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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Takes to Netflix in Ubisoft Alliance

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  • Video game titan Ubisoft on Tuesday announced a deal with Netflix to create shows based on its hit “Assassin’s Creed” franchise.
  • The agreement opens the door for Netflix and Ubisoft to create live-action, animated, and anime series spinning off Assassin’s Creed game storylines.
  • Ubisoft has expanded the franchise into books and film. An Assassin’s Creed film starring Michael Fassbender released four years ago met with mediocre reviews and box-office results.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Video game titan Ubisoft on Tuesday announced a deal with Netflix to create shows based on its hit “Assassin’s Creed” franchise.

The first project by the French-based video game group and the leading television streaming service is a series intended to be “an epic, genre-bending live-action adaptation” of the game franchise, according to the companies.

Word of the alliance comes ahead of the November 10 release of the latest installment of the game, “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” that sets the play in a time of Vikings.

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