'Assassin's Creed' Anime TV Series May Follow 'Castlevania' Netflix Treatment

'Assassin's Creed' Anime TV Series May Follow 'Castlevania' Netflix Treatment

An Assassin’s Creed anime is now in the works. This follows former announcements which hinted that the popular video game franchise would be getting a television series. Previously, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot shared that an Assassin’s Creed Netflix series could be on the horizon. Now, with recent updates teasing an anime adaptation, the Assassin’s Creed television series may actually work in the same vein as Netflix’s Castlevania anime series.

Producer Reveals Assassin’s Creed Anime Series

News about Assassin’s Creed anime series comes from Adi Shankar, who was tapped to produce the show. Shankar took to Facebook to announce the good news. “I played the first edition of Assassin’s Creed the year I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dream,” he writes. “At that moment I knew absolutely no one in the industry and could never have imagined that one day Ubisoft would ask me to take the world of Assassin’s Creed and create an original story set in it as an anime series.”

It’s worth noting that Shankar is also part of the team behind the Castlevania anime series, which is slated to become available on Netflix by July 7. With this into account, some predict that the anime rendition of Assassin’s Creed may have a treatment that is comparable to the Castlevania anime series. Guillemot’s previous statements that hint at an Assassin’s Creed Netflix series only reinforce such speculations.

What Will the Assassin’s Creed Anime be All About?

As to what the anime adaptation of Assassin’s Creed will cover in the franchise is still unknown. However, with the vast expanse of the Assassin’s Creed series, the anime adaptation may have a lot to choose from. Notably, the franchise already boasts of animated short films, such as Assassin’s Creed: Embers and Assassin’s Creed: Ascendance, under its belt. Furthermore, there is also the recent Assassin’s Creed movie adaptation, which stars Michael Fassbender as its protagonist. Ubisoft’s venture into anime territory shows that it is up for exploring even more mediums for its popular franchise.

With so many Assassin’s Creed titles to choose from, Shankar may have no problem in picking out material for the anime adaptation. The entire Assassin’s Creed franchise features nine main games and 17 spinoff titles, after all. However, as reports claim, the anime may actually highlight an original story all on its own.

It’s still too early to say as to when the anime adaptation will see the light of day. In the meantime, fans can look forward to the next Assassin’s Creed title within the franchise while they wait for the anime series. Assassin’s Creed Origins, the next game in the series, will narrate the beginning of the assassin brotherhood.

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