With Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag coming out on October 29th and a brand new hero to take the wheel in the latest adventure, we wanted to take some time and look back at the many faces of the Assassin’s Creed franchise so far.
Below you can see the assassins from the 5 main releases that all featured Desmond Miles at the center of animus, as he chases memory sequences and living through his ancestors, neither of which will will be featured in the upcoming Black Flag.
From left to right we have pictured Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad, the antihero of the original Assassin’s Creed set in twelfth century Jerusalem. Altaïr was a bit of a jerk but we loved traversing the world with him back in 2007.
Second from the left we have pictured young Ezio Auditore da Firenze as he begins his journey to become a major assassin in 2009’s release of Assassin’s Creed II which takes place in Renaissance Italy.
In the middle we have, at this point an assassin guild leader and more mature, Ezio Auditore da Firenze who is now a major force for with the assassins in my personal favorite entry into the series – Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – which continues to take place in Italy.
Second from the left you can see an old and rugged Ezio Auditore da Firenze who has become an assassin mentor as Desmond continues to live through the memories of his ancestor. Assassin’s Creed Revelations was released in 2012.
Last but not least we have Connor or Ratonhnhaké:ton as his native Indian people would call him in Assassin’s Creed III which is set in the American Revolution. Connor is Haytham Kenway’s son – you may want to remember this name.
Desmond Miles is the one character in Assassin’s Creed that connects the 5 games together as he is a descendant of Altair, Ezio and Connor. Desmond will not be part of the ongoing Assassin’s Creed games as the previous animus sections will no longer be featured in new Assassin’s Creed games – have you played Assassin’s Creed III yet? I won’t spoil it
The last major character prior to Black Flag is Aveline de Grandpré, a French-African female assassin featured in 2012’s Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation for the PlayStation Vita. Aveline was another one of my favorite characters.
The latest entry into the franchise will see us play as Edward Kenway, yes he is father to Haytham Kenway from Assassin’s Creed III. Edward is the somewhat ruthless pirate and captain of the Jackdaw, his ship, who turned away from privateering to a more lucrative business in this year’s Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.
Edward used to be a member of the British Royal Navy before he turned to piracy and eventually becomes a member of the Assassin Order.
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