New Assassin’s Creed novel tells Connor’s story

Assassin's Creed III is getting the novelisation treatment, with Ubisoft confirming that Oliver Bowden is picking up the pen for Assassin's Creed Forsaken, the story behind new hero Connor - who is he really?

Assassin's Creed Forsaken

Assassin's Creed Forsaken

The final full game in the trilogy, Assassin's Creed III takes the adventures to the late 18th century and the blood and smoke of the American Revolution. There's a new assassin: Ratohnakéton, of English and Native American heritage. Choosing to call himself Connor Kenway, the young man becomes the new voice for justice in the war still raging between the Templars and the Assassins.

That's the game, anyway. Forsaken provides a little bit more back-story. Connor has found his way to the battlefields, swearing to secure liberty for his nation and his people. The book is the latest spin off from Ubisoft's award-winning franchise, which has already spawned comic books, short films, additional novels and even a Hollywood film.

It's also not the first time Oliver Bowden has been behind the Assassin's adventures: Bowden (a pseudonym for British author Anton Gill) has also written Assassin's Creed: Renaissance, Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade and the tie-in novels for both Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

Forsaken is due out a couple of months after Assassin's Creed III hits shelves for consoles, so most gamers will play the game fine without turning a page. We're not suggesting you wait, but if you want to know more about who Connor really is, you'd be well advised to pick this one up. Assassin's Creed Forsaken is due out on December 4th for US$9.99 RRP.

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