Through a press release, Ubisoft has announced in recent days several new collaborations with publishers, authors and illustrators to expand the Assassin’s Creed universe through other media
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is the latest chapter in the successful Ubisoft franchise, backed by a truly enviable success. Despite the recent postponement of the first Valhalla DLC, The Wrath of the Druids, the brand today has a very strong name within the gaming industry and has a myriad of video games, including main chapters and spin-offs. The company, however, has always aimed to expand the universe through numerous other media: novels, manga, graphic novels and so on and so forth. In recent days, via a press release Ubisoft was keen to emphasize that it has entered into further collaborations with publishers, talented authors and illustrators to continue expanding the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
In this way, Assassin’s Creed lore is expanding through numerous formats: short stories, illustrated fiction and digital works. Ubisoft is working with a large group of publishers, each bringing their own experience to help further develop the Assassin’s Creed universe. Aconyte Books, Editis and Starfish are developing new short stories in their respective languages. On the illustration front, however, Glénat will publish graphic novels in French, while Dark Horse Comics has created a comic miniseries in English and Ulab has developed original manhua. On the digital side, however, the partner Ximalaya is about to launch the first Assassin’s Creed themed narrative podcast, while the Korean studio Redice will produce the very first webtoon. As for Italy, some of these publications will be distributed by Panini and Star Comics.
Assassin’s Creed: Ubisoft wants to expand the universe of the franchise towards media other than the video game
To better differentiate the Assassin’s Creed product offering, Ubisoft has created three different labels that can come to the aid of fans:
- Classics: direct adaptations, based on video game stories;
- Chronicles: new adventures on favorite characters among the Assassins;
- Originals: new stories involving new protagonists and time periods.
Etienne Bouvier, Ubisoft Publishing Content Managar, said:
We are all users of stories. With this new global vision and local approach, we want to offer new content in familiar formats to fans, deeply rooted in their cultural background and history.
Ubisoft is focusing heavily on expanding the Assassin’s Creed brand beyond the gaming industry and into other media. What do you think of this choice? Write it to us below in the comments, we will continue to keep you updated with all the news on videogame and tech! And if you are interested in game keys at affordable prices, we recommend that you take a look at the InstantGaming catalog!