Audible and Ubisoft Announce Assassin's Creed Gold, an Audio Drama Series
Audible and Ubisoft will be release Assassin's Creed Gold, a new audio drama set in the popular Assassin's Creed franchise.
In a story from the Hollywood Reporter, Audible and Ubisoft have teamed up to release Assassin’s Creed Gold, an audio drama set in the Assassin’s Creed universe.
“Assassin’s Creed Gold follows Aliyah Kahn, a card shark and hustler, who’s been dealt a rough hand in life,” says the official plot description on Audible. “Surviving through her smarts and street scams, Aliyah struggles to get by until she loses big time to a mysterious older man, Gavin Banks. Her only option to repay Banks is to become an Assassin. During her training, Banks tells Aliyah of the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and Templars, imploring her to help him decode a secret message inscribed on an illegal form of currency during the Great Recoinage of 1696.”
Written by Anthony De Col, who wrote the Assassin’s Creed: Trial by Fire comic book series, the audio drama will star Riz Ahmed (Star Wars: Rogue One), Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Danny Wallace (Assassin’s Creed Syndicate), and Tamara Lawrence (Corvidae).
“Assassin’s Creed has set the highest of bars in the world of gaming,” says Steve Carsey, Audible UK’s director of original content. “Noted for their historical authenticity, world building, characterization and storytelling, there could be no better universe to explore as an audio drama…Embracing the best of the game’s characters, sophisticated plotting and conspiracy-laden storylines, we couldn’t wait to dive deep into the machinations of this multi-layered universe.”
Ever since its debut in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed series is Ubisoft’s best selling franchise with over 140 million copies sold. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, which released in October 2018, recieved its final patch last month.
Assassin’s Creed: Gold launches on Audible on February 27, 2020. If you’re looking for the latest game in the series, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. As more news comes out about the next installment in the franchise, we’ll be sure to let you know.