Assassin's Creed: Conspiracies is an epic World War 2 spy thriller
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Assassin's Creed is perfectly suited to giving us a full-on spy thriller, wouldn't you agree? It's an action-stealth franchise all about two ancient organisations warring in secret, how has it never really indulged in classic espionage-flavoured adventures before?
Ubisoft recently decided to really throw everything it has at Assassin's Creed, as you've probably heard. Assassin’s Creed Mirage is a few weeks away, and takes us back to the series' stealth roots. Then there's a new RPG set in Ancient China, followed by an Assassin’s Creed set in Japan. All great, but none of them sound like the spy thriller I so desperately crave.
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Fortunately there is at least one really excellent Assassin's Creed story that really leans into the whole spy thing and takes place during World War 2, which is an era fans have desperately wanted to see explored. The bad news? It's not actually a game.
Still, Assassin's Creed fans everywhere would do well to check out Assassin's Creed: Conspiracies, a limited-run comic book set during one of the more fascinating - and terrifying - periods of World War 2: the race to create an atomic bomb. The book was released back in 2018, but it's absolutely worth highlighting today for any fans looking for a new read.
Here's the official synopsis: "Europe, World War II. On the sidelines of the race for the atomic bomb, discover the story of Eddie Gorm and his integration into the Assassin Brotherhood while he infiltrates the Templars to foil their plan to create a devastating weapon.
"Eddie Gorm is the boss of the docks and his only obsession is to run his small business. For this, the docker does not shrink from anything: diversion of military rations, traffic of alcohol and settling of account in the district of the East End.
"The war? The Nazis? This is the problem of others. Except that when death knocks on his door, he has no choice: only man to save the world from atomic horror, Eddie finds himself propelled despite himself in the midst of a millennial conflict between the Order of Templars and the Brotherhood of Assassins."
Assassin's Creed: Conspiracies is widely regarded as one of the better Assassin's Creed extended universe stories, so be sure to check it out when you can!