Assassin’s Creed Hexe Protagonist Rumors Explained


  • Assassin’s Creed Hexe is rumored to be set in 16th-century Germany with dark, supernatural themes.
  • A female protagonist with “strong feminine energy” is rumored to play a key role in Hexe’s storyline.
  • Hexe’s unique setting and character rumors make it one of the most mysterious Assassin’s Creed titles.

Assassin’s Creed Hexe‘s release is likely still a ways off, and yet it is already a highly anticipated title, simply due to the mystery that surrounds it and its seemingly unique themes. The Assassin’s Creed franchise has arguably been in dire need of a makeover for some time now, and every rumor circulating about Assassin’s Creed Hexe makes it sound like it will be the game to accomplish that — if Assassin’s Creed Red doesn’t manage it first. Even if Assassin’s Creed Red turns out to be a bombshell of a game, however, it may fail to put the same fresh coat of paint on Assassin’s Creed that Hexe reportedly will, as it has been rumored to be darker and more supernatural than any other Assassin’s Creed title to date.

The bulk of rumors surrounding Assassin’s Creed Hexe have involved its setting. However, other rumors seem to point to the game’s protagonist as well. If these rumors are true, Hexe‘s protagonist could be one of the most distinguished main characters the franchise has ever seen, and this is largely due to the game’s rumored setting, which is, as per Assassin’s Creed tradition, based on real history.


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Assassin’s Creed Hexe Protagonist Rumors Explained

Assassin’s Creed Hexe Is Rumored to Be Set in 16th Century Germany

Most of the rumors shrouding Assassin’s Creed Hexe in mystery have involved its setting, and some of these rumors have been backed up by an official teaser trailer for Hexe unveiled by Ubisoft during its Ubisoft Forward event in September 2022. In the trailer, an Assassin insignia made of twigs is revealed. At the end of the trailer, the insignia becomes surrounded by a ring of Old German dialect that reads in English, “We work in the dark to serve the light.” Fans of the Assassin’s Creed series will recognize this as a sort of motto for the Assassin Brotherhood, but the fact that it is written in Old German suggests Hexe will be based in Germany.

Furthermore, “hexe” in German means “witch,” so not only will Assassin’s Creed Hexe presumably take place in Germany, but it will more than likely be set between the years of 1561 and 1670, during the highest concentration of European witch hunts that occurred in southwestern Germany. This is where the rumors surrounding Assassin’s Creed Hexe‘s protagonist come into play. While none of them have been confirmed, they seem highly plausible given Hexe‘s apparent setting.

Assassin’s Creed Hexe’s Protagonist Rumors Have Unique Implications

Barring Assasin’s Creed Hexe taking place during the 16th-century European witch trials, rumors of the game’s protagonist have unique implications. It is rumored that Hexe‘s protagonist will have “strong feminine energy,” according to a comment on a late 2023 LinkedIn post made by Yara Tabbara, a talent acquisition specialist for Ubisoft Montreal. When a user commented on the post, “My hype for this game cannot be overstated. I hope it has some strong feminine energy,” Yara replied, “In MANY ways, it DOES.” If the implications are true, Hexe will likely feature a female protagonist, and she could very well be one of the “witches” being hunted.

Another rumor about Assassin’s Creed Hexe‘s protagonist indicates that her name could be Elsa, which would be an appropriate name, as the name Elsa has German origins. Additionally, Elsa means “God is my oath,” which would also make sense, as Hexe‘s rumored period and setting were characterized by religious and spiritual turmoil. Finally, Elsa is a female name typically derived from the Hebrew name Elizabeth, which further supplements the rumor that Hexe‘s protagonist is female.

There has been almost no confirmation about Assassin’s Creed Hexe‘s protagonist at this point, but that is likely to change in the next year or so. Until then, Hexe will remain one of the most mysterious Assassin’s Creed titles to date, which may actually help it succeed in the grand scheme of things.