Assassin’s Creed books hit 1.8m sold

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag won’t just be one of the year’s biggest games, but will also be a best-selling book, says Ubisoft.

The firm is readying a tie-in novel to its pirate-themed video game. The Assassin’s Creed books have proven to be a big success, with 1.8m novels sold around the world so far.

The publisher told MCV last July that the books, published by Penguin, had sold 1m copies globally since 2009. And by securing space in book stores, supermarkets and newsagents, the firm has almost doubled that figure in less than a year.

The Assassin’s novels released through Penguin have performed extremely well,” commercial manager Chris Marcus told MCV.

The new novel Black Flag will transport the reader to an iconic era of piracy and tell the story of how an assassin came to be one of the world’s most deadly pirates – you can’t help but believe this will be a great addition to the series.”

Marcus adds that Creed fans are keen for more visual tie-ins to the franchise, so a Titan-published art book is also on the way.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag arrives for current gen consoles on November 1st, with next-gen versions coming later in the year.

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