Yet Another Assassin's Creed Game Announced

Assassin's Creed is going on all out on every single front. Now, the first Assassin's Creed TTRPG was announced. Here's what you need to know.

This... but on tabletop. | © Teo Yong Jin, Artstation

TTRPG - if that means nothing to you, allow me to enlighten you: Tabletop Roleplaying Game. Yes, the Assassin's Creed franchise is making the move to tabletops, and honestly... it makes sense. I mean, with the upcoming Assassin's Creed releases, the franchise is going to be over-represented on consoles. Plus, AC Infinity will make sure that Assassin's Creed stays ever relevant. The only area yet uncharted for the franchise is the realm of physical games. That changes now.

Assassin's Creed Tabletop RPG

I'm sorry if the headline got you excited, but truth be told: We are getting a new Assassin's Creed RPG, it's just a bit different. I mean, everyone said Assassin's Creed needs innovation, right? What's more innovative than moving from digital to tabletop?

The tabletop RPG will allow players to create descendants of modern day characters, which can access the memories of the game's assassins via the Animi Network. The game master in this one will be called the Animus Operator, and the developer - CMON - will also produce supplements, accessories, character miniatures, maps, and more.

Bringing Assassin's Creed to tabletop RPG is an exciting challenge with near endless potential. The video game's highly original premise — combining modern-day reality with period adventures, offers such an incredible opportunity for us to bring players a variety of gameplay that is unprecedented in most RPGs.

In case you're a tabletop buff and wondering: Yes, the developers have tabletop experience: Zombicide is also one of theirs, as well as the US version of Household. It's not clear yet whether the Assassin's Creed game will use an existing TTRPG game system or use a new game engine entirely.