A fresh webcomic focusing on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is on its way to Webtoon. The collaboration of the video game developer REDICE Studio and the comic book publisher Ubisoft led to Assassin’s Creed: Forgotten Temple. Fans will learn more about Edward Kenway, the game’s main character, through the narrative.
The sixth significant instalment in the franchise, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, was released in 2013. Despite the fact that it has been around for a while, the game continues to be one of the most well-liked. A Korean art firm called REDICE firm typically turns light novels into webcomics. Along with other titles, it gave birth to Omniscient Reader, I’m the Max-Level Newbie, I’m the Queen in This Life, and Tomb Raider King. In addition to brand-new, unique characters, Assassin’s Creed: Forgotten Temple will also feature an original narrative. It will act as a follow-up to the game and portray Edward after he has joined the Assassin Brotherhood.
The Animus memory-travel device will return in Webtoon’s new Assassin’s Creed series, but the plot will also let new readers enter the franchise. With an emphasis on historical authenticity, as the series has been known for throughout its 16-year run, it aims to blend historical elements with modern action. On April 24, the first six episodes will be made available. The series will include weekly new episodes and three seasons totalling 150 episodes are planned.
Forgotten Temple Takes Place After Black Flag
REDICE STUDIO made it their mission “to create a work that would be appealing not only to fans of the original game but also to readers who are encountering the Assassin’s Creed IP for the first time through WEBTOON.” This goal was driven by their awareness of Assassin’s Creed’s notoriety as one of the most well-liked video games in the world. Following Edward Kenway, the former privateer-turned-pirate who decides to join the Assassin Brotherhood at the conclusion of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed: Forgotten Temple takes place immediately after Black Flag. Now on a new mission, the assassin must traverse the seas while looking for Pieces of Eden, a kind of technology that enables users to mentally and physically command humanity, along the Southeast Asian seacoasts.
The new tales in “Assassin’s Creed: Forgotten Temple” will entice readers who are unfamiliar with the franchise while incorporating the historical adventure and modern action that have made Assassin’s Creed a worldwide phenomenon. The series will continue to place a strong focus on historical accuracy and make use of the prominently featured Animus memory-travel device from the video game franchise.
The Global Franchise of Assassin’s Creed
Since its debut in November 2007, Assassin’s Creed has received praise for its graphics, in-depth plot, and game design. In addition to the twelve main games, Assassin’s Creed has inspired numerous different media adaptations, such as board games, graphic novel series, live-action movies, two animated short movies, and book series. As of September 2022, the video game franchise had sold over 200 million copies, making it one of the all-time best-selling video game franchises.
On the Southeast Asian seashores, Edward Kenway searches for Pieces of Eden as part of his most recent quest. Noa, a Korean American who is searching for answers about his ancestry while learning more about the history of the Assassins, will be his modern-day descendant introduced in this series. This will be Webtoon’s most recent collaboration; in the past, the webcomic publisher has collaborated with DC, Marvel, Valorant from Riot Games, PUBG from Krafton, HYBE, and Archie Comics. This will be the most recent video game IP to be presented on Webtoon, adding to the long history of the brand.
- REDICE Studio says:
“Assassin’s Creed is a one-of-a-kind IP, and our goal was to create a work that would be appealing not only to fans of the original game, but also to readers who are encountering the Assassin’s Creed IP for the first time through WEBTOON. We are thrilled to work with UBISOFT and WEBTOON to tell a new side of the Edward James Kenway story set in Southeast Asia. We can’t wait for fans to dive into this rich new storyline and entry into the Assassin’s Creed universe.”
- Ubisoft’s Director of Global TV & Transmedia Business Development, Julien Fabre, adds:
We are thrilled to expand the Assassin’s Creed series to WEBTOON thanks to this amazing collaboration with WEBTOON and REDICE STUDIO. We’ve been working hard with the talented folks at REDICE to craft this original Assassin’s Creed Black Flag sequel and hope that existing fans and new readers around the world will enjoy it.
“Assassin’s Creed is a unique IP, and our aim was to produce a work that would appeal to readers who were unfamiliar with the IP before reading an Assassin’s Creed webcomic as well as to fans of the original game. We are ecstatic to collaborate with UBISOFT and WEBTOON to present a fresh perspective on the Southeast Asian setting of the Edward James Kenway story. According to REDICE STUDIO, “We can’t wait for fans to delve into this rich new tale and introduction into the Assassin’s Creed universe.
An international WEBTOON exclusive, “Assassin’s Creed: Forgotten Temple” will be localised and made available to WEBTOON readers and Assassin’s Creed enthusiasts in the US, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and France.
The newest high seas adventure for pirate and beloved assassin Edward Kenway will be featured in this webcomic. After Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is finished, it will be the ideal thing to assist fans pass the time until the eventual release of Assassin’s Creed: Mirage. Assassin’s Creed: Forgotten Temple, the latest Webtoon installment in the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag series, debuts on April 24.