Ubisoft has decided to team up with two other companies, GREE and PlayNext, for the development and eventual release of a new Assassin’s Creed game for mobile devices called Assassin’s Creed Memories. This won’t be your usual Assassin’s Creed style of game where you run around and kill people, at least not in the usual sneaky way in past titles that you’re used to.
Instead Assassin’s Creed Memories will be a blend of RPG, strategy and TCG genres rolled into one game. Since GREE is involved in this game, this means it will be a free-to-play game with optional IAPs involved. The main mechanic in this game will revolve around collectible card combat but it will have RPG and strategy elements layered over it. Players will traverse history to build a powerful guild, recruit famous allies, and defeat rival players.
There will be both single-player and multiplayer campaigns to work your way through as well as PvP gameplay which can involve as many as 40 people at one time (20 versus 20). Assassin’s Creed Memories will also feature a multitude of ways to customize your gameplay experience to better suit your play style. Unfortunately they haven’t expanded on what that exactly is yet.
Right now Assassin’s Creed Memories is in a soft launch, limited to certain countries but it will be available for everyone worldwide later this Summer. You can check out the press release below for any additional details.
Official Website: Assassin’s Creed Memories
ASSASSIN’S CREED® MEMORIES INVITES PLAYERS TO TRAVEL THROUGH TIME
Ubisoft®, GREE, and PlayNext Team Up For New Mobile Title
San Francisco, CA – July 17, 2014 – GREE, Ubisoft and PlayNext today announce Assassin’s Creed Memories, an all-new free-to-play mobile title coming soon on Apple iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod Touch®. This unique game blends card battle, RPG, and strategy elements, introducing players to Abstergo Entertainment’s new mobile Animus. Players will traverse history to build a powerful guild, recruit famous allies, and defeat rival players.Assassin’s Creed Memories is currently in soft launch in limited territories and will be available worldwide later this summer.
“The card battle genre has been hugely popular around the world andGREE and PlayNext have demonstrated their know-how and expertise on such games. With such expertise, we really believe they’re bringing a great new way to enjoy the richness of Assassin’s Creed universe to mobile players,” says Jean Michel Detoc, Managing Director, Ubisoft Mobile Division.
Assassin’s Creed Memories will offer players the opportunity to explore familiar time periods like Renaissance Italy and Colonial America, while also bringing some new eras into play. The game will offer a deep and engaging single player experience as well as multiplayer combat involving battles of up to 20 versus 20 players. With an emphasis on customization and strategy, each player will be able to create and build a unique experience as they decide what kind of Assassin they want to be and which fan-favorite allies they want by their side.
“We’re thrilled to bring our expertise in mobile games to a renowned brand like Assassin’s Creed and to work with a company that has brought so much to the gaming world,” says Eiji Araki, Vice President, Social Games, GREE, Inc. “The card battle genre is all about being able to evolve and grow great heroes and this franchise has created some of the most epic characters in gaming today.”
“We are passionate about creating great experiences for mobile players and we have applied all of our learnings and success with past games to Assassin’s Creed Memories,” says JT Nguyen, Chief Operating Officer, PlayNext, Inc. “We want to capture all the excitement and beauty of Assassin’s Creed and apply it to a completely new experience for mobile players.”