Yesterday in Unexpected and Weird News, Ubisoft announced plans for an Assassin's Creed board game for the iPad. According to a press release Kotaku obtained, Assassin's Creed Recollection is a real-time strategy "political battle" board game that combines characters and locations from Assassin's Creed 2 and its sequel AC: Brotherhood. Ubisoft says it'll pack in an 8-10 hour campaign, as well as multiplayer upon its release this holiday.

You definitely aren't alone if you're confused by this move or wondering what exactly this thing is. All we have to go on at the moment aside from the vague press release boilerplate are images of the game's cards. My gut tells me that this will be a simple line-up and battle kind of game, like the one featured INSIDE of id's FPS Rage. Could be totally wrong, though.

What a weird announcement and idea, right? Also, wouldn't it be weird if Ubisoft just stopped here with these board game tie-ins? Then again, I don't make the big money decisions at these publishers who want iOS tie-ins or cross-overs.

[Via Kotaku]

  • Sanuku

    Instead of giving us what we all wana have since Years ( A Full 3D Assassin`s Creed Game on our Mobil Devices) we are getting 2,5 Action/2D Multiplayer and Card Games. I don`t know if Ubisoft is really that blind but could someone explain to me why they are wasting their and our Time again and again instead of finally creating something we really wana have.

    • Aaron G

      I dont think Assassin's creed would work too well on a mobile device. A lot of different buttons and weapons involved. Making a quality port would take a long, long time, and right now they seem to be very busy churning out a console title each year.

    • Matthew L.

      Mobile devices aren't powerful enough to have a full assassins creed game.

  • Anonymous

    I know this site is dominated by video gamers with console and FPS bias, but for those of us who are first and foremost interested in card- and board-game inspired apps, this is a bit of delightful news. Of course we're not stupid enough not to realize that such games are not Ubisoft's bread and butter, but it's certainly in interesting development which mobile/tablet board gamers will judge against where the bar has been placed so far by titles like Carcassonne, Ascension, Small World, Ticket To Ride, Neuroshima Hex,  etc.