Penguin Books and Ubisoft announced today a groundbreaking partnership that will bring together the worlds of gaming and publishing in a unique collaboration.
The new book, Assassinâ€™s Creed Renaissance, is based on Ubisoft Entertainmentâ€™s blockbuster interactive entertainment game Assassin’s Creed IIÂ®, and will be published in association with Ubisoft.
“Penguin are hugely excited to be publishing the novelisation to the second Assassin’s Creed gameâ€ said Editorial Director Alex Clarke. â€œThis partnership presents at last a way for traditional book-publishing to cross-over with the ever growing and increasingly exciting world of gaming media.â€
He continued: â€œAssassin’s Creed II offers a wonderfully rich gaming experience; Ubisoft have crafted a brilliant storyline with superbly realised characters which translates seamlessly into a wonderfully fast-paced and enthralling historical thriller. For Penguin this dovetails perfectly with the appetite of historical fiction fans.â€
Assassinâ€™s CreedÂ® is a record breaking game franchise that has seduced millions since its release in 2007. It became the fastest selling new video game ever in the US and the UK, with more than 9 million games sold worldwide for the first opus alone. This second game promises to captivate gamers and history-lovers alike on a similar scale.
â€œWeâ€™re delighted to be working with Penguin Booksâ€ said Rob Cooper, Managing Director of Ubisoft. â€œAssassinâ€™s Creed Renaissance will offer the public a new and exciting way to experience the narrative world of Assassinâ€™s Creed II. The book deal with Penguin, along with the Assassinâ€™s Creed Lineage film series, is part of an ambition to bring the Assassinâ€™s Creed franchise to multiple entertainment media. These projects along with the game itself will provide a truly immersive experience.â€
The game will be released on 20th November in the United Kingdom with the book following closely behind, published on 26th November.