Assassin’s Creed fans can soon dive into the well of history with Assassin’s Creed: The Complete Visual History—a fully authorized behind-the-scenes look at one of the biggest entertainment properties in the world, to be published by Insight Editions on October 13, 2015.

Assassin’s Creed: The Complete Visual History explores the history and legacy of Assassin’s Creed, chronicling how the franchise has evolved over the years while retaining its bold, signature look. Gaming journalist Matt Miller extensively interviewed the key artists and developers that helped conceive the Assassin’s Creed universe for the book’s in-depth commentary.

The creative process behind the immersive historical settings—the Crusades in medieval Jerusalem, the pirate-infested oceans of the Caribbean, the height of the French Revolution, and more—is revealed through the inclusion of hundreds of works of concept and final art from the entire franchise. The visually rich overview also spans every major character—from the enigmatic Altaïr to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s twin assassins, Jacob and Evie Frye—to form the most comprehensive collection of Assassin’s Creed artwork ever assembled. The book also offers insights into how the brand has broadened its reach into numerous media beyond games, such as short films, novels, comic books, and merchandise.

The finest art—including never-before seen works and an original illustrated cover created especially by Ubisoft’s artists—combined with commentary from Assassin’s Creed team members make Assassin’s Creed: The Complete Visual History a must-read for fans of the franchise and those interested in discovering the astounding artistry behind the creation of a major contemporary video game series.

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