UPPER DECK & UBISOFT ANNOUNCE ASSASSIN’S CREED LICENSING DEAL!
Tuesday September 16, 2014
UPPER DECK TO RELEASE TRADING CARDS, TRADING CARD GAMES AND MORE FOR THE ASSASSIN’S CREED FRANCHISE!
Upper Deck has reached an agreement with Ubisoft to create a line of products including trading cards, games, game accessories, limited-edition posters and more for the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise.
The Assassin’s Creed franchise launched in 2007 and is one of the best-selling video game series ever with more than 77 million copies sold. It’s recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry.
Upper Deck Authenticated is planning to release limited-edition Assassin’s Creed posters next year, followed by Assassin’s Creed trading cards and games. More details and release dates for the full portfolio of Assassin’s Creed products will be announced in early 2015.
“We are always looking for new opportunities to engage our fans with the game,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Ubisoft. “Fan interest in Assassin’s Creed has increased tremendously over the years, so we are excited to partner with Upper Deck and be able to deliver additional games and collectibles that our gamers would enjoy.”
“We are very excited to be working with Ubisoft on their flagship franchise; Assassin’s Creed,” said Jason Masherah, president of Upper Deck. “This is an evergreen license that not only resonates with fans of the video game, but with the tabletop gaming community and collectors as well. We look forward to creating a full line of premium collectibles and cards that are sure to be a hit with Assassin’s Creed fans.”