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Sucker Punch’s canceled ‘Prophecy’ looks like a better ‘Assassin’s Creed’

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The Sony-owned developer was hard at work with its latest release for the better part of the past decade, but before Sucker Punch began developing the samurai epic, the studio had tinkered with another game premise code-named “Prophecy.”

After six years of silence, Sucker Punch Productions released Ghost of Tsushima — its first new IP in 11 years. The Sony-owned developer was hard at work with its latest release for the better part of the past decade, but before Sucker Punch began developing the samurai epic, the studio had tinkered with another game premise code-named “Prophecy.” A demo leaked online Monday, and the little that was shown looks like everything Assassin’s Creed should aspire to.

The leaks showcased the game’s stealth- and melee-focused combat as well as hints of alchemy weapons that can be used to melt through enemies and obstacles. The combat seems obviously influenced by the Assassin’s Creed franchise, but it was set in a medieval Victorian metropolis, much like the Thief .

An 11-minute demo of Prophecy from 2015 first made its way onto on July 20 from a Sucker Punch artist’s portfolio. It has since been reposted across multiple gaming forums and can be , but the footage will likely be removed by Sucker Punch eventually.

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