The Newest Assassin's Creed Will Be a Card-Battling and Time-Traveling Game

Ubisoft has revealed Assassin's Creed Memories, a free mobile card-battling game with 20 vs. 20 multiplayer.

There's a new Assassin's Creed game coming, and it'll launch this summer. Publisher Ubisoft announced Assassin's Creed: Memories today, an iOS card-battling game which is being developed by mobile studios GREE and PlayNext.

The game focuses on customization, time-traveling, and alliances, encouraging you to create your own Assassin and team up with people who complement your play style. There's a strong focus on making your own character and strategy, according to GREE vice president Eiji Araki: "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." You will visit time periods from past Assassin's Creed games, like the American Revolution and Renaissance Italy, but Ubisoft promises that there will be new areas and times as well.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the announcement is that Memories will feature a full multiplayer mode with up to 20 players on each side. Right now, Ubisoft hasn't said anything more about the mode. There will also be a "rich single-player experience," the publisher promises.

The game launches for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad later this summer. The next console version, Assassin's Creed Unity, is coming on October 28 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Is Memories enough to hold you over until Unity launches? Let us know in the comments!

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asmodeus_z
asmodeus_z

Hmmm ... Potential Hearthstone competitor?!

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

svaubel
svaubel

Because assassin's creed isn't milked enough

kvan33
kvan33

Over-saturation of this mediocre franchise continues...

watchdogsrules
watchdogsrules

the assassin's creed series was never meant to be played online imo.

gorillazzero
gorillazzero

Not for Android Galaxy S5 so sad though UBISOFT is getting Greedy this days Unity is for last Gen only and this one for IOS only they're fighting the Piracy with everything they Got .....

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

It's time to d-d-d-d-duel!

...sorry, did someone already make that joke? In all seriousness (?!), I like playing card-battle games from time to time. Maybe this one will be a decent alternative to the major players of the genre...

megakick
megakick

Should be a FF card game, DotA card game, Legend of Zelda card game,

PSO card game but a Assassin's Creed game? Stupid.

BigPhil121
BigPhil121

If you read between the lines, you can see Ubisoft saying "Mobile games have been generating more profit than we can ignore and we want a piece of that. So hey, why not sponge on our most famous franchise and squeeze some more bucks out of it?"

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Wish Square would just put out an official Triple Triad game for the mobile market, expanded to include franchise-wide elements. But if they are still too dumb to just remake FF7 to make more profit than they have for every "Lightning" game combined, fat chance of that happening.

GreenvaleXYZ
GreenvaleXYZ

F2P games are not "free".  Please don't let this happen again, GS.

Archangel2222
Archangel2222

Just great I like AC and want to try this game out as its something new but I have an Android, no ipad, no iphone and I luck out :(

Proftally
Proftally

the assassins used to be a secret service only whispered among folks, now they are everywhere and show themselves out in public especially in unity. Frankly anyone can be an Assassins even a card dealer in a casino

Dawnshadow
Dawnshadow

I wonder if you'll be able to make a female assassin in this version? ;)

Barighm
Barighm

It's a "card" game now?


...well, if they're willing to do this, then I'm sure we'll someday see that AC Ninjas setting.

Pewbert
Pewbert

Oh so it's a case of "mobile games make easy money. Let's pretend this is to do with the new "proper" game and use it to milk our fans"

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

Oh... er... joy... ThisisjustwhatI'vealwayswantedyay.

Ashbfc
Ashbfc

Just how "free" is it...

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Free or Free to Play?  Sounds like a game with a card system would be a lucrative F2P game, except for the fact that it's a crappy card-based game.

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

This fits with the franchise.  I hear real assassins play a lot of cards during down time between jobs.

4kgamer_lmxxx
4kgamer_lmxxx

I want a Assassin's Creed Porno series. Anyone else? :p

Trev9421
Trev9421

Actually, Assassins Creed unity is for current gen only. Assassins Creed comet is for last gen only. If I'm not mistaken.

streamline
streamline

@hitomo That would be funny if the article didn't say it would be free.

xcollector
xcollector

@Archangel2222 Publishers love DRM and thats why they love Apple. The more strict a system's DRM is the more they love that system.

MHzBurglar
MHzBurglar

@Archangel2222

You're probably not missing much by the sounds of it.  But I agree: no developer in their right mind should be making a game iOS only these days. (although nowadays I'm of the mind that no developer worth their salt should be developing for mobile at all.)

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@XIntoTheBlue  If they can at least put in repetitive fetch quest like the other AC games then I might totally be down for this.  Except I guess that would be hard to do with a card game...

b3iv5on
b3iv5on

Lol. Assassins Breed.

b3iv5on
b3iv5on

That right there etched a nasty image to Assassins Breed: Brotherhood. I shall never use that word again. From now on Brosville.

unreal849
unreal849

@4kgamer_lmxxx @unreal849 @SingletreeAve  We're getting historical  up in in there XD


...also, Desmond is experiencing all four points of view AT THE SAME TIME.