Cryptozoic and Ubisoft® Announce Assassin's Creed®: Arena Release Date

By Kat Metzen

All-New Board Game Based on One of the Best-Selling Video Game Franchises Coming February 26, 2014

Lake Forest, CA (February 10, 2014) - Ubisoft and Cryptozoic Entertainment™, the premier developer of original and licensed games, today announced an all-new board game based on the critically acclaimed Assassin’s Creed entertainment franchise. Assassin’s Creed: Arena, set to arrive this winter, lets 2-4 players compete in a test of wits, cunning, and card play, as they stalk their prey in the prosperous city of Constantinople, the historic capital city of the Roman and Ottoman Empire. Designed in partnership with Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed: Arena’s tabletop experience is built from the ground up offering unique gameplay for fans of the popular franchise.

"Assassin's Creed is one of the franchises that first comes to mind when you think of popular video games, and Ubisoft has continued to deliver amazing gaming experiences with each release," said Adam Sblendorio, board game brand manager at Cryptozoic Entertainment. "We're thrilled to work with Ubisoft to bring fans of Assassin's Creed a board game that captures the spirit of the franchise while also providing a deep and enriching board gaming experience."

In Assassin's Creed: Arena, players compete to uncover the best targets for assassination. But before you can go in for the kill, sometimes you have to deal with some pesky guards, as well as your opponents. Players will collect cards and treasure, move guards, and hide within the city of Constantinople until they find their time to strike. Combat is handled through card play, and the player who best manages their cards will have the best chance at victory.

Assassin's Creed: Arena will be available this winter for the retail price of $50.00. For more information on Assassin's Creed: Arena, check back regularly to www.cryptozoic.com. Stay up-to-date on the latest news, promotions, and contests by following Cryptozoic Entertainment on Facebook and Twitter @Cryptozoic.

About Cryptozoic Entertainment

Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics and trading cards, including the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, The Lookouts comic book, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game and The Walking Dead™ Board Game. Following a philosophy and core principle of "Fans First," the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit www.cryptozoic.com for additional product and event information.Founded in 2010,

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2012–13 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,256 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

About Assassin’s Creed

Initially launched in 2007, the first five Assassin’s Creed games have sold more than 59 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, mobile games, novels, as well as a feature-length movie currently in development.

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