The Assassin’s Creed team had a wonderful time in Cologne, Germany at Gamescom 2016! We met so many incredible fans, saw awesome cosplay (as usual), and got even more hyped for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Movie (http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/assassins-creed) .
Our biggest reveal from Gamescom was the behind the scenes featurette (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaXkAwh2pHY) debuted on the first day of the convention. Stuntman legend Damien Walters completed a 125-foot free fall, the highest done in 35 years, performing one of Assassin’s Creed series’ most iconic moments: The Leap of Faith.
We got to spend time with all of our Assassin’s Creed Star Players while chatting with them about being our top Assassins (and Templars, who shall remain unnamed). Colum (https://twitter.com/col_96) is an avid collector of Assassin’s Creed merchandise and the Community Admin on The Ones Who Came Before (http://theoneswhocamebefore.weebly.com/) , an AC fansite with all the latest news. Ckaloush (https://twitter.com/CKaloush) is one of AC’s biggest super fans and has played through all the games, his passion for the Brotherhood never wavering. Locopells (https://twitter.com/Locopells) is a dedicated moderator on the Assassin’s Creed forums and a stalwart of the community, both online and off.
After hanging out with our Star Players, we had some giveaways of an exclusive Gamescom print and an Ezio Leap of Faith statue (http://store.ubiworkshop.com/assassins-creed/figurines/assassins-creed-ezio-leap-of-faith-figurine/) !
We also held a cosplay meetup (https://vine.co/v/5MuMZvAL3UL) , where we got to see characters some of our favorite AC games. Seriously, how often do you get to see Sofia Sartor and Henry Green in the same picture? Amazing!
All-star cosplayer Rick Boer (https://www.facebook.com/RickBoerFantasyProductions/?fref=ts) rallied the crowd around the Ubisoft booth with his spot-on Aguilar cosplay and we showed some new details (https://twitter.com/AccessTheAnimus/status/765816635584307200) from the movie costumes!
We had the chance to chat with our friends at Bioworld Europe (http://www.bioworldeurope.com/) about their Assassin’s Creed line! They’ve got a ton of sleek designs inspired by the games and a recently released line for the Assassin’s Creed Movie. If you can’t make it to a convention they’re at, you can pick up some of their AC products at participating retail partners (http://www.bioworldmerch.com/partners) and Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Bioworld/b/ref=w_bl_sl_ap_ap_web_2583431011?ie=UTF8&node=2583431011&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=Bioworld) .
Check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/assassinscreed/posts/10153988313463068) for more pictures taken at the con. We had a great time at Gamescom and can’t wait to see all of you again in 2017!