Assassin's Creed stalks Kristen Bell

<i>Veronica Mars</i> star lending voice, likeness to Assassin's Creed video game.

Veronica Mars fans are a dedicated bunch, and the primary object of their affection is the fetching Kristen Bell, the 27-year-old actress who plays the titular detective.

Seeing double can be a good thing.

With the show coming to a shocking demise this past June after three seasons on the air, Bell fans have had to get their fix elsewhere. Lucky for them, the very-in-demand actress has had no problems getting other jobs.

The latest gig for the versatile film, television, and stage actress brings the blonde to new territory--video games. Bell will be featured in the upcoming Assassin's Creed from game giant Ubisoft, lending both her likeness (see picture, above right) and her voice to the title.

"I was a big video gamer growing up, so working on Assassin's Creed is my chance to be a part of video game history," Bell said in a statement. "It's something completely different than what I've done before, so it's cool I get to branch out and try another entertainment medium."

Ubisoft has not yet disclosed details on Bell's character, or whether or not she will be playable. The game publisher will only say she plays a lead character who is integral to the game's storyline.

Bell currently plays the electric Elle on NBC's superpowered drama Heroes, where she is signed on for a multi-episode arc. She's also the narrator for the CW's Gossip Girl, played a teenage con artist in the western Deadwood, and will be featured in the upcoming geek-love movie Fanboys.

Assassin's Creed is set in 1191 A.D. during the Crusades, and follows the stealthy and deadly exploits of Altair. As a member of an underground society that rubs out bad guys, Altair nimbly navigates environments before embedding daggers into the jugulars of his targets.

The game is scheduled to be released November 13 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For more information on Assassin's Creed, check out GameSpot's detailed coverage.

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bowlingotter
bowlingotter

Well this turned out ok, didn't it? Her career has continued to rise and now she's in the second one, too. Turns out video games aren't career suicide, are they?

ro-co-to
ro-co-to

Doesn't sound too good for Bell, doing videogames. They are still considered a lower form of entertainment; she herself admits she was videogamer "growing up" so she no longer is one? They're too mcuh for kids then, eh? As for heroism, it is simply an uncommon act that involves narrow survival from the clutches of an enemy or a catastrophe. So assassins are heroic and so are ninjas. They're both sleazy, disgusting and objectionable figures, but heroic nonetheless.

monsterbater4
monsterbater4

mmmmm so hot, want to touch the heinie so hot, arooooooooooo-oooooooo (for anyone that doesn't get that its from billy madison)

anant52
anant52

uh. actually, hashashins were terrorists that assassinated christians and the muslims, called saracens at the time. hashashins were hashish smokers, though there is no evidence whether they did or not, it was said that only someone doing drugs would do anyting as stupid as to assassinate military leaders. Hashashins are terrorists, not heroes. In reality, they did not have acrobatic skills. They were regulay teenagers that always dwelled in their mountain fortresses scattered in the area. They would pretend to be someone's baker or something, then after a few months, they pull out a knife and stab them. When Genghis Khan stormed the Middle East, he heard of the assassins and made it top priority to burn their fortresses to the ground. While the game is very appealing, it is good to keep in mind that hashashins are nothing to look up to. They are considered the first terrorists in history and live up to that title. Im not criticizing this game, for im sure i might get it, but i learned the hard way not to go to school and say something about hashashins being heroic figures.

boozak
boozak

oh & JB2B they smoked hashish after they performed assainations to make them forget and believe it was all an illusion.. i got that from Ghost in the Shell, i've never even seen the DaVinchi Code, not my kinda movie lol

boozak
boozak

I've got no problem with actors lending their voices to characters in-game but to be moddled after them is a bit much, kinda detracts from the atmosphere abit, in my opinion. &.. to make things worse she kinda looks like a 14 year-old in the picture above, far less atractive than she does in real-life, but what-ever this games gonna be great regardless of what actor plays a role in it.

Deathballz
Deathballz

What the heck is this weird ad about? I wish I knew knowledge sometimes...

Shokker
Shokker

@JB2B Thanks for the history lesson you took from the DaVinci Code, superpal.

JB2B
JB2B

I already have placed an order for this game. And every time I see new info on Gamespot it just gets better. I'm ready to be an Hashshashin. That's where the English word assasin comes from. Fun detail is that those Hashshashin's are called that way because in history they used to smoke hashish. Hashshashin mean's something like Hashish user. But I doubt that will be in the game.

Mystr79
Mystr79

Ohh her Character Elle in Heroes is going to be fun to watch. She played a bad girl (Vixen) real good when her character premeired. I also love her in Pulse. if anyone hasn't seen that movie it was one of the best J-Horror to American translation film out. She will be a great addition to a already great game.

Merl57
Merl57

god I want this game. And I need to rent heroes and play the other fantastic games THERE ISN'T ANY TIME!

tubbablubba
tubbablubba

-(70) man points But yes I watched Veronica Mars She can act like hell A great addition to a game that looks spectacular

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

I hereby resend my earlier statement. I was skeptical because I hadn't seen how far along the game was in development. They've shown some gameplay video on AOTS and DID mention that it was nearing the end of its development cycle.

My only question then is given the timing of Gamepsot delivering this news how old is it really. Can anyone tell me when they first saw this online prior to Gamespot's posting of it? I suspect it was online prior.

Ellipsis667
Ellipsis667

She was decent in those couple Deadwood episodes, although, she left the show in a somewhat unpleasent manner heh. Anyone see that?

rl_41
rl_41

...yea she's pretty hot.

Ninjak
Ninjak

yeh, veronica mars. i think she should be used in a survival horror game.

jtvbetta
jtvbetta

She would always be Veronica Mars to me..

mashom
mashom

This game Rocks, and i wish i could work on any game which make history she is very lucky to have chance.

Matta_G
Matta_G

GeigerdolylWodd - you seriously need to chill. Your response is perhaps the worst misinterpretation of any story I have seen on GS. She WILL be in the game because, as of now, it has yet to be released. How you arrived at that particular interpretation, I have no idea. Probably because you are trying to show us how much you learned in logic class (which obviously isn't very much), by picking apart each and every word. Problem is, it's annoying. And stupid.

SBardwell3
SBardwell3

Kristen Bell has been listed in this game as a character in wikipedia for some months now. I highly doubt that they would push it back as this is not new information.

xTheExploited
xTheExploited

@GeigerdolylWodd, Don't worry they're not going to push it back, they are just releasing this information close to the release date. They are not all of a sudden going to comepletely change the story.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

Lets hope the game is good, and released on time. I'd like to see the differences between the PS3 version and the 360 version.

SneakyRandy
SneakyRandy

"weiz ParisSun - Are you kidding me? Anyone with only one system or the inability to appreciate games on other platforms will never give up. There's another name for these types of people - retards." Weiz, please don't insult mentally handicapped people by dragging them to the levels of gamers who only appreciate games on one console!

weiz
weiz

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ParisSun
ParisSun

Do you **** have to whine about everything? Just buy the damn game and be happy. If it's a good game, Kristen Bell will not change that. I'm so sick of fan boys constantly **** about every bit of minutiae that appears on Game spot. This is just more advertisement for the game. Nothing more, nothing less. Move along.

slappylad
slappylad

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kratos_karmakar
kratos_karmakar

pc guys........ keep waiting.......foreva.....and when it finally comes out on pc ill hav played it twicw over along with masseffect.booooohooooo!.hahahahahahahah

five01st
five01st

Ubisoft never said they were going to do that. If you read some one of the interviews, a representative only said they were unable to directly copy the original game to the 360 and pc version. Those two versions will have some things edited out, but also they'll get exclusive things to replace them. Although the rep was a bit vague, you can tell the PS3 get the original.

greater_bird
greater_bird

catu16alx: Huh? When did they cancel the PC version?

GKBeetle
GKBeetle

They didn't get her eyes or nose right in the digitized version. Seems like this should be easy with the 360 and PS3's power. Sucks because her eyes are her best feature IMO.

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

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hackologue
hackologue

Grimbee, remember this is only the beginning of what we know as nextgen. Remember how bad ps2 graphics were with the first games? Think about how amazing 360 and ps3 graphics will become.

GrimBee
GrimBee

You know - Going back 2 years, I always thought that the 360 and the ps3 would have movie-like graphics. The graphics are good, don't get me wrong. But I was under the impression - especially from sony's commotion and conferences - that we would see pretty much real-life actors in games. Its a shame that the next gen isn't as "next gen" as that. But this news would certainly be exciting next-next generation when you physically can see rendered actors in games! I would love to play as bill murray in groundhog day :D lol

catu16alx
catu16alx

yeah yeah she's a good actrees to bad i won't be seeing her talents in action cause the"smart guys" from ubisoft decided not to make a pc version of the game which is a thumb down for them

the_sorrow_MGS_
the_sorrow_MGS_

Its good to see established actors in games, makes the story more enjoyable :) Remember 'Red Steel' for the Wii lol the acting in that was so bad it was funny :)

Scarab83
Scarab83

I could care less that she's "Veronica Mars". As long as she's doesn't detract from the gameplay at all, I'm fine with it, but damn.. that was an awful show. I'm glad it was cancelled.

lewser5
lewser5

She sure is one bizzy woman, I loved her in Mars and is very good in Heroes. Now lets she if she can give some extra cred to the game.

Vyce3
Vyce3

she's prettier in real life

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

That's meh fewchurr wifey right thurr.

olthof
olthof

loved her in Veronica Mars, im sure she'll make this game that much better for being in it

Ra-Devil
Ra-Devil

It's a great recreation, except for the eyes. The eyes are the only giveaway for me. They just look... too close together. Anyway, this is cool. I like seeing faces that a real person has, and not a fake face made simply for a fiction. You know, the whole, "this is how someone Might look."

lpatrackstar
lpatrackstar

Kristen Bell is perfect for this game. Come on have you seen her stellar performances in Veronica Mars and Heroes!! She not only smokin hott but shes acutually a really good actor especially when it comes to action and killing!

sklairis
sklairis

I don't usually like it when developers incorporate celebs in their games, and this is a game that definately does not need stunt casting. But I have to give it to them. They actually did a pretty good job recreating her face. It really just looks like an airbrushed photo.

siefier25
siefier25

The picture on the right makes her look about 12-ish...bleh. Pic of her on the left(real pic) is F***IN SMOOOOOOOOKIN!!!!

DeltaSpirit
DeltaSpirit

Assassin's Creed isn't the only one stalking Kristen Bell Look out your window

AKA-Metsuki
AKA-Metsuki

Assassin's Creed is stalking Kristen Bell. So they really want her to be in the game huh? I hope the game won't get messed up.