Ubisoft has registered website domains for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
It seems likely that Brotherhood will be the title of the new adventure due for release this year - which will once again star Ezio.
The domains registered were, tellingly, AssassinsCreedBrotherhood.com.
This "new episode" of Assassin's Creed will be released in Ubisoft's next fiscal year, which runs between April, 2010 and March 2011, the publisher has confirmed earlier.
It will again star Italian hero Ezio, Ubisoft has confirmed - and will be created by the same studios behind AC2. The publisher revealed that the story of the game will be a "follow-up" to AC2.
"We have a new Assassin's Creed that we expect will be a very high quality product that as well as an offline component will have a multiplayer component," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said.
<!--[bigpic]--> "It is the same studios because it's not only one studio creating the game, but an association of studios and they are working together to make it happen."
A fellow Ubisoft spokesman then added: "The game will take place with the same hero, which is Ezio, and will follow-up the story that took place in Assassin's Creed 2."
The majority of AC2 was developed by Ubisoft Montreal.
And if that shockingly quick series turn around doesn't surprise you (Assassin's Creed II was released in November for platforms - this is undoubtedly being handled by a separate team) the new game is confirmed to be the first franchise entry to include online multiplayer.