Assassin's Creed: Forsaken novel out Dec. 3, will tell story of Connor

Ubisoft has announced a new novel set in the Assassin's Creed universe, coming about a month after Assassin's Creed 3 hits stores on October 30. Assassin's Creed: Forsaken will be written by Oliver Bowden, and will focus on "the story behind who Connor really is and how he has become a deadly killer."

Sales of the Assassin's Creed novels, at around 380,000 copies, haven't come very close to the games' 38 million sales, but there's clearly an audience for the historical fiction. Assassin's Creed: Forsaken will be out for $9.99 on December 4.
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Assassin's Creed® is the global phenomenon that has taken the gaming world by storm.

A new novelization based on the latest installment of Ubisoft® blockbuster Assassin's Creed® – one of the biggest video game franchises in the world– will be published on December 4 for $9.99

Initially launched in 2007, the first four Assassin's Creed® games have sold more than 38 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin's Creed® transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, novels, short films and more. Sales of the Assassin's Creed® novelizations have now reached more than 380,000 copies!

Assassin's Creed®: Forsaken is the latest thrilling novelization by Oliver Bowden based on the phenomenally successful game series. The new game, Assassin's Creed® III, takes one of gaming's most popular franchises to new heights in its most realistic world yet and introduces a brand new Assassin, Connor.

Set during the American Revolution, Connor has sworn to secure liberty for his people and his nation and unleashes his powerful skills on the chaotic, blood-soaked battlefields of the hostile American wilderness. Assassin's Creed®: Forsaken is the story behind who Connor really is and how he has become a deadly killer.

The world of the Assassins has become far more lethal than ever before.

For more information on Assassin's Creed®, please visit the Assassin's Creed® Official Website: and

Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of an acclaimed novelist and historian who currently lives in Paris.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.