Ubisoft appears to be getting everything it can out of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. We’ve known for a while that the firm is launching Assassin’s Creed Unity later this year. Now it appears there is going to be another Assassin’s Creed game for the iOS entitled Assassin’s Creed Memories.
Touch Arcade was the first website that caught what appears to be an inadvertent leak inside UPlay.
There isn’t a ton known about Assassin’s Creed Memories other than it is apparently being built specifically for iOS and the company has labeled the game as “coming soon.” If this is indeed another game in the series made available for the iPad and iPhone, it would actually be the third on the format.
In 2011, Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed Recollection which was a virtual card game in the mold of other titles such as Magic the Gathering. Despite being widely thought of as a surprisingly good game, Recollection doesn’t appear available on the iOS app store and will soon be completely replaced by Memories.
According to one description dug up by IGN, Memories will combine a card battle element with strategy and RPG elements. Assassin’s Creed Memories will apparently have you recruiting both Assassins and Templars to your cause.
In order to win you will have to defeat rival guilds who will be building their own armies. There isn’t a price or a release date for Memories, but it stands to reason that it will be free-to-play with the ability to purchase various cards or abilities in much the same way that Hearthstone operates.
Battle card games have been getting more popular over the last few months, thanks in large part to the World of Warcraft based game. Free-to-play has also proven to be a winning strategy when it comes to big game developers and small with EA being one company that has gone almost exclusively FTP on the iOS format.
Ubisoft’s second official entry on the iPad in the series was Assassin’s Creed Pirates which was released not long after Black Flag was released for various consoles.
It seems like that Unity‘s release might herald the third entry in the iOS franchise if Ubisoft is indeed following its own trend.
Interestingly enough, Pirates was not free to play, so the company could surprise and end up charging a flat amount for Assassin’s Creed Memories when it is finally released onto the iPad and iPhone “soon.”