Pocket Books in agreement with Ubisoft to publish Assassin's Creed novels.
Book publisher Pocket Books has acquired the rights to novelize Ubisoft's new game franchise Assassin's Creed. The first entry into the book series, written by New York Times bestselling author Steven Barnes, will be released in October, with two more releases planned for future dates.
A short tagline for the book reads: "Amidst the chaos of the Third Crusade, a brotherhood of warriors rose to power. Shrouded in secrecy, feared for their ruthlessness, they alone would save the Holy Land ... or destroy it."
Ubisoft Marketing Vice President Tony Key commented, "Assassin's Creed is an all-new video game franchise that will immerse players into another time and experience. The Assassin's Creed books, which begin by layering elements that prequel the game, will only expand upon this adventure to an eager audience of gamers and thrill seekers."
Marco Palmieri, Senior Editor at Pocket Books, added, "With the anticipation for Assassin's Creed building every day, it's tremendously exciting to be in partnership with Ubisoft at the launch of this extraordinary franchise. For gamers who can't get enough, the novels will offer a compelling expansion of the Assassin's Creed experience."