Great news for iOS gamers: the Assassin’s Creed series is coming to iPhones and iPads. But expect a radical formula change when Assassin’s Creed: Recollection hits the App Store. Instead of freely exploring an ancient city in search of targets to assassinate, Assassin’s Creed: Recollection is a board game.
According to Ubisoft, Recollection is a “real-time board game from the Ubisoft Montreal studio that will allow players to live an entirely new experience in the world of Assassin’s Creed.” Players will be allows to compete in political battles “in a real-time board game with key characters and locations from the games”… namely, Enzo and compatriots from Assassin’s Creed 2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.
Ubisoft says players should expect a 10 hour campaign, which is decidedly beefy for an iOS game. And while the genre of Assassin’s Creed: Recollection seems pretty different from the open world nature of the games for the Xbox 360 and PS3, it is at least being made by the same studio, so don’t expect a farmed-out cash-in: this looks like it’ll be a AAA title.