In anticipation of the upcoming film adaptation of their popular franchise, Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft announced two new books based on the movie.
These books are meant to introduce both fans and general public into the movie’s plot, set within the same universe of the franchise but with entirely new characters and places.
The first book, Assassin’s Creed: The Official Film Tie-In, explains how the main character of the movie discovers his ancestry that dates back to the days of the Spanish Inquisition:
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organisation in the present day.
The second book called Assassin’s Creed Into the Animus – Official Movie Artbook will feature making-of material of the film:
This special behind-the-scenes book chronicles the making of “Assassin’s Creed” in vivid detail, from the incredible design of fifteenth-century Spain to the challenge of recreating iconic characters and places, such as Abstergo Industries, in an entirely new medium. Packed with exclusive art and stunning unit photography, the book also showcases the incredible fight and parkour choreography that has become a beloved staple of the franchise, as well as interviews with the costume, set designers and film stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
Both will be available by the end of the year in the UK. The Official Film Tie-In will be distributed by Penguin Random House and the Official Movie Artbook by Titan Books.
The movie will introduce Assassin’s Creed to a wider audience and this collectible material will appeal to more people than just the fans of the game. Do you plan to add these books to your collection?