Scholastic will extend Ubisoft’s video game franchise to young adult readers.
Ubisoft has tapped publisher Scholastic for a new collaboration for young adult books based on the video game franchise “Assassin’s Creed.”
Scholastic will launch the first title in the Last Descendants series in September in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
Last Descendants is an action-adventure, historical fiction saga that features a group of teens caught up in the centuries-old Assassin-Templar feud.
“Collaborating with Scholastic combines our shared passion for storytelling and using history as our playground to bring a new story to life,” says Aymar Azaizia, head of content, Ubisoft. “The Last Descendants book series represents a great opportunity to further develop the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ universe in a way that appeals to both newcomers and existing fans.”
“‘Assassin’s Creed’ is an immersive world filled with rich and engrossing historical settings that teens will be drawn to again and again,” says Debra Dorfman, vice president and publisher, global licensing and media consumer products, Scholastic. “Scholastic has a proven track record of bringing major franchises to the publishing world and we are excited to introduce these thrilling novels by author Matthew J. Kirby to readers everywhere.”