In an interesting story, it appears that the world of fighting sports will meet the world of action adventure video games. As you may know by now, Ubisoft released their trailer and around ten minutes of gameplay footage for their new Assassin’s Creed game called Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. We’re now in England, with a new Assassin and a brand new story. It was interesting to see the new, cool things that Ubisoft was giving the fans. However, one thing stood out big time in the trailer.
It seems that Ubisoft creators are both WWE and UFC fans. According to IGN, there is a part within the Assassin’s Creed reveal stream that shows a man fighting in an arena with the exact back tattoo that WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar has. Another fighter, who the Lesnar lookalike is fighting, has very similar tattoos that UFC Fighter Frank Mir has. This is very interesting to see. It is only in concept art, but it wouldn’t be in the reveal if Ubisoft didn’t intend to use it in the game somewhere.
It is assumed that the creators added this in as a bit of filler. However, Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir might have had a say in it. Their likeness is used within the game, so it could be that both were contacted by Ubisoft over it. However, that is uncertain.
This is the first time Lesnar has been in a video game in any way outside of UFC and WWE material. Assassin’s Creed is a huge video game franchise that has put out over a dozen games across multiple gaming platforms. The game is set to come out this October, which is around the time a new WWE game comes out from 2K Sports.
It is interesting to see such a thing by a gaming company in the end. It shows the popularity of WWE, but more specifically the popularity of a Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir. While the trailer does not have either man speaking, it is something that WWE and UFC fans are certainly going to notice. Ubisoft has added similar material from various sources to their games over the years, but usually they add more historical things than current.
Assassin’s Creed is set in the Victorian period, around 1868. It is the closest the franchise has gotten to the turn of our current century. It is not expected they will get into real time any time soon. What we can expect is more games with more historical fun, and who knows, maybe even more shout outs to other WWE and UFC stars.
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