As Ubisoft gets ready to amp up the release of the latest game in their blockbuster Assassin’s Creed series, they’re also getting ready to expand the centuries-spanning tale in a new medium: comics.
According to an announcement (via ComicsBeat), Titan Comics recently announced that they’ve secured the license to the popular game series, and will release a new, five-issue mini-series within the world that showcases the battle between the Assassins Order and the Templars. The announcement reads,
Assassin’s Creed is one of the most popular franchises in the video game industry, with more than 93 million units sold since its inception in 2007. Over time, Assassin’s Creed has broadened its reach into numerous media beyond games, enriching the Assassin’s Creed lore for the joy of many fans.
Titan comics will soon expand the realm of Assassin’s Creed visual storytelling with the creation of a brand new comic series.
“We’re so excited to be working with Ubisoft on this fantastic new adventure, said Lizzie Kaye, editor, Titan Comics. “Assassin’s Creed is one of the most notoriously beautiful games on the market, and the team at Ubisoft have created a world that is perfect for us to explore, expand and inhabit with a raft of new characters in new settings. We’re really hoping to surprise readers with the direction for this new series.”
The first 5-part arc will be illustrated by the artist of Doctor Who: Four Doctors – Neil Edwards!
Comics would seem to be a natural place to further explore the rather storied and detailed history established by the game series, which spans as far back as 1191 A.D. Often using modern times as a framing device to explore historical eras, the Assassin’s Creed video game series began in 2007 by following the tale of Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad in the Middle East during the 12th century. The story has gone on to include several different assassins from such eras as the Renaissance and the American and French Revolutions, and the upcoming game will take place in Victorian-era London.
Assassin’s Creed is also being developed as a film produced by and starring Michael Fassbender, which is expected to hit theaters late next year. For more on Assassin’s Creed as it happens, keep it locked on GeekNation!
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