Assassin’s Creed turns 15 in a weird way
By Jason Collins | Posted
Although it delivered bad news to most of its fans, Ubisoft also delivered some good news recently. The company celebrates its 15th anniversary Assassin’s Creed this year, and in addition to revealing what the future of the franchise holds, the company also released a drink inspired by the franchise. It’s true, Assassin’s Creed has its own brand of whiskey that helps make the franchise’s big entries even better and not-so-good ones more bearable.
As reported by Destructoid, Antheum Studios has teamed up with Tennessee Legend Distillery and Ubisoft to release a Assassin’s Creed 15e Anniversary Straight Bourbon Whiskey – a 4 year old straight bourbon whiskey that exhibits the flavors of rye spice, wheat character and hints of cherry, vanilla and oak. A bottle of Assassin’s Creed 15e Anniversary Straight Bourbon whiskey will cost approx. $70, and it will start shipping in early September of this year. Unfortunately, it won’t be included in any of the franchise’s complete editions.
But that’s not all; how can you have a Assassin’s Creed party with only one type of drink? Well, you can’t; that’s why Anthem Studios is also planning the release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag rum (quite appropriate) and a Assassin’s Creed Valhalla vodka in September as well. Ubisoft surely breaks the ice regarding the 15 of the franchisee anniversary – other game companies usually offer massive discounts, free gifts or something like that to show their gratitude for their love and support for years.
But not the French gambling giant, which aims to get us drunk and possibly exploit our alcohol-impaired decision-making to generate more profit. All joking aside, this is a brilliant business move since the company already has 15 years of marketing efforts on its new alcoholic beverage, and the potential for expansion into a new market is huge. Ubisoft may publish a Assassin’s Creed II wine, Odyssey fruit juice and Unity Absinthe. The potential is truly limitless.
As for their latest release, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla recently received her free forgotten saga DLC, which is a new roguelike game mode launching alongside the game’s 1.6.0 update. It follows Odin to Niflheim on his quest to confront Hel, the Norse Goddess of Death. Like all other roguelike releases, forgotten saga will push players through progression without dying, with each subsequent attempt retaining some of the skills and upgrades unlocked before they died in-game.
The future of the franchise remains shrouded in mystery, but Ubisoft has announced a special Assassin’s Creed event where he will reveal the franchise’s next mainline entry. Rumors suggest that the company is developing two new entries, one of which is a short Assassin’s Creed Valhalla spin-off called Assassin’s Creed Rift, and another named Project Red, which will supposedly be set in Asia – pretty neat; we still ain’t got any ninja inspiration THAT Game.
Our previous reports have suggested that the final episode may be named after Infinite, but it was recently reported that it is actually the platform on which new games will be released, including the aforementioned projects.