If you're interested in having details on Ezio from Assassin's Creed gathered in one handy volume, consider checking out the first installment of a new bookazine series, Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection. (Not to be confused with the video game set Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection).
Published by Hachette Partworks, the 160-page bookazine will feature photographs and rare art from Ubisoft's studio archive that highlight the assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who made his video game debut in Assassin's Creed II. He reprised his role as the leading protagonist in Assassin's Creed II: Discovery, as well as Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Revelations. Ezio also headlined the animated short Embers, and his first appearance was actually in Lineage, a series of three short films based on Assassin's Creed II.
Hachette Partworks also released a comic store-exclusive version of The Ezio Collection with alternate cover art by artist Elena Casagrande (Doctor Who, Catwoman, Ultimate Spider-Man, Batgirl, Hulk).
According to the Hachette Partworks website, the bookazine's in-depth focus on Ezio will include tracing his path from carefree youth to a mentor assassin, information on characters that aided or hindered Ezio, "fascinating facts about his chosen weapons," and more details "about the incredible settings of his adventures." The website added "that some content in this bookazine is replicated from previous issues of Assassin's Creed The Official Collection."
Helen Nally, publisher and editorial director at Hachette Partworks, said they are "working closely with Ubisoft" on the new bookazine series.
“Fans are going to be blown away by the stunning images from the Ubisoft archive,” Nally said. She added that the bookazine series will "offer fans a rich overview of the Assassin’s Creed franchise."
Nally also noted that casting the spotlight on Ezio was a fitting "way to kick-off the collection," calling him a "fan-favorite" character. Ezio has definitely struck a chord with fans given his variety of appearances in games outside of Assassin's Creed, he was a playable character in Soulcalibur V, a boss in fellow Ubisoft title For Honor, and even his clothes were unlockable features in Monster Hunter World.
Do you plan to add the bookazine Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection to your shelf? Is Ezio your favorite character from Assassin's Creed? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.