The franchise already has 22 deliveries. Photo: Ubisoft
Netflix continues to bet heavily on video game adaptations. The existing Castlevania and The Witcher series will soon be joined by an adaptation of Zelda, possibly starring Tom Holland. And now, the streaming service has signed an agreement with Ubisoft to develop several projects based on the popular video game saga. Assassin’s Creed.
Both the video game company and Netflix have announced their commitment to start producing series in animation, Japanese-style anime, and live-action adaptations of the consoler saga starring an ancient clan of assassins at different times in history.
We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multi-level narrative that Assassin’s Creed is loved for. From its impressive historical worlds and global appeal as one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, we are committed to carefully creating its epic and exciting setting to provide a deeper immersion for fans of the Assassin’s Creed universe. ” a statement was made by Netflix vice president of content Peter Friedlander.
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– NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 27, 2020
The first Assassin’s Creed game was released 2007, and since then the franchise it already has 22 deliveries; the latest one, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will be out in the coming months and will be set in the age of the Vikings. The plot centers on a brotherhood of assassins who, throughout the history of humanity, face the order of The Templars to try to preserve the peace.
In addition to video games, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has inspired novels, comics, board games, short films and a film adaptation starring Michael Fassbender that, like many other video game-inspired films (Warcraft, Tomb Raider, Doom) did not receive the expected success among fans.
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