Assassin’s Creed is a franchise centered on an action adventure video game series developed by Ubisoft. It depicts in the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. Featuring historical fiction and characters, mixed with real-world historical events, and figures. The series took inspiration from the novel Alamut by the Slovenian writer Vladimir Bartol, while building upon concepts from the Prince of Persia series.
The Assassin’s Creed games primarily revolve around the rivalry between two ancient secret societies: the Assassins and the Knights Templar. Their indirect relation to an ancient species pre-dating humanity, refereed within the games as “those who came before”, whose society, along with much of Earth’s biosphere, was destroyed by a massive solar storm thousands of years before the games. The games’ real world chronological setting begins in the year 2012.
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Within the franchise “Abstergo” Industries is a mega corporation conglomerate with multiple branches. It is secretly run by the modern – Knights of Templar. Abstergo is seeking to discover the location of several historical artifacts, known as the “Pieces of Eden”. Such artifacts hold great power and are capable of controlling free will. Abstergo seeks to use them to remove free and bring humanity into one single unified group, while the Assassin’s oppose them.
The Assassin’s Creed series, particularly the main games, have received mainly positive reviews from fans and critics. Many of whom have called Assassin’s Creed “… the standout series on of consoles”. The series has sold over 93 million copies as of June 2015. See below outstanding Assassin’s Creed wallpaper for every device.