexe, then it could be more of a linear project, with perhaps less open world elements and more A to B progression schemes. It's hard to say at this point, but one thing's for sure: there will be stealth, and there will be action. Whether or not it'll stick to the new style or the old one is unclear, but we'll be keeping a close eye on Ubisoft for when the team do finally decide to decode the details.


Assassin's Creed Hexe is being developed by Ubisoft Montréal, one of the studio's flagship subsidiaries that was responsible for the creation of Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Interestingly enough, Ubisoft Montréal was also the studio that lay the foundations for the franchise fifteen years ago, which means Hexe will be receiving the proper treatment from the most experienced hands.

Unfortunately, nothing has been said about the game's actual release date just yet. The good news is, though, that it is, in fact, in development. The chances of seeing it before 2025, however, are unlikely.


Assassin's Creed Hexe Trailer - Official First Look At New Assassin's Creed Game (AC Hexe Trailer)

So, has Hexe received a trailer yet? Well, technically, yes. That said, it doesn't shed light on a great deal of details besides the basic setting, which is, at least from what we've gathered, something-something witchy. Unfortunately, that's about all Ubisoft has given away so far, and it's unlikely to release anything else until after Assassin's Creed Mirage, either.

Anyway, what does the trailer actually entail? Well, there's the thing: thirty seconds of pure logo, and perhaps a slight peppering of sticks, charms, and other witchcraft propaganda. That's about it, which means there's plenty left for the imagination to unravel. The gist of the theme, however, is as clear as day.

Release Date, Platforms & Editions

As it stands, there's no official release date for Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe, nor will there be for at least year or two, either. First and foremost, we'll have to prepare for the launch of Assassin's Creed Mirage, which will no doubt be Ubisoft's next big game. After that, we'll have Assassin's Creed Infinity, the series' very own launcher, which will kick off alongside its first game, Assassin's Creed Red.

If we're lucky, then, Ubisoft should announce something concrete enough to whet our appetites by 2025. This is, of course, entirely based on speculation at the moment, though it does appear to be the most likely window. If this happens to change, then we'll be sure to let you know right here on

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Jord is acting Team Leader at If he isn't blabbering on in his daily listicles, then he's probably out writing fantasy novels or scraping Game Pass of all its slept on indies.