Assassins Creed

The truth is written in blood

A rivalry between two secret societies, the Assassins who fight for peace with free will and the Knights Templar, who only desire peace through control.

Assassin’s Creed is an action-adventure stealth video game franchise created by Patrice Désilets, Jade Raymond and Corey May. It was developed and published by Ubisoft using the game engine Anvil and its more advanced derivatives. The game was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2007 and was available on Microsoft Windows in 2008.

The Assassin’s Creed games is set in a fictional history of real-world events and follows the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins and the Templars. The series features historical and science fiction, and characters intertwined with real-world historical events and figures. Most times, players would control an Assassin’s past history, and also play as a modern man, or an Assassin in the present day, who hunt down the Templar targets.

The 2016 Assassin’s Creed film, is based on the video game franchise of the same name. Directed by Justin Kurzel, it features an original story that expands the series’ mythology, during the Spanish Inquisition. Callum Lynch discovers he is descended from the Assassin secret society, and amasses incredible knowledge and gains skills, before taking on the powerful Templar society.


Directors: Patrice Désilets
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons, Marion Cotillard,
Publishers: Ubisoft
Writers: Corey May
Creators: Patrice Désilets Jade Raymond Corey May
Producers: Jade Raymond
Studios: in the United States and France.
Composers: Jesper Kyd
Engines: AnvilNext
Developers: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: 13 November 2007

Assassin's Creed
Back In 2007 Assassin's Creed was the first game in the Assassin's Creed series, which takes place in the Holy Land (Jerusalem, Acre, Damascus) during the Third Crusade (1191-1193). Altair ibn-La'Ahad, a veteran assassin screws up a mission, leaving him to demoted. After his demotion, Altair is tasked with killing nine Templars to regain his honor.

This game established Assassin's Creed's distinctive look: the white hood and the gauntlet with the Hidden Blade. It also marked the beginning of Desmond Miles' story, the modern day bartender who is kidnapped by Abstergo Industries and forced to relive his ancestors' memories in the Animus.

Assassin's Creed II
In 2009 the Assassin's Creed II was the second major installment in the Assassin's Creed series, a sequel to 2007's Assassin's Creed. It was first released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2009. Set in Italy during the Renaissance (1476-1499).

A new character, Ezio Auditore da Firenze is out for revenge against the Borgia family who are backed by the Templars. The journey takes you through Florence, Venice, Tuscany and Forli. The game introduced the Monteriggioni, Ezio's villa and Leonardo Da Vinci, Ezio's friend who creates cool gadgets. Desmond's story is picked up here as he's freed from Abstergo and meets up with the modern day version of the Assassin Order.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood released in 2010 is the third major installment in the series, a direct sequel to 2009's. It is a continuation of Ezio’s story which doesn’t deviate much from the mechanics of Assassin’s Creed II. His tale of revenge leads him to Rome (1499 -1507). With the help of fellow assassin Niccolo, Ezio then goes about rebuilding the Assassins’ Brotherhood and helping to free Rome from the Borgias influence.

The game requires you to attack Borgia towers to free areas of the city from Borgia influence, a feature that carries on into later games. In an expansion of his role, Desmond can leave the Animus at any time to explore the modern day Monteriggioni villa. Brotherhood is the first Assassin's Creed game with a competitive multiplayer mode.

Assassin's Creed Revelations
Released in 2011, Assassin's Creed Revelations is the fourth major installment and a direct sequel to 2010's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. An older, wiser Ezio migrates to Constantinople (1510-1524) in search of five keys that will unlock Altair's Library, where a relic is kept.Ezio becomes involved with the local Assassin Order, Ottoman politics, and a young Suleiman. Revelations expanded the Borgia towers system with the addition of a tower defense mini-game, where the Templars return to retake territory. Added are new hook-blade tool and the game-breaking Bomb system. Revelations is when Ezio meets his future wife, Sofia Sartor.

Assassin's Creed III
In 2012 Assassin's Creed III was an action-adventure video game, the fifth major installment in the A.C. series, and a direct sequel to Assassin's Creed: Revelations. The story is set in the 18th century, before, during and after the American Revolution from 1754 to 1783. It follows Desmond's half-English, half-Mohawk ancestor, Ratonhnhaké:ton, also known as Connor, as he fights the Templars' attempts to gain control in the colonies.

The native American assassin fights to protect his land and people as he ignite the flames of a young nation's revolution. Assassin's Creed III is set in an open world and presented from the third-person perspective with a primary focus on using Desmond and Connor's combat and stealth abilities to eliminate targets and explore the environment. The game also features a multiplayer component.

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is a 2013 action-adventure video game, a sequel to 2012 Assassin's Creed III, and the sixth main installment in the Assassin's Creed series. The player take on the role of an Abstergo Entertainment research analyst as they explore the story of Edward Kenway, Connor's grandfather and an ancestor of Desmond Miles.

It is set around the islands - Havana, Nassau and Kingston in the Caribbean Sea during the Golden Age of Piracy about 1715-1722.w Black Flag integrated the sailing system from Assassin's Creed III into the main game, allowing players from running on land to sailing on the ocean seamlessly. It introduces a mini-games like diving and whaling.

Assassin's Creed Rogue
Assassin's Creed Rogue is part of the main series and is a main installment. However, it was released in 2014 with Assassin's Creed Unity, which was the big game. Black Flag is also set in the Colonial era, although it takes place several decades prior to the events of Assassin’s Creed III. The player assumes the role of Edward Kenway, the grandfather of the previous game’s protagonist. The main focus pertains to the war between the Templars and the Assassins, across, New York, the Hudson River Valley, and the North Atlantic Ocean.

Shay, who used to be an Assassin is now an Assassin hunter working for the Templars. Shay's story takes place during the Seven Years' War (1752-1760) and his quest makes him a contemporary of Haytham Kenway during his rise to power in the Colonies. Black Flag places a lot of importance on naval exploration and it adopts a more open-world approach than any of the games that came before it.

Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity is the sequel to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. It is set in the city of Paris during the French Revolution (1789-1799), when the city is a place of terror and chaos and follows Arno Dorian in his efforts to expose the true powers behind the Revolution.

The game retains the series' third-person open world exploration as well as introducing a revamped combat, parkour and stealth system. It also introduces cooperative multiplayer to the Assassin's Creed series, letting up to four players engage in narrative-driven missions and explore the open world map.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Assassin's Creed Syndicate released in 2015 is the next Assassin's Creed game set in Victorian-era London. Developed by Quebec Studios. Assassin Creed Syndicate takes place in 1868 during the Industrial Revolution with the massive poverty and social upheaval surrounding it. Syndicate is the story of twin assassins Jacob and Evie Frye.

Players can take control of either assassin as they seek to free London from the grip of the Templars by taking control of the city's gangs. A big change here is the vertical nature of London, which feeds into the series' new feature: the grappling hook. Unlike previous entries, Syndicate has no multiplayer whatsoever, focusing purely on a single-player experience.

Assassin's Creed Origins
Released in 2017, Assassin's Creed Origins is an action-adventure video game, the tenth major installment in the A.C. series and the successor to Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Set in Ancient Egypt near the end of the Ptolemaic period (49–47 BCE), it follows Bayek, a Medjay, who search for answers of his murdered son Khemu.

Through the course of his mission and the game, lays the foundation for the Order of Assassin's and becomes the first Assassin. Unveil dark secrets and forgotten myths one founding moment: The Origins of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. The antagonist group is the Order of the Ancients, which would later develop into the Templar Order. Origins was the first AC title to feature a modern-day protagonist character after Desmond Miles' role in the Assassin's Creed III.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Odyssey released in 2018 is an action role-playing video game, the 11th major installment, and the successor to 2017's Assassin's Creed Origin. Odyssey focuses on the Hellenic world and the Peloponnesian War, about 431 BC.

The game allows players to pick between two protagonists, (Alexios or Kassandra), both of whom are mercenaries and descendants of King Leonidas. It continues in the footsteps of Origins, featuring plenty of RPG elements, weapons, and an open world to explore. It marks the return of naval combat, similar to what was already seen in Black Flag and Rogue.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
The game casts players as Eivor, a fierce Viking raider raised on tales of battle and glory. Eivor, who can be male or female, leads a group of Norsemen that have been driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in the ninth century.

Their journey sees them crossing the North Sea and travelling to England, where players must "carve out a new future for their clan, reliving the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a revamped combat system that includes the ability to dual-wield weapons against a greater variety of enemies than ever before."

Assassin's Creed Movie
Released in 2006, The Assassin’s Creed movie is an action-adventure film based on the acclaimed video game franchise of the same name. Directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons and Marion Cotillard. It is set in a fictional history of real-world events.

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Fassbender) discovers he has genetic links to Aguilar, an Assassin in 15th century Spain. He experiences the adventures of Aguilar, during the Spanish Inquisition. Callum amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the powerful Templar Order.

Connor was voiced by a Native American. Ratonhnhaké:ton, known also as Connor - in Assassin's Creed III was voiced by actor Noah Watts, a descendant of the Blackfeet nation.

Influenced by Red Dead Redemption's open-world, hunting system, Assassin's Creed III introduced hunting to Ubisoft's franchise.

In Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, players can find the Easter egg of a squid doing an underwater-take-down of a whale. It's at the Antocha shipwreck.

Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) lends her voice as Lucy Stillman in three of the Assassin's Creed games. It was the long-time video game fan's first foray into the gaming industry. Her voice acting career now includes Frozen.

The main character in the Assassin's Creed games has usually been a male, until Assassin's Creed III: Liberation when Aveline was our protagonist.

According to Ubisoft, approximately 80 percent of the named characters in Assassin's Creed III were historically accurate.

Desmond Miles plays an integral part in the series' first handful of games, and is voiced by veteran actor Nolan North. You may recognize his voice from other video game characters, such as Nathan Drake, the Penguin, and Cyclops.

Inspired by a Novel. In case you were wondering about the origins of Assassin's Creed, it's reportedly based on Slovenian writer Vladimir Bartol's "Alamut."

The game’s back story stretches 2,500 years

As well as a host of spin-off comics, Assassin’s Creed has spawned a long-running series of novels set in the game universe.

"Self expression is a vital part of understanding life, and enjoying it to the full."

"Sometimes Standing Against Evil Is More Important Than Defeating It. The Greatest Heroes Stand Because It Is Right To Do So, Not Because They Believe They Will Walk Away With Their Lives."

"We Must Never Give Up The Fight. The Minute We Do, We Have Lost."

"Beware The Easy Path. Knowledge Grows Only Through Challenge."

"It's Better To Have Faith In Something Than None At All."

"Life's Hardest Choices Are The Ones That Force You To Question Your Own Moral Code."

"Love Liberty And Time Once So Disposable Are The Fuels That Drive Me Forward."

"Men Must Be Free To Do What They Believe. It Is Not Our Right To Punish Them For Thinking What They Do, No Matter How Much We Disagree."

"People Are Quick To Judge But Slow To Correct Themselves."

"We work in the dark, to serve the light. We are Assassins!"

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