WEBTOON, the world’s largest digital comics platform, and Ubisoft had announced their first-ever global content collaboration with the original webcomic Assassin’s Creed: Forgotten Temple.
Published by the prolific REDICE STUDIO, the series will bring a new chapter in the Assassin’s Creed franchise to WEBTOON’s global fanbase.
The first six episodes will be available exclusively on WEBTOON beginning on April 24, 2023, at 5pm PT, with new episodes rolling out weekly. At this time, three seasons totaling 150 episodes have been planned for the immersive new webcomic series.
Assassin’s Creed: Forgotten Temple will combine the elements of historical adventure and present-day action that have made Assassin’s Creed a global sensation with fresh storylines that will appeal to readers who are new to the franchise while retaining Assassin’s Creed’s emphasis on historical accuracy and utilization of the Animus memory-travel machine featured prominently in the video game series.
Assassin’s Creed: Forgotten Temple continues the story of fan-favorite character Edward Kenway immediately following the events of the hit video game Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. This new chapter follows Privateer-turned-pirate Edward Kenway after his full integration into the Assassin Brotherhood and on a dangerous quest to find Pieces of Eden on the coasts of the Southeast Asian seas as he faces off with new and mysterious adversaries.
Fans will also be introduced to Noa, a Korean American descendant of Edward Kenway, who investigates the Assassin’s past in the present day while searching for information about his family.
In a press release from WEBTOON, Julien Fabre, Ubisoft’s Director of Global TV & Transmedia Business Development said about the project:
“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.”
WEBTOON’s VP of Content, David Lee added:
“We are beyond excited to collaborate with our partners at Ubisoft and the powerhouse team at REDICE STUDIO to bring this expansion of the Assassin’s Creed universe to WEBTOON readers around the globe,” said “As longtime fans of the franchise, we can’t wait for readers to see where Edward Kenway’s story goes next. This incredible series will captivate existing fans of the Assassin’s Creed video games while introducing this beloved IP to a new audience on WEBTOON.”
The press release also include the following statement from REDICE STUDIO:
“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,” .
A global WEBTOON exclusive, “Assassin’s Creed: Forgotten Temple” will be localized and available to WEBTOON readers and Assassin’s Creed fans in the US, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and France.
Webtoon & Ubisoft The Original Webcomic Assassin’s Creed: Forgotten Temple.
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