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Assassin’s Creed is joining the long line of video games getting their own adaptation of the game of competitive capitalism, Monopoly. The officially licensed board game is exclusive to Europe, and will be completely redesigned in the style of the Assassin’s Creed universe. Whether or not “get out of jail free” cards will be replaced by “tear down wanted poster” cards is as yet unconfirmed.
Mr. Monopoly, the iconic Monopoly mascot, seems to have taken up the Creed, and wears the distinctive Assassin’s hood on the game’s board, but the cosmetic changes extend beyond him. The six game pieces are each modeled after one of the series’ iconic assassins; players have the opportunity to play as Altair Ibn-La’ Ahad, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Ratonhnhake:ton, Aveline de Grandpre, Edward Kenway, or Arno Dorian.
Instead of spending and collecting money, players will get Abstergo credits. Purchasable real estate spaces will be pulled from the historical locations throughout the Assassin’s Creed games, with the most expensive spaces being occupied, of course, by Abstergo Industries and Abstergo Entertainment.
Assassin’s Creed monopoly is available for pre-order in Europe now, and will be available in October. For more fun with video game/ monopoly crossovers, check out the Skylanders or Street Fighter monopoly games. If you’re an Assassin’s Creed fan, you’re in luck, because we’ve got all kinds of info on the two upcoming Assassin’s Creed titles, Unity and Rogue, and will be updating our central hub with new content all month.
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