Ubisoft Montreal spent time exploring the real city of Rome, in addition to studying the history books to bring the Renaissance city to life in the new Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood videogame. The franchise, which has sold more than 20 million units worldwide to date, adds multiplayer gameplay and a new sequel storyline to the mix. Check out this exclusive video interview with the game's writer from Rome below.
In addition to the new game, Ubisoft has develpped and produced a new animated short story
called Assassin’s Creed Ascendance. Assassin’s Creed Ascendance is a short animated story developed by Ubisoft Montreal. It bridges the narrative gap between Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Assassin’s Creed Ascendance follows Assassin Ezio Auditore as he struggles to remove the treacherous Borgia family from their papal throne. Ezio will learn the brutal truth behind Ceasare Borgia's rise to power to control Italy. Assassin’s Creed Ascendance is available on PlayStation Store, Xbox LIVE, and other digital channels for a suggested retail price of $1.99.
The rich universe of the Assassin’s Creed franchise allows artists from other media to create extensions of the original Assassin’s Creed storyline beyond video games. In addition to Assassin’s Creed Ascendance, fans will be able to immerse themselves even further into the Assassin’s Creed world with the release of an Assassin’s Creed comic book series, figurines and the recently launched Assassin’s Creed Project Legacy Facebook game.
Also available in the Assassin’s Creed universe: Assassin’s Creed The Fall comic book series, published by DC Comics, is a story illustrated and written in English by award-winning artists Cameron Stewart and Karl Kerschl. The first of three issues will be released in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Assassin’s Creed Aquilus, published by les Deux Royaumes, is the second comic book illustrated by Defali and written in French by Corbeyrand. And a new limited edition statue of Assassin’s Creed Master Assassin Ezio Auditore Da Firenze will be available in Europe and Australia. A variety of Assassin’s Creed Ezio collectible figurines are available worldwide via online retailers.
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