Next Assassin's Creed to feature online multiplayer

In a financial update today, Ubisoft has revealed that “a new episode of Assassin’s Creed” will be released in the companies 2010-11 fiscal year . The kicker — it will be the first game in the series to feature an online multiplayer mode.

An Assassin’s Creed follow up isn’t surprising — Ubisoft is expecting that the game will “reach 9 million sell-in units by the end of March 2010.” The report also states that sales of the sequel were 40% higher than the original.”