The new Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, just got the manga treatment thanks to Vinland Saga mangaka Makoto Yukimura. Now Netflix has announced that Assassin’s Creed is getting its own anime.
According to Deadline, Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft has inked a deal with Netflix to make three different versions of Assassin’s Creed: a live-action version, an animated version, and a specifically anime version.
Assassin’s Creed is one of the most successful video game franchises ever, with more than 155 million games sold.
Peter Friedlander, VP, Original Series, Netflix, gave this statement: “We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft and bring to life the rich, multilayered storytelling that Assassin’s Creed is beloved for. From its breathtaking historical worlds and massive global appeal as one of the best selling video game franchises of all time, we are committed to carefully crafting epic and thrilling entertainment based on this distinct IP and provide a deeper dive for fans and our members around the world to enjoy.”
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.