With the looming cinematic release of the LONG awaited Assassin's Creed movie, this holiday season and a reboot of the franchise next year by Ubisoft, Titan has announced ASSASSIN'S CREED: AWAKENING.
Yano Takashi’s mini-series manga will be released in English for the first time, with Oiwa Kenji serving as artist as announced at SDCC (San Diego Comic Con International 2016).
AWAKENING expands on likeable lothorio and unwilling hero of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, Edward Kenway.
Edward’s adventures continue during the enigmatic Golden Age of Piracy—with its cast of colorful and famous pirates; as he sails with his rag tag crew on the Jackdaw.
Those familiar with Black Flag’s story will welcome a rich new story that contributes to the canon of Assassin’s Creed and subsequent Ubisoft sequels that have hinted on Edward’s contribution to the Assassin’s order up until its latest iteration: Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (2015).
ASSASSIN’S CREED: AWAKENING joins a the ever expanding universe of comics in the Assassin’s Creed canon published by Titan: Assassin's Creed: Assassin's, Assassin's Creed: Templars and the incoming Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants - Locus series, which ties in to the Scholastic Last Descendants novels.
ASSASSIN’S CREED: AWAKENING issue #1 will be available for order from Diamond’s September preview catalog.
By Maria Sumoza @mcsumoza
Staff Writer and Avid Gaming Nerd
Image: SDCC Cover artist Oiwa Kenji
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