Assassin’s Creed

Year: 2007

Publisher: Ubisoft

Developer: Ubisoft

Creators: Jade Raymond, Patrice Désilets, Patrick Plourde

Country: Canada

Genre: Action-Adventure, Action, Stealth, Historical

Platform: Various

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Assassin’s Creed, a critically acclaimed action-adventure-stealth series primarily developed by Ubisoft Montreal, has been published for a variety of game platforms since 2007. The series draws upon real historical events and people in building the game world, augmented with fictional characters and storylines. Assassin’s Creed has received praise for its sandbox-style game world, and its non-linear movement and combat mechanics allow for a highly variable game play experience. The series has been set during the Third Crusade, the Renaissance, the early Colonial era, the French Revolution, Imperial China, and the Victorian era among others. The franchise is Ubisoft’s best-selling and one of the most lucrative video game franchises of all time. Moreover, its canon also includes a film, novels, and comics that fit into the continuity of the series storyline. There are many LGBTQ characters in the Assassin’s Creed series, some of which are based on real historical figures (like Leonardo da Vinci).

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LGBTQ references in this game series:

Assassin’s Creed (2007): Abu’l Nuqoud

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (2010): Leonardo da Vinci and Salaì

Assassin’s Creed III (2012): Harlan Cunningham and Arend Schut Cunningham

Assassin’s Creed: Unity (2014): Marquis de Sade, Chevalier d’Éon

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (2015): Jacob Frye, Maxwell Roth, Ned WynertLewis

See QRM’s entry for this game.

Citations

  1. Various. (n.d.). Assassin’s Creed (series). Assassin’s Creed Wiki. Retrieved from http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed_(series)
  2. Various. (n.d.). Assassin’s Creed (series). Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed
  3. Various. (n.d.). Assassin’s Creed Series. Queerly Represent Me. Retrieved from https://queerlyrepresent.me/title/assassins-creed-series