After taking the year off, Ubisoft is preparing to release the latest addition into the massively popular Assassin’s Creed series. In a few days, players will get the chance to play as a Viking in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
The new Assassin’s Creed game will take place in 873 AD as Norwegian Vikings travel and try to settle in Anglo-Saxon England. With fans more than ready than ever to play the role of Eivor, Ubisoft is utilizing the hype as a springboard for more Assassin’s Creed content.
Just a few hours ago, Netflix and Ubisoft announced their partnership which lets the two successful companies team up to innovate new content inspired by the Assassin’s Creed series. Reports reveal that this deal includes a live-action series, something Ubisoft attempted in 2016 with the Assassin’s Creed movie. While the movie featured several popular Hollywood actors such as Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Irons, it didn’t sit well with critics and wasn’t that much of a hit.
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This partnership provides Ubisoft another opportunity to reach an even wider audience through the streaming giant. Better yet, the deal also includes various other projects that use other genres like animated content and anime.
Speculations of an Assassin’s Creed anime have been circulating on the internet for years now after the producer of Netflix’s Castlevania series, Adi Shankar, revealed his involvement. Ubisoft chose to only confirm that the company is working with Shankar but wouldn’t reveal the details at that time.
Based on the Twitter announcement and press release, Netflix is now starting production for the Assassin’s Creed live-action series. While both companies are still looking for a showrunner to lead the series, Ubisoft’s own Danielle Kreinik and Jason Altman, who are working in the Film and Television team of the company, are going to be the show’s Executive Producers.
This partnership shouldn’t be surprising to Assassin’s Creed fans since Ubisoft had been revealing multiple partnership deals with other companies regarding its new game. In addition to manga and graphic novels, one of Ubisoft’s most recent statements is a collaboration with shoemaker Reebok.
The Capsule Collection features a clothing line as well as three unique sets of sneakers with an Assassin’s Creed Valhalla theme. The merchandise releases on all Reebok stores beginning November 7.