News culture Assassin’s Creed: Ubisoft will massively develop its cross-media content
Ubisoft has long expanded its licenses to include the production of films, series, novels, and even comics. The publisher will, however, move up a gear, as announced by Azaïzia Aymar, director of transmedia development at Ubisoft.
Together with Etienne Bouvier, Publication Manager, Azaïzia Aymar presented the various content that will be offered to fans in the coming months and years. First, in a very long interview, they presented Eurogamer with a new categorization of content related to Assassin’s Creed so that the public could see more clearly. From now on there will be the classics adapted from the games, the chronicles, which offer new stories about famous characters, and finally the originals
This year will be particularly busy, so it was important for us to make everything more understandable for fans, readers and listeners. It’s my job to call them canon or not, which is very important for the fans. This is not the category that makes the project canon – and most of what we produce is canon. Rather, it’s the way the project was developed and if, for example, a very famous artist has given his or her opinion on something, we’ll give them carte blanche, but it may not be canon because we want it to. “You can express yourself. But most of the time and most of this year everything will be hot.
We also learn that the Assassin’s Creed Fragments (Originals) novel series that began on April 15 with the release of the blade of aizu located in Japan, will soon be enriched with a second volume from the 13th century in Scotland and a third volume from the 17th century in France. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will equip itself with a Manhua named Blood brother, for the Chinese publicand a comic book (Chronicles) written by Mathieu Gabella, illustrated by Paolo Traisci and colored by Fabien Alquier. In Korea, readers will owe one Webcomics that will be about Edward Kenway, Main character of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. It is created by Redice and presented as a sequel to the game. It should let us know what happens until Haytam is born. The closest part of the interview concerns the Asian audience, to which Ubisoft is turning more and more. The publisher plans to do this Publication of ten novels in one collection titled Assassin’s Creed: The Jade Seal Collection. It will explore China from the 4th to 17th centuries and leave the country first before it is likely to be exported everywhere. in addition, A Shaon Jun audio series has been announced.
We had many requests from Asian partners to develop around Shao Jun, a character (for) our audiences in China and Japan – which culminated in the blade of Shao Jun Manga. (…) We try to develop meaningful content for the audience of the countries in which development partners start. That is why we have content that is mainly focused on Asia and China (…).
By MalloDelic, Journalist igamesnews.com