Titan Comics has released a new trailer for Assassin’s Creed #1. Written by Anthony Del Col & Conor McCreery with art by Neil Edwards, the 5 part story arc will follow Charlotte de la Cruz as she discovers her ancestry is intertwined with the Assassins and Templars.
Summary: Charlotte de la Cruz is overeducated and underemployed, wasting her time in San Diego, spending her free time chasing down conspiracy theories.
When a real-life conspiracy crashes into her life, she is pulled into the orbit of the Assassins, a mysterious organization with roots stretching back thousands of years, and users of stolen Animus technology, which allows them to experience the memories of their ancestors as if they were there!
Charlotte has a secret in her blood… the genetic memory of an ancestor who was in Salem at the time of the infamous witch trials: Tom Stoddard, an Assassin who witnessed a dark act with repercussions for the present day.
As Charlotte is trained in the Assassins’ art, and as she investigates the life of her ancestor… the forces of the Templars move against her. Will Charlotte learn the skills she needs to survive, and the truth she needs to prove her worth – before the Templars silence her forever?!
Thoughts: It’s unclear which audience Assassin’s Creed is trying to win over by branching into the comic media with a main female character. Up until Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the only playable female characters in the Assassin’s Creed realm were in Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation on Playstation Vita and in Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (a 2D side scroller). If you haven’t heard of either it was because of the lack of marketing and involvement in the Assassin’s Creed main story line. While I think it’s great that the franchise is finally recognizing that female gamers play their games, the comic’s arc through the Salem witch trials feels a bit done. However, if anyone can spark a new twist with the Salem witch trials, it’s Assassin’s Creed.
Assassin’s Creed #1 came out on Oct 14, 2015 but you can still get it or the upcoming four, in 32pp – FC for $3.99 each.