The Assassin’s Creed video games appear to have misplaced the plot, but it surely seems it’s simply hiding within the comics sequence.
Assassin’s Creed has an ongoing plot, in case you’ve forgotten that. The oft-derided modern-day sequences of the primary 5 core video games chained collectively right into a science fiction storyline which overlapped barely along with your historic adventures, and was, supposedly, the purpose of all of your precise gameplay – however just about vanished after Assassin’s Creed three.
Interestingly, it seems to be like Ubisoft’s able to tie a bow on the entire thing. Titan Comics has been carrying the overarching Assassin’s Creed story alongside now that the video games aren’t doing it, and the most recent replace from the writer suggests it’s all coming to an finish: Titan is shutting down two of its 4 Assassin’s Creed comedian strains and merging them into one, all-new sequence.
This new Assassin’s Creed comedian sequence kicks off on February 1, and will probably be written by Dan Watters and Alex Paknadel, with artwork from Assassin’s Creed recreation storyboard artist José Holder. It brings collectively the Assassin’s Creed: Assassin’s and Assassin’s Creed: Templars books in a single bundle, persevering with the tales of characters like Charlotte de Cruz and Black Cross.
More pertinently, the brand new comedian guarantees to “culminate a key storyline from the Assassin’s Creed video games, kicking off with the Phoenix Project (featured in Assassin’s Creed Unity, Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate) – a Templar plot to unlock the ancient secrets stored in the DNA of a precursor race”.
You know – that factor Abstergo’s been doing because the first Assassin’s Creed recreation? The complete cause any of the video games and many of the prolonged universe occur? Yeah, that’s practically carried out.
It’s indicative of how little Ubisoft has come to care about its authentic narrative that it’s going to finish the entire thing within the comics relatively than an precise Assassin’s Creed recreation, however I’m wondering if this tells us one thing else, as properly. Is Ubisoft able to launch a brand new Assassin’s Creed storyline? Will the next Assassin’s Creed game, which may not release till 2018, reboot the franchise completely?
I like Assassin’s Creed and I hope Ubisoft gained’t abandon the big prolonged universe it has established for the franchise – however I’m fairly completely satisfied to see it taking a good break and hopefully coming back refreshed and with a better understanding of its own strengths, so perhaps it’s forgivable.
Anyway, even with Assassin’s and Templars shuttering you may nonetheless get your Assassin’s Creed comics repair from Titan with the Last Descendants – Locus and Awakening sequence, that are set high proceed.