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Assassin's Creed fans 'beyond excited' as favourites Ezio and Edward return in new release

Assassin's Creed fans 'beyond excited' as favourites Ezio and Edward return in new release

Ezio and Edward are back!

Assassin's Creed’s two most iconic characters, amongst others, are returning to the fold with a fun new collaboration.

Ubisoft’s flagship franchise is back in full force with the upcoming 2024 release Assassin’s Creed Shadows, which will add not one but two new protagonists to the roster of assassins.

Take a look at the gameplay of Assassin’s Creed Shadows below

However Assassin’s Creed Shadows isn’t the only Assassin’s Creed content we’re getting this year, as the series is set to receive an exciting collaboration with the trading card game Magic: The Gathering.

Several well-known Assassin’s Creed characters, locations and weapons have been transformed into a trading card format, making for powerful new additions to any player’s deck.

I actually went hands-on with some of these cards, including the Ezio Auditore ones, at Summer Game Fest, and not only does the art look fantastic, they also seamlessly blend into the wider game and its existing monsters/characters.

Amongst the returning heroes besides Ezio are Connor Kenway, Edward Kenway, Lydia Fyre, Kassandra, and Basim amongst others.

Fans were overjoyed to see some of the new cards showed off before their release this year.

"I'm beyond excited for this!"

"This is so sick, I don’t even play MTG but I want these cards"

Every character has their own unique abilities making them useful for specific situations in a game, like Edward for instance, who can be used to buff vehicle cards and banish one of your opponent’s cards upon a successful attack, obviously inspired by Edward’s time as a ship captain.

Also included are various weapons from the series like the hidden blade, and almost every assassin counts as an aerial attacker due to their ability to scale the nearest buildings and attack enemies from the air.

The entire set will consist of around 100 cards, and the good news is fans won’t have long to wait before they can start collecting them.

The Assassin’s Creed and Magic: The Gathering collaboration collection will launch later this year, on 5 July, and will be ideal for those who’ve been a fan of the card game for years as well as those first jumping into it.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Assassins Creed, Assassin's Creed Shadows, Ubisoft