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'Assassin's Creed 5' Rumors: Setting Location Is Egypt? Image From Abstergo Email Chain Resembles 2012 Leaked Game Still (PHOTOS)

By Zulai Serrano z.serrano@hngn.com | Jan 18, 2014 12:29 PM EST

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Pictured: All of the protagonists from the "Assassin's Creed" series. (Photo : Facebook)

A leaked game screenshot from 2012 might be the key to validating a rumored Egypt setting for "Assassin's Creed 5".

[Warning: AC spoilers ahead]

In "Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag", you play as an Abstergo employee with the ability to hack into the company's computer systems. You will eventually stumble across an email chain where Abstergo game developers talk about possible locations for the next "Assassin's Creed" title, along with images associated with the time period.

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One of the images is of an Assassin staring at the Pyramids in Egypt. In 2012, IGN reported about a leaked screenshot for what was believed to be a "Prince of Persia" game found on an official Ubisoft forum. Check out the image below.

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A leaked photo of what could be "Assassin's Creed 5". (Photo: Ubisoft forum)

However, this image showed up in AC4.

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Screenshot of an Abstergo email found in "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag". (Photo: YouTube)

The two "protagonists" in the photos look strikingly similar, which brings up the question whether what was believed to be an image of a "Prince of Persia" reboot is actually from the next title of the "Assassin's Creed" series.

According to multiple reports, leaked footage of "Assassin's Creed" concept art stemmed from the "Prince of Persia" series from 2004. However, the video titled "Prince of Persia: Assassins" previously found on YouTube, which surfaced in 2012, is no longer available on the website.

So, "Assassin's Creed" being confused with "Prince of Persia" might not be a far stretch. As to what a possible 13th Century Egypt/North Africa might look like for "Assassin's Creed 5", check out the description below, according to GamesRadar.com:

"When you hear 'Egypt' in relation to Assassin's Creed, is your first thought of the ancient version, with pharaohs and jackal-headed gods? Well, tough; there's a lot more to the country's history than that. (Don't worry about the pyramids, though; they're not going anywhere.) In the 13th century, Egypt--along with a pretty big swath of the Middle East--was in the hands of the Ayyubid dynasty, founded by the legendary crusades-era leader Saladin."

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