If you’re an Assassin’s Creed fan like me, you’ll know the temptation to vault up the sides of buildings and throw yourself into the carts of hay that litter the street of your hometown. Right? That’s real life?
Anyway, if you’re going to Comic-Con in San Diego this year, all your historical parkour dreams could come true. Ubisoft is bringing back The Assassin’s Creed Experience, an obstacle course where fans of the series can act out their Assassin fantasies by climbing, leaping, swinging, and becoming painfully aware of how long it’s been since they last exercised.
Last year with an Assassin’s Creed Unity-themed course debuted. But this is a new year, with a new Assassin’s Creed on the way. This year’s course is modeled on the London of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and features a model steam train and a replica of Big Ben.
Comic-Con is the biggest yearly celebration of all things geek. Previous years have seen huge announcements from the Marvel superhero films, as well as tons of panels on television, animation, and video games. This year Ubisoft is also running an Assassin’s Creed panel, featuring the actors who play the main characters of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, as well as some of the creative minds behind the game. It’ll be on Friday, July 10th, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will take place in London during the Industrial Revolution. It covers the efforts of twins Evie and Jacob Frye (both Assassins) to liberate London from the Templar influence. Though they’re extremely violent, the Assassin’s Creed games do feature lots of real historical characters and scenarios. We talked about this in last year’s review for Assassin’s Creed Unity.
The obstacle course will be open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Comic-Con, and from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday. Comic-Con will take place from July 9th to 12th.
If you didn’t score tickets to Comic-Con this year, you can still try at assassinscreed.com/rewards.