Asmodee Entertainment have announced that Aconyte, the fiction imprint of global games group Asmodee have partnered with Ubisoft to publish a new Assassin’s Creed novel trilogy. Starting with Assassin’s Creed: The Ming Storm the trilogy is due to come out in Summer 2021.
Kicking off with The Ming Storm, the action-packed trilogy is set in 16th century China. The central character is Shao Jun, a young Assassin, already a fan favorite from Assassin’s Creed: China. After the elimination of the Chinese Brotherhood by the rival Templars, Shao Jun must travel to Europe to train with the legendary Ezio Auditore, before she returns to exact revenge.
Written by bestselling Chinese author Yan Leisheng, the novel has recently been published in his homeland and also France. Additionally, with a Russian edition imminent. The Ming Storm will be published in the US and Canada on June 1st, 2021, and on July 8th in the UK. The book will be available in paperback and ebook formats, with an audiobook version expected to follow shortly after.
“When we started on this project for the Chinese fans of Assassin’s Creed. We wanted to create something that would feel meaningful and engaging to them. We worked hard finding the author who would understand both our franchise and how to tell a compelling story that would resonate with the audience,” said Aymar Azaizia, Transmedia and Business Development Director at Ubisoft.
“We are really proud to be able to bring this original trilogy to English readers worldwide through Aconyte. Although the content is not set in the continuity of the main storyline, you will find a great authentic Assassin’s Creed story. Enjoy the ride of Assassin’s Creed: The Ming Storm!”
At the end of 2020, Aconyte was announced as Ubisoft’s go-to fiction partner for novels for adult readers. They will work to create new adventures from unexplored corners of the worlds of popular games like Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Beyond Good & Evil, and more. More announcements for Assassin’s Creed: The Ming Storm are expected. In addition, to Aconyte’s range of compelling tie-ins to other franchises.
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