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.
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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