Tuesday 16 August 2016

Assassin's Creed - Last Descendants: Locus new Comic Book series announced

Titan Comics have announced a 3rd monthly Comic Book series, which will start on Sept 21, 2016.

According to Titan Comics, "Assassin's Creed: Locus will will follow the story of Sean, a teenager caught up in the Assassin's Creed and Templar conflict in present day, as he peers back into the memories of his ancestor Tommy Greyling and gets to experience the sordid squalor of Victorian London (as seen in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate). A captivating adventure unfolds, with Greyling hunting for the answers to a mystery that could change the world."

The Synopsis
Brand new story set in the stunning world of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate! Dive into the sordid underworld of Victorian London, and the memories of New Yorker, Tommy Greyling, as he teams up with Evie Frye and Henry Green to search for a Piece of Eden that has the potential to change the world!

This new comic book series will be a tie-in with the upcoming novel, Last Descendants.

Synopsis for the novel: 

Nothing in Owen's life has been right since his father died in prison, accused of a crime Owen is certain he didn't commit. Monroe, the IT guy at school, might finally bring Owen the means to clear his father's name by letting him use an Animus-a device that lets users explore genetic memories buried within their own DNA. During a simulation, Owen comes uncovers the existence of a powerful relic long considered a legend-the Trident of Eden. Now two secret organizations will stop at nothing to take possession of this artifact-the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order. It becomes clear the only way to save himself is to find the Trident first.

Under the guidance of Monroe, Owen and a group of other teenagers go into a memory they all share within their DNA: the 1863 Draft Riots in New York City. Owen and his companions will find themselves tested on the violent streets of New York, and their experiences in the past will have far-reaching consequences in the present.

The novel and the comic series look like they will focus on different characters and time-lines but the connection to both is the present-day conflict between the Assassins and the Templars

Like I mentioned before, I would like to see the different comics and games somehow tying up together instead of branching out too much into various historical periods. Having said that, I'm very excited for the AC: Locus comic series as Evie Frye and Henry Green will be making a come-back.

And as before, the launch of the first issue comes with it several cover variants as seen below.

With a blank cover as always.. 

It looks like the AC milking has moved over to comics but if there are good stories and returning characters, I'm always interested!