That Sure Looks Like Brock Lesnar In The New Assassin's Creed

That Sure Looks Like Brock Lesnar In The New Assassin's Creed

Hm, what have we here? While watching today's Assassin's Creed: Syndicate reveal, reader Adam Curtis spotted something odd: a brief shot of a muscular man tank who definitely appeared to be Brock Lesnar. Let's do a quick comparison.

The game shot, which appears to be art, not in-game (you can find it at 21:05 of this recording of the reveal stream):

That Sure Looks Like Brock Lesnar In The New Assassin's Creed

And here's Brock Lesnar's rippling back, which could destroy you and all you love with a single, volcanic shrug:

That Sure Looks Like Brock Lesnar In The New Assassin's Creed

That is his exact tattoo, and the haircut seems to match as well. So then, what's the deal? Is Brock Lesnar gonna be in Assassin's Creed: Syndicate? No idea, though I wouldn't jump to conclusions just yet — or jump at all, because that is how you get F5-ed so hard that you wake up being resuscitated by mole people.

This could very well be a piece of art that used Lesnar's likeness for reference alone, which would mean it likely made it into the reveal because someone didn't notice. Or it could be a little easter egg, albeit a slightly illegal one if Ubisoft didn't get big ol' Brock's permission. If that's the case, I bet Brock Lesnar and Felice Herrig will make fast friends. Or it could be a hint of things to come, in which case I already feel bad for new assassin Jacob (or his enemies).

The most likely explanation, though, is definitely reference art thing, given that a close examination of the dude Lesnar is walloping reveals him to be none other than former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (note the general build and the arm and stomach tattoos). Odds are, an artist took a shot of one of their fights and then Assassin's Creed-ified it.

As of writing, Ubisoft had yet to respond to my request for comment, so at this point we can only speculate. Still though, Brock Lesnar bringing his brand of MMA-infused wrestling to Assassin's Creed? In the very unlikely event that it happens, I'm down. Now let's just get Daniel Bryan and Seth Rollins and The Rock and The Undertaker and Triple-H (I guess) and make Assassin's Creed: Syndicate into a Victorian wrestling game. Set on a pirate ship.


Comments

    I hope MIKE LIENT has been properly compensated for this.

      This is why hes been suspended Indefinetly another time period needed to go to ye olde suplex village

    Didn't a studio get in trouble quite recently for plagiarising someone's tattoo design? I can't imagine a great lumbering corporate behemoth like Ubisoft would allow something so obvious to slip through if there were any chance of getting themselves sued.

    Haha, I hope they got all the necessary permissions, Brock’s a badass but he’s also not the kinda guy to let a dollar slip by.

    I’d also bet a fair amount that nobody in 1800’s England had Brocks build, unless he’s awesome enough to time travel through history.... which he might be.

      It's kinda funny how so many photos of modern-history's biggest badasses show them having the same kind of build as your slightly-out-of-shape Dad when he was 40.

    I'm glad they found a way to get Suplex City into an Assassin's Creed game.

    Bryan yes, Taker, maybe. The rest are hopeless. Ziggler not mentioned? No Angle or Harys? fail. :)

    Surely they're cashing in on the Far Cry thing and promoting on the villain with this one?

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